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HOTEL ADRACHTI PYRGOS

HOTEL ADRACHTI PYRGOS   Star Rate    Ξενοδοχεία[31805 Visits]

Address: Kastraki kalambaka Meteora , ΚΑΛΑΜΠΑΚΑ

The family run hotel – Pyrgos Adrachti is situated in one of the finest points of the old settlement of Kastraki, right below the rock named “Adrachti”. The hotel itself pleasantly surprises all visitors as it is a 3 star hotel which has all the elements of tradi....

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DIVANI METEORA HOTEL

DIVANI METEORA HOTEL   Star Rate[25122 Visits]

Address: Divani Meteora Hotel, Εθνικη Οδος Τρικαλων – Ιωαννινων 42200 Καλαμπακα, ΚΑΛΑΜΠΑΚΑ

Surrounded by the majestic, towering rocks known as Meteora, in the charming village of Kalambaka, lies the Divani Meteora Hotel. With a design that is modern, yet harmoniously blending with the adjacent natural splendour, the completely renovated hotel offers a remar....

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DOUPIANI HOUSE

DOUPIANI HOUSE   Star Rate    Ξενοδοχεία[27747 Visits]

Address: Καστράκι - Μετέωρα - Τ.Κ. 42 200, ΚΑΛΑΜΠΑΚΑ

Kastraki and beside the famous hermitage of Doupianis standing of the imposing rocks of Meteora in a serene and solemn environment dominates the Mansion "Doupiani House". Recently renovated with original materials wood and stone with respect to the traditional architectu....

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GUESTHOUSE ELENA

GUESTHOUSE ELENA     Ξενώνες[27541 Visits]

Address: Kanari 3, Old Town, Kalambaka, Meteora, ΚΑΛΑΜΠΑΚΑ

The ultra-modern guesthouse "Elena", in operation since 2000 and fully renovated in 2007, is located in old town of Kalambaka, Greece, at the foot of the imposing rocks of Meteora, only 500m from the city centre. The guesthouse is built in accordance to the local arc....

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GUESTHOUSE SOTIRIOU

GUESTHOUSE SOTIRIOU   Star Rate    Ξενώνες[31703 Visits]

Address: PALAIO MESOHORI KASTRAKI KALAMBAKAS 42200, ΚΑΛΑΜΠΑΚΑ

  On the foothills of Meteora, at the old square of Kastraki (called Mesochori by the villagers) you'll see a unique building which has stood there since 1845. The Ministry of Culture has pronounced it "protected". The building has recently been restored and it is r....

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HOTEL AEOLIC STAR

HOTEL AEOLIC STAR     Δωμάτια[29589 Visits]

Address: 422 00 Kalambaka, Meteora , ΚΑΛΑΜΠΑΚΑ

In the center of Kalambaka, Aeolis Hotel offers rooms overlooking the rocks of Meteora and the city. Nearby free public car park.The Hotel Aeolic Star offers a variety of tastefully decorated rooms with heating and air conditioning. In all areas of the hotel is free Wi-F....

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HOTEL EDELWEISS

HOTEL EDELWEISS     Ξενοδοχεία[26228 Visits]

Address: Venizelou 3 Kalambaka, ΚΑΛΑΜΠΑΚΑ

The Hotel Edelweiss is located in the center of Kalambaka, just 3 blocks from the main railway station. It includes spacious rooms with large balconies offering views of Meteora. The spacious rooms feature classic decor, bathroom with hairdryer, air conditioning and mini....

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HOTEL EPAVLIS SUITES

HOTEL EPAVLIS SUITES   Star Rate[24322 Visits]

The Epavlis Suites Hotel is located in Strawberry, on a hillside overlooking Kalambaka and Meteora. The hotel offers rooms with spectacular views of the Pindos and free Wi-Fi. The superior rooms and suites of Hotel Epavlis include a fireplace and a bathroom with hairdrye....

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HOTEL KASTRAKI

HOTEL KASTRAKI   Star Rate    Ξενοδοχεία[28917 Visits]

Address: 422 00 Kalambaka, Meteora, Kastraki , ΚΑΛΑΜΠΑΚΑ

Set in the dramatic backdrop of the steep Meteora rocks framing the northern skyline, this 3-star hotel offers comfortable accommodation in a stunning location. Hotel Kastraki provides cosy , comfortable and tastefully furnished rooms, as well as one luxurious and....

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HOTEL METEORITIS

HOTEL METEORITIS   Star Rate    Ξενοδοχεία[29106 Visits]

Address: Kastrakiou - Meteoron, 42200 Kalambaka, ΚΑΛΑΜΠΑΚΑ

You    are     welcomed   in   our   hotel  "Meteoritis"  near   the  paths  that  you can  take   to  reach  Monasteries,   in the   foothill   of   Meteora . Hotel    "Meteoritis"     since     October 2009   is   the  m....

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HOTEL ORFEAS

HOTEL ORFEAS   Star Rate    Ξενοδοχεία[33759 Visits]

Address: Pindou 58 zip 42200 kalambaka, ΚΑΛΑΜΠΑΚΑ

- Everything begins from the reception area. - Both the service and the kind behavior offered by our staff is our priority here. - Knowing your needs for information and communication, we offer you all the necessary amenities and luxuries not only in telecommunication ....

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HOTEL REX

HOTEL REX   Star Rate    Ξενοδοχεία[27389 Visits]

Address: PATRIARHOU DIM. 11 A , ΚΑΛΑΜΠΑΚΑ

  Hotel Rex is one of the most established 3 stars hotels in Kalambaka. It is situated in the centre of the Kalampaka town with all facilities and in a location which connects directly with the town and the road to the monasteries of Meteora. Our hotel has been ....

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MESOCHORI ARCHONTIKO

MESOCHORI ARCHONTIKO  Star Rate    Ξενώνες[25735 Visits]

Address: Kastraki kalambaka Meteora, ΚΑΛΑΜΠΑΚΑ

Archontiko Mesochori is located in the old habitation of one of the most impressive picturesque villages of Greece. It is an old mansion of the 19th century, totally renovated in order to satisfy the needs of modern times. Located on Mesochori Square, in the shadow of t....

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MONASTIRI GUESTHOUSE

MONASTIRI GUESTHOUSE   Star Rate    Ξενώνες[26111 Visits]

Address: St.Konstantinou and Elenis Str. (behind train station) , ΚΑΛΑΜΠΑΚΑ

Our traditional monastery style lodging is just a two-minute walk (200 m) away from the city centre of Kalampaka and 100 m from the train station. A unique combination of stone and wood offers the highest standards of services enough to make your stay a living experie....

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ROOMS TOTTI

ROOMS TOTTI   Star Rate    Δωμάτια[37490 Visits]

Address: Rammou 23 zip 42200 Kalambaka, ΚΑΛΑΜΠΑΚΑ

Tourists can admire the unique and breathtaking scenery of Meteora through the windows of their rooms... Enjoy our friendly environment, the place and the beaute of the Thessalian plain. Our rooms offer magnificent view, excellent hospitality, comfortable space and ple....

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ZOZAS ROOMS

ZOZAS ROOMS    Δωμάτια[28734 Visits]

Address: Kastraki kalambaka Meteora , ΚΑΛΑΜΠΑΚΑ

This family hotel offers spacious accommodations with private balcony overlooking the World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the rocks of Meteora. Provides 24-hour reception. Rooms at Zozas is traditionally decorated and include air conditioning and heating. All have private bat....

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Accommodations in KALAMBAKA

KALAMBAKA

The town of Kalambaka is built at the base of the rocks of Meteora at the left bed river side of Pinios river, just at the point where it enters the Thessalian valley. The town of Kalambaka is the centre town of an area with very important sightseeing, like that of Aspropotamos (white river) , Chasia, Koziaka mountain and of course Meteora.

The town of Kalambaka is the capital of the homonymous district which occupies the north – west section in the prefecture of Trikala. The ancient name of the town was Eginio and it is mentioned in the Hellenic and roman period because of the importance of its location. The name Eginio , witnesses a built in wall sign at the east part of the church of Saint John the Baptist .

During the 10th century, beginning 901-907 the today’s town is mentioned as Stagi, a name that is still being used as a metropolitan title. Many travelers visited Kalambaka during the ancient and the contemporary times, and it is mentioned either as Eginio, or Stagi, or with the today’s name of Kalambaka. In the north east section of town is the quarter of Sopotos , one of the oldest part of town , very picturesque encircled by the arch of the two great rocks , east by the rock of Holy Trinity and to the north by the greatest and most majestic rock, the rock of Alsos.

In the town there are many small chapels and churches of the after Byzantine era. In many of them you can find significant frescos. The town’s cathedral it is built to honor the local Saint , Agios Vissarios, who was the Bishop of Larissa and the founder of the Dousico’s monastery. The church’s religious paintings are made by agiografhos Ioannis Albanis.

The most important monument of kalambaka is the Byzantine church of the Assumption of Mary , mother of Christ, at the north part of town under the shadow of the magnificent and majestic rocks. The style of the church is trikliti (three) basilica. It is used to be for centuries the cathedral of the Stagon bishopric. In the north east section part of the church it is remaining very important frescos of the 12th century. The rest of the frescos are from the 15th century made by monk Neofitos , son of the great Theofanis the Cretan.

Very important significance has the unique of its kind out of marble pulpit at the centre of the church and the out of marble kivorio of the Holy of the Holiest( Agia Trapeza). To the church belongs the very valuable portable Byzantine icon of the crucifixion of Christ in one side and the Assumption of the Virgin at the other. The above icon it is guarded in the museum of the Varlaam monastery.


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Η ΜΟΝΗ ΒΑΡΛΑΑΜ

Ο επιβλητικός της βράχος, πολύ κοντά και απέναντι από το βράχο της μονής του Μεγάλου Μετεώρου, αλλά αρκετά μικρότερος απ' αυτόν σε έκταση στο πλάτωμά του, κατοικήθηκε πριν εξακόσια χρόνια από το σύγχρονο του οσίου Αθανασίου του Μετεωρίτη ασκητή Βαρλαάμ, από τον αποίο πήρε και την ονομασία του το μοναστήρι.

Κάτοψη και τομή του καθολικού της Μονής Βαρλαάμ.

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Η ΜΟΝΗ ΡΟΥΣΑΝΟΥ

Η μονή Ρουσάνου βρίσκεται ανάμεσα στις μονές Αγίου Νικολάου Αναπαυσά και Βαρλαάμ, στο δρόμο από το χωριό Καστράκι προς στα Μετέωρα. Είναι κτισμένη πάνω σε εντυπωσιακό κατακόρυφο στύλο και το κτιριακό της συγκρότημα καλύπτει ολόκληρο το πλάτωμα της κορυφής του απότομου βράχου, του οποίου φαίνεται σαν απόληξη φυσική. Ο προσκηνητής, απο 'κει ψηλά, απολαμβάνει όλη τη μεγαλοπρέπεια και μαγεία του ανεπανάληπτου μετεωρίτικου τοπίου.

Κάτοψη του καθολικού της Μονής Ρουσάνου.

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Η ΜΟΝΗ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΜΕΤΕΩΡΟΥ

Η μονή αυτή είναι η παλαιότερη, μεγαλύτερη και επισημότερη από τις υπάρχουσες σήμερα μετεωρικές μονές, όπως δηλώνει και η ονομασία της "Μεγάλο Μετέωρα". Σκαρφαλωμένη πάνω στον επιβλητικό της βράχο, κατέχει δεσπόζουσα θέση ανάμεσα στο μοναστικό συγκρότημα των Μετεώρων.

Κάτοψη και τομή του καθολικού του  Μεγάλου Μετεώρου.

Το τέμπλο και τα προσκυνητάρια στον κυρίως ναό του καθολικού.

Κάτοψη και τομή

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Η ΜΟΝΗ ΑΓΙΟΥ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΥ ΑΝΑΠΑΥΣΑ

ΜΟΝΗ ΑΓΙΟΥ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΥ ΑΝΑΠΑΥΣΑ

Η μονή του Αγίου Νικολάου Αναπαυσά βρίσκεται πολύ κοντά στο χωριό Καστράκι. Είναι το πρώτο μοναστήρι που συναντάει κανείς ανεβαίνοντας από το χωριό αυτό στα Μετέωρα. Τριγύρω του βρίσκονται και τα ερειπωμένα μοναστήρια Προδρόμου, Αγίας Μονής και Παντοκράτορος, καθώς και το εκκλησάκι της Παναγίας της Δούπιανης. Ο βράχος πάνω στον οποίο κτίστηκε το μοναστήρι είναι πολύ μικρός σε έκταση και στενάχωρος στο πλάτωμα της κορυφής του.

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Η ΜΟΝΗ ΑΓΙΑΣ ΤΡΙΑΔΟΣ

Επιβλητικός και μεγαλόπρεπος υψώνεται ο απότομος βράχος στην κορυφή του οποίου είναι σκαρφαλωμένη η Μονή της Αγίας Τριάδος. Ο προσκηνητής, κουρασμένος από τη δύσκολη κατάβαση στην κοιλάδα αρχικά και την ανάβαση στο βράχο, ανταμείβεται πλουσιοπάροχα με τη μαγευτική θέα που αντικρύζει από ψηλά από τους εξώστες της μονής.

Ο κυρίως ναός είναι ένας μικρός σταυροειδής δικιόνιος ναός με κεντρικό τρούλλο στη στέγη του. Η ανατολική πλευρά του ναού, όπου η τρίπλευρη κόγχη του ιερού με ένα δίλοβο παράθυρο, έχει επιμελημένη πλινθοπερίκλειστη τοιχοδομία με πλούσια κεραμική διακόσμηση, όπως οδοντωτές ταινίες και άλλα κοσμήματα.

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Η ΜΟΝΗ ΑΓΙΟΥ ΣΤΕΦΑΝΟΥ

Η Μονή του Αγίου Στεφάνου βρίσκεται στο νοτιοανατολικό άκρο των μετεωρικών βράχων, ακριβώς πάνω από την Καλαμπάκα, και είναι το μόνο μοναστήρι που επισκέπτεται κανείς χωρίς να ανέβει σκαλιά. Η προσπέλαση σ΄αυτό γίνεται με μικρή γέφυρα.

Η θέα από τον εξώστη της μονής είναι μαγευτική καθώς στα πόδια του βράχου απλώνεται η πόλη της Καλαμπάκας, με τον ποταμό Πηνειό πιο πέρα στο βάθος.

Από το 1961 λειτουργεί ως γυναικείο μοναστήρι με πολυμελή και δραστήρια αδελφότητα, η οποία, παράλληλα με το πλούσιο πνευματικό και φιλανθρωπικό έργο, έχει να επιδείξει και αξιοθαύμαστο ανακαινιστικό και οικοδομικό έργο στη μονή.

Παλαιά παράδοση συνδέει τη μονή αυτή προς το γυναικείο μοναχισμό.

Το καθολικό της μονής απομιμείται το γνωστό αγιορείτικο αρχιτεκτονικό τύπο. Ο κύριος ναός είναι τετρακιόνιος σταυροειδής εγγεγραμμένος, με τις δύο κόγχες αριστερά και δεξιά. Χαρακτηριστικοί και εντυπωσιακοί είναι οι ραδινοί και ψηλόλιγνοι τρούλλοι, ο μεγάλος και κεντρικός του κυρίως ναού και οι δύο μικρότεροι του ιερού, πάνω από την πρόθεση και το διακονικό.

Στη μονή φυλάσσονται σήμερα πολλά χειρόγραφα, τα οποία κοσμούνται με ωραίες και καλλιτεχνικές μικρογραφίες, πολυποίκιλα επίτιτλα και πολύχρωμα διακοσμητικά πρωτογράμματα.

Τέλος εξαιρετικό έργο ξυλογλυπτικής, με περίτεχνη και πολυποίκιλη φυτική διακόσμηση σε θαυμαστούς συνδυασμούς με πτηνά, ζώα και ανθρώπινες μορφές, είναι το τέμπλο του νεότερου καθολικού της μονής, που ελεπτούργησαν στα 1814, με έξοδα του επισκόπου Σταγών Γαβριήλ οι Μετσοβίτες ταλιαδόροι.

Πηγή: "Μετέωρα οδοιπορικό" - (c) Ιερά Μονή Μεγάλου Μετεώρου.

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Theopetra's Cave

The Theopetra, is found west of Highway Ioannina-Trikala perched on a rocky hill, the first series of the geological phenomenon Meteoritikon rock.
In the NE a rocky limestone volume in "Muti" is the Cave of Theopetra.
It lies about 4 km from Kalambaka and has an arched entrance, measuring 17 x 3 m approx.

The interior consists of a main hall 500 m some with small niches in the region. The formation of limestone rock Theopetra placed in the upper Cretaceous Period (137,000,000 to 65,000,000 years from now). The creation of the cave is thus later than the above age.
The cave was inhabited during the Middle Paleolithic Period (beginning about 130,000 years ago). This cave is the first excavated in Thessaly and the only so far in Greece with continuous anthropogenic layers ranging from the Middle Stone Age and up to the end of the Neolithic (3000 BC).

The importance of chronological continuity lies in the fact that for the first time in Greece we see the transition from Palaiolithiko the Neolithic lifestyle. Among other things, the cave Palaeolithic stone tools found - Mesolithic and Neolithic Age, Neolithic pottery finds, bone tools, shell jewelry, unique for the Greek gold jewelry of the Palaeolithic, the Mesolithic and Neolithic period, and the famous human footprints of Theopetra dating to 130,000 years ago and are now rare finding not only for Greece but also for Europe.

We also detected traces of fire in open hearths and unformatted close to them also found pieces of burnt clay from spreading wall or roof within which observed footprints reeds and wood. The reason I survived all this is to fire the hardened and are regarded as representatives of the architecture of the Neolithic era.
Both identified and bones in particular animals, such as cow, pig, sheep, deer, dog, etc. but just human. The presence of flint tools from the end of the Upper Paleolithic era as the original stones, which are processed to manufacture tools and shows the existence of the laboratory building these tools. The analysis of the affected fruit were shown to originate from wheat, rye, barley, oats, etc. but also pear, grapevine, apple and various wild grasses to which supplement or food or used for other purposes.
Quite interesting are the small stylized masses uncooked clay identified as the first efforts of the man who lived in the cave in the Middle Paleolithic era to format the clay. Analyses and specialized research tools led to the conclusion that a creature of the last Neanderthals that people communicate and the type of Homo Sapiens, which covers the next two periods of occupation of the cave of Theopetra.
The excavation started in 1987 by archaeologist Catherine Kyparissis-Dispatch and continued until 2005 when he began the works for the restoration and enhancement of the cave with the establishment of a corridor which serves visitors and People with Disabilities. Currently projects have been completed and the cave is open to visitors.

Theopetra's Cave Theopetra's Cave
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St. - George's Mandila

Kastraki has an old and rich history. Still preserved many traditions, among which stands out climbing with rope in the church of St. - George's Mandila, which is (unfortunately accessible only to skilled climbers) in the ruins of the monastery of Ag. Mandila George.
According to an old custom the Kastraki, the day of the feast of the saint, with the end use, the village youths hanging colorful scarves and lit candles at the Monastery.
The scarves are left until the next feast of St and are wishes for good health.
The foundation of the monastery of Ag. Mandila placed George in the 14th century. accordance with the few data available, which belong to the tradition, because the monastery has not yet been studied scientifically.
This custom was instituted by the following incident, which testifies to the faith of our people in the miraculous power of St. George.
At the foot of the rock, where lies the monastery of St. George, during the years of Ottoman rule stretched a dense forest. In this forest was banned cutting of trees, which applied to the conquerors. But a soldier of the Turkish garrison of Kastraki and one day began to cut a tree, fell down unconscious, as if dead.
The Turkish commander of the village, thinking that someone "gkiaouris" killed him, ordered and collected in the village square. And threatened to retaliate hard, unless they delivered the killer soldier.
At that moment we heard from the monastery a loud voice, saying that no one killed the soldier, but was punished St George. It was good but if it offered something the Turks in the saint. And immediately his wife aga gave his handkerchief veil of.
Then someone Kastraki raised the handkerchief to the monastery, the abbot and just hung it in the image of the saint, Turkish rose katageros. And then prevailed every time new kerchief hanging in this monastery.

St. - George's Mandila St. - George's Mandila
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Cloister of Doupiani

The first monastic community with primary organization was the Cloister of Doupiani or drop that was founded by the monk Nile. Centered on the Temple cult of the Virgin Mary, was the "Lord" of the cloister. The church is located just below the Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapafsas. The monks who lived isolated from the rest of the week in surrounding rocks and prayed and lay awake, alone, began to gather every Sunday to celebrate the Liturgy and worship their God in the temple of Doupiani. The only building that survives today is the Temple. But it was the first impetus for the flourishing of monasticism in Meteora. The safety and isolation brought on the rocks, so many monks in the region were established over the centuries twenty-four Monasteries experienced peak. Many of them deserted and went out, just some old papers rescued us make known the Visitation Monastery, which is currently uninhabited, belonging to the Monastery of the Great Meteoro. Founders of the monastery is the monk Nilus in the year 1367 AD and the monk Cyprian. Today, only the church that was recently restored.

Cloister of Doupiani Cloister of Doupiani
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Sarakina's bridge

Near the village Sarakina, south of Kalambaka, on Penaeus River in the early 16th century the bishop of Larissa Bessarion II built a large arched stone bridge ...

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Church of St. Nicholas Bantova.

Church of St. Nicholas Bantova.

In the 15th century., Was probably the church of St. Nicholas Bantova Kofinas, or carved into the rock cave in the ravine that separates Kastraki from Kalambaka. The church was accepted by many subsequent interventions was probably hermitage. In the same ravine at the Church of St.. Antoniou and J. M. St. Gregory.

Today it operates and belongs to the Holy Trinity Monastery Meteora

To find the church follow the following path:
At the entrance of Kalambaka Kastraki turn right following the road alongside the rocks of Meteora. 500 meters and then hold the rock, turn right. The dirt road leads to a plateau in front of the church of Panagia, the hermitage of St. Nicholas or Bantova Kofinas is carved into the cave of the rock.

Church of St. Nicholas Bantova. Church of St. Nicholas Bantova.
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