About this tour
During the "Volyn Athens" excursion, you will get acquainted with the educational traditions of the Ostroh Region, where the first higher school in Eastern Europe operated in the 17th century - the Slavic-Greek-Latin Academy. In this school, Ivan Fedorov, for the first time in the world, printed a complete edition of the Bible books of the Old and New Testaments in the Church Slavonic language.
You will visit the village Mezhyrich Holy Trinity Men's Monastery, founded by monks of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra in the 13th century. and stop in the village Gilcha near the Grotto of the source of St. Nicholas.
Additional charges apply to transport services, entrance tickets and museum services.
Holy Trinity Mezhyritskyi Men's Monastery
The appearance of monastery is more like a powerful and impressive castle than a quiet spiritual shrine. The majestic community of gilded domes and pointed towers, rising above the picturesque surface of the pond, can be seen from afar and captivated by its beauty. The beginning of monasticism in the Mezhirytsky Monastery, which was founded by the monks of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, was first mentioned after 1240 in the annals.
Ostroh Academy National University
The Ostroh Slavic-Greek-Latin Academy is the successor of the first higher educational institution of the East Slavic peoples. The academy was founded in 1576 by Prince Vasyl-Kostyantin Ostrosky. The uniqueness and originality of this higher educational institution were revealed in the fact that two types of cultures were combined here for the first time: Byzantine and Western European. The renaissance of the Ukrainian people is associated with the Ostroh Academy.
What is included?
From each purchased tour, we transfer 10% to the Ukrainian Refugee Support Fund!
The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
Online check-in making in advance is recommended to avoid queues at check-in to hotel.
Meals in hotels are provided through meals delivery service to rooms upon prior order or at hotel restaurants situated inside or in open areas, provided the distance of at least 1.5 meters between seats at adjacent tables.
Not more than 4 clients are allowed to stay at the table (excluding children under 14 years old). Unless these tables are separated by a special partition;
Self-serve is not allowed.