8 Days Christian Private Tour Following Apostle Paul’s Footsteps & Patmos island.

  • Meteora Monasteries Tour
DAY 1: ATHENS – THERMOPILES - VLATADES MONASTERY OF ST. PAUL - THESSALONIKI: Leaving Athens, we stop shortly at Thermopiles where the statue of Leonidas stands as a memorial the battle of the 300 Spartans against thousands of Persian soldiers of the Persian Empire. We continue until we reach Tempi, a gorge with great view and the river Pineios crossing it! We reach Thessaloniki and after your check in and a short rest, we visit the Vlatades Monastery where it is said that Apostle Paul stopped to drink some water that's why called “Apostle Paul’s Holy Water". In the same area, there is also the Orthodox Church of St. Paul. Free time to stroll at Thermaikos Gulf in Thessaloniki having delicious Greek dinner! Overnight in Thessaloniki.

DAY 2: THESSALONIKI - FILIPPOI - NEA FOKEA - KAVALA: We leave Thessaloniki to visit Nea Fokaia and the Agiasma of St Paul, which is the secret underground chamber that people hid him when he was chased after! Our next visit will be to Philippoi, the Baptismal site where even Lydia was baptized and was the first woman to have the honour! Then we will visit the Philippoi Acropolis, the Basilica Theatre and the place where St Paul and Silas were imprisoned. We continue to Kavala, the ancient Neapolis, which is the first European place where St Paul, Silas, Luke and Timothy visited. Lunch in Kavala. Overnight in Kavala.

DAY 3: KAVALA – VEROIA – VERGINA- METEORA: . We begin our third day by visiting the church of Apostle Paul in Veria and the marble-made ''Vima of Apostle Paul'', the place where Apostle Paul preached to the people of one of his beloved towns . We continue to the Ancient town of Vergina and to the King's tombs, such as the Alexander’s the Great father’s and ex-king. Our day ends at Meteora. Overnight in Meteora.

DAY 4: METEORA – DELPHI: We will visit the BYZANTINE MONASTERIES of Meteora, that are included on the UNESCO world heritage monument list. Our first stop will be at The Holy Monastery of Great Meteoro which is the biggest and oldest one of all. It was called the monastery that was "suspended in the air" (Meteoro) because it was built on top of a gigantic rock! The great monastery of St. Stephan is our next visit, which is a small church built in the 16th century and decorated in 1545. We leave Meteora to reach the famous traditional winter resort Arahova where you can have lunch or coffee or even buy local traditional craft before we drive to Delphi. Overnight in Delphi.

DAY 5: DELPHI – MONASTERY OF SAINT LOUKAS - ATHENS: You'll visit both the archaeological site with the ancient theatre, and museum. Delphi is the first touristic attraction of the antiquity, as it was busy all the year round. It was the place where God Apollo had his sanctuary,that the prophesis were given to every man, every prince, general and king by Pythia the High Priestess. It was the center of the universe, according to Zeus, king of the Gods. You will visit the Oracle of Apollo, the Omfalos, the temple of Athena Pronaia, Kastaleia Spring and see some magnificent artifacts and statues, such as Eniochos the charioteer, the twin Brothers and Sphynx of Naxos. Our next stop will be the Osios Loukas monastery founded on the early 11th century, favored by the byzantine emperors and most worshiped by the pilgrims. There you can see the wonderful golden mosaics, built in the 11th century, and frescoes plus the Burial Crypt. Overnight in Athens

DAY 6: CHRISTIAN TOUR ATHENS – PATMOS ISLANDS:  Pick up from your hotel to start the brilliant 3 Day Christian tour from Athens. Learn the importance of the ancient Agora which was the heart of Athens and the meeting point of Saint Paul with the principal supporters of Christianity in Athens. The next stage will be the "Mars Hill" where Apostle Paul proclaimed the word of the Christian God to the Athenian philosophers socking them when he mentioned the Resurrection. Of course, a tour in Athens should definitely combine a visit to Acropolis and a panoramic tour seeing the Athens Trilogy (University of Athens, Art Academy & the National Library), Panathinaikos Stadium, Parliament, and Presidential Guards. We will then reach the coastal Palaio Faliro, the area where St Paul arrived with the escort of Beroes after his departure from Veroia and Thessaloniki. At the end of the tour, we will drop you off at the port of Piraeus to get the ferry for Patmos Island departing at 19:00 pm and arriving at 03:15 am. Overnight onboard. Transfer at your hotel to rest when you reach Patmos. 

DAY 7: CHRISTIAN TOUR IN PATMOS AT THE GROTTO OF THE APOCALYPSE:  You will be picked up from the hotel to visit the Grotto of the Apocalypse, where the frescoes to the left of the entrance portray the miracles and travels of St. John the Evangelist, as written by Prochorus. The fresco to the right of the entrance portrays St. John's battle with the priest of Apollo at Patmos, Kynops. St. John threw Kynops into the water of the harbor at Skala, and Kynops turned to stone. The rock is still pointed out as a local landmark in the harbor. The next visit is the Monastery of St. John and The Chapel of Virgin Mary: 12th century frescoes were uncovered by a 1956 earthquake that shattered the 17th century coverings. Also, we will visit the village of Grikos, and enjoy the freshness of a drink by the sea, or even swim before our driver drops you off at either Patmos port or your hotel to rest until we transfer you to Patmos port to take the ferry at 23.55 and arrive at Piraeus Port at 08.05 the next day. Overnight onboard.

DAY 8: PIRAEUS PORT – CHRISTIAN TOUR IN ANCIENT CORINTH: Pick up from Piraeus port at 08.00 for the last part of the 3 Day Christian tour. Driving along the mainland coast to Peloponnese, we will have our first stop, at the Canal of Corinth for amazing photos. We continue until we reach Ancient Corinth where we will visit the important Ancient Market and the Bema of Apostle Paul, and we will walk at the same paths that Apostle of Nations walked and preached hundreds of years earlier. We will visit the commercial town of Corinth and The Apostolos Pavlos (Apostle Paul) Metropolitan Church which was established by Apostle Paul around 51-52 AD. Our next stop will be at 'Kechrias Port" where Apostle Paul arrived from Athens to Corinth at around 52 AD. He spent eighteen months, establishing and consolidating the Church of Corinth and then, from Kechrias port, his next journey began. We will drop you off at your hotel after an amazingly informative 3 Day Christian Tour.
  • Statue of Leonidas
  • The Valley of Tempi
  • City of Thessaloniki
  • The monastery of Vlatades of St.Paul
  • The Crypt of Saint Demetrius
  • Nea Fokea – ''Agiasma'' St. Paul
  • Filippi – ''Baptismal'' site
  • The prison where Apostle Paul and Silas were thrown
  • City of Kavala "ancient Neapolis"
  • Veria – ''Vima of Apostle Paul''
  • Meteora and Monasteries
  • Acropolis and ''Mars Hill'' and Ancient Market
  • Canal of Corinth
  • Ancient Corinth and Cathedral of St. Paul
  • Ancient Roman Market in Korinthos
  • The Grotto of the Apocalypse in Patmos Island
PRICE INCLUDES :
• Transportation with vehicle
• English Speaking driver
• Pick up & Drop off from hotel or specific check points
• Transfer from/to Hotel/Piraeus port
• 1 Night accommodation in Thessaloniki
• 1Night accommodation in Kavala
• 1 Night accommodation in Meteora
• 1 Night accommodation in Delphi
• 1 Night accommodation in Athens
• 1 Overnight at the Ferry boat in a Cabin
• 1 Night accommodation in Patmos Island (or plus a half day used till your departure)
• Daily breakfast
• Ferry tickets from/to Piraeus port to Patmos Island in cabin
• Pick up & drop of from/to Patmos port/hotel in Patmos
• Private Tour in Patmos at the Grotto of the Apocalypse
• All Taxes

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• Entrance fees
• Personal expenses, Meals
• Tour Guide
• Hotel City Tax (1.5 euro per room, per night in 3* hotels or 3 euro in 4* hotels)

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