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2 Days Pilgrimage Tour to Western Greece
Western Greece: A destination for every visitor
Western Greece is a place marked by the Modern History. Kalavryta of the national revolution and of the Holocaust, as well as Missolonghi, symbol of the struggle of the Greeks for freedom, are two places that offered to those who want to include to their vacations a reference of historical character.
- Athens, Saint Simeon at MesologgiDay 1
- Monastery Tatarna, Panagia ProusiotissaDay 2
Athens – Saint Simeon, Mesologgi
Departure and Pilgrimage to Panagia Tripiti at Aigio. Then Messolongi and visit to the garden of Heroes. Lunch. Pilgrimage to the historic monastery of Saint Simeon that is located in a verdant area. Here was the place where the inhabitants of Messolonghi took refuge after the heroic exit. The next pilgrimage is in Agia Eleousa Kleisoura. Raina, Agios Vlasios, will pass the Kremasti Lake. Monastery Tatarnas in Tripotamos. Settle in the hostels of the Monastery which is situated in a position with breathtaking views. Overnight.
Monastery Tatarna – Panagia Prousiotissa
Pilgrimage to the historic monastery of Tatarna. The monastery was burned in 1823 by Hoursit Pasha and the new Temple is Byzantine style by Otto type and is dedicated to the Birth of the Virgin. The monastery give much during the National Revolution as there were organized several revolutionary movements against the Turks. Many interesting relics are preserved until today as amulets, crosses, portable icons, vestments and more. Then pilgrimage to the Virgin Proussiotissa. In katholiko is the chapel where the miraculous image in a cave guarded. As foundation year of the Temple is written the 829 AD and founders was Dionysius and Timotheos. But there is still a likely scenario where as the Temple establishment period refers to 1100 – 1200 AD.
The temple is dedicated to the Assumption and as a result of the feast day is August 15 and the day of celebration August 23, when celebrated the Assumption The surrounding area is characterized by unrivaled beauty, rich in vegetation and used as shelter of revolutioners during the Ottoman period. Rest area of Georgios Karaiskakis, who donated the silver cover of the icon of the Virgin after a 6-month stay in the monastery. Preserved many relics, vestments, icons and also the clothing and armor of Georgios Karaiskakis. Visit to Mikro and Megalo Chorio. On the way back we stop in the footsteps of the Virgin in Karpenisi. Stay for coffee and return to Athens via Lamia.
- One (1) night at selected hotel with breakfast
- Tours – excursions as mentioned in the program
- Captain / Escort
- Liability insurance
- Entrances to visiting sites
- Meals, gratuities
- Everything mentioned in the program as proposed or optional and not mentioned in the included of the excursion
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