RELIGIOUS ITINERARY II

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  • Greece
  • 8 days - 7 nights
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  • St. Demetrius Basilica and St. Sofia church in Thessaloniki, – Kavala Town – Philippi – Lydia Springs – Acropolis (Propylae, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechteion with porch of Maidens, Parthenon) and the new Museum of Acropolis in Athens – Ancient Agora and Temple of Apollo in Ancient Corinth, where St. Paul lived and preached – Cruise (Mykonos & Kusadasi/Turkey & Patmos & Heraklion/Crete & Santorini)
  • Daily breakfast & dinner – 3 lunches (on board while cruising)
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RELIGIOUS ITINERARY II

Thessaloniki – Lydia Springs & Philippi (Kavala) – Thessaloniki – Athens – Corinth – Mykonos – Kusadasi & Patmos – Heraklion

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Day 1: Thessaloniki

Welcome to Greece! Our driver will welcome you at the airport of Thessaloniki .You will be driven to hotel in Thessaloniki. Check in and free afternoon to relax. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Thessaloniki (B, D).

  • Thessaloniki, Greece
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Day 2: Lydia Springs, Philippi

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Thessaloniki. Departure for Lydia Springs, Philippi and the beautiful city of Kavala. St Paul landed here with his disciples Timothy and Sillas. See the small church that marks the traditional site of landing. Lucas the Evangelist also came to the city from Troas. Kavala once names Christoupolis because it was the first city in Europe to accept Christianity. We will continue to Philippi wher Paul preached his first evangelical sermon and where early Christians were baptized on European soil. We will visit the baptismal site where Lydia converted to Christianity. Our tour will continue with a visit to a crypt from the Roman period (that is believed to have served as a prison for St. Paul), the Market place, the famous Acropolis and the Theatre. Then, we drive to Thessaloniki for dinner and overnight (B, D).

  • Kavala, Kavala Prefecture, Greece
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Day 3: Thessaloniki

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Thessaloniki. Today we will visit Berea with the famous mosaics of Paul and Jewish Synagoge. We will continue with the visit of the city of Thessaloniki, including St. Demetrius Basilica and St. Sofia church. We will be dropped off at the airport of Thessaloniki for check in to reach flight to Athens. Our driver will welcome you to Athens and you will be driven to hotel for check in, dinner and relaxation. Overnight in Athens (B, D).

  • Thessaloniki, Greece
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Day 4: Athens - Corinth

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Athens. Today our tour in Athens will begin at the Acropolis, the Parthenon and Mars Hill where Paul stood and preached and the Agora (the ancient Market place). We will also visit the new Acropolis Museum and continue the city tour to the Olympic Stadium, the House of Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. With our driver we will proceed to the city of Corinth. Our first stop will be at the Corinth canal to enjoy the magnificent view and take photos. Then we will travel to the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth, where Paul wrote his most familiar letters and visit the Archaeological Museum, the Bema, the Market place and the Temples. We will return to Athens late in the afternoon for dinner and overnight (B, D).

  • Athens, Central Athens, Greece
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Day 5: Mykonos

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Athens. After your breakfast, you will be picked up to be transferred to the port of Piraeus for embarkation to the M/V Celestyal Olympia for your 4 Days / 3 Nights Iconic Aegean Cruise. Departure at 11:00am local time. In the afternoon cruise will arrive in Mykonos. The island of Mykonos is a marvelous cosmopolitan holiday hotspot that combines an international jet-set atmosphere and stimulating nightlife. We recommend that you take a nonchalant stroll in Mykonos town to admire the whitewashed houses and flowered balconies and to visit the beautiful church of Panagia Paraportiani. Other attractions in Mykonos town include the island’s trademark, the windmills and the charming area of Mykonos Little Venice. Departure to Kusadasi. Overnight on board (B, L, D)

  • Mykonos, Greece
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Day 6: Kusadasi - Patmos

Enjoy your breakfast on board. In the morning, cruise will reach Kusadasi. Our shore excursion to the ancient city of Ephesus sets off from here. In the afternoon, you will arrive in Patmos, the tranquil island where John the Apostle wrote the Book of Revelations. During the Patmos leg of our Christian tour, you will participate in our shore excursion to the Monastery of St. John the Theologian and to the Holy Grotto of the Revelation. Departure for Crete. Overnight on board (B, L, D)

  • Kusadasi, Kuşadası/Aydın Province, Turkey
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Day 7: Heraklion

Enjoy your breakfast on board. Ship will dock to the port of Heraklion, the capital of the island of Crete, where the Minoan population had blossomed. Next port call is Santorini, the island famous for it’s volcano, the eruption of which created the famous caldera. Our optional excursion to Thira and Oia areas gives you the opportunity to see one of them most famous islands of Greece. Departure back to Piraeus. Overnight on board (B, L. D).

  • Heraklion, Crete Region, Greece
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Day 8: Return

Enjoy your breakfast at the cruise ship. Upon the arrival of the ship, the driver will be waiting for you to transfer you to the airport of Athens, where you will reach the flight back home

  • Athens, Central Athens, Greece