Evia - Mountain Dirfis - Aidipsos - Monasteries
Evia, is also known as Euboia. It's is Greece's second-largest island, just after the big island of Crete. But for most foreign travelers, Evia's almost invisible on the travel radar. Yet this Greek island is very easy to get to, has great culinary traditions, hot springs, and interesting archaeological sites. Evia is renowned for its seafood and handcrafts. Like Crete, Evia has many small mountain villages in beautiful settings.All over the island of Evia are a number of interesting and beautiful churches and monasteries. The island is very popular for religous tourism and many visitors from all over the world come here to visit and experiences the islands many places of religion.
We drive you through a beautiful road trip at Evia island. Just relax in the luxury of our unique Land Rover and enjoy the rout. Arrive at wonderful Kampia. Agia Kyriaki Church is built in a beautiful location between plane trees and running waters. Immersed on a rock that forms the left side of the church and part of the sanctuary, the church of Agia Kyriaki is basically built on the cave in which the inhabitants of the area found the picture of Agia Kyriaki. Continue to mountain Dirfis for an off road experience. Dirfys is the highest mountain of Evia island and it is near to Athens. It is a small mountain, not so high,but climbing at Dirfys is not so easy. It has only one peak and it looks higher than it is. It is a beautiful mountain with forests and gorges, and the view from the peak is wonderful. Next stop is the church of St. John the Russian in Prokopi and is dedicated to the homonymous saint. Drive to Agia Anna and to our resort. You can walk through its beautiful roads and enjoy a delicious traditional meal.
This morning after you have a tonic breakfast we drive to Monastery of Saint David. After an off road route we arrive at Evias perhaps most beautiful monastery. The Monastery of Saint David, which is located in the heart dense area in the low mountains “Horseman” and “Xiron term”, is dedicated to the Transfiguration. The monastery was founded in 1550 and has very rare hagiography as well, as historical relics there are exhibited in the monastery’s museum. We continue are spiritual tour and arrive at Saint George. A women’s monastery, situated in a beautiful spot, with magnificent scenery. It is an old monastery with a great past and history, and has many old religious relics. The wooden crafted iconostasi of the temple, is a remarkable piece of art. Continue to Aidipsos. The healing properties of Aidipsos thermal springs are known since ancient times. At a close distance you will find golden beaches where thermal springs are flowing while along the promenade you can enjoy refreshing drinks and delicious dishes in traditional restaurants. Aidipsos has it all: beyond its trademark, the thermal springs, its unique natural beauty will steal your heart forever.
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