Duration: 10 Days
“For we walk by faith, not by sight,” wrote the Apostle Paul to the Corinthians. On this religious tour of Greece and Turkey, you’ll stroll, skip, and sail by faith as you retrace the many missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul after he saw the light in Damascus. Both pilgrimage and picturesque journey, this land and cruise tour to mainland Greece, the Greek Isles, and Turkey leads you to many significant sites of the New Testament as well as some of the most magnificent sights of the Mediterranean. Scripture will take on new meaning as you visit the ancient communities where Paul established churches – and to whom he penned his epistles, including the Thessalonians, Philippians, Corinthians, and Ephesians. As you follow in the faithful footsteps of the Apostle Paul – with fantastic detours to Mykonos, Crete, and Santorini – you, too, will have much to write home about.
Please note: Itinerary is based on 2021, and is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in June 2021.
Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Scenic drive to Thessalonika.
THESSALONIKA Orientation drive includes the White Tower and Aristotelous Square. Visit Ag. Dimitros Basilika. (B,D) 314 mi / 503 km
Drive past Amphipolis and Apollonia along the route of St. Paul.
PHILIPPI Visit Lydia's Baptistery. Visit the forum and ruins of the Basilicas and the theatre.
KAVALA Orientation drive includes Neapolis of the Acts and St. Paul's mosaic. Free time for lunch before returning to Thessalonika. (B,D) 219 mi / 350 km
VERIA Visit the Bema of Apostle Paul.
METEORA Visit the Holy Monastery of Varlaam and the Holy Monastery of St. Stephen. Scenic drive en route to Kalambaka. (B,D) 137 mi / 220 km
Drive past Trikala en route to Lamia, and past Thermopylae en route to Athens.
ATHENS Free time this evening. (B) 230 mi / 370 km
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Athens with a 4-course dinner and Greek entertainment in Plaka (Athens' oldest village). This and other options throughout your tour are available for purchase at MyACCOUNT. Get local maps and free time tips on your GlobusGO mobile app.
ATHENS Embarkation MYKONOS Free time this afternoon and evening. (B,L,D)
KUSADASI Guided visit to the Ephesus Archaeological site. See the House of Mary.
PATMOS Free time to explore. (B,L,D)
HERAKLION Guided visit to the Minoan Palace of Knossos.
SANTORINI Visit the island (weather permitting). Free time this afternoon. (B,L,D)
Scenic drive to the Corinth Canal with photo stop.
CORINTH Guided visit to the excavations includes Agora and St. Paul's Bema.
ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes visits to the Areopagus and the Acropolis. Photo stop at the Panathenaic stadium. Free time before farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D) 101 mi / 163 km
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)