Excursions

June 17, 2018

Eastern Orthodox monasteries situated on unique rock formations in Central Greece.

Price: ~ 35€  

Thessaloniki - Meteora 229km

 

June 20, 2018

The heartland of Eastern Orthodox monasticism in Halkidiki.

  • Daytrip visit to the Monasteries of Mount Athos. Men are welcome to spend a day of ascetic life in Athos, while ladies, who are not allowed in Mount Athos,  can enjoy a guided boat tour. (www.inathos.gr/athos/en/)

Price: ~ 40 - 60€

Thessaloniki - Mount Athos 139km

 

Daytrip payment is currently not required. Please express your interest in order for an approximate number of participants to be estimated. You will shortly be informed concerning the way and the exact amount of payment.

Prices are estimated for about 50 people. Changes in the number of participants may alter the cost respectively.

Prices include bus transportation, tour guide, lunch.

 

More information for Meteora   

 

One of the most breathtaking places in the world: Monasteries built in the highest peaks of the rocks, a World Heritage Site of UNESCO!

The area of Meteora with the breathtaking giant rock pillars dominating in the landscape is a unique experience. The geological phenomenon is combined with the monasteries built on top of the rocks. 

The first monks inhabited the rocks in the 11th century and the monasteries were erected with materials brought to the peaks with ladders or baskets. The monasteries date to the 14th-16th century and are decorated with impressive wall paintings.

 

More information for the Holy Mount or Mount Athos

  

The Holy Mount is a self- governed part of the Greek state, subject to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its political aspect and to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinopole as regards its religious aspect. It has been divided into twenty self- governed territories. Each territory consists of a cardinal monastery and some other monastic establishments that surround it (cloisters, cells, cottages, seats, hermitages). 

The Holy Mount is known as the centre of Eastern Orthodox Monasticism. 

Monasticism, as one of the ways by which a man can reach God, is accomplished through solitude, prayer, exercise, obedience to the Spiritual Father, service and fasting by the monks who live on Mount Athos.