BYZANTINE AND CHRISTIAN ATHENS

2 nights/ 3 days
0116
00378
Description
Highlights: Athens, Acropolis, Marsh Hill, Byzantine Museum, Kesariani Monastery, Dafni Monastery
Operating: All year round
Departures: Daily

ITINERARY

See Athens in a different aspect and explore its Byzantine and Christian parts

2 nights/ 3 days tour

Athens (Attica):

From the 10th till the 12th century A.C. the Byzantine empire was experiencing a new golden age of prosperity and growth. And Athens was filled with many small charming churches with wonderful frescoes and admirable mosaics. Most of those churches are located in the old area of Athens Plaka
Athens also has today the Byzantine and Christian Museum one should not neglect to visit it is one of the most important Byzantine museums in Greece since it hosts an amazing collection from the late antiquities till the years after the byzantine period. . It is organized in 2 main units
One for the yeas of the Byzantine Period and one for the years after the byzantine period (from 1453 till the XXe century). The museum hosts more than 25.000 items. Sculptures, Icons, Frescos, pottery, tissues, manuscripts and mosaics, coming all over the region

Kesariani (Attica):

Hidden within a forest area on the foot of Mount Hymettos this charming little Byzantine Monastery a small jewel of Byzantine art. Build in the 10th century, its buildings are half-intact and there is a wonderful small garden present with many amazing plants, flowers and full of birds. In the interior one can find amazing frescos from the 16th and 17th century. Apart from the beautiful colors and techniques one can observe through them the monk’s every day life in the 17th century

Extend your stay to other Byzantine & Christian areas of Greece: Corinth, Mystras, Kalavryta, Meteora, Epirus, Kastoria, Thessaloniki and more…

INCLUDED SERVICES

Accommodation

  • 2 nights in Athens city center hotel on the selected board type (BB, HB, FB)

Transfers

  • Athens Airport- Athens Hotel and v.v. with private a/c coach meet and assistance
  • Athens 4- hour tour (Acropolis, Aeropagus, Kesariani Monastery) with private a/c coach
  • Athens 4-hour tour (Christian- Byzantine Museum & Dafni Monastery) with private a/c coach


Private licensed Guide service of the selected language

  • Athens 4-hour private tour, including the Acropolis, Aeropagus (the Hill of Ares – Mars hill) where St. Paul the Apostle delivered his famous sermon, Cathedral & Kessariani Monastery
  • Athens 4-hour private tour, including the Christian-Byzantine Museum & Dafni Monastery

Extras

  • Daily masses (if required)

BETIS TRAVEL assistance


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