The COMELA 2020 Anthropological Excursion
ANTIAN WHISTLE COMMUNITY
Travel by ferry to the Greek island of Evia
Whistle classes and practice
Exploration of Antian history and anthropology
Whistle engagement and applied whistling
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.
Athens Train Station at 07:20 to Kalabaka
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
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.
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.