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EXPLORE GREECE IN THE STEPS OF APOSTLE PAUL

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EXPLORE GREECE IN THE STEPS OF APOSTLE PAUL

EXPLORE GREECE IN THE STEPS OF APOSTLE PAUL


Thessaloniki
CitiesThessaloniki, North Greece
Days/Nights7 / 6
Trip story

First they came to NEAPOLIS / Today’s KAVALA,

“We sailed from Troas and made a straight run to Samothrace, the next days to Neapolis…”

(Acts 16, 11)

Then PHILIPPI.

“…And from there to Philippi, a leading city in that district of Macedonia and a Roman colony”

(Acts 16, 12)

Next cities Amphipolis – Apollonia and the city of Thessalonica

“They travelled by way of Amphipolis and Apollonia and came to Thessalonica”

(Acts 17, 1)

Veria (Berea), Dion, Athens,

“Paul’s escort brought him as far as Athens, and came away with instructions

for Silas and Timothy  to rejoin him with all speed”

(Acts 17, 15)

Corinth,

“After this he left Athens and went to Corinth”

(Acts 18, 1)

Our Offer Includes:

Accomodation
6 nights
Transportations
One (1) daily meal, Lunch or Dinner
Activities Entrance fee

DAY BY DAY SCHEDULE 

DAY 1

Arrival at “Macedonia” Airport

• Thessaloniki  Meet & Greet Assist with our representative

Transfer to the Hotel Check in, free time

Thessaloniki Historical Tour  

Paul preached in Thessaloniki during the Winters of 49-50 AD and wrote two epistles to the ancient Thessalonians 

See the ramparts of the city, the triumphal Arch of Galerius starting at the Via Egnatia, once a strategic artery of the Roman Empire and other Roman ruins.

Visit  

St Demetrius Basilica, often referred to as the most beautiful basilica in the city. It was here that the saint was imprisoned, tortured and buried.

St Paul Church , “Apostle Paul’s Holy Water” , Blatades Monastery

The Rotonda along with the Kamares

The Byzantine museum

• Stayover in Thessaloniki

DAY 2 Full day Excursion to Kavala (Philippi)

Kavala, is one of Greece’s prettiest mainland ports in the North Greece .

Visit Philippi where St. Paul delivered his first sermon in Europe, sowing the seeds of Christianity.. Visit the Forum, the theatre and the prison where Paul and Silas were thrown.

Take a tour into the modern port city of Kavala, ancient Neapolis where Paul accompanied by Silas, Luke and Timothy, first set foot in Europe.

On the way back to Thessaloniki , visit the archaeological site of Amfipoli

• Stayover in Thessaloniki

DAY 3 Following  st Paul’s  steps to  the North.

1st stop Veroia

Visit the early Byzantine Church of the Anastasis, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Admire the two modern mosaics – one depicting the vision of a man from Macedonia and the other showing Paul preaching to the citizens of Veroia. The mosaics are located at the top of St Paul’s Steps where it is believed that Paul addressed the crowds in 51AD.

2nd  stop Meteora 

Explore the unique formation of Meteora one of the most striking sights in Greece.

Visit some of  the Meteora Monasteries that seem to be suspended in midair and admire the exquisite specimens of Byzantine art .

3rd stop Delphi 

On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pithios.

Visit  The Treasury of the Athenians at the archaeological site of Delphi,  the center of the ancient world, the prestige of which extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic world

• Stayover in Arachova village

DAY 4 Explore Athens

The historical capital of Greece and one of the oldest cities of the the world.

Visit the great Acropolis ,the  Aeropagus (Mars Hill) , the Ancient Agora in Athens, at the foothill of Acropolis (ancient market place where St. Paul spoke).

See the House of Parliament, the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Presidential Palace, Hadrian’s Arch and the Olympic Stadium where the first modern games were held in 1896.

• Stayover in Athens

DAY 5 DAILY EXCURSION CORINTH

Saint Paul stayed in Corinth for 18 months in 51-52 AD, though his attempts to reform the citizens’ ways were met only by rioting-tribulations recorded in his two “letters to the Corinthians. At the foothills of the Corinthian Acropolis, he lived, worked as a tent maker and taught the word of God.

Visit  the ruins of the 6th century BC Temple of Apollo, the Fountain of Peirene, the Agora where Paul’s trial by Gallio took place and where the famous Bema stands.

Pass by the ancient port of Kechries, where Paul departed from for Ephesus and later on we’ll marvel at the engineering feat of the Corinth Canal, designed in Paul’s time, but finally realized in the late 1890s.

• Stayover in Athens

DAY 6 (EGINA,IDRA,POROS)v

Full day cruivse 

One day, three islands, thousands memories

An incomparable day cruise that travels you to Hydra, Poros and Aegina, the beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf.

• Stayover in Athensvv

DAY 7 

Departure

Transfer to Athens airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” based on the departure flight.

  • Category : Tours in Greece
  • Date : 18 February 2019
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