Arrival at Thessaloniki airport Macedonia / Pieria
Arrival in Thessaloniki, the capital of Northern Greece. The journey to biblical Greece begins! Reception at “Macedonia” airport and transfer to Katerini Beach, Pieria. Check-in at the five-star beachfront hotel “Mediterranean Village Hotel & Spa 5*”. Free time, dinner and overnight stay.
Philippi / Kavala
Breakfast and departure via the Egnatia road to Philippi, where Aphrodite A. After breakfast and departure to Filippi, where Paul (Acts 16:12-40, 20:6) was preaching. Visit to the river where Lydia, the first European Christian woman, was baptized. Guided tour of the archaeological site of Philippi, the most important city of eastern Macedonia – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There, there is the prison of Paul and Silas, the market, the complex of the “octagon”, the theatre. We continue to Kavala, the ancient port of Neapolis, a modern and picturesque city. Return to Pieria in the late afternoon, dinner and overnight.
Breakfast and departure for Thessaloniki where we start the tour from the Eptapyrgio, the walls of the old city. In the city center, we visit unique early Christian and Byzantine churches of great historical importance, such as the Acheriopitos (5th century) and the 7th century church of Agia Sophia of God, which is believed to have been built on the ruins of an early Christian basilica. Guided tour of Agios Dimitrios, Rotunda, the Archaeological Museum and the White Tower. Free time in the city for walking and shopping. Return to Pieria in late afternoon, dinner and overnight.
Dion / Olympus
Breakfast and transfer to the archaeological site of Dion, the holy city of the ancient Macedonians. After visiting the museum we depart for Litochoro, located at the foot of Mount Olympus. Visit to the Monastery of Agios Dionysius en Olympus. Free time in Litochoro and hike to Mount Olympus.
Return to the hotel in the afternoon, dinner and overnight.
Meteora / Kalambaka / Delphi
Breakfast and departure for Meteora, one of the most important monuments in the world, protected by UNESCO, and the most remarkable monastic centre in Greece after Mount Athos.
Transfer to Delphi, dinner and overnight stay.
Delphi / Athens
Breakfast and visit to the archaeological site and museum of Delphi. Delphi, the navel of the world, the most famous oracle of antiquity, is a UNESCO Heritage Site. There, among other things, we will admire the famous statue of Hneochos.
Transfer to Athens, dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast we start the tour with a panoramic tour of the sights of Athens by bus (Panathenaic Stadium, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier where we watch the changing of the guard, the Temple of Olympian Zeus). Visit to the Parthenon (Acropolis) and the Erechtheion. We climb the rocky hill of the Supreme Court ( Acts 17:22) where Ap. Paul gave a fascinating 5-minute speech in front of the giants of philosophy, logic and learning. He spoke of the God to whom the inscription “to an unknown God” is dedicated. Next stop, the Acropolis Museum and the ancient marketplace.
Free time in the center of Athens. Back to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Corinth / Cherry trees
Breakfast and transfer to Corinth (Acts 18: 1-18) where we stop at the historic Corinth Canal. Paul’s teaching in the area: the Agora, the Temple of Apollo, the Roman Odeon, the Bema and Gallio’s Seat. We continue on to Kechreae, ruins of the port of Ancient Corinth, from where Ap. Paul returned to Antioch via Ephesus, Caesarea and Jerusalem.
Return to Athens, dinner and overnight stay.
Athens / departure from the airport El. Venizelos
A unique journey to the biblical places of Greece is completed. After breakfast, transfer to Athens airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”.