Somewhere between earth and sky, suspended in the air, isolated from the rest of the world is located the human’s architecture miracle, the worldwide famous “Meteora”, a complex of monasteries that have survived over hundreds of years, monks that until today keep alive the customs of true orthodox religion.
An excursion to the core of Greece, there where history begins millions of years ago.
Katerini Beach, Litochoro, Leptokarya, Neoi Poroi
Approximately 5:30 PM
.English, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak-Czech speaking tour leader
.Licensed guide inside the monastery
.A/C on the bus
.Taxes & service fees
.Personal travel insurance
.Entrance fees 3 euro per person for the monastery
Our excursion starts early in the morning, once we take a good breakfast, our first stop is to be in Tempi, a green valley where is hidden the sanctuary of Saint Paraskeyi, the patron of those who suffer from vision ailments. Just next to the church of Saint Paraskeyi there is a small cave, deep inside the cave is flowing the holly water, a water that is said to make miracles.
Byzantine Icon Workshop
Leaving the valley of Tempi, our next stop is in a byzantine icon workshop. At this workshop professional guides narrate you in short the techniques of icon drawing through the last years. Beside that, you will have the chance to see some of the rarest icons copies.
You will fLeaving this impressing workshop, finally we will drive to Meteora, enormous rocks that on each top is constructed monasteries. Accompanied by an experienced guide, we visit the monastery of Varlaam. Historical facts, customs, architecture, equipments are only some of the points that our excursion is concentrating on. ind out about the greek traditional way of life and experience the most famous watersprings with therapeutic properties.
In your free time you can pay a visit to the museums of the monasteries, or take some photos with the amazing view of the valley that lays on the foothill, or even just relax and feel to the bones the holly spirit of the place.
Last stop of our excursion is at a traditional tavern, cheap and tasty food cooked as Greek housewifes love to do.