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Greece: In the Footsteps of Apostle Paul plus 4 Day Cruise


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10 Days / 8 Nights, Athens, Corinth, Delphi, Kalambaka (Meteora), Thermopylae, Mykonos, Ephesus, Patmos, Rhodes, Heraklion, Santorini


TOUR FEATURE INCLUDES: • Round-trip air: USA – ATHENS


• Private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach throughout


• Meet and assist upon arrival by your Homeric Tours representative


• English-speaking Homeric Tour manager throughout


The Acropolis at dawn, Athens


DAY BY DAY ITINERARY DAY 1: DEPART USA Depart for Greece on your overnight transatlantic flight.


DAY 2: ATHENS


Arrival Athens, transfer by motorcoach with your Homeric representative. Visit the Acropolis, climb Mars’ Hill where Apostle Paul addressed the Council and philosophers of the Aeropagus and see St. Paul’s well and the foundations of the church dedicated to Dionysius the Areopagite, one of St. Paul’s converts. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight accommodations. (D)


DAY 3: ATHENS / CORINTH / DELPHI Depart for Ancient Corinth where Paul arrived in (A.D. 50-51) to spread the teachings of Christ. Visit the archaeological site housing statues and artifacts, the Temple of Apollo, the Roman Agora, and the Berma court house where St. Paul’s enemies brought him before Gallio, Corinth was where Apostle Paul wrote “First Thessalonians” and most likely, his Epistle to the Romans. Then continue on to Delphi for dinner and overnight. (B,D)


DAY 4: DELPHI / KALAMBAKA After breakfast, visit the archaeological site of Delphi, including the Sanctuary of Apollo, Doric Temple of Apollo, the Sacred Way, the 5,000 seat theater where the Pythian Games took place every


four years, the Castalian Spring, sanctuary of Athena and the Tholos Rotunda. Visit the museum to view the bronze sculpture of “The Charioteer.” Continue to Kalambaka for dinner and overnight accommodations. (B,D)


DAY 5: KALAMBAKA / METEORA / THERMOPYLAE / ATHENS


Breakfast then visit Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries. Visit two of them: Varlaam Monastery, famous for its frescoes and St. Stephen’s featuring a unique collection of icons and an incredible panoramic view. Return to Athens, passing the town of Larisa to Thermopylae, the site of the heroic battle of Leonidas’ 300 doomed Spartans against Xerxes’ huge Persian army. Dinner and overnight in Athens. (B,D)


DAY 6: 4-NIGHT GREEK ISLAND CRUISE: MYKONOS


Transfer to Piraeus to board your cruise ship. The first port of call is Mykonos. Beneath its sophisticated surface lies a quintessential Greek Island. Hundreds of tiny chapels dot the island and sheep graze in the shadow of white washed houses. (B,L,D)


DAY 7: KUSADASI, (EPHESUS) / PATMOS Arrival in Kusadasi, the best preserved of the original Seven Churches of Revelation (Rev.2: 1-7). Here Paul wrote his first letter to the Corinthian (Acts: 19:1-20:1). View master pieces as the Magnesium Gate, Library of Celsius


• Your choice of 3, 4 or 5 star hotels • 4 Nights of hotel accommodation • 4 Night cruise to the Greek Islands & Turkey • Choice of inside or outside cabins • Optional shore excursions available • 4 Days of sightseeing tours • All transfers • All entrance fees • Hotel taxes and service charges • Port taxes and onboard gratuities • Porterage of one suitcase per person • 24-Hour “Emergency” Hotline • 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


and the Amphitheater, also visit the Virgin Mary’s house. Afternoon sail to Patmos, where St. John wrote the Book of Revelation during his exile by the Roman authorities. Return to the ship and sail to the next destination. (B,L,D)


DAY 8: RHODES


Above the charming town of Lindos rises an ancient acropolis dedicated to the goddess Athena. Below lies the Bay of St. Paul, where the apostle landed during his voyages. The crusading Knights of St. John left the magnificent medieval city of Rhodes behind when Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent defeated them. Return to the ship and sail onward to the next destination. (B,L,D)


DAY 9: CRETE / SANTORINI Today we visit Heraklion, the capital of Crete to view the fantastic ruins of the Palace of Knossos. Discovered in 1899 by Sir Arthur Evan and partially reconstructed, the elaborate palace is believed to be the mythical Labyrinth of King Minos at the seat of ancient Minoan culture. This afternoon depart for the island of Santorini, maybe the most breathtaking of all Greek Islands. (B,L,D)


DAY 10: PIRAEUS / ATHENS / USA After breakfast onboard, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B)


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