The Basilian Way in the Greek Sila
From Rocca Imperiale to Reggio Calabria, a way made by 73 stops developed in more than 1000 km of paths, rebuilt by following traces of ancient italo-greek monks inspired from Saint Basil’s life but also from very important pieces of roman, Greek and also Norman history. It’s the Basilian way: an adventure rich of art, history and religion developed on the mountains of Pollino, Sila and Aspromonte, the right way to know the real essence of Calabria.
Stop 11 – San Demetrio Corone/ Acri – distance 12.1 km
Stop 11 starts from the land of San Demetrio Corone, hamlet arbëreshë which has origin deeply linked to ancient Italo-Greek monks. This hamlet overlooks the Piana di Sibari and from here you can admire the entire Pollino’s mountain chain. In 955 Nilo da Rossano moved here and founded a monastery called abbey of Saint’ Adrian. Suffix “Corone”, added in 1863, is due to an important migratory flow from the city of Coron, in Greece. Since 1794 is the headquarter of Italo-Albanian college founded by Benedetto Ullano.
The tour includes:
- Transfers by private car/minivan with driver from the place of arrival to the first stop and return;
- Overnight stays with breakfast;
- Telephone assistance throughout the booking of the tour;
- Medical/luggage insurance;
- Basilian walker’s passport;
- Certificate of the walker from the 7th stage;
- Guide of the basilian path where strictly necessary.
- Daily luggage transport (1 package of 15 kg) where required;
- Guides of the path for the entire duration.
For needs related to the particular historical moment, the organization reserves the right to modify the travel program, but ensuring the same quality of services.