Byzantine Heritage Monuments and Pilgrimage Tourism

Course Information
TitleΒυζαντινή μνημειακή κληρονομιά και προσκυνηματικός τουρισμός / Byzantine Heritage Monuments and Pilgrimage Tourism
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAngeliki Trivyzadaki
Course ID600019666

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Pastoral and Social Theology (2013-today)

Registered students: 10
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will: 1. recognize the Byzantine Heritage Monuments, 2. describe the stations and the destinations of Pilgrimage tourism, 3. be able to understand the reasons and to assimilate the ways of recognizing and highlighting the monuments and the places of the Religious and Pilgrimage Tourism, 4. know the Byzantine and Christian Museum/Museum of Byzantine Culture, the Museums of Ecclesiastical Art/Arts and the byzantine /ecclesiastical collections in other museums.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In 13 units the course examines the most important Christian pilgrimage centers in Greece, Asia Minor and the Eastern Mediterranean, which preserve religious monuments of a valuable Early Christian and Byzantine Heritage. These centers are popular destinations for both Cultural and Religious Tourism as they not only convey a priceless cultural and artistic tradition but also are places of holy pilgrimage, worship and prayer. Through references to their historical and religious geography, the course studies the most important monuments (architecture, painting, sculpture) in the context of the artistic and cultural tradition they belong to. A special mention will be made of the various museums and collections of Byzantine and Christian religious art, where visitors can admire Byzantine and Post-byzantine religious artworks as well as ceremonial and ritualistic objects of Christian worship. 1. Holy Land – Egypt (Sinai Monastery) 2. Constantinople (I) 3. Constantinople (II) - Asia Minor - Pontus - Cappadocia 4. Thrace – Eastern Macedonia (Philippi) 5. Thessaloniki 6. Visit of the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki 7. Mount Athos 8. Central Macedonia (Veroia) 9. Western Macedonia (Kastoria - Prespes) 10. Thessaly (Meteora) – Epirus – Ionian Islands 11. Central Greece – Attica (Athens) 12. Peloponnese (Mystras - Monemvasia) 13. Aegean Islands - Crete - Cyprus
Byzantine Heritage, Religious Tourism, Pilgrimage Tourism, Christian Pilgrimage Sites, Museums
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment200.8
Written assigments351.4
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
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