Thessaloniki
Panathenaic stadium AthensChanging of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Hellenic Parliament, SyntagmaThe Acropolis of AthensAthensMonastiraki AthensAncient CorinthThe Isthmus of CorinthMeteoraMeteora monasteryPhilippiBaptistery of Saint Lydia

7 Day Coach Tour – Footsteps of Apostle Paul

Tour Overview

Greece being the first European country to embrace Christianity, this tour is dedicated to The Apostle Paul and his mission to the towns and villages of Greece teaching the Word Of God.

Tour Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Professional Licensed Guide for duration of tour
  • 6 overnight stays including 6 breakfasts and 5 evening meals
  • Greek welcome dinner and interactive show
  • Accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels
  • All entrance fees and guided sightseeing in the Archaeological sites of Ancient Corinth, the Acropolis of Athens, Philippi and the Monasteries of Meteora
  • Additional en-route stops to the Corinth Canal, ancient port of Kechries, Thermopyles, Kavala, local workshops, Parliament building at Syntagma Square, Olympic Stadium of Athens and Plaka
  • Visits to places of worship for Mass
  • Fully air-conditioned coach
  • Professional English speaking driver

Tour Description

Daily Program & Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival Day

Arrive in Athens and transfer to your hotel for check-in.
Meet your tour guide and late afternoon departure to “Zafiro” for an introduction to Greece including Greek dancing lessons, good food, panoramic views and interactive fun for all ages.

Day 2 – Athens & Corinthos Sightseeing

Today we begin with the highlights of Athens on a city sightseeing tour to see the Olympic Stadium, Syntagma Square with the Evzone guards, the Temple of the Olympian Zeus and the Acropolis of Athens. Visit the Areopagus Hill where the Apostle Paul delivered his sermon about the identity of “the Unknown God”. After a break for lunch and free time in the Plaka area, we make our way to the site of Ancient Corinthos where Apostle Paul worked for 18 months with tent makers Aquila and Priscilla. See the ruins of the ancient village and the Temple of Apollo. We will also pass by the port of Kechries and the Corinth Canal.
(Options for Mass either in St Dennis Cathedral before departing Athens or outdoors on the site of Corinthos)

Return to Athens and dinner is included this evening at your hotel.

Day 3 – Athens to Kalambaka

After breakfast we begin our journey to Kalambaka. Lunch stop en-route and upon arrival, visits to two of the Meteora “suspended in the air” monasteries built on top of gigantic rock formations with breathtaking views. Dinner is included this evening at your hotel.

Day 4 – Kalambaka to Thessaloniki

An early start departing Kalambaka and making our way to Veria. See the Podium of Apostle Paul where Paul preached the Gospel to the local community. After lunch we continue our journey to Thessaloniki with an orientation drive around the city upon arrival.

Your hotel is located in the city center and dinner is included in a local taverna.
(Option for Mass in the Catholic Church of Immaculate Conception, Thessaloniki)

Day 5 – Excursion to Philippi & Kavala

Begin from Thessaloniki after breakfast and journey to Philippi, named after Alexander the Great’s father. In Philippi, Paul preached and founded the first church in Europe. It was here where Paul met Lydia. Visit St. Lydia’s baptistery and the Holy River Zigaktis for Mass.

After exploring the site and museum we continue on to Kavala where Paul arrived from Troy to the ancient port of Neapolis. Free time to explore Kavala.

Late afternoon return to Thessaloniki and evening at leisure.

Day 6 – Thessaloniki to Athens

After breakfast we leave Thessaloniki and begin our return journey to Athens. Late afternoon arrival with dinner included tonight at your hotel.

Day 7 – Departure Day

Transfer from hotel to Athens Airport.

Choose your own tour dates

This tour is available all year round for private group bookings. Please click on the Booking request button below and provide us with the approximate dates of travel and group size in order for us to provide you with a price.

Additional nights

Additional nights are available providing we are advised at the time of booking for either pre or post tour extra nights.

Booking Policy

Upon our confirmation to you for a land tour, a deposit of 30% is required in order to reserve space. This deposit is refundable up to 45 days before the tour starting date. Within 45 days of the starting date cancellation policy for land tours will apply.

 Tour does not include

  • Flights
  • Lunches
  • Personal donations to places of worship
  • Gratuities

 

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