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Our 6-Day Apostle Paul Footsteps & Biblical Greece 2021 is a religious and major archaeological sights tour where you retrace the many missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul in Greece.
Both pilgrimage and picturesque journey this private tour leads you to many significant sites of the New Testament as well as some of the most prominent archaeological sights.
Highlights of this extraordinary 6-day private tour from Athens:
Visit the monuments of ancient Athens (Acropolis, Ancient and Roman Agora)
Walk up the Mars Hill where Paul delivered his “Men of Athens” speech.
Explore Corinth Canal and Ancient Corinth and the Bema where Apostle Paul preached
Make stops at Nafpaktos, Galaxidi, Arachova
Delve into UNESCO Delphi & Museum
See top monasteries in UNESCO Meteora and learn about the resident monks
Visit Vergina, one of the most impressive palaces in Classical Greece. Explore the ancient cities that Paul preached: Veria, Neapoli, Philippi, Amphipolis. Walk around Thessaloniki’s ancient walls where Paul escaped. Explore Thessaloniki’s many ancient and medieval sights. Feast on local Greek cuisine and fine wine in traditional tavernas.
Your Hotel , Airbnb, Athens Airport , Piraeus Port
10 Minutes Before Event Time
Apostle Paul had discussions with the locals about the death of Jesus on the cross and his resurrection. Admission Fee: 20 euro per person
Areopagus or Mars Hill
Exactly across the official exit of Acropolis Athens site, stands
Areopagus Hill. At Acts 17:22-31 is mentioned that Apostle Paul stood in the middle of the Areopagus and gave his famous speech to the “UNKNOWN GOD”. Free Admission.
On our way to Ancient Agora, we will stroll in Plaka old city and stop by the Roman Agora and Adrian’s Library. Ancient Agora most prominent sites are the magnificent Temple of Hephaestus and Stoa of Attalos. Admission Fee: 10 euro per person
Twenty minutes later, you will arrive at Ancient Corinth with the famous Temple of Apollo and the Bema, where Apostle Paul preached the word of Christian God to local Corinthians, Jewish and Romans.
Apostle Paul stayed in Corinth for 18 months. Admission Fee: 8 euro per person
Apostle Paul is the patron saint of Corinth and Corinthians built an impressive church in his honour, the Church of Apostle Paul, which you will visit in modern Corinth.
Apostle Paul, bid goodbye to his friends as he set off to Syria from Kechree port to continue his work on spreading Christianity in the Mediterranean. Free Admission.
After Corinth, we cross the Rio Antirio Bridge and enter the western mainland. Our first stop is Nafpaktos, a scenic little Venetian port where you can have a coffee or tea at the port.
Sites of Delphi include the Temple of Apollo, the Amphictyonic Council, the Siphnian Treasury, the Theatre, the Tholos, the Gymnasium and the Stadium.
For lunch, we have chosen the traditional tavern “To Patriko mas” which combine an astounding view of the vast olive tree valley and sea with exceptional food and service.
After lunch, we will stop at Arachova, a very popular ski resort village.
The next destination is Kalambaka. You will check in your rooms and we will transport you to Meteora Rocks to watch the stunning sunset over the imposing Monasteries.
Overnight rest at 4-star or Boutique Hotels like Guesthouse Iridanos.
Meteora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meteora monasteries date from the 14th century and are unique in the world because of the amazing treasure of Byzantine and Christian items you can witness.
There is a 3 euro fee to enter each of the monasteries and proper attire is required. Women must wear skirts below the knees though in some monasteries these are provided for women in shorts or slacks. Men’s arms must be covered and they must wear long pants.
After your visit to the Monasteries, you will descend to Kalambaka and have lunch at its main street with traditional and family-run small taverns. After your lunch, we will set off to Vergina.
Vergina, another UNESCO site, was the first capital of the ancient kingdom of Macedonia. You will visit the palaces, the ancient theatre, the Royal Macedonian Tombs and the Museum. Admission Fee: 12 euro
Next stop will be Veria, another town evangelized by Paul (Acts 17: 10-14). We will visit the ancient synagogue where we will see the Byzantine mosaic in the monument commemorating his preaching.
The spot in Veria where it is said that Paul stood and preached, the so-called “Apostle Paul’s Podium” is now an imposing monument. Free Admission.
After breakfast, we leave Veria and drive for about an hour where we reach the vast Archaeological sight of Pella and its distinct Museum. The Pella Museum won the “Traveller’s Choice Award” for 2020 from Trip Advisor. Admission Fee: 4 euro
Next stop is Amphipolis, an ancient Greek city on the Strymon River colonized by Athens.
The most impressive monuments are Kasta Tomb a memorial dedicated to the dearest friend of Alexander the Great, Hephaestion.
The Lion of Amphipolis, a monumental tomb sculpture, set up in honour of Laomedon of Mytilene, an important general of Alexander the Great, king of Macedon. Admission Fee: 6 euro
Dinner and Overnight at Kavala, at Galaxy Hotel with majestic sea and Castle views.
In Philippi, Paul and Silas were accused of provoking abnormalities in the city and for having habits unusual for the Romans. The two men were caned and imprisoned but managed to flee to Thessaloniki. Entrance fees 6 euro.
Next, we will continue to the ancient city of Neapolis, the first European city to accept Christianity. We will see the Roman Aqueduct and the ruins of the Acropolis in this beautifully located city, known since the 5th century as Kavala.
After a drive of about 2 hours, we will reach Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-biggest city and with exceptional history throughout the centuries. Apostle Paul and Silas reached Thessaloniki in the fall of 48AD.
You will visit the Orthodox Church of St. Paul a symbol of Apostle Paul’s visit to Thessaloniki
Apostle Paul’s Holy Water. In the area, used to be a spring and the rumours say that Apostle Paul stopped to drink some water
Thessaloniki’s popular sights: famous White Tower by the sea, the Roman Forum, the Rotunda, the Arch of Galerius (known as “Kamara”), the church of Agios Dimitrios with its underground catacombs and the Castle of Thessaloniki, called The Heptapyrgion.
After your breakfast and if there is time, you can take a short walk at the famous Thessaloniki promenade. Later, your driver will take you to visit the archaeological site and the museum of Dion.
Dion sight is very large and the excavation of the area has brought to light a fortified city, and buildings like private residences, public buildings, shops, and a large number of workshops.
Entrance fee 8 euros.
After the impressive site of Dion, we will start our return trip to Athens. Our final stop is at Kammena Vourla seaside village where we will offer you, our courtesy, an afternoon coffee or tea by the sea view.
Finally, upon arriving in Athens, we can drop you off at the airport or your residence.