7 DAYS ST. PAUL IN GREECE TOUR:
Highligts: Athens, Thessaloniki, Philippi, Kavala, Meteora, Kalambaka, Delphi.
Day 1 Thursday Arrival to Athens :
Arrival Athens and take connecting flight to Thessaloniki, dinner and Overnight Stay.
Day 2 Friday 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 Pauls time. Among the ruins, located on the rocky ledge above the towns 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.
DAY 3 Saturday 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.
Day 4 Sunday 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
Day 5 Monday 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
DAY 6 Tuesday Corinth Athens :
we will visit the Acropolis to see the ruins of the Parthenon, Erectheum and Propylae. 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, Hadrians 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 Pauls trial by Gallio took place, the Fountain of Peirene, Temple of Apollo and the Bema. Return to Athens for dinner and overnight.)
DAY 7 Wednesday Athens :
Transfer to the airport for to flight home. Or Athens Extension