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In the Footsteps of
St. Paul -
to Greece and Turkey
13 Day Itinerary
DAY 1: DEPART USA
Depart the USA for Greece on our transatlantic flight. Dinner and
breakfast served aboard overnight flight.
DAY 2: ATHENS / THESSALONIKI
Arrive in Macedonia where we are greeted by our Tour Escort and
transferred to our hotel. Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki. (D)
DAY 3: THESSALONIKI
After breakfast at the
hotel we depart for our guided tour beginning with Kavala, the port
where Paul first landed with Timothy and Silas. We then continue on
to Philippi, where Paul was imprisoned. View the prison, the Market
Place, Basilica and Theater. Also visit the Amphipolis, famous
starting point of Alexander the Great on his mission to "conquer the
world." Dinner and overnight Thessaloniki. (B,D)
DAY 4: THESSALONIKI / KALAMBAKA
Today you will visit the
Archeological Museum, St. George Church, the Galerius Arch and the
Basilica of St. Sophia and St. Dimetrius before continuing to
Macedonia. This afternoon we visit Pella, birthplace of Alexander
the Great, and the famous steps of Paul in Beria, where he preached.
Continue to Kalambaka for dinner and overnight (B,D)
DAY 5: KALAMBAKA / DELPHI
This morning we visit
Meteora, where we will ascend huge granite rocks to view
architectural wonders over 700 years old. Visit the monastery of
Metamorphosis with its church and Museum containing priceless
historic and religious treasures. Continue to Delphi for dinner and
DAY 6: DELPHI / ATHENS
We depart after breakfast
for Apollo. We will see the Treasury, the Theater, the Archeological
Museum and the first monument built in the ancient world to "One
God." Dinner and overnight in Athens. (B,D)
DAY 7: ATHENS
Our tour today takes us to
the Acropolis and the ruins of Parthenon, Mars Hill, the Agora and
other ancient sites. In the afternoon depart for Corinth along St.
Paul’s original journey. Walk the marketplace where St. Paul
preached then visit the Archeological Museum and the Temples. Here
Paul founded the first church consisting entirely of Gentiles.
Return to Athens by way of the Corinth Canal and Cenchraeae harbor.
Paul sailed from this site to Ephesus. Dinner and overnight in
DAY 8: ATHENS
Free day in Athens. Take
time to revisit the Archeological Museum or the Museum of Icons.
Time for personal shopping or simply relaxing in this lovely city.
Dinner and overnight in Athens. (B,D)
DAY 9: CRUISING / MYKONOS
Transfer to the port of
Piraeus for embarkation on our cruise ship. Enjoy the many shipboard
activities or just relax while sailing to the Island of Mykonos with
its jet-set atmosphere, whitewashed buildings, sidewalk cafes and
chic shops. Here we will see the Archeological Museum and Temples.
DAY 10: KUSADASI / PATMOS
This morning we arrive in
Kusadasi, Turkey site of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World,"
Ephesus. Continue to the island of Patmos and the Monastery of St.
John the Divine, who received the Revelation here that forms the
Last Book of the New Testament. (B,L,D)
DAY 11: RHODES
Full day on the island of
Rhodes, famed for its historic Old Town and great shopping. Visit
the Temple of Athena on the majestic Acropolis of Lindos (optional)
DAY 12: HERAKLION / SANTORINI
This morning we arrive in
Heraklion, Crete, site of the Palace of Knossos, legendary home of
the Minotaur. This afternoon we sail to Santorini, perched on the
rim of an ancient volcano and believed by many to be the site of the
Lost Continent of Atlantis. (B,L,D)
DAY 13: CRUISE / PIRAEUS / USA
Morning arrival into the
port of Piraeus. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the
airport for our return flight to the USA arriving home the same day.
Roundtrip from JFK
7 nights Superior
Tourist Class Hotels & 4 nights on cruise in 2 berth inside cabins.
Upgrade available on request
11 Breakfasts, 4
Lunches & 11 Dinners.
City tour of Kavala,
view the prison, the Market Place, Basilica and Theater Amphipolis.
St. George Church, the Galerius Arch and the Basilica of St. Sophia
and St. Dimetrius. Pella, birthplace of Alexander the Great, the
famous Steps of Paul in Beria. The monastery of Metamorphosis with
its church and Museum, see the treasury, the Theater, the
Archeological Museum in Delphi and the first monument built in the
ancient world to "One God." Tour of the Acropolis and the ruins of
Parthenon, Mars Hill, the Agora and other ancient sites,
Archeological Museum and the Temples, Kusadasi, site of the "Seven
Wonders of the Ancient World," Ephesus, the island of Patmos and the
Monastery of St. John the Divine, Crete, site of the Palace of
Knossos, legendary home of the Minotaur, Island of Santorini, the
rim of an ancient volcano believed by many to be the site of the
Lost Continent of Atlantis.
• Also Included:
Airport-hotel transfers, hotel tips and taxes, baggage handling,
Touring by Private Air-conditioned Motorcoach, Services of a
professional tour escort.
per person, based on double occupancy
Single supplement $690.00
Add departure tax and travel insurance