Day 1 - Departure
Board your overnight transatlantic flight.
Day 2 - Arrive in Thessaloniki, Greece
We arrive in Thessaloniki where you will be met by your guide and driver to begin your sightseeing of Thessaloniki. This city, named after Alexander the Great’s sister, and which figures prominently in the New Testament at which time this provincial capital was considered a world cultural center. This community was the center of Paul’s activities in Northern Greece. It is where he preached and founded a church and to whom he wrote two epistles (Acts 17:1-9; 1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians). This evening, you will enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel with your traveling companions.
Day 3 - ThessalonikaExcursion to Philippi and Kavala
Full-day excursion along the ancient route of Apostle Paul to Amphipolis (Acts 17:1). Journey to ancient Philippi, which was named after the father of Alexander the Great. This busy Roman colony boasted a great library and theater. In Philippi, Paul preached, established the first church in Europe, and was to whom he wrote one of his epistles while imprisoned in Rome (Acts 16:11-40; Philippians). It was in this area that Paul met Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She and her household accepted Christ and were baptized in the nearby river (Acts 16:11-15). Next, continue to Kavala, ancient port of Neapolis (Acts 16:9-11). Dinner and overnight
Day 4 - ThessalonikaVeriaKalambaka
This morning, stop in Veria (Beroea of the New Testament), where Paul and Silas were sent by friends after being accused of treason in Thessalonika (Acts 17:5-15). Visit the BEMA OF APOSTLE PAUL, where Paul is said to have stood and preached the Gospel to the local community. Continue to Kalambaka. Dinner and overnight
Day 5 - KalambakaMeteoraDelphi
In Meteora, visit the hanging monasteries situated atop vast rocks from the 14th-century, one of the most breathtaking sites in the world. Inside the monasteries, discover many historical and religious treasures. Continue to Delphi for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 - DelphiAthens
After breakfast we After breakfast we will start our tour to the center of the ancient world and visit the Temple of Apollo. We will visit the archaeological site as well as the museum. From there we continue to Athens for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 - AthensPiraeus (Embarkation)Mykonos
We transfer to the port of Piraeus to begin our 3-night Greece and Turkey cruise with a visit to the mountainous island of Mykonos. Free time to explore the island before returning to the ship for evening entertainment.
Day 8 - Kusadasi, TurkeyPatmos, Greece
Visit the Turkish port of Kusadasi, and enjoy an included excursion to Ancient Ephesus, whose inhabitants were the recipients of Apostle Paul’s famous epistle (Acts 18:19-26; Ephesians) and which was once the capital of the Roman province of Asia, and to the House of Mary, where the Virgin Mary is said to have spent her last days. Continue your cruise to Patmos, with free time to discover the “Jerusalem of the Aegean”. We visit the Monastery of St. John and to the Cave of the Apocalypse, where John the Evangelist wrote the Book of the Revelation during his exile (Rev. 1:9-11).
Day 9 - CreteSantorini
This morning we arrive in Heraklion. The capital of Crete is a former Venetian harbor with representative architecture and art. Our included tour of the city takes us on a short drive to the Minoan Palace of Knossos, home to Europe’s oldest civilization. Then we return for a visit to Heraklio where the church of St Titus.
This afternoon we continue our cruise to Santorini one of the most renowned places of the world. People travel thousands of miles in order to admire its unique geography, a result of an earthquake that took place many centuries ago. We can take the shore excursion to Oia Village and Fira (the capital) or we just have free time to explore the unique Fira on the Caldera over the volcanic hill and is accessible either by foot, donkey ride or by the cable car.
Day 10 - Piraeus, Greece (Disembarkation)CorinthAthens
Disembark and continue to Corinth to visit of the archaeological site where Apostle Paul worked for 18 months with tent makers Aquila and Priscilla (Acts 18:1-18). We will see also the handmade Corinth Canal connecting the Aegean with the Ionian Seas.
Return to Athens for dinner and overnight
Day 11 - Athens
Today we will spend the day in Athens where we will visit the Acropolis, Parthenon, Areopagus, and Mars Hill where the Apostle Paul delivered his well-known sermon. (Acts 17:15-34). You will also have a panoramic tour to see the Parliament House, the Academy, Omonia Square and Panathenaic Stadium. You will have free time in Plaza area, the ancient city of Athens. Dinner and overnight at our hotel
Day 12 - Departure
Today we will be transferred to the airport to fly back home with our unforgettable memory