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8 days pilgrim program, Athens-Thessaliniki-Corfu

  • Posted On: 1st January 2013
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8 days pilgrim program, Athens-Thessaliniki-Corfu

Also visiting mount Athos, Veria, Corfu, Patra, starting from Athens

Day 1: Arrival in Athens. Visit to the Acropolis Museum and then depart for Petraki Monastery. Veneration of holy relics. Later, we receive a traditional monastic treat, while we are welcomed to the Offices of the Holy Synod, by the Chief Secretary or the Synod’s Secretary Office of Pilgrimages and get a short briefing on the pilgrimage sites and visits. We settle in our hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Departure to the second largest city of Greece, the historical Thessaloniki. During our trip, we visit the monasteries of Virgin Mary of Damastas in Lamia, where the miraculous image of the Virgin Mary and the monastery of Kato Xenia Almyrou where we celebrate the sequence of Request and pilgrimage of the sacred piece of the Holy Belt of Our Lady. Later, arrival to Thessaloniki and overnight.

Day 3: Departure for the Holy Mountain region, via Souroti with the famous drinking mineral water and of course the Monastery of the Annunciation, where the tomb of a modern, world-renowned saint of our Church, St. Elder Paisios. Participation in the celebration of the Holy Sequence of Trisagion at the Tomb of Elder Paisios. Later, we visit the monastery of St. Anastasia Pharmacolytria and veneration of her holy relics. Departure by ship for a trip around the famous Mount of Athos and after this departure for the byzantine city of Kavala. Overnight.

Day 4: Departure for the ancient settlement of Philippous to visit the Holy podium of St. Paul and then go to the area of ​​St. Lydia, the first Christian woman in Greece and in Europe, where lies the sacred river and baptistery, from which became the first group of Christian baptisms of the first Christian Church. Departure for the region of South Karvali and pilgrimage of the holy relics of St. Gregory. Departure for the city of Thessaloniki. Arrival in Thessaloniki. Visit to the Holy Temple of St. Demetrios where his Holy Relics are placed. Later, visit to the Metropolitan Church of  St. Gregory Palamas, where we will worship his holy relic. Later, we visit the famous and unique Byzantine Museum of the city . Overnight.

Day 5: Departure for Ancient Vergina. Visit to the archaeological site and then lunch. We continue for the beautiful and unique city of the Veria. Pilgrimage to the miraculous icon of Holy Mary of Sumela and the step of Apostle Paul. Departure for the emerald of the Ionian Sea,  the island of Corfu. Check in at our hotel. Overnight.

Day 6: Pilgrimage to the Church of St. Spyridon, where we can worship the imperishable, for over 1700 years, whole body of St. Spyridon. Then visit to the Cathedral of Corfu where we worship the imperishable relics of St. Theodora the Empress and later, visit to the Monasteries of Virgin Mary the Platytera and Virgin Mary of Paleokastritsa. Departure and arrival in Patras. Overnight.

Day 7: Visit to the pan-orthodox pilgrimage of Saint Apostle Andrew and celebration of the Request Sequence in the church of Our Lady Mary of Tripiti, at Aigio. Visit to crowded women monastery of St. Patapios where are his sacred relics. Departure for visit to Megara, and the monastery of St. John Makrynos. There we can also admire the finest embroidery in Orthodoxy. Arrival in Athens. Overnight.

DAY 8: Departure for the airport.

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