Greece & Turkey

A pilgrimage to Greece is a great way for any church to start or complete a study of the letters of the Apostle Paul. Visit to the actual sites of the earliest Christian Churches, can open up new areas for growth and Christian formation. To actually visit Corinth and Thessaloniki after walking the streets of Athens can bring prospective and understanding to our Bible study and lectionary.

Sample Itineraries
Journey of Faith: Walking in the Footsteps of the Apostle Paul in Greece
Thessaloniki / Kavala / Philippi / Veria / Kalambaka / Delphi / Athens / Corinth

 

Day One:
  • Depart via scheduled air service. The destination is Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Day Two:
  • Arrive in Thessaloniki
  • Meet your Faith Journeys Tour Manager who will assist the group to an awaiting chartered motorcoach for a panoramic tour of the city. Thessaloniki is a treasure trove of architecture as we’ll see the ramparts of the city, the Triumphant Arch of Galerius, the Rotunda (oldest of Thessaloniki’s churches), the Via Egnatia, Aristotelous Square, and the Monastery of Vlattadon
  • Late-afternoon hotel check-in
  • Evening Welcome Dinner and overnight

 

Day Three
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • This morning we will visit Kavala, known anciently as Neapolis, where Paul landed on his first voyage to Europe as we make our way to nearby Philippi. See magnificent places such as Lydia’s Baptistery and the great Amphipolis Lion statue. We will also marvel in the beauty of the Forum Romanum
  • Lunch, on own
  • We will visit Krinides (or Crenides), an area that includes the archaeological site of Philippi in the Kavala Prefecture. The area of Krinides was well known from the era of the early Macedonian Kings for its fertile soil and thermal water. It was also in Philippi that Paul met with a woman named Lydia, a purple-dye merchant who became the first Christian convert
  • Return to Thessaloniki for evening dinner and overnight
Journey of Hope: Walking in the Footsteps of the Apostle Paul in Greece
Athens / Corinth / Mykonos / Ephesus / Patmos / Santorini / Thessaloniki / Kavala / Veria

 

Day One:
  • Depart via scheduled air service. The destination is Athens, Greece

 

Day Two:
  • Arrive in Athens
  • Meet your Faith Journeys Tour Manager who will assist the group to an awaiting chartered motorcoach for transfer to the hotel for check-in
  • Afternoon at leisure for sightseeing, shopping, or other activities
  • Evening Welcome Dinner and overnight

 

Day Three
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • This morning we will explore the city of Athens. Highlights include a visit to the Acropolis to see the ruins of the Parthenon and ascend Mars Hill where Paul spoke to the ancient Athenians about the one and only God. From here we have an excellent view of the ancient agora
  • Lunch, on own
  • Continue across the Corinthian Canal to Corinth where Paul came after he left Athens. We will see the Temple of Apollo and Corinth Museum
    As we return to Athens, we will stop at what used to be the ancient port of Cenchreae. It was from here that Paul sailed to Ephesus
  • Evening dinner and overnight

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