Stilo and Bivongi


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.)


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