St. Paul

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  • Location: Greece
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Follow the Steps of St. Paul

1st Day: Thessaloniki
Arrival to Thessaloniki. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

2nd Day: Kavala – Filippi
After breakfast transfer to the city FILIPPI – where the first European citizen was baptized. Mass at the former Baptistery. We will see the remains of the ancient city, where St. Paul started his mission in Europe. Then we’ll see the beautiful panorama of the harbor at Kavala (ancient Neapolis) and the Old Town. Transfer back to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

3rd Day: Thessaloniki – Veria – Kalambaka
After breakfast, we will explore the city of Thessaloniki: the White Tower, Ano Poli, Cathedral of Saint Dimitrios, Rotunda, Arch of Galerius. Then we drive to VERII (Berea). We’ll see there the Byzantine churches and the statue of St. Paul. Mass at the monument.Transfer to Kalambaka. Accommodation, dinner and overnight.

4th Day: Kalambaka – Delphi
After breakfast, we will visit Meteora, the hanging monasteries of the fourteenth century. Located at the top on a height of 540-630m. In the afternoon, transfer to the hotel in Delphi. Dinner and overnight.

5th Day: Delphi
After breakfast, we will start our sightseeing of Delphi – the ruins of the ancient sanctuary of Apollo. Then we drive to Ossios Loukas – the monastery of St. Luke with preserved Byzantine mosaics. In the afternoon departure to the seaside town of Loutraki. Accommodation, dinner and overnight.

6th Day: Loutraki
After breakfast, free time for leisure, walking or swimming in the sea. We suggest an optional cruise through the Corinth Canal. In the evening dinner and overnight.

7th Day: Argolida
After reakfast we will explore Argolis: first Mycenae – the ruins of one of the oldest cities in Europe (Lions Gate, the Tomb of Agamemnon), then EPIDAVROS – the ancient theater with unique acoustics and finally NAFPLIO – the first capital of independent Greece. On our way back we will visit the ancient Corinth, where Apostle Paul spent 18 months. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

8th Day: Loutraki
After breakfast, free time for leisure, walking and swimming in the sea. Dinner. Overnight.

9th Day: Athens
Breakfast and transfer to Athens. We will attend a Mass at St. Dionysius Aeropagity. Then sightseeing of the city: the Acropolis, Areopagos (the place where the Apostle Paul preached), Arch of Adrian, the old Olympic Stadium, the National Garden, the Parliament, the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and we will walk at the ancient Agora. Free time.Transfer to the hotel. In the evening dinner at a  traditional tavern with Greek folklore music and dances. Overnight.

10th Day: Athens
Breakfast and free time. Alternatively we suggest a 1-day cruise to 3 islands: Aegina, Poros, Hydra. Dinner and overnight.

11th Day: Back to the country
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for our flight

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