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Private Religious Tour of Saint Theodora & Isthmus Canal From Athens

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Duration

9 hours

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

1 -15 persons

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Languages

English

Experience a private religious tour of Saint Theodora of Vasta and witness the miracle of this tiny and picturesque church!

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Tour Highlights

Appreciate the engineering and incredible views of the Corinthian and Saronic gulfs, at the Isthmus Canal.

Be amazed by the beauty of Agia Theodora of Vasta, a small Byzantine church that has 17 holly and maple trees growing from its roof.

According to the local legend, Theodora lived in the 10th century in the town of Vasta. When the area was raided by bandits, she disguised herself as a man to join the defense. In the battle that followed she was fatally wounded, and just before her death asked God to change her body into a church, her hair into a forest, and her blood into the water that will feed the trees.

The villagers, moved by her bravery, built a church at her grave. Legend has it that a local river re-routed to pass directly under the church. Eventually, trees grew from the roof of the church. The site has become important for Greek Orthodox pilgrims and sightseeing visitors.

Isthmus Canal

  • Pickup from your chosen hotel in Athens
  • Visit the Isthmus Canal, one of the most important projects and 19th century engineering masterpieces, playing a catalytic role for the Mediterranean trade.

  • Visit Ancient Diolkos, a paved trackway in Ancient Greece which enabled boats to be moved overland across the Isthmus of Corinth.

  • Drive to St Theodora of Vasta

St. Theodora

  • Witness the picturesque and miraculous St.Theodora church
  • Enjoy nature’s beauty and a traditional home cooked meal at Nikola’s Watermill (“NEROMILOS”) Nikolas’ Watermill, operating for 28 whole years. The quality and the purity of its tastes are based on the traditional Greek cuisine. At a breathtaking landscape, the pleasant and easy environment has been perfectly combined with the traditional tastes offering unforgetable gastronomic experiences to travellers
  • Return to your chosen location in Athens

What’s included

Hand sanitiser & face masks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Transportation by private air-conditioned luxury vehicles

WiFi

Native English speaking drivers

Handmade candies

Refreshment wipes

Bottled water

Exclusions

Entry or admission fees

Food & drinks

Know before you go

Covid-19 Health Protocols are applied for your safety. Learn More

Instant confirmation at time of booking

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

What to bring with you

Casual clothing

Non slip shoes

Sunscreen

Cancellation policy

Full refund if booking is cancelled until 24 hours before the experience

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