Since antiquity, the pilgrimage has been a powerful incentive for travel, and people have traveled all over Greece to visit religious places.

The Greeks always expressed their deep faith and devotion to God for over two thousand years.

Meet the most important religious monuments of Greece in Athens, Kalavryta, Tinos, Patmos and Symi and feel the Orthodox spirit that dominates today.

 

Highlights:

  • Monastery of Daphni in Athens.
  • Monastery of Mega Spilaio in Kalavryta, Peloponnese.
  • Church Panagia of Tinos.
  • Monastery of Agios Ioannis Theologos (Saint John The Theologian), in Patmos island.
  • Monastery of Archangel Michael Panormitis, in Symi island.
  • Learn about the Orthodox Religion and how Greeks praise their beliefs. 
  • Admire the special architecture of the Greek monasteries and churches.
  • Taste local traditional products in every place you visit such as fresh fish and seafood, ‘feta’ cheese, ‘dolmades’, cooked meals with vegetables and honey sweets.

Day 1

Welcome to Athens! Our guide will be expecting you at the airport and will lead you by mini-van to your stay. After a short break, you will be ready for your first experience at the Monastery of Daphni in Athens. Surrounded by a grove of trees, this monastery is The Dormition of Mother of God, dating back to the 11th century. With its beautiful mosaics and its octagon-shaped dome, it’s a beautiful representative of the Byzantine Period. Next, you will be going back to the city’s center for lunch and dinner at one of the many local restaurants and some walks around Athens’s neighborhoods. Overnight in Athens.

Day 2

Early in the morning, after a good breakfast, you will be departing to your next destination, in Peloponnese. You will visit the Monastery of Mega Spilaio, in the region of Kalavryta located on a steep cliff 120 meters above a canyon. The monastery played an important role during the war against the Ottomans in the 19th century. There is also a museum inside with remarkable items dating to the period of Greek War of Independence. After the tour, there will be plenty of time for lunch at local taverns around the region of Kalavryta where you can eat dishes made of lentils, chickpeas, cooked meat and the famous ‘feta’ cheese made in this area. Overnight in Kalavryta.

Day 3

Good morning! Time for exploration of the Kalavryta region. You will have the chance to admire the natural landscape full of lakes with emerald waters, slopes full of trees and a breathtaking canyon! Our guide will be by your side for you so to get the most of these marvelous views. Continuing, you are free for lunch and dinner at the center of this town-village at the traditional restaurants and cafes. Overnight in Kalavryta.

Day 4

Early in the morning, you will be departing for the port of Piraeus, and sailing towards the island of Tinos considered to be the capital of Religious Tourism in Greece. The Panagia of Tinos is a pilgrimage site that thousands of people from all over the world visit it. Famous for the discovery of the Holy Icon, the carved marbles on the outside and the enormous chandeliers on the inside, this place creates the most sacred and spiritual atmosphere. After your guided tour, you can visit a traditional café across the church for a traditional Greek coffee and some cookies. Next, is time for lunch at local taverns with meals made from local products of Tinos. The night is yours to discover and stroll around the narrow streets of the island. Overnight in Tinos.

Day 5

Today is a day for relaxation. After your breakfast, you are free to walk around and explore more of this island. Walk through the narrow little streets, and dive into the blue waters in its beautiful sandy beaches, and relax under the Cycladic sun. You can also taste local specialties such as fresh fish, local cheese, cold cuts and wine. Overnight in Tinos.

Day 6

Early in the morning, you continue your trip to Patmos island in the Dodecanese, or the Island of the Apocalypse as it is said. This Holy Island is a station of the Christian Religion, as it is known that John the Apostle got exiled in Patmos, where he wrote the Apocalypse in a cave referring to the message of Revelation and dedication to God. You will visit the Monastery Agios Ioannis Theologos (Saint John The Theologian), in which leaves of parchments and other religious documents are kept. There is also a store of souvenirs near the monastery. After your visit there, you are free for lunch and dinner at local restaurants, as well as for afternoon or night walks. Overnight in Patmos.

Day 7

The day is free for you to spend it as you wish. You can go sightseeing with our guide providing details for everything you need to know. From the town of Patmos with its little houses to its unforgettable beaches, you can be a local for a day and explore the region. If you wish to go swimming you can be transported by minivan to one of the many beaches consisted of pebbles or sand. Taste local dishes including cooked squid, meat, eggplants, zucchinis, and traditional sweets. The night is free for walks or attending some of the events that use to take place on the island. Overnight in Patmos.

Day 8

Early in the morning after your breakfast, you are leaving for the next island of Dodecanese, Symi. You will visit the imposing Monastery of Archangel Michael Panormitis located next to a grove of olive trees, firs and cypresses, by the Gulf of Panormos. It is lavishly decorated with painted frescoes. Mounted on a wood-carved iconostasis, the wonder-working silver-plated icon of Archangel Michael is venerated by many a pilgrim who visits the monastery. Later there will be time for lunch and dinner at local restaurants. Overnight in Symi.

Day 9

You are free to explore the island of Symi. See the most idyllic pictures, the picturesque harbor and the traditional colorful houses. You can also tour around its beaches by boat. Dive into the deep blue waters mixed with the Mediterranean seawaters, as the island is located at southeastern of Greece. Taste fresh fish and especially the famous shrimps cooked in different ways, cooked meat, lentil-rice dishes, ‘dolmades’ and local sweets with honey. Overnight in Symi.

Day 10

After having a good breakfast and arranging the local products you will be taking with you, our guide will escort you until your arrival at the airport of Athens to catch the flight for your way back home.

Day 11&12 

For those who wish to visit the Mount of Athos in Chalkidiki Peninsula, where the entrance is only allowed to men, we can arrange it for you. Admire the imposing historic monasteries, the impressive cells built in caves, the fortresses, cupolas and campaniles that have been standing on the edge of the mountains for over a thousand years. After this experience, you can be accommodated in the Chalkidiki region. You will have all your meals and explore the place around you. 
 

What to expect

  • Monastery of Daphni in Athens.
  • Monastery of Mega Spilaio in Kalavryta, Peloponnese.
  • Church Panagia of Tinos.
  • Monastery of Agios Ioannis Theologos (Saint John The Theologian), in Patmos island.
  • Monastery of Archangel Michael Panormitis, in Symi island.
  • Learn about the Orthodox Religion and how Greeks praise their beliefs. 
  • Admire the special architecture of the Greek monasteries and churches.
  • Taste local traditional products in every place you visit such as fresh fish and seafood, ‘feta’ cheese, ‘dolmades’, cooked meals with vegetables and honey sweets.

Who it's for

Our multi-destination trips are designed for private and corporate groups looking to explore the beauties of Greece while enjoying a ride.

Itinerary

  • 9 nights accommodation in a bed & breakfast basis (+1 for the optional choice)
  • Maps and detailed travel information
  • All Transfers 
  • Guided Experiences
  • All taxes and service charges
  • 24hrs Assistance phone number

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