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October 19, 2015

TOUR CALABRIA MAGNA GRAECIA

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TOUR  MAGNA GRAECIA

The clear waters of the Mediterranean seas frame this charming land. Explore the lands which Ulysses once roamed, arriving at remote villages where ancient Greek dialects are still spoken. Byzantine monasteries and hill towns overlooking the Calabrian plains complement this fascinating tour.

Highlights

Walk in the Calabrian coastline, countryside and mountains

Visit the towns of Reggio Calabria, Locri and Gerace

Admire the famous Riace Warriors

Enjoy Calabrian cuisine

 

Tour description

Note: This tour is valid throughout the year and it has flexible dates, customizable to fit your travel dates, for further details:

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Day one

After your arrival in Reggio Calabria, Airport or Train Station, where you will be welcomed by your guide, you will visit Palazzo Campanella to see the Riace Warriors, unique bronze statues from the 5th Century B.C. You also walk through the city and enjoy its Promenade, ”Italy’s most beautiful kilometer”.

 Day two

You walk around the fishermen’s village of Scylla, the same one mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey. Later, you visit Tropea and Cape Vatican, popularly called “the Gods’ Coast”, where white-sand beaches alternate with rocky coastlines.

Day three

In the morning, you visit Pentedattilo, an abandoned village on a hand-shaped rock, inhabited since Greek times. The surrounding area provides rich possibilities for walks in a wilderness inhabited by the descendants of the ancient Greeks who once settled here. In the afternoon, you visit Bova Superiore, considered as the moral capital of  The Greeks of Calabria, the so called (Chòra tu Vùa),  where  from its ancient Norman Castle,  you can have an incredible view of the surrounding areas.

Day four

Today, you visit the Aspromonte mountains, whose highest peak is Montalto (1956m). Gambarie, a typical mountain village with its picturesque Rumia lake, where it is possible to fish trouts in a still unpolluted nature and enjoy the genuine Calabrian food . You can also visit the historic  place  where our National Hero, Giuseppe Garibaldi, was injured on these mountains.

 Day five

Today’s highlights include the towns of Locri, on the Ionian sea, where you will visit the Archeological Park, housing the remains of one of Italy’s most important Magna Graecia cities. Then, you visit Gerace, a medieval town, full with with Byzantine churches and monasteries (known as the Florence of  the South). The huge Cathedral, built over the ruins  and St. Francis’ church with its unique, baroque marble altar .

Day six

 Today, you visit the so called  “Byzantine island, not an island though!” around Mount Consolino. Stilo and its unique Byzantine church, the Cattolica, Pazzano with its Monte Stella Sanctuary, an amazing church, right into the heart of the mountains, with rocks hanging over the altar. In Bivongi, you visit Saint John Therestis Monastery, where you can meet Greek monks, coming straight from Mount Athos in Greece. A walk up to the Marmarico Falls, one of Italy’s highest waterfalls is also possible, on demand. In the late afternoon, your guide helps you on your way to your next destination with a transfer to Reggio Calabria train station or airport for easy connections to Rome.

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• GUIDING AND TRAVEL SERVICES THROUGHOUT CALABRIA AND SICILY

• TRAVEL CONSULTING AND SERVICES
• ARCHAELOGICAL TOURS
• RELIGIOUS TOURS
• BUSINESS TRAVELS
• ESCORTED TOURS FOR VIPs
• WINE TOURS AND COOKING CLASSES
• WALKING TOURS
• FAMILY HISTORY TRACKING FOR CALABRIA
• PRIVATE TRANSFERS FOR INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS
• INDIVIDUAL & GROUP TOURS

ENGLISH FRENCH SPANISH GERMAN

NOTICE. OUR SERVICES COVER THE WHOLE CALABRIA REGION WITH QUALIFIED, MULTILINGUAL GUIDES

Some leading T.O. and Travel Agencies we worked for:

GTA(Gullivers Travel Associates ), Miki Travel, Globus Cosmos, Girosole, Select Italy, etc…

Additional Info
Country: ITALY
Region: CALABRIA
City: REGGIO CALABRIA
Address: VIA NAZ. 42, GALLICO (RC)
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