Footsteps of St Paul Greece Tour
7 Days tour to Athens Philippi Kavala Thessaloniki Meteora Delphi
Footsteps of St Paul Greece Tour – Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrival to Athens
Arrival Athens and take connecting flight to Thessaloniki, dinner and Overnight Stay.
Day 2 – Philippi Kavala Thessaloniki
Visit Philippi where Paul delivered his first sermon in Europe, sowing the seeds of Christianity. Here Paul baptized a “certain woman named Lydia the first Christian convert in Europe. The Roman forum, completely excavated, is from after Paul’s time. Among the ruins, located on the rocky ledge above the town’s main road is the prison where Paul and Silas were thrown. Continue into the modern port city of Kavala, ancient Neapolis, where Paul accompanied by Silas, Luke and Timothy, first set foot in Europe. Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki. (B,D)
DAY 3 – Thessaloniki – Meteora
Thessaloniki city 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 staddling the Via Egnatia, once a strategic artery of the Roman Empire.
Depart for Meteora Monasteries. Dinner and overnight in Kalambaka. (B,D)
Day 4 – Meteora Delphi
Visit Meteora Monasteries, among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks, which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Continue to Delphi, dinner and overnight. (B,D)
Day 5 – Delphi Athens
Visit Delphi, the center of the Ancient world – the “omphalos” (navel) of the earth – whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic world. On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. Visit and continue to Athens for dinner and overnight. (B,D)
DAY 6 – Corinth Athens
We will visit the Acropolis to see the ruins of the Parthenon, Erectheum and Propylaea. We shall also ascend Mars Hill; view the Agora (ancient market place where Paul spoke to the ancient Athenians). We will also see the House of Parliament, the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Presidential Palace, Hadrian’s Arch and the Panatheanic Stadium. We continue our tour to Ancient Corinth. Here under the shadow of the towering Acropolis. St. Paul preached and lived for two years. The vigorous and mostly Gentile Church he founded here in 50 AD caused him much grief and prompted him to write at least four letters to them. Visit the ruins of the ancient city where Paul worked with Aquila and Priscilla. See the remains of first century shops, the agora where Paul’s trial by Gallio took place, the Fountain of Peirene, Temple of Apollo and the Bema. Return to Athens for dinner and overnight. (B,D)
DAY 7 Athens
Transfer to the airport for to flight home. Or Athens Extension. End of Foot Steps of St Paul Greece Tour
TOUR PRICE INCLUDE
- Arrival, departure airport transfers.
- Accommodation in 4* hotels double occupancy, Single supplement is surcharge.
- B Breakfast L lunch D dinner as indicated in the tour schedule.
- Transportation in non-smoking and Air conditioned vehicles.
- English speaking official tour guide.
- Entrance fees to the various sites.
- International and Domestic flights.
- Gratitude to the guide and driver.
- Any other item not specifically mentioned as being included.
Prices from 1380 USD for group of minimum 20 pax
Tour operated privately for group demands please contact with us
P.S: For group requirements, other languages are available on demand.