In the trucks of Apostle Paul9 days - flight - trip from Thessaloniki to Athens
3x in the Thessaliniki area
1x in Kalambaka
1x in the Delphi area
2x in the area of Corinth
1x in the Athens area
Day 1 Arrival Thessaloniki
Arrival at the airport in Thessaloniki. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in the Thessaloniki area.
Day 2 Philippi - Kavala - Amphipolis
Today we travel to Philippi, the first church of the Apostle Paul on European soil. Here he preached his first sermon in Europe. Visit the Roman Agora, the theater, the basilicas and Via Egnatia. The journey continues to Kavala, the Neapolis of the Acts of the Apostles. You will visit the baptismal font of Lydia, the first person to be baptized a Christian in Europe. The drive to the hotel takes you via Amphipolis (Lion of Amphipolis) to Thessaloniki. Overnight stay in the Thessaloniki area.
Day 3 Thessaloniki - Byzantine Museum
The second European church of the Apostle Paul was founded in Thessaloniki. It was here that he later wrote the legendary Thessalonian letters. You will see the impressive mosaics in the main Byzantine church of Agios Dimitrios and visit the Agia Sofia. The city tour takes you past the Citadel, to the Arch of Galerius and finally to the city’s landmark, the White Tower. Afterwards, you will visit the newly reopened Rotonda Church at Kamara, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, visit the Byzantine Museum. Overnight stay in the Thessaloniki area.
Day 4 Veria - Vergina
Drive to Veria, known as Berea in Roman times. Visit the preaching site and the monument of Apostle Paul. In Vergina are the most famous archaeological finds of northern Greece, the royal tombs. King Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, was also buried here. Visit to the burial treasure and the palace with its impressive mosaics. Then drive to Kalambaka. Overnight stay in Kalambaka.
Day 5 Meteora Monasteries
On the rock towers you will see the monasteries built by monks in Byzantine times, 6 of which are still in use today. These peculiar geological rock phenomenon have been given the name Meteora, meaning "the floating ones", as the monasteries seem to hover between heaven and earth. In the past, visitors were pulled up to the dizzy heights by the monks in pulleys. Today, a convenient car road leads from Kalambaka up to the monasteries. You will visit wonderful murals, relics and icons of inestimable value in two monasteries. Then continue to Delphi, the "navel of the world". Overnight stay in the Delphi area.
Day 6 Delphi - Ossios Lukas
The archaeological site of Delphi extends as a terraced site on the foothills of Mount Parnassus. There is here a magnificent view down to the valley of the Pleistos and the bay of Itea on the Gulf of Corinth. You will visit the oracle site of Apollo, the god of light, which was considered the center of the world in ancient times. People met here to consult the oracle. Only with the arrival of Christianity did the speaking source fall silent. You will see the sacred street, the temple, the theater, the Athenian treasury and the stadium. Afterwards you will visit the museum. Continue to Ossios Lukas. There you will visit the Byzantine monastery with its beautiful mosaics from the 11th century. The subsequent drive takes you to the Corinthian Gulf. Overnight stay in the Corinth area.
Day 7 Ancient Corinth - Nafplio - Epidaurus - Kehries
Today the journey continues to Ancient Corinth, once the most important port and trading city. Above it rises the massive rock cone with the castle fortifications - Acrocorinth. The fortifications reveal the eventful history of the city and this largest and oldest castle in the Peloponnese. You will visit the Agora, the Lechaion Street, the Peirene Spring and the Doric Temple of Apollo. You will continue to the charming little port town of Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece. Enjoy a walk through the old town with its many old picturesque houses. The subsequent drive takes you across the peninsula, past vineyards and olive trees to Epidaurus. There you will visit the amphitheater, famous for its extraordinary acoustics. North of the theatre is the site of the sanctuary, which was dedicated to Asclepius, the god of healing. Finds from the excavation site are on display in the museum. The journey continues back past the ancient port of Kehries, where the Apostle Paul once set sail. Overnight stay in the Corinth area.
Day 8 Athens - Areopag Rock - Plaka - Acropolis Museum
Drive to Athens, the cradle of European culture. City tour through the metropolis, where you will see the Omonia Square, the roman katholic Cathedral, Sintagma Square with the Old Castle, the barracks of the Evzones and the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The subsequent visit to the Acropolis presents you with the Propylaea, the Parthenon Temple and the Erechtheion. Afterwards, climb the Areopagus Rock, where Paul delivered his important speech. Afterwards, experience Greek flair on a walk through the picturesque old town of Plaka with its many tavernas and souvenir shops. Afterwards, visit the Acropolis Museum. Overnight stay in the Athens area.
Day 9 Return journey
Transfer to El. Venizelos airport in Athens. Return flight home.