Greece is under a Siberian cold attack and we are all inside the house trying to keep warm.
Yesterday at night it was the coldest night in Thessaloniki for the last 45 years.
We now have -8 degrees but you feel it as -18 as it is blowing hard but we have no snow.
What we also don't have is hot water as the pipes are frozen. At least we still have cold water and heating.My heart goes to all those people around the country, mainly refugees who are in tents under such circumstances.As well as to all those people travelling in frozen roads. Just return home safe!
Anyway as you can see by the title of this blogpost I am going to tell you about our 3-day trip to Tsepelovo, a mountainous village near Ioannina.
The 3-day trip became a 2-day trip in the end,in fact we only stayed at Tsepelovo two nights and one and a half day because of the weather but I still don't mind. It was enough to see how beautiful the place is and the whole area around it and decide to go again in Spring or Summer.
So we started on Wednesday 4th in the morning.
Although we started with sunshine,
Malkin Moonlight by Emma Cox.
Hotel Kadi so we settled there first. It was just around the corner from the village square. A beautiful clean building.
and a huge Santa outside a hotel.
We decided to take our hotel owner's advice and had lunch at Mikri Arktos
Iris cafe and dessert shop.It is beautiful inside out.
Our first stop was at Rongovou monastery which was also closed because it is being renovated.
Our next stop was Kapesovo village.
Kipi village (it means gardens)
Dilopho village with a most beautiful square.
These boots are made for walking!I am glad I bought new boots before going to the trip.
Here's a video to see how we drove on this road.
Returning to Thessaloniki the weather got even worse and the low barometric "Ariadne" causes great trouble. It is windy and very very cold in our city, it has been snowing in other parts of Greece, the refugees are in tents under snow, schools are closed, there is no water or electricity in many parts.And it seems that it isn't ending soon! Hope you are safe and warm in your part of the world!