Stilo and Bivongi

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Visit of the old town of Stilo and the famous Byzantine Basilica “The Catholic.” This temple, dating from the x century AD, is one of the most significant symbols of the Basilian¬†monasticism, with its splendid frescoes inside, today, unfortunately in a precarious state of conservation, but equally reminiscent of the deep sacredness and spirituality of the Basilian monks.

In Bivongi, we will visit Saint John Therestis’ (The Reaper) Monastery, an Ancient Monastery abandoned by Greek Monks around the year 1000 and re-opened in 1994. Time to drink a glass of the renowned Bivongi red wine (upon request, excursions to the Marmarico Falls can be arranged.)