||Arrival at Thessaloniki and transfer to the
||Today we visit the place where Apostle Paul
established the first Christian church in Europe,
the city of Philippi. Here he met Lydia, the
first convert to Christianity on european soil.
We shall visit the river where Lydia was
baptised, the ancient forum and the jail where
Paul and Silas were kept. Here as they were
praising God, they were miraculously freed and
the jailer believed and was baptized.We start our
way back stoping at the beautiful city of Kavala (Neapolis)
mentioned by St. Paul. Return to Thessaloniki for
dinner and overnight.
||Morning tour of Thessaloniki before
continuing for Berea.
Paul came here and preached before arriving in Thessaloniki, a great city
with extraordinary beautiful byzantine churches.
We continue via Vergina and finish our day at Kalambaka with Meteora,
the huge grey rocks with the monasteries on top.
We visit two of the Byzantine monasteries
standing there for more than a thousand years.
The setting is breathtakingly beautiful and the
experience unforgetable. Overnight and dinner in
||This morning we start our drive South to Deplhi "the centre of
the ancient world". We visit the museum and
the site where the priestess pythia was
predicting the future and gave her famous
oracles. Overnight in Athens.
||Morning walking tour to the ancient city of
Athens, visiting the Hill
of the Acropolis with
the Parthenon etc. and the rock of Areios Pagus
where Paul in Greek preached to the Athenian
philosophers about the "uknown God".
Afternoon is free and early evening we work the
way up to the Lycabettus Hill for a splendid view
||We start our trip driving south of Athens to Corinth. After a stop at
Corinth canal we visit the ancient city of
Corinth where Paul lived and preached for two
years. The 1st and 2nd epistles now part of the
New Testament were sent to this local church. We
visit the small port of ancient Corinth,
mentioned in Paul's letter to the Christians at
Rome sent to them by Phoebe and because this was
the place Paul sailed later to Ephesus. Then we
proceed to Mycenae to visit the remains of the
prehistoric citadel fortified with the Cyclopean
Walls, the Lions' Gate, the remains of the
Mycenaean Palace and the Tomb of King Agamemnon.
We visit Nauplia, a picturesque town first
Capital of Modern Greece, continue to the open
theatre of Epidaurus and return to Athens early
in the evening.
||Transfer to the airport for departure.