The COMELA 2020 Anthropological Excursion

ANTIAN WHISTLE COMMUNITY

SCHEDULE

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LOCATION

Antia Village, Evia, Greece

segments

Travel by ferry to the Greek island of Evia
Arrival

Meeting
Terrain mapping
Whistle classes and practice 
Exploration of Antian history and anthropology
Whistle engagement and applied whistling
Lunch
Village strolls

Departure

 

Description

The Sfyria Community in Antia, Evia Island, Greece, houses a unique language. The Whistle language. A dying language, the Sfyria language is used by the community as a full language, though somewhat of a phonolect.

The Anthropological excursion will include a visit to the community, and full interaction with both the community, and the environment, as the village of Antia sits wonderfully in the mountains of the Island, and yet a short drive from the Aegean sea.

METEORA MONASTERY

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LOCATION

Kalabaka, Greece

segments

Athens Train Station at 07:20 to Kalabaka

Arrival

Meeting
See all 6 monasteries and visit inside
Photo opportunity stops and many secrets places that only locals know
Exploration of Meteora history and anthropology 

Visit the hermit caves and the Meteora monasteries
Admire the beauty of the countryside
Enjoy a 5 hour tour with locals

Departure

Arrive in Kalambaka, a small town at the foot of the majestic grey rocks, and crowded by the Meteora monasteries.

For 5 hours, explore the Meteora monasteries. Visit the thousand year old hermitages of Bandovas, discuss the anthropology of Meteora, and enjoy incredible views from Greece’s most panoramic spots. At the end of the day, drivers will transfer you back to Kalambaka, for dinner and village strolls, and return from Kalambaka back to Athens.

Description

Several kilometers northwest of the town of Kalabaka, in Greece, the rocks of Meteora  rise from the plains of Thessaly, and present one of the most amazing localities in Greece.

Many centuries ago, on these gigantic rocks with their breathtaking landscape, reaching heights of more than 600 meters, the Byzantine monasteries and their monastic community were formed.