In the Footsteps of St. Paul (6 nights with a cruise)

In the Footsteps of St. Paul (6 nights with a cruise)

Day 1 – Arrival at Thessaloniki
Arriving at Athens airport, we either join a domestic flight or meet our guide and drive in the bus to Thessaloniki, enjoying the breathtaking scenery. Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.

Day 2 – Thessaloniki-Philippi-Kavala-Thessaloniki
We follow the route of the ancient Via Ignatia to Philippi. Named after Philip II of Macedonia, the city was witness to Paul’s first European converts. We see an old section of the Via Ignatia, the place shown as St. Paul’s prison, and the archaeological museum. Then we visit the river where Lydia became the first European woman to be baptized. We continue to Kavala, site of ancient Neapolis. Here we visit the harbor where Paul first landed in Greece. We return to Thessaloniki for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 – Thessaloniki-Veria-Kalambaka
Today we tour Thessaloniki with its famous White Tower, as well as the churches of St. Sophia and St. Dimitrios. We continue to Veria (Berea), where Paul found a warmer welcome than he had at Thessaloniki. We see the monument, also known as the Bema, built to the Apostle at the southern part of the city. We continue to Kalambaka for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 – Kalambaka-Delphi
We visit the hanging Byzantine monasteries from the Medieval Period. Of the 24, six are inhabited, of which we visit two. We continue to Delphi for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 – Delphi-Athens
Ancient leaders came here to visit the Oracle and ask its advice. We visit the Temple of Apollo, the Athenian Treasury, the Theater, the Archaeological Museum, and the monument to the “One God.” We continue to Athens for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 – Athens-Corinth
We explore the Athenian Acropolis with its Parthenon. We continue to the Areopagus and Mars Hill, where the Apostle Paul delivered his famous sermon. Afterwards we take a bus tour through Athens, seeing the library, the university and the parliament. In the afternoon, we make our way to ancient Corinth, where Paul lived and preached—as we know from his epistles to the Corinthians. Here he established the first entirely Gentile church. We also visit the archeological museum and the temples. Heading back toward Athens, we stop to visit the ancient ports of Lechaion and Cenchrean, as well as the Corinth Canal. Dinner and overnight in Athens.

Day 7 – Three-Islands Cruise
Today we cruise the islands of Agina, Poros and Hydra, enjoying delicious food, live music and entertainment onboard. We take free time on each of the islands. Lunch will be served onboard. In the afternoon we return to our Athens hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 8 – Departure.

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