Day 1: ATHENS - I.M. SOUROTIS AGIOS PAISIOS - THESSALONIKI
We would depart at 7.30p. From Piraeus with destination Thessaloniki, the bride of Thermaikos, the capital of Macedonia, the city of Ag. Demetriou. You will make intermediate stops for coffee or food. Then we would board the poulman and early the mesimeri will arrive at the Holy Monastery of Souroti to pray the tomb of Saint Paisios. Saint Geron Paisios of Mount Athos (according to kosmon Arsenios Eznepidis, was born on July 25, 1924 and was the only one who became widely known for his life and work. He was declared a Saint of the Orthodox Church by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople on January 13, 2015. He died on Tuesday, July 12, 1994 and was buried in the Holy Hermitage of St. John the Theologian in Souroti, Thessaloniki. The admiration around the elder Paisios results in hundreds of people being visited every day the monastery where he is buried, which is known by his name..
Late in the afternoon we would arrive in Thessaloniki, the second city of Athens, which was founded in 319 a.m. X from Cassander and took the name of his wife Thessaloniki, sister of Meg. Alexandrou. Here Paul, the Missionary of the Nations, will challenge the aura of Christianity (50m. h) and here Ag. Demitrios will become the bright meteor of the city, megalomartys and prostatis. Arrival at our hotel in the center of Thessaloniki, arranged in the rooms- overnight.
2nd day: THESSALONIKI – LOUTRA POZAR
After the prussian, we will depart from our hotel to make the tour of the city to admire the historical , its archaeological and religious ornaments. We will pass by Aristotelous Square, one of the largest and most imposing planets in Greece, with the statuette of the philosopher Aristotle to dominate. Around it are the most important beautiful buildings of the city , which have been declared listed. You will make a stop at the plaza to shop for anamnestic gifts and the proud triangles Panoramatos and the famous more tsoureki from the patisserie TERKENLIS. We continue our walk in the city to see the White Tower, a symbol of the city, with a height 34 meters and six floors, which was part of the fortification of the city. He will worship at the Church of St. Demetriou, protector of the city, wherever he celebrates, a five-aisled basilica and a Byzantine monastery. of the city, which during the tradition was built near the Romaic bath where Ag. Demetrius, from where it gushed and myrrh. It would admire the Arch of Galerius, known as Kamara, which was built in the 4th century m. In honor of the Roman Emperor Galerius, who returned victorious to the city after fighting against the Persians. You will get to know the Rotunda, which was built by Galerius in 300 m. It is also a museum with works of art, surviving mosaics and rare photographs. Before saying goodbye to the bride of Thermaikos, we would visit the Upper Town, the Castles, the Eptapyrgio, the Yedi Koule Ep. we can go to the poulman to depart for the famous Pozar baths where we will have free time to enjoy our spa treatment in the small closed pisins, in the waterfall or in the me great pisina and benefit from the beneficial properties of the Medicinal Baths of Pozar which we are stable temperature 37οC, gushing for thousands of years from the mountain creating an impressive spectacle aparalis natural homophia that combines the liquid element with the dense green of the region. After the lunch we will depart for Athens with intermediate stops for coffee.