2 October|Day 1: Arrival Thessaloniki
Welcome to Thessaloniki, Greece!. Upon arrival in Thessaloniki, you will be transferred to
your hotel. Enjoy some free time before dinner. Overnight in Thessaloniki
3 October|Day 2: Full Day tour of Philippi
Apostle Paul visited Philippi together with Silas during his Second Missionary Journey. Our
first Biblical encounter with Philippi is through Act 16:11-40. At the time, Philippi had no
synagogue and very few Jews, so Paul decides to wait for the Sabbath and go to the
riverbanks outside the city. He began to talk to the women that gathered there, amongst them,
Lydia-the first person to be Baptized on European soil-she and her household became
believers. During your tour in Philippi, you will have the opportunity to visit and study the
Bible where the Baptismal service took place called “Lydia’s Baptistry.” You will also see
the prison where Paul & Silas where taken, and where the incident of the violent earthquake
took place. After that, you will continue to Kavala; the site known as Ancient Neapolis where
Paul, Timothy, and Silas landed for Paul’s Second Missionary Journey. Dinner and overnight
4 October|Day 3: Berea & Thessaloniki of Apostle Paul
This morning you drive to Berea, as described in Acts 17:10-15 Paul and Silas went to Berea
and preached at the Synagogue. Many of the Jews became believers, but Paul’s ministry was
cut short. While in Berea, you will see the Bema of the Apostle Paul, where he preached to
the local Jews. Afterward, you will drive back to Thessaloniki.
When Paul came to Thessaloniki he went straight to the Synagogue; as described in the Bible
in Acts 17:1-9, Paul preached in the Synagogue for three consecutive Sabbaths, and he
gained followers. Some of the Jews who were not persuaded created an uproar and attacked
Jason’s House, where Paul stayed with during his visit. During your tour, you will view the
agora in Thessaloniki, where Paul preached to the local Jews, as well as Jason’s House. You
will also have the opportunity to visit St. Demetrius Basilica, dedicated to a distinguished
member of the Roman army and a martyr of Christianity, also you will see the Arch of
Galerius rising over the famous Egnatia Road. Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.
5 October|Day 4: Train to Athens
This morning you are leaving Thessaloniki making your way to Athens via train, taking the
same direction as Paul did. You will spend most of your day onboard the highspeed train,
giving you plenty of time to reflect on your trip so far and prepare spiritually for the coming
days. Upon arrival in Athens always escorted by your Tour Director you will meet your
driver and head to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
6 October|Day 5: Athens & Corinth of Apostle Paul
In 51 AD, Apostle Paul traveled from Berea to Athens by boat. His boat anchored at Faliron
that used to be one of the main ancient ports of Ancient Athens. Paul walked from the port to
the city of Athens. While waiting for Silas & Timothy to come from Macedonia, Greece, he
spent most of his time talking with citizens at the Synagogue and in the Agora. The
Athenians took an interest in his teachings and invited him to present it more analytical on the
Aeropagus, the hill west of the Acropolis (Mars Hill). Paul stood in the midst of the
Areopagus and gave his famous Aeropagus Sermon, emphasising the need to “a known God”
her than worship the “unknown” as described in Acts 17:16-34. Follow your guide on a visit
to the Acropolis where you will see the Propylaea, the Parthenon, the Erectheum, and
the Temple of Athena Nike.
Touring through modern Athens You will view the Olympic Stadium, where the modern
Olympic games began and where the games returned in 2004. Continue to Corinth.
Visit Corinth (Acts 18: 1-18), a city that inspired one of St. Paul’s most famous letter. You
will visit the Archeological Museum, the Market Place, and Temples. Walk among the ruins
and stand on the Bema where Paul stood. Read Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, addressing his
message to the Gentiles as he began the task of establishing his church in Corinth.
Now the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid, but speak, and
do not keep silent; 10 for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I
have many people in this city.” 11 And he continued there a year and six months,
teaching the word of God among them.
Return to Athens for Dinner and overnight.
7 October|Day 6: Cruise Embarkation & Afternoon in Mykonos
You sail this morning from the port of Athens, Piraeus starting your 3 Day Cruise.
The first port of call the quaint isle of Mykonos, called the island of the Windmills.
Experience the waterfront lined up with shops and cafes and then stroll the charming
walkways through a maze of whitewashed buildings before returning to the ship for dinner
and evening entertainment.
8 October|Day 7: Tour Ancient Ephesus and Patmos
This morning you are docked in Kusadasi, Turkey, and start your excursion to ancient
Ephesus. Ephesus was one of the most beautiful cities of the ancient world and its former
glory can still be appreciated today from its well- preserved streets, temples, fountains, public
baths, terraced houses, and theatres. Paul went to Ephesus on his third Missionary journey,
staying and preaching for a period of about two to three years, and where several certain
incidents took place (Acts 19:120, 20:20). It was to this community that Paul may have
written his epistle to the Ephesians. You will visit the ancient Agora and go back in time
where Demetrius, the silversmith, sold his silver shrines to the Ancient Greek goddess,
Artemis. See the Library of Celsius and view the Great Theatre mentioned in the Book of
Acts. After the morning visit return to the ship
In the afternoon you reach the island of Patmos, Greece. During your tour, you will have the
opportunity to visit the Grotto of the Apocalypse. John was on exile on the island of Patmos
where in the Grotto he wrote the Book of Revelation.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in
a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to
Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”
Your tour will continue with a visit to St. John’s Monastery before you go back to your
9 October|Day 8: Crete & Santorini
Crete is the largest and the most rugged of the Greek islands. On your tour, you will discover
Heraklion the capital, and the fantastic ruins of the Palace of Knossos. Discovered in 1899
and partially reconstructed, the elaborate Palace is believed to be the mythical Labyrinth of
King Minos and the seat of ancient Minoan culture.
Paul landed on Crete at “Kaloi Limenes”, Fair Heavens, on his way to Rome on his last
missionary journey. He stayed briefly in Crete and then continued his journey to Rome. He
left Titus on the island to establish the churches and appoint the elders.
The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished
and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.
After the visit, you will return to the ship.
In the afternoon you use tender boats to visit the island of Santorini, Greece. Santorini
which is perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands. The town of Phira(the
capital) where white-washed houses, narrow streets, open-air cafes, and glittering
boutiques cling to steep cliffs, is accessible by footpath, cable-car or mule.
10 October|Day 9: Disembarkation Athens & Free day
This morning you arrive back at the port of Piraeus where you will meet our Biblical Cruises
staff for the transfer to your hotel. As this is your final day in Athens you are free to explore
and do some last-minute shopping. Farewell dinner and overnight in Athens.
11 October|Day 10: Departure