The COMELA 2020 Anthropological Excursion

ANTIAN WHISTLE COMMUNITY

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Antia Village, Evia, Greece

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Travel by ferry to the Greek island of Evia
Arrival
Meeting
Terrain mapping
Practicing
Exploration of Antian history and anthropology
Whistle engagement and more practice
Lunch
Departure

 

Description

Antia is the only place in Greece where such a unique way of communicating was born. Due to the mountainous location of the village and the daily occupation of the inhabitants in the wider countryside, the Antiochians devised a clever way to communicate with each other remotely, and to carry messages over long distances.

METEORA MONASTERY

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Kalabaka, Greece

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Athens Train Station at 07:20 to Kalabaka
Arrival
Meeting
See all 6 monasteries and visit inside 3 of them
Photo opportunity stops and many secrets places that only locals know
Exploration of Meteora history and anthropology  
Departure

 

Description

Few kilometers northwest of the town of Kalabaka, the impressive rocks of Meteora are rising from the plains of Thessaly been one of the most amazing places in Greece. Many centuries ago, on these gigantic rocks with the breathtaking landscape reaching heights of more than 600 meters, it was formed one of the most important monastic communities of Greece. The Greek word Meteora means “suspended in the air” and this phrase aptly describes these remarkable Greek Orthodox monasteries. Meteora is a great place to experience , a spectacular landscape and byzantine monasteries perched on top of steep rocks that house priceless artifacts and wall paintings.