DAY 1 : Pick up from your Hotel. Our first stop, 2 hours later, will be at the beautiful St. Loukas Monastery in Levadia. A few minutes away, we will reach the best winter resort of Greece, Arachova, for a short stop at a café, or for a walk among the traditional houses and shops. We continue our tour and we "go through" the Ancient years, visiting the famous sightseeing of Delphi, with the ancient stadium, the oracle and the museum. You can choose if you want to stay for lunch at Delphi or at the traditional village of Makrakomi, two hours away, where you will also try the great local drink of "tsipouro", a drink close to the famous Greek "ouzo"! Last stop and overnight, at the picturesque village of Karpenisi, in an altitude of 1.000 m!
DAY 2 : Today we will start to explore the heart of central Greece, with a visit at the Monastery of Virgin Mary at Tatarna, located almost in the middle of the Lake of Kremaston and surrounded by huge mountains. Crossing bridges, rivers and forests, we arrive at our next stop, the Saloon Park, where you can enjoy riding, rafting, climbing or archery, activities depending on the weather every time. We leave from Saloon Park and we visit the wonderful Monastery of Virgin Mary at Proussos village, where you will able to see the unexplained "Footsteps of Virgin Mary" on the rocks around the monastery! In a close distance from the monastery, we will make the best gourmet stop of our tour by visiting a local farm where you can try or as well buy a wide variety of local hand made products.
Late in the afternoon we will arrive for overnight at the beautiful town of Naupaktos, next to the sea.
DAY 3 : Last day of the tour, on our way back to Athens there is an optional visit at Monastery of St. Augustin Hipponos and St. Seraphim of Sarov. Later we will cross one of the biggest bridges in Europe from Antirio to Rio and we will visit one of the most historical monasteries in Greece, the "Great Cave" at Kalavryta and the Vouraikos Canyon which can be approached through the "Odontotos" (a rare example of a fully functional cog railway, offering breath-taking view), the Cave of the Lakes, where the natural beauty of the lakes and the stalactitic decor attracts a great number of visitors every year. Our last stop will be at the Corinth Canal (6 km length and 80m height!) and we will reach Athens late in the afternoon.
Important Information regarding entrance to churches-monasteries:
Both ladies and gentlemen need to avoid bare shoulders or bare legs in order to avoid refusal of entry. For the ladies is better to wear long skirts even if in some cases long skirts are offered during the visit to the certain church-monastery.
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