RELIGIOUS ATHENS TOUR

ATHENS BY NIGHT
14 October 2019
SAINT PAUL’S STEPS
14 October 2019

9 Hours


Greece, has always been a crossroad path of religions and cultures, Christianity succeeded the Greek gods, the religion of the ancient Greeks. This trip explores this transition and the reasons behind the successful adoption of the new religion. Visiting three very important religious foundations, we introduce ourselves to old mystical practices in the sacred place of Eleusis, where the implanting of Christianity, the Daphni monastery-Middle Byzantine was and the monastery of Saint Patapios.

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The tour starts with a visit to the Daphni monastery located in the West of Athens, almost halfway along the sacred way towards Elefsina. This attraction has been considered sacred since ancient times as the place was a temple dedicated to God Apollo, with the first monastery to build in the 6th century a.d., then continue along the sacred way towards Elefsina, site of the most famous religious holiday of the eleusinian mysteries. Then you get to the picturesque seaside town of Loutraki for lunch or coffee, while at a distance of 14 km from Loutraki, in a commanding location at an altitude of approximately 700 m, dominate the Geraneia mountains and the monastery of Saint Patapios, The inside of the monastery is accessible by a ladder rungs while the 144 steps are dedicated to the homonymous miraculous hermit whose relic survives to this day.

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