Greece : Thessaloniki & Athens
Early leaders and writers, most notably St. Paul were Greek-speaking
The New Testament was written in Greek, and some of its sections - Corinthians, Thessalonians, Philippians,
Revelation of St John of Patmoas - attest to the importance of churches in Greece in early Christinity.
Paul's journey began when he was in the city of Troas (Troy).
"Come across to Macedonia and help us." Paul heard in a vision.
He then set sail. After landing in Kavala he made for Philippi, Macedonia.
There, he made his first converts, Lydia and her household. From Thessaloniki he travelled to Athens and Corinth.
Our Pilgrimage to Greece follows the trek of St. Paul from Thessaloniki to Athens,
visiting Kavala, Kalambaka and breath-taking monasteries in Meteora.
[London Gatwick - Thessaloniki]
Pilgrims are to make their own journey to Gatwick. Our local rep will meet you in Thessaloniki and arrange a coach transfer to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
[Philippi & Kavala]
Visit the basilica of St. Demetrius and the Agia Sophia. In the afternoon we travel to Philippi where St. Paul delivered his first sermon in Europe. Visit the village of Lydia where she was baptised, the first recorded baptism in Europe, and the church of Philippi. Continue our journey to Kavala and Neopolis, where Paul landed, arriving from Troas on his way to Philippi. Dinner & overnight in Thessaloniki.
[Kalambaka - Meteora]
Travel from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka (3hrs by coach). Visit the cliff-top monasteries of Meteora. Dinner and overnight in Kalambaka.
[Delphi - Athens]
Continue our journey south to Delphi (3hrs by coach). Stop here for lunch and take in the view on the slopes of Mt Parnassus. Time permitting, visit the Temple of Apollo, the Fountain and the museum and travel to Athens (3hrs by coach). Dinner and overnight in Athens.
[Athens - Corinth]
Today we’ll organise a city tour of Athens; Mars Hill, the Acropolis, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon and the Erechtheion and the Agora, where Paul had a mixed reception here in making known the “Unknown God”. Lunch in the “plaka”. and excursion to Corinth. Dinner & overnight in Athens.
[Return to London]
Today we’ll have a relaxing time in Athens before returning to London.
No of Days
Included: Return flights + airport taxes, 23kg * 1 bag in the hold,3* accommodation on half board, coach transfers in Greece, guided tours, a daily pilgrimage programme.
Extras: Single room supplement £35 per night, travel insurance, snacks & drinks, all lunches, entrance fees, gratuities & tips, any other costs of
a personal nature.
# The above itinerary & package prices are for guidance only and are subject to minor alterations due to circumstances (local/overseas) that may arise beyond our control. #
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“Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received--only what you have given.”
St. Francis of Assisi