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Meteora

HISTORY AND TOUR IN METEORA

 

Full day tour:

Departure at 08.00 a.m. from Athens or the port/arrival at 19.00 pm. Places to visit: Livadia, Distomo, Arachova, Delphi

METEORA: historical monasteries in rocks of the Pindus and of Hasia out from kalambaka Meteora is another World Heritage site by UNESCO. A unique cluster of sandstone rocks at an altitude of 313 metres. The dark ones rocks dating from the Paleogene period Period but without any historical reference from ancient Mythology or ancient Greek period. Meteora you can visit the historical Monasteries of rocks as the Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron, Barlaam, Agia Triada, Agios Stefanos, the Holy Monastery of Rousanou and Agios Nikolaos. The name Meteora was 1344 by the Agios Athanasios of Meteorite. Historic point also Meteora is the cave of theopetra located 4 km outside the town of kalambaka. The formation of the cave rumoured during the Cretaceous period and the habitation during the Middle Palaeolithic period. The cave has great historical importance as found during the excavations of, stone tools, ceramics and ostina findings, jewelry from bones and a pan-European importance Bonanza, a gold jewel Neolithic period. Leaving the Meteors heading to Athens we arrive in Volos and Pelion: Volos belongs in Thessaly and is built at the foothills of Mount Pelion. It has one of the most important ports in Greece and the history of the city is rumored by the Neolithic period and the bronze age. There are significant mentions in the early Christian and Byzantine times while in antiquity according to mythology, mount Pelion was the summer residence of the gods and of the Centaurs. With countless trails to the spin and preservable traditional buildings of unique architecture of Pelion and Volos an ideal destination for lovers of nature and tradition. Leaving from Pelion and Volos will travel in one of the most famous mountain and short passages of Greece in the Prefecture of fthiotida, the Thermopylae: its name was given by the hot springs water. The Thermopylae made famous from the battle of Thermopylae between Greeks and Persians in the legendary battle that gave Michael with their 300. Going down south we find the natural lake Yliki: North of Thebes in Boeotia Prefecture. The Lake wets the Ptwo and the Messapio. The name given in antiquity by the city which was built on the banks of. The Lake is a source of drinking water for New York City. South of the Prefecture of Viotia, we meet one of the oldest cities of Greece, Thebes: in antiquity the citadel called Kadmeia inspired by the founder of Cadmus. In Thebes, the Ancient City with the Mycenaean tombs, the source of Agion Theodoron known as Oedipal Fountain as they washed his hands after Oedipus murdered his father. Our journey ends with our return to Athens.

 

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