Lesvos-Mytilini tour to Limonos monastery

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LES 2
Duration: 
4.5-5 hours

from 70 €

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1325 €637 €
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3125 €235 €
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675 €124 €
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970 €107 €
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Feel the spirituality of Limonos Monastery and enjoy the breathtaking view to the city of Lesvos

Depart the port of Mytilini and after a short orientation drive through the city, drive along the Gulf of Gera, passing the lovely countryside to arrive at the Monastery of Limonos. Enter the Monastery and marvel at its extraordinary interior. This huge complex was founded in 1523 and is manned by a handful of monks who are responsible for maintaining the three stories of cells that surround a giant courtyard, adorned with massive urns and strutting peacocks. There's a library, a museum with lovely icons, manuscripts, embroidery, jewelry and also a couple of chapels. Ladies will only be able to visit one of these chapels, since the other is protected by the “Avaton”, an old Christian Orthodox custom that forbids women in some worship places.

Visit the Church, which was dedicated to Archangels Taxiarches constructed in 1903and note the beautiful frescoes. The main attractions are the Icon of the Archangel Michael and a throne, both fine pieces of woodcarving, which are more than 300 years old and belonged to the first church. This location offers one of the best city views-a lovely photo opportunity Your guide will then take you on a spectacular tour around the Monastery. Afterwards, you will return directly to the port and the ship.

Inclusions

-         transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle, late-model

          (bus, minibus or taxi, according to your group’s size)

-         professional driver

-         insurance cover during transfers by vehicle

-         licensed English-speaking guide * (concerns “with guide” price only)

-         all taxes

-         identification sign with your name on it

-         mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7

          * guides in other languages available, upon request


Exclusions

-         entrance fees (paid by you on the spot)

Step 1

Your tour starts from Mytilini’s port

Step 2

Visit of the Monastery of Limonos 

Step 3

Visit of the Archangels Taxiarches Church

Step 4

Guided tour around the monastery

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