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TOUR FEATURE INCLUDES: • Round-trip air: USA – Turkey, Greece – USA


• Meet and assist upon arrival by your Homeric Tours representative


• Private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach throughout


• English-speaking Homeric Tour manager throughout


• Choice of 3, 4 or 5 star hotels • 14 Nights of hotel accommodation • Breakfast and dinner daily • 13 Days of sightseeing tours • Port taxes and onboard gratuities • All entrance fees • Hotel taxes and service charges • Porterage of one suitcase per person • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program


The itinerary may be modified and tailored to the specific requirements and budget of your group. * Ask about our church donation program


Interior of the Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Meteora


DAY 9: TURKISH BORDER / PHILIPPI / KAVALA After breakfast depart for the Greek border and the city of Alexandroupolis and continue to Philippi. See the prison where Paul and Silas sang hymns to the jailer and caused the earthquake that set them free. It was in Philippi where St. Paul first preached the Gospel in Europe. Outside the ancient city, the river Gaggotas still flows through quiet countryside where Paul addressed his first European congrega- tions and where the businesswoman, Lydia, was the first to be baptized. Continue to Kavala. We stop near the Biblical harbor of Neapolis, Paul’s gateway to Europe. See the Greek Orthodox sea- side church that marks Paul’s landing spot. Dinner and overnight in Kavala. (B,D )


DAY 10: KAVALA / AMPHIPOLIS / THESSALONIKI After breakfast, traveling east by coach, we arrive in Amphipolis. Visit part of the extensive site including the North Wall and see both the Beta and Gamma gates and the remains of Strymon bridge. View the 4th century BC Lion statue which was prominent on the ancient Egnatian, which St. Paul would have traveled. Tour Thessaloniki and the Basilica of St. Demetrius, patron of the city. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Thessaloniki. (B,D)


DAY 11: PELLA / BEREA / VERGINA / KALAMBAKA Today, after breakfast, we travel south into the mountains to Pella. Stop in the city of ancient Macedonia and the birthplace of Alexander the Great. Visit the beautiful House of the Lion Hunt and the outstanding mosaics preserved in the museum. We approach Mount Vermion and Veria (Biblical Berea) to see the Hellenic tower and walls, and the Ayios Christos Church marking the growth of the Gospel. Proceed onto Vergina and visit the local Museum and view the Macedonian Tombs. Continue to Kalambaka dinner and overnight. (B,D)


DAY 12: CENTRAL GREECE / METEORA / DELPHI Breakfast, then visit two of these stunning moun- tain locations. On the western edge of the plain of Thessaly, one comes upon a unique phenomenon of nature - 24 perpendicular rocks upon which about 600 years ago Byzantine monks chose to worship. Continue on to Delphi. Overnight and dinner. (B,D)


DAY 13: DELPHI After breakfast visit the archeological site of the ‘Oracle.’ Among the many points of interest, we will see the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Doric temple of Apollo, the Sacred Way, theatre (5,000 seats) the Stadium where the Pythian Games took place, the Kastalian Fountain, the Sanctuary of Athena, and the Tholos of Rotunda. Depart from Delphi for ancient Corinth. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)


DAY 14: CORINTH / CENCHREAE / ATHENS After breakfast at hotel,we make a morning visit to Corinth, where St. Paul, the Apostle of the Gentiles, arrived in A.D. 50-51 to preach the Christian faith. Stop at the Archeological site, housing many statues and artifacts. The site includes the Temple of Apollo, the Roman Agora and the Bema Courthouse, where the Apostle was brought before Gallio by his enemies. It was in Corinth that St. Paul wrote the first of his epistles, the First Letter to the Thessalonians. At Cenchreae, visits include the location where St. Paul took a vow and shaved his head and the remains of the old harbor from where he sailed to Ephesus. Continue to Athens. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)


DAY 15: ATHENS CITY TOUR In the morning, after breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Athens starting at the Dipylon Gate near the ancient Roman market. See the Temple of Hephas- tos and spend time exploring the ancient Agora. Walk across Mars Hill, where Paul addressed the councilors and philosophers of the Areopagus. See St. Paul’s well and the foundation of the church dedicated to Dionysius the Areopagite, Visit the famous Acropolis and its Museum. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Athens. (B,D)


DAY 16: RETURN TO THE USA This morning you will be transferred to Athens Airport for your return flight to the USA. (B)


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