Kalambaka or Kalampaka is in the Trikala prefecture in northwestern Thessaly, Greece.
Its capital is the city of Trikala.
Kalampaka, and Meteora with monasteries above the rocky ledges, are in the Trikala prefecture.
It is located NW of Athens, NW of Karditsa, E of Ioannina and Metsovo, S of Grevena, SW of Thessaloniki and W of Larissa.
Trikala has two provinces.
Trikala is bounded by the prefectures of Karditsa to the south, Arta to the southwest, Ioannina to the west, Grevena to the north and Larissa to the east.
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Hui Chin and I were determined to go and see the famous Monasteries at Meteora years ago when we seen the James Bond Movie.
By train we went to Paleoforsales and changed trains there to go to Kalambaka.
Kalambaka or Kalampaka (Confusing a bit, every second time it is spelled differently) is the nearest station to the Meteora Monasteries.
Awesome sights, awesome experience a shame that heavy rain spoilt our adventure and could only see the last Monastery from the shelter of the inside of our Taxi.
Unfortunately I do not have all my photos of this place left, although we had four cameras between us and we have taken many, many photos wherever we went, two of my most favoured cameras: a JVC video camera I favoured because of the quality of photos it produced, ease of use and its excellent compression rate, and my Panasonic camera for its miniature size. Both had large, 512 MB SD Cards and many thousands of photos on them were stolen from my bag, later into our trip, by some 'lowlife', with my wallet and money.
You'll see this message a few times, because my JVC and Panasonic cameras' cards had many-many pictures stored.
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