Panorama Sicily 25 Oct
Catania, Palermo, Monreale, Agrigento, Syracuse, Ortygia, Taormina,
Cefalu, Messina, Mount Etna.
Departure October 25
Day 1: ATHENS - CATANIA - AGRIGENTO- PALERMO
Concentration at the airport and flight to Catania. Arrival and departure for him
Akraganta (Agrigento), one of the richest and most prominent Greek colonies
of Greater Greece, where we have an amazing sight in the archaeological site
of the "Valley of the Temples". We will begin our tour of the Temple of Lachin
Time and we will continue with the well-preserved Temple of Omonia, Hercules
Olympian Zeus, Dioskouras and Hephaestus. Late afternoon arrival at
capital and administrative seat of the autonomous region of Sicily: Palermo, at
foothills of mountain Pelegrino. Transfer to and from the hotel. Dinner and
Day 2: PALERMO - MONREALE
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Montreal Hill, where he dominates
imposing cathedral (6,000 m)) with magnificent Byzantine mosaics.
Return to Palermo. Our tour will start from the Royal Palace - the headquarters of
Normal kings of Sicily and today its Parliament -, and will continue to
the Cathedral, Piazza Pretoria with its "Fountain of Shame" and its mansion
Senate, the Church of Martorana with its famous Byzantine mosaics, the theater
Chewing on the square with the multi-colored Garivaldi. Return at noon
hotel and afternoon free. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Palermo - Cefalou - Messina - Catania
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Catania and crossing northern Sicily, will
we reach the picturesque Kefalos, where we will visit the picturesque Piazza Duomo
and the Cathedral (12th-15th c.), with Byzantine mosaics. Then you will
we visit Messina (Messina or Zagli). A short panoramic tour of where
we will see the Cathedral, the Assumption Church, the Astronomical Clock, and
the Orion Fountain. Late in the afternoon arrival and accommodation at our hotel in
Atsiriale region of Catania. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Catania - Syracuse - Ortygia
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Syracuse. A tour of the archaeological site
park of Naples, where we will see the altar of Jeronas, the "Dionysus' ear" at
Quarries of Paradise, the ancient theater, the Nymphaeum and the Roman amphitheater.
Following is a visit to the historic city center, located on the islet
Ortigia, where we will admire the Temple of Apollo, Archimedes Square with the Fountain
of Artemis, the cathedral - conversion of the ancient temple of Athena into
Christian Church -, the Basilica of Santa Lucia with its Masterpiece
Caravaggio "The Burial of Santa Lucia", and we will end up at the Fountain of Arethusa with
the papyrus in the water. Return to our hotel in Catania. Dinner and
Day 5: KATANIA - MOUNT ENTA - TAORMINA - ATHENS
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Etna, the largest and highest active
Volcano in Europe (3,350 m). Then we will visit the beautiful and
cosmopolitan Taormina (Tauromenon) overlooking the Ionian Sea. Place of artists, bohemians and
of writers, a place of inspiration and rebirth, the ancient Naxian colony exercises
irresistible attraction to the visitor. Passing through the Messina Door, we will see the Palazzo
Corbia, which was the seat of the first Sicilian Parliament (1410), the ancient
Greek theater, with panoramic views of the sea and Etna, and across Corsica
Uberto, we will end up in Piazza Nové April with its church
St. Augustine and the Clock Tower. Free time as long as you will
Transfer to Catania Airport for the return flight. Arriving at
Athens late at night.
Επιλεγμένα Ξενοδοχεία 4*: Hotel Sao Paolo Palermo, Hotel Orizzonte Acireale Catania
Cheap airline tickets Athens - Catania - Athens with Aegean Airlines
Accommodation in selected hotels 4 *. (Hotel Sao Paolo Palermo, Hotel Orizzonte
Acireale Catania) or the like.
Breakfast daily and one meal daily (half board).
Excursions, tours, guided tours as mentioned in the syllabus
of the excursion.
Local guides to the archaeological sites in Syracuse and Akraganda.
Experienced leader - our office attendant.
Insurance of civil / professional liability.
One luggage up to 8 kg
One suitcase up to 23 kg
Αερο Airport taxes & fuel surcharge.
Entrances to museums, archaeological sites, spectacles and generally where required.
Anything explicitly referred to as optional or proposed.
Checkpoint (25 €)