Footsteps of Apostle Paul – Faith-Based Travel (TP)

10 Day Tour from Athens to Athens

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Your adventure begins with a welcome dinner in Athens. Then, travel to Thessalonika for guided sightseeing of this city, which was named after Alexander the Great’s sister, and an excursion along the route of Apostle Paul to Amphipolis. Continue to Philippi, and to Kavala, ancient port of Neapolis. Via Veria, visit the Bema of Apostle Paul, and spend a night in Kalambaka before exploring the breathtaking 14th-century rocktop monasteries at Meteora. Return to Athens and in Piraeus, board your cruise ship for a 3-night jaunt around the Greek Isles and Turkey. Enjoy free time to explore the island of Mykonos, then arrive in Kusadasi, Turkey, where an excursion to the fantastic ruins of Ephesus is included. Back in Greece, stop at Patmos for an included excursion to the Monastery of St. John and the Cave of the Apocalypse, then call at Heraklion on Crete, and Santorini (weather permitting). Disembark and visit the excavations of Corinth with a Local Guide before returning to Athens for guided sightseeing featuring visits to the Acropolis and Areopagus, where Paul delivered his famous sermon about the identity of “the Unknown God.” A farewell dinner at your hotel concludes this memorable vacation.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

ATHENS
Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis and Areopagus
THESSALONIKA
Guided sightseeing, excursion to ancient Philippi and Kavala
VERIA
Visit the Bema of Apostle Paul
METEORA
Guided visit of Varlaam and St. Stephen’s Monasteries
CRUISING
Three-night cruise to Mykonos; Kusadasi (Turkey), with an included excursion to the ruins of Ephesus; Patmos, with an included excursion to the Monastery of St. John and the Cave of the Apocalypse; Crete; Santorini
CORINTH
Guided visit of the excavations
Headsets throughout the tourCruise Details:
  • Gratuities to service personnel on board and port taxes are not included.
  • Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice.
  • Cabin categories: Inside cabin (category IC), Outside cabin (category XD)
  • All cabins with two lower beds and private shower and toilet.
  • Full entertainment program on board.
  • Globus Host service throughout the cruise.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Acropolis Athens
  • Meteroa
  • Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika
  • Acropolis Athens
  • Meteora
  • Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika

Transportation:

Motorcoach; sea cruise. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including welcome and farewell dinners in Athens; plus all meals on board daily featuring full à la carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Athens, Greece

Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, then enjoy this evening’s welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

Dinner

Day 2 Athens–Thessalonika

Journey north to Thessalonika and enjoy guided sightseeing of the city. Named after Alexander the Great’s sister, it 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, founded a church, and to whom he wrote two epistles.

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 3 Thessalonika. Excursion to Philippi & Kavala

Full-day excursion along the route of Apostle Paul to Amphipolis. Journey to Philippi, named after Alexander the Great’s father. This busy Roman colony boasted a great library and theater. It was here that Paul preached and established the first church in Europe, and to whom he wrote one of his epistles while imprisoned in Rome. Next, continue to Kavala, ancient port of Neapolis. (B,D

Day 4 Thessalonika–Veria–Kalambaka

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. Visit the BEMA OF APOSTLE PAUL, where Paul is said to have stood and preached the Gospel to the local community. Continue to Kalambaka.

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 5 Kalambaka–Meteora–Athens

In Meteora, visit VARLAAM and ST. STEPHEN’S MONASTERIES. Situated atop vast rocks, the 14th-century monasteries compose one of the most breathtaking sites in the world. Inside the monasteries, discover many historical and religious treasures. Return to Athens.

Breakfast

Day 6 Athens–Piraeus (Embarkation)–Mykonos

Begin your 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.

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 7 Kusadasi, Turkey–Excursion to Ephesus–Patmos, Greece

Visit the Turkish port of Kusadasi and enjoy an included excursion to the RUINS OF EPHESUS, whose inhabitants were the recipients of one of Apostle Paul’s famous epistles and which was once the capital of the Roman province of Asia. Also visit the House of Mary, where the Virgin Mary is said to have spent her last days. Continue your cruise to Patmos, the “Jerusalem of the Aegean,” where you can enjoy an included excursion to 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.

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 8 Cruising: Heraklion–Santorini

First port of call today is Heraklion on Crete. An optional excursion can be booked to nearby Knossos, the center of the 3000 BC Minoan civilization. Afternoon call (weather permitting) at Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” The optional shore excursion here takes you up to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas.

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 9 Piraeus (Disembarkation)–Corinth–Athens

Disembark and meet your Local Guide for the day; travel to Corinth and visit the EXCAVATIONS where Apostle Paul worked for 18 months with tent makers Aquila and Priscilla. Return to Athens for sightseeing and visit the ACROPOLIS with the Parthenon and AREOPAGUS, where Paul delivered his famous sermon about the identity of “the Unknown God.” Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with wine at your hotel.

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 10 Athens

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

 Tour Director

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 Accommodations

Athens
Thessalonika
Kalambaka

Athens

Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre

Superior First-Class

Michalacopoulou Street 50
Athens, Greece

Free Wifi

The Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre is a modern 193 room property, in the heart of Athens' commercial district offering Free Wi-Fi access. The hotel has a choice of dining options including the roof garden restaurant where during summer months, guests can dine under starry skies whilst enjoying a spectacular view of Lycabettus hill. The perfect place to unwind is at the roof-top bar where snacks and drinks can be taken al-fresco in the summer by the refreshing outdoor dipping pool. The lively lobby bar serves drinks and fruity cocktails year round and other leisure facilities include a gym and sauna.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Room
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • In-Room Safe
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Desk
  • Television

Thessalonika

Capsis

First-Class

18 Monastiriou Street
Thessaloniki, Greece

Free Wifi

Latest technology designs and recent renovation have made Capsis one of the best-known and foremost central hotels in Thessaloniki, being an ideal option for business meetings, conference receptions and tours around the city of great religious and cultural significance.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Fitness Room
  • ATM
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Climate Control
  • Electronic/Magnetic Keys
  • Phone
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer

Kalambaka

Amalia Kalambaka

First-Class

National Road
Kalambaka, Greece

Free Wifi

Amalia Hotel is a beautiful setting just minutes away from the town of Kalambaka. The hotel is embedded on 14 acres of greenery and has been built with traditional materials to match its surroundings.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Desk
  • Internet Access

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