5-Day Tour in Greece 28/04-02/05
ATHENS-ANDROS island-TINOS island-MYKONOS island
1st Day:We will be meeting at the Port of Rafina, Attika, and we will start our tour to the following sites:
-Pantocratoros Monastery, otherwise known as Ntaou Penteli. Here we will venerate the relics of the 168 fathers who were brutally slaughtered on the day of Pascha by Saracen pirates.
-Saint Ephraim’s Monastery, to venerate the relics of Saint Ephraim the Wonderworker and Newly Revealed
-Marathon archeological site. We will visit the tomb of Marathon where the battle of Marathon took place in 490 B.C. between the Greeks and the Persians. We will also view the ancient road that the first Marathon runner, Phidippedes ran toward the city of Athens to proclaim that they had defeated the Persians. The classical Athens Marathon is revived here twice a year with a great participation from athletes from all over the world.
After visiting Marathon, we will go back to the Port of Rafina where we will take our boat and sail for the island of Andros and stay there overnight.
2nd Day: Breakfast and transfer to visit the monasteries of St Marina & St Nicholas.
-In the evening we will drive to the historical and picturesque Monastery of Panachrandou. Here we will venerate the “kara” (relics) of Saint Panteleimon and the relics of the newly found myrrh streaming saints.
-Those who wish to stay can take part in the festive night vigil celebration of the newly found myrrh-streaming Saints of the monastery. Midnight dinner to follow at the monastery’s refectory. Overnight stay in Andros.
3rd Day:We will be leaving the island of Andros and will be sailing to the island of Tinos.
- Upon our arrival in Tinos, we will be heading toward to the monastery of Kehrovouniou, the traditional village of Volax and the village of Pyrgos which is the center of marble arts.
-Our guests will be then transferred to their hotel. Overnight stay.
4th Day:In the morning we will visit the church of Megalochari (the One Who Grants Great Favors) to attend Divine Liturgy and the Paraklisis
-The church hosts one of the most miraculous icons which according to Tradition was written by Saint Luke, the Apostle. The Church of Megalochari is a famous well-known sacred place and spiritual pilgrimage.
-After the liturgy we will have free time to walk around the alleys of the island where many colorful and traditional shops can be found.
Optional trip to Mykonos in the afternoon.
Overnight stay in Tinos.
5th Day: After breakfast we depart for Athens towards the town of Milesi where we will be visiting the Monastery of Saint Porphyrios, the newly canonized saint of the Greek Orthodox Church. A holy person in this life, a contemporary saint, clairvoyant and very loving.
-Back to Athens in the afternoon.
END OF THE TRIP
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