In The Footsteps of St. Paul

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights
Bell of the cave of Apocalypse, Patmos island
Package rate per person in double room in low season From 1823

This package features a Biblical journey inspired by the route of St. Paul in ancient Greece, including Corinth, where the apostle spent his days preaching, as well as unique sites of archaeological and religious interest, such as Mycenae and the Epidaurus Theater, whose artistic significance cannot be exaggerated. The monasteries in Meteora that seem to be suspended in the air will humble you and a visit to the Cave of Apocalypse on the island of Patmos will put you in the shoes of John the Revelator, one of the most important figures in Christendom. You will have the chance to experience the mainland’s diverse natural environment which gives way to incredible landscape, its traditional villages and vibrant cities. Your journey continues with a cruise around a group of Greek islands, carefully selected in order to experience an abundance of distinct lifestyles to suit all tastes. Discover the cosmopolitan Mykonos, immerse yourself in the spirituality of Patmos, travel to medieval times on the island of Rhodes, soak in the enduring culture of Crete and marvel at the wondrous beauty that is the volcanic island of Santorini. The oriental coastal resort of Kusadasi will also provide you with the opportunity of taking a shore excursion to ancient Ephesus.

Package starting day: Every Sunday (April - October) from Athens

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flight tickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Port taxes
  • Visa expenses
  • Customary tips & gratuities during cruise
  • Stayover hotel tax (to be paid directly to the hotel)

* Optional private City Tour or upgrade to Cabin Category at additional cost

  • Sunday – Arrival in Athens
    On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel by our taxi driver. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Monday – Ancient Corinth Tour
    Leave Athens and drive south-west to the Corinth Canal. Drive on and visit the Ancient Town of Corinth where St.Paul lived and preached for two years. Visit the remains of the city, the Agora and Apollo’s Temple. A short stop at the Site of the Ancient port of Kehries and then return to Athens. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Tuesday – Olympia
    Early in the morning, departure for the 4 days classical tour. Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidauros, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the town of Nauplion (short photo stop), drive on to Mycenae and visit the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games.
    Overnight: Olympia
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Wendesday – Delphi
    In the morning visit the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the ancient stadium and the archaeological museum. Drive on through the plains of Ilia and Achaia and over the magnificent cable stayed bridge of Rio-Antirio. Arrive in Delphi.
    Overnight: Delphi
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Thursday – Kalambaka
    In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing rock formations of Meteora.
    Overnight: Kalambaka
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Friday – Return to Athens
    Visit Meteora. Amidst striking scenery, perched on huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless monasteries where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Return to Athens for overnight stay.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Saturday – Athens
    Free day in Athens for shopping, strolling through the city discovering its hidden charms or choosing from our optional sightseeing tours.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Sunday – Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    After breakfast we meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Monday – Embark on Cruise & visit Mykonos
    Morning transfer from your hotel to the port by our taxi driver to embark on your selected cruise ship. Afternoon arrival in Mykonos.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Tuesday – Kusadasi & Patmos
    First port of call  today is  the Turkish port of Kusadasi, with shore excursion to Ancient Ephesus (KUS-02). Then on to the island of Patmos, famous for the Monastery and the Grotto of St. John.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Wednesday – Rhodes
    Early morning call at the magnificent island of Rhodes, with Medieval Tour-Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights (RHO-01).
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Thursday – Crete (Heraklion) & Santorini
    First port of call today will be the island of Crete with the Minoan Palace of Knossos-1st European Civilization. Then on to the island of Santorini, believed to be the lost continent of Atlantis .
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Friday – Return to Athens for departure
    On disembarkation after breakfast, you will be met by our taxi driver and transferred to the airport  for your return  flight home.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Sunday – Arrival in Athens
    On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel by our taxi driver. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Monday – Ancient Corinth Tour
    Leave Athens and drive south-west to the Corinth Canal. Drive on and visit the Ancient Town of Corinth where St.Paul lived and preached for two years. Visit the remains of the city, the Agora and Apollo’s Temple. A short stop at the Site of the Ancient port of Kehries and then return to Athens. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Tuesday – Olympia
    Early in the morning, departure for the 4 days classical tour. Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidauros, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the town of Nauplion (short photo stop), drive on to Mycenae and visit the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games.
    Overnight: Olympia
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Wendesday – Delphi
    In the morning visit the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the ancient stadium and the archaeological museum. Drive on through the plains of Ilia and Achaia and over the magnificent cable stayed bridge of Rio-Antirio. Arrive in Delphi.
    Overnight: Delphi
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Thursday – Kalambaka
    In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing rock formations of Meteora.
    Overnight: Kalambaka
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Friday – Return to Athens
    Visit Meteora. Amidst striking scenery, perched on huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless monasteries where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Return to Athens for overnight stay.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Saturday – Athens
    Free day in Athens for shopping, strolling through the city discovering its hidden charms or choosing from our optional sightseeing tours.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Sunday – Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    After breakfast we meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Monday – Embark on Cruise & visit Mykonos
    Morning transfer from your hotel to the port by our taxi driver to embark on your selected cruise ship. Afternoon arrival in Mykonos.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Tuesday – Kusadasi & Patmos
    First port of call  today is  the Turkish port of Kusadasi, with shore excursion to Ancient Ephesus (KUS-02). Then on to the island of Patmos, famous for the Monastery and the Grotto of St. John.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Wednesday – Rhodes
    Early morning call at the magnificent island of Rhodes, with Medieval Tour-Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights (RHO-01).
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Thursday – Crete (Heraklion) & Santorini
    First port of call today will be the island of Crete with the Minoan Palace of Knossos-1st European Civilization. Then on to the island of Santorini, believed to be the lost continent of Atlantis .
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Friday – Return to Athens for departure
    On disembarkation after breakfast, you will be met by our taxi driver and transferred to the airport  for your return  flight home.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast