5-Days Christian & biblical Tour all over Greece following the Footsteps of Saint Paul. We will visit the most popular religious sites in Greece and we will walk at the same paths that Apostle Paul walked! like Veroia, Filippoi, Nea Fokea, Kavala, Corinth, "Mars Hill" Athens etc.. Our driver will make you feel the perfect sense of highly organized excursion.City of ThessalonikiVlatades Monastery in ThessalonikiThe Crypt of Saint DemetriusNea Fokea – ''Agiasma'' St. PaulFilippi – ''Lydia's Baptismal'' siteThe prison where Apostle Paul and Silas were thrownCity of Kavala "ancient Neapolis"Veria – ''Vima of Apostle Paul''Monasteries of MeteoraDelphi area & MuseumSt. Loukas MonasteryAncient market in AthensAcropolis and ''Mars Hill''Canal of CorinthAncient Corinth & Vima of St. Paul in Corinth
ItineraryDay 1: CHRISTIAN TOUR IN ATEHNS & ANCIENT CORINTH - DELPHIStop At: Acropolis, Athens, AtticaCHRISTIAN TOUR IN ATEHNS: We will pick you up from your hotel (or cruise ship) at 08.30 to start the brilliant Christian tour in Athens. We will visit Acropolis, The ancient Agora which was the heart of Athens in antiquity and the meeting point of Saint Paul with the first followers of Christianity in Athens. The next step will be the "Mars Hill", where Apostle Paul proclaimed the word of the Christian God to the Athenian philosophers. We will have the next stop at coastal district of Palaio Faliro This is the area where St Paul arrived with the escort of Beroes after his departure from Veroia and Thessaloniki. Of course, in combination with our Christian tour we will have a panoramic city tour in Athens (The temple of Zeus, Panathinaikos Stadium, Parliament, Presidential Guards, Athens Trilogy etc).Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Corinth Canal, Corinth, Corinthia Region, PeloponneseIn continue driving along the mainland coast to Peloponnese, we will have our first stop, 1 hour later, at the Canal of Corinth (6 km length and 80m height). Rest and Photo tour thereDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos), Corinth, Corinthia Region, PeloponneseWe continue to reach at Ancient Corinth which was one of his beloved cities of Saint Paul. We will have the chance to visit the Ancient Market and the Bema of Apostle Paul, and we will walk at the same paths that Apostle of Nations walked and preached hundreds of years earlier. We will visit the commercial town of Corinth and The Apostolos Pavlos (Apostle Paul) metropolitan church, on the street of the same name, which founded by Apostle Paul around 51-52 AD. Next stop will be at 'Kechrias Port. Around 52 AD, Apostle Paul arrived from Athens to Corinth. He stayed in Corinth for eighteen months, establishing and consolidating the Church of Corinth. Then, from Kechrias port, his next journey began .Our first day finished in Delphi for overnightDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Delphi in 3* star hotel or 4* star hotelDay 2: DELPHI – MONASTERY OF SAINT LOUKAS - VEROIA – VERGINA – THESSALONIKIStop At: Delphi, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central Greece08.30pick you up from your hotel have the element visit at the area of Delphi, the Temple of Apollon, Delphi Museum. The next visit will be at the wonderful Byzantine Monastery of St. Loukas. The Monastery of Saint Loukas is an 11th century monastery and it is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. You will have lunch at the traditional tavernaDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Vima Apostolou Pavlou, Veroia, Imathia Region, Central MacedoniaGo ahead to reach at the beautiful town of Veroia at Northwestern Greece. We visit the church of Apostle Paul and the made of marble ''Vima of Apostle Paul'', the place Paul preached to the people of one of his beloved towns for many days. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Vergina, Imathia Region, Central MacedoniaWe continue to the Ancient town of Vergina and to the King's tombs, one of them of Alexander the Great father and ex-king, and we finally arrive at. Check in at your hotel. Thessaloniki for overnight. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Thessaloniki in 3*star or 4* star hotelsDay 3: THESSALONIKI - NEA FOKEA - FILIPPOI - KAVALAStop At: The Castle of Kavala, Kavala, Kavala Region, East Macedonia and ThraceAfter breakfast, we leave Thessaloniki to reach at the small town of Nea Fokea, and the ''Agiasma of St. Paul'', that is an underground corridor ends to a chamber where St. Paul was hidden when people of Thessaloniki was running after him. Next visit will be at Filippoi, where St, Paul preached his first evangelical sermon and baptized the first Christians in Europe! Visit the ''Baptismal'' site, where Lydia baptized as the first European woman, and the secret crypt where Paul was prisoned in. Finally, we visit Acropolis of Filippoi, visit the theatre, Basilica and the prison were Apostle Paul and Silas where thrown. Continue into the modern city of Kavala the "ancient Neapolis" where Paul accompanied by Silas, Luke and Timothy, first set foot in Europe, have lunch in the town of KavalaDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Thessaloniki in 3*star or 4* star hotelsDay 4: KAVALA – CHURCHES IN THESSALONIKI – METEORA Stop At: Thessaloniki Zoo, Agios Pavlos, Thessaloniki Region, Central MacedoniaAfter your breakfast we leave from Kavala to reach in Thessaloniki. We explore Thessaloniki, where Paul preached and wrote two epistles during the winters of 49-50 AD to the Ancient Thessalonians. See the ramparts of the city: the triumphal Arch of Galerius, built in 303 AD, at the Via Egnatia. The Rotonda is one of the most imposing monuments of Thessaloniki. Visits to St. Demetrius Basilica at the most important part of the temple, is the underground ancient “Crypt”. According to the Christian Tradition, the saint was imprisoned here and died in 303 A.D. The Acheiropoietos Church - a gem of devotion: The Acheiropoietos Church owes its name to an icon of the Virgin Mary, (‘Acheiropoietos’ meaning "made not by human hands "), which was kept in the church. It is one of the first churches of Christianity, founded sometime between 450 and 475 AD. Also we will have a special visit at the Vlatades Monastery that said that Apostle Paul stopped there to drink some water that's why called “Apostle Paul’s Holy Water", Believers from all over the world worship the space of Holy Water and enjoy the magnificent panoramic view to Thermaikos Gulf & Thessaloniki. In the same area there is also the Orthodox Church of St. Paul. We will divining through the central Greece to reach in Meteora for Overnight Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Thessaloniki in 3*star or 4* star hotelsDay 5: METEORA – ATHENSStop At: Meteora, Kastraki, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, Thessaly09.00 our driver pick you up from your hotel and we will visit the BYZANTINE MONASTERIES of Meteora, that are included on the UNESCO world heritage monument list. Having our first stop at The Holy Monastery of Great Meteoro which is the biggest and oldest one of all. It was called the monastery that was "suspended in the air" (Meteoro), because of the formation of the gigantic rock on top of which it was built. Our second visit is to the great monastery of St. Stephan. The Monastery of St. Stephan, which is a small church built in the 16th century and decorated in 1545. Duration: 8 hoursStop At: Thermopylae Museum, Thermopylae, Phthiotis Region, Central GreeceWe leave from Meteora and after a short stop at Thermopiles where there is the statue of Leonidas as a memorial the battle of the 300 Spartans against thousands of Persian soldiers of the Persian Empire, we will reach in Athens. Drop off at your hotel in Athens Duration: 20 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.