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  • 7-days Footsteps of Saint Paul

    DAY 1 Arrive to Thessaloniki, Greece

    Welcome to Greece! Meet your tour guide and enjoy guided sightseeing of the city and churches of Thessaloniki. Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.

    DAY 2 Thessaloniki-Excursion to Phillipi & Kavala

    The tour continues to the city of Kavala, ancient port of Neapolis, which is built amphitheatrically. Excursion to Philippi, which was named after Alexander the Great’s father, in this place Saint Paul baptized the first Christian in Europe, the “woman by the name of Lydia”. Here you will also visit the prison where Saint Paul and Silas were held. Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.

    DAY 3 Thessaloniki–Veria–Meteora Area

    Excursion to Veria. The city of Berroia as mentioned in the Bible, that was St. Paul’s next stop and where he preached to the Jews that were more noble. St. Paul is the Patron Saint of the city of Veria. The tour continues with a visit of the traditional Tribune and the Church of Christ, one of the many churches built during the Byzantine era, when Veria was called the small Jerusalem. Next stop is Vergina, the first ancient capital of the Greek Macedonian Kingdom, to visit the Royal Tombs. Of these tombs, the most important is that of King Philip II, Alexander the Great's father. The tour includes also a visit of the museum where are some of King Philip's most important possessions, including the king's shield and gold-trimmed breast plate. Drive to Kalambaka with the fantastic landscape of Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries. Dinner and overnight in Kalambaka.

    DAY 4 Meteora Area–Delphi

    Visit of the Varlaam Monastery and St. Stephen's Monastery with an incredible panoramic view. Drive to Delphi where the ancient sanctuary of the god Apollo is. Dinner and overnight in Delphi.

    DAY 5 Delphi–Athens

    Visit of the Archaeological Site and the Museum to admire the Charioteer. On the way back to Athens, you will be informed about Thebes, the setting of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex. Dinner and overnight in Athens.

    DAY 6 Athens–Excursion to Corinth–Mycenae & Epidaurus

    Drive through the Corinth Canal and visit of the Ancient Corinth, where St. Paul preached. The tour continues with a visit of the Archaeological Site and the Museum of Mycenae to admire the Beehive Tombs, the Treasury of Atreus and the Lion Gate. Short drive to Epidaurus for a tour of it's 2,300-year-old open-air theater. Dinner and overnight in Athens.

    DAY 7 Athens

    Sightseeing with a local guide and visit of the Acropolis, the Erechtheum, the Theseum, Roman temple dedicated to Zeus, theater of Dionysus, and the Agora where Socrates taught. Our guide will point out the main ancient and modern sites including Hadrian’s arch, the statue of Lord Byron, Constitution Square and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Our tour will continue passing the National Gardens, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Optional lunch in Plaka, break for shopping. Transfer to the Airport of Athens and departure.

     

    Dates:

    February - November (exc. Thes/niki International Fair dates)

    Package services:

    2 x Overnights in 4* Hotel in Thes/niki
    1 x Overnight in 4* Hotel in Kalambaka
    1 x Overnight in 4* Hotel in Delphi
    2 x Overnights in 4* Hotel in Athens
    6 x Breakfast buffet
    6 x Dinner
    1 x Private coach for the whole Tour (1. Day - 7. Day)

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