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