Pilgrimage to the Islands of Greece 2018

 29 MAY – 07 JUNE 2018

AEGINA – ANDROS – TINOS-SYROS- PATMOS – KALYMNOS – SYMI – RHODOS 

 

Day 1st, Tuesday 29 May                  ATHENS – AEGINA – ATHENS

Meeting and depart to Piraeus port to take the boat to the island of Aegina. Upon arrival there, we will visit the Church of St. Nektarius. Following that, we will have lunch in a traditional tavern in the island. We will then depart to Piraeus and upon arrival there, we will return back to our hotel.
1st Overnight stay


2nd Day, Wednesday 30 May          RAFINA – ANDROS

After breakfast we will head to Rafina port to take the boat to Andros island. Upon arrival there, we will visit the Holy Monasteries of St. Nicholas and St. Marina. We will then have lunch at a traditional tavern in Chora of Andros. After that we will return back to our hotel.
2nd Overnight stay


3rd Day, Thursday 31 May                ANDROS – TINOS 


After breakfast, we will take the boat to Tinos. Upon arrival there, we will visit the Holy Shrine of Panagia Evangelistria of Tinos, probably the most popular pilgrimage site in Greece. Next, we will visit the Holy Monastery of Kechrovounio. We will then go to our hotel.
3rd Overnight stay


4th Day, Friday 01 June                    TINOS- SYROS-PATMOS

In the morning, we will attend the Divine Liturgy in the Church. After Liturgy, we will have breakfast and then, will take the boat to Syros. Upon arrival there, we will visit the church of St. Demetrious and venerate his miraculous icon. Following that we will visit the Church of the Resurrection of Christ which is up on the hil.Tour in Hermoupoli and visit the Dormition of the Theotokos Church which is the icon is of the famous painter Dominicus Theotokopoulos, following with the St. Nicholaos church which have a part of his Holy Relics. Next, we will visit the church of Metamorfosis of Sotiros.Then, we will do a tour of the island to Episkopio- Holy Monastery of St. Barbaras (which have a Holy Relics of St.Methodias) and it is the only Orthodox Monastery in the island –Kini – Galissa –Foinikas –Poseidonia -Mega Gialos- Vari-Hermoupolis. In the night we will depart for Patmos and upon arrival there, we will go to our hotel.
4th Overnight stay


5th Day, Saturday 02 June               PATMOS

After breakfast, we will visit the Cave of the Apocalypse. We will also visit the Holy Monastery of St. John the Theologian in Chora and venerate the Holy Relics of St. Chrstidoulus the founder of the Monastery. There, we will have the chance to visit the Museum and admire the Monastery’s treasures. Next, we will visit the Holy Monastery of Evagelismos built by Elder Amfilochios, friend of St. Nektarius. We will also visit the Holy Monastery of Lifegiving Spring in Chora, the Monastery of Panagia Diasozousa and venerate the miraculous icon of Panagia and the Church of St. Nektarius in Loukakia area. We will then return back to our hotel.
5th Overnight stay


6th Day, Sunday 03 June                  PATMOS – KALYMNOS

In the morning, we will attend the Divine Liturgy in the Church. After Liturgy, we will have breakfast and then we will depart for Kalymnos. Upon arrival, we will visit the Church of St. Sabba of Kalymnos and venerate his Holy Relics. Next, we will visit the Holy Monastery ot St. Catherine in Vothyna. Following that, we will visit the Holy Monastery of St. Panteleimon and venerate his miraculous icon kept there for more than 200 years. We will then go to our hotel.
6th Overnight stay


7th Day, Monday 04 June                 KALYMNOS – RHODES

After breakfast we will depart for Rhodes. Upon arrival there, we will go to our hotel.
7th Overnight stay


8th Day, Tuesday 05 June                RHODES-SYMI-RHODES

After breakfast we will depart for Symi. Upon arrival there, we will visit the Church of Taksiarchis in Panormitis area. Following we will visit the Holy Monastery of Archangel Michael Roukouniotis. After that, will take the boat to Rhodes. Optional a visit to the old city of the island. We will then return back to our hotel.
8th Ovenight stay


9th Day, Wednesday 06 June          RHODES

After breakfast we will visit the Church of Panagia Catholiki in Kremasti and venerate the miraculous icon of Panagia dating from the 15th century. Next, we will visit the Holy Monastery of Panagia Pantanasa and venerate a copy of the miraculous icon of Panagia, kept in Vatopaidi Monastery in Mount Athos, also we will visit the Holy Monastery of Panagia Paramythias and venerate a copy of the miraculous icon of Panagia, kept in Vatopaidi Monastery in Mount Athos. Following that, we will visit the Holy Monastery of Taxiarchis Michael Tharri which built between 9th and 11th century by a princess who was healed miraculously by Taxiarchis Michael . We will also visit the Holy Monastery of Panagia Ypsenis and venerate the Holy Head and Relics of St. Meletius the founder of the Monastery. We will then return back to our hotel.
9th Overnight stay


10th Day, Thursday 07 June            RHODES – ATHENS

After breakfast we will visit the Church of St. Fanourios the Great Martyr. Next, we will visit the Monasteries to the old city. After that we will go to the airport and get on our scheduled flight to Athens at airport of El. Venizelos. That will end of the pilgrimage tour.


Note: The agency reserves the right to make changes to the program although without altering or omitting something from it. In the rare event of any cancellation, our agency bears no responsibility. We cooperate closely with the Monasteries to ensure the smooth running of the itinerary.

 

INCLUDED:

09 Overnight stays in hotels (Breakfast)
Bus transportation and conducted tours as mentioned in the itinerary
Tour guide
Ferry Boat fares:
Aegina – Piraeus / Piraeus – Aegina
Rafina – Andros
Andros – Tinos
Tinos – Syros
Syros – Patmos
Patmos – Kalymnos
Kalymnos – Rhodes
Rhodes –Symi
Symi- Rhodes

Flights:
Rhodes – Athens