Religious tourism is an important part of Greek tourist activity and involves visiting religious places of worship, such as monasteries and churches. The monuments of Greek orthodoxy are an integral part of the national heritage and constitute a remarkable attraction for visitors.
Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches in cities or in small villages, cathedrals, small churches in the countryside, monasteries and cells, decorated with excellent mosaics, paintings and icons, testify the persistence of faith and tradition.
In Western Thessaly, Meteora, the 14th century Byzantine monasteries, are sinuously perched on the summits of smooth and vertical grey rock pinnacles. Built on the easternmost finger on the Halkidiki peninsula of northern Greece, the over 1000-year-old monastic community of Mt. Athos includes twenty monasteries containing some of the finest examples of Byzantine treasures and a plethora of classical and medieval manuscripts. Travelers following the steps of St Paul through the biblical sites of Corinth, Athens, Thessaloniki, Philippi, Kavala – the first European city to convert to Christianity – and the island of Rhodes, are on a journey to an unforgettable religious experience.
Religious tourism is mainly concerned prayerful & researcher traveler, as well fans of Byzantine art, who, through cultural travels in the Greek world, come into contact with the spirituality of Orthodoxy.
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