ARCHANGEL MICHAEL MONASTERY – MANTAMADOS, LESBOS

Archangel Michael’s monastery in Mantamados, Lesbos Near Mantamados village, in the northeastern part of Lesbos, lies one of the most popular and wondrous pilgrimage sites: the old monastery of the island’s patron, Holy Archangel Michael, with the legendary embossed icon.

SAINT DEMETRIUS PILGRIMAGE CHURCH, THESSALONIKI

The church of St. Demetrios, patron saint of Thessaloniki The church of Saint Great-martyr Demetrios the Myrrh-gusher, patron of Thessaloniki, was built in the early 5th century AD by Leontius, the prefect of Illyricum, over the Saint’s tomb. Saint Demetrios held the military office of proconsul during the reign of emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century; he was martyred … Read More

SAINT GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN PILGRIMAGE CHURCH – NEA KARVALI, KAVALA

Saint Gregory the Theologian church is a pilgrimage site well-renowned around Greece.   Nea Karvali, a small town near Kavala, got its name from the Cappadocian village Karvali, where the prominent Father of the Church and Theologian Saint Gregory of Nazianzos, Archbishop of Constantinople, was always greatly revered.

SAINT MARINA MONASTERY, ANDROS

The Holy Monastery Saint Marina monastery, together with the holy spring, lies in Apikia, north of the capital of the stunning island of Andros. The monastery is today one of the most significant pilgrimage sites along Greece.

MOUNT ATHOS – KONSTAMONITOU MONASTERY

Konstamonitou monastery – Holy Mount Athos At an altitude of 200 meters, close to the southwestern shore of the monastic state, in a picturesque and verdant place to the west of Athos’s foothills lies the Konstamonitou monastery, which was founded in the 11th century.

MOUNT ATHOS GREAT LAVRA

  MOUNT ATHOS GREAT LAVRA   Great Lavra, hierarchically the first among the twenty monasteries on Mount Athos, lies on the SE end of Athos peninsula. Its establisher was saint Athanasios the Athonite from Trebizond, who was also the founder of the coenobitic monasticism on the holy mountain; as a result, Great Lavra is considered to be the monastic beginning … Read More

Travel Schedule for Santorini & Paros

1 st day: 19.00 Departure by ship from Piraeus to Santorini. 00.00 Arrival in Santorini & checking in at the hotel in Thira capital. 2 nd day Breakfast at the hotel. 11.00 Visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thera – Strolling the city center. 12.40 Taking the cable car to the small harbor, 250 stairs away from Thira. 13.10-14.30 Excursion with … Read More

Travel Schedule to Corfu and Paxi

1 st day 8.00 Departure from Thessaloniki. 12.30-16.00 Arrival to Ioannina. Boating to the islet of Pamvotis lake – Free time to Ioannina. Departure for Igoumenitsa. 18.00 On the ship to Corfu. 20.00 A first view of Corfu. Check in and inner at the hotel. 2 nd day 8.00 Breakfast 9.00-13.00 Touring the center: Capodistria Museum, Panagia Antivouniotissa church, Palace … Read More

Travel Schedule to the Peloponnese

1 st day 07.45 Departure from Athens to Diakofto. 11.15-12.00 Enjoying the stunning route by rack railway up from Diakofto to Kalavryta. 12.15-13.45 Visit the historic Hagia Lavra monastery. 14.00-15.15 Visit the monastery of the Great Cave. 15.30-17.00 Visit the “Sacred Place of the Sacrifice”. Free time in Kalavryta. 19.00 Arrival and evening walk in Tripolis. Visit the church of … Read More

Travel Schedule for Lesbos & Ayvalik

1 st day: 7.30 Departure from Thessaloniki (short break in Kavala) 11.30-13.00 Break and free time in Alexandroupolis 13.45 Kipi border crossing 16.00 Taking the ferryboat to traverse the Dardanelles. Short break. 20.00 After passing by the ancient Greek cities Lampsacus, Madytos and Troy, arrival at Ayvalik – Check in and dinner at the hotel. 2 nd day: 7.30-8.00 Breakfast … Read More