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About Holiday Center:

Holiday Center offers an ideal selection of coach-guided tours to the most known places in Greece. Join us in an unforgettable quest and experience the fascinating Ancient sites combined with the charm of modern-day Greece.

"HOLIDAY CENTER LTD" 43, Mitropoleos street, Maroussi 151 24 Athens, Greece Tel.:+30 210 61 40 225 Fax:+30 210 61 41 052 Mob.:+30 6981 333 804 www.holiday-center.gr e-mail: incoming@holiday-center.gr


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CHRISTIAN & BYZANTINE MONUMENTS TOUR 7 DAYS-6 NIGHTS ATHENS - LOUTRAKI – KALAVRITA – NAFPAKTOS – DELPHI – KALAMBAKA (METEORA) – ATHENS DAY 1: ATHENS

Meet with our representative at the Athens International Airport for your transfer to Athens downtown. Check in at your hotel. The afternoon is free for you for a first acquaintance with the Greek capital, and to prepare for the program ahead. Overnight at your hotel.

"HOLIDAY CENTER LTD" 43, Mitropoleos street, Maroussi 151 24 Athens, Greece Tel.:+30 210 61 40 225 Fax:+30 210 61 41 052 Mob.:+30 6981 333 804 www.holiday-center.gr e-mail: incoming@holiday-center.gr


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....Ταξιδεύεις με την ψυχή, το μυαλό & το σώμα DAY 2: LOUTRAKI Drive to Loutraki to visit the nunnery of Osios ('the Blessed') Patapios located high in the Geraneia mountains. Potapios was born in the 4th or 5th century at Thebes in Egypt. He spent much of his life as an ascetic in the desert. Later, he visited Vlachernae in Constantinople, dedicating himself utterly to God. He is known for his many miracles helping people. Originally buried in the Church of St John the Baptist in Constantinople, his relic was brought later to the Geraneia mountains by other ascetics and sealed in a cave. On the relic was a scroll giving Patapios's name, with a wooden cross and some Byzantine coins. Inside the cave there are also 13th century Byzantine wall paintings. The monastery has a breathtaking view to both Corinthian & Saronic Gulfs.

Overnight in Loutraki.

"HOLIDAY CENTER LTD" 43, Mitropoleos street, Maroussi 151 24 Athens, Greece Tel.:+30 210 61 40 225 Fax:+30 210 61 41 052 Mob.:+30 6981 333 804 www.holiday-center.gr e-mail: incoming@holiday-center.gr


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....Ταξιδεύεις με την ψυχή, το μυαλό & το σώμα DAY 3: KALAVRITA On the way to Kalavrita visit great Mega Spileo & Agia Lavra monasteries. Mega Spileo is one of the oldest monasteries of Greece. According to a legend, the monastery was founded in the 4th century by two monks from Thessalonica. It was built in a huge cave of Mt. Helmos at an altitude of 924 m., on the spot, where a miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary was found. This icon made of wax and mastic by Luke the Evangelist is kept in a cave in the church Panagia Chrisospiliotisa. The visitor can admire rare manuscripts, vestments of the clergy, Byzantine gospels, excellent pieces of handicrafts in gold and silver, kept in a vestry, many holy relies and treasures.

The monastery of Agia Lavra opens a view of the Vouraikos river valley. Constructed in 961 at an altitude of 961 m, it once also had 961 monks. It was here that the call for "freedom of death" first rang out in 1821. The monastery church has a fine carved icon screen, frescoes damaged by fire, the icon of Agia Lavra, a very old Gospel, a gift of Catherine the Great; gold crosses; reliquaries and a valuable collection of early Christian and ancient objects.

Overnight at a seaside hotel.

"HOLIDAY CENTER LTD" 43, Mitropoleos street, Maroussi 151 24 Athens, Greece Tel.:+30 210 61 40 225 Fax:+30 210 61 41 052 Mob.:+30 6981 333 804 www.holiday-center.gr e-mail: incoming@holiday-center.gr


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....Ταξιδεύεις με την ψυχή, το μυαλό & το σώμα DAY 4: NAFPAKTOS In the morning we drive to Rio and cross the bridge to Antirio on the way to St. Augustine and Seraphim Sarof monastery (Naupaktia). The monastery was built in 1980 but soon became world-known. Its unique bell tower counts 400 bells and is considered to be one of the biggest in the world. The monks also created a website of the monastery, a radio station, a newspaper, a zoo and a rock music band whose first CD of religious rock songs just in a few weeks became platinum with over 60,000 sales.

In the afternoon drive to the picturesque harbour town of Itea for overnight.

"HOLIDAY CENTER LTD" 43, Mitropoleos street, Maroussi 151 24 Athens, Greece Tel.:+30 210 61 40 225 Fax:+30 210 61 41 052 Mob.:+30 6981 333 804 www.holiday-center.gr e-mail: incoming@holiday-center.gr


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....Ταξιδεύεις με την ψυχή, το μυαλό & το σώμα DAY 5: KALAMBAKA Breakfast. Drive to the 11th century Byzantine Monastery of Ossios Loukas. The cathedral is decorated with splendid mosaics, and architecturally it is one of the finest Byzantine monuments in Greece. We enjoy the superb view from the monastery terrace, taking in the whole of the green valley below.

Continue then to the city of Kalambaka, situated on the foot of the renowned Meteora rocks.

Overnight in Kalambaka.

"HOLIDAY CENTER LTD" 43, Mitropoleos street, Maroussi 151 24 Athens, Greece Tel.:+30 210 61 40 225 Fax:+30 210 61 41 052 Mob.:+30 6981 333 804 www.holiday-center.gr e-mail: incoming@holiday-center.gr


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....Ταξιδεύεις με την ψυχή, το μυαλό & το σώμα DAY 6: KALAMBAKA - ATHENS Enjoy a spectacular drive up to visit Meteora. Breathtaking beautiful centuries old monasteries perched precariously high above the ground were first built in the 14th century by monks seeking isolation and salvation. They were accessible first only by ropes thrown from above. These veritable Byzantine museums exhibit superb icons, old manuscripts and unique mosaics and frescoes.

After the visit, we take the route back to Athens. Check in at your hotel. Overnight Athens.

DAY 7: DEPARTURE ATHENS After breakfast, transfer to the airport to connect with your departure flight.

"HOLIDAY CENTER LTD" 43, Mitropoleos street, Maroussi 151 24 Athens, Greece Tel.:+30 210 61 40 225 Fax:+30 210 61 41 052 Mob.:+30 6981 333 804 www.holiday-center.gr e-mail: incoming@holiday-center.gr


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At this point we would like to thank you for visiting Greece through our Office and we will be happy to see you again in one of our next tours.

Thank you!!!!!

"HOLIDAY CENTER LTD" 43, Mitropoleos street, Maroussi 151 24 Athens, Greece Tel.:+30 210 61 40 225 Fax:+30 210 61 41 052 Mob.:+30 6981 333 804 www.holiday-center.gr e-mail: incoming@holiday-center.gr


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*Rates may vary depending on the period of travel, standard of

accommodation, number of participants etc. Please feel free to contact our inbound department, to state your exact requirements and be provided with an accurate quote.

"HOLIDAY CENTER LTD" 43, Mitropoleos street, Maroussi 151 24 Athens, Greece Tel.:+30 210 61 40 225 Fax:+30 210 61 41 052 Mob.:+30 6981 333 804 www.holiday-center.gr e-mail: incoming@holiday-center.gr

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