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The day has arrived and we depart MIA on an overnight journey to Greece.
Today we arrive in Greece at Thessaloniki Airport (SKG). Upon arrival we will be met by our guide and driver, who will bring us to our hotel. The Met or similar 5*. D.
This morning, after breakfast, we visit the archaeological site of Philippi, which holds great biblical significance. Explore the ruins of the ancient city and learn about its connection to the Apostle Paul and the early Christian community. Highlights of the site include the the site where it is believed Lydia’s heart was opened by God to the Gospel (Acts 16:14), the Roman Forum, the theater, and the prison where Paul and Silas were held captive. We move on to Kavala, which is biblical Neapolis, where Paul once landed with Timothy and Silas. We see the city’s Roman Aqueduct and Acropolis. The Met or similar 5*. B, D.
We tour Thessaloniki (biblical Thessalonica), where Paul preached and founded a church to which he wrote the Epistles of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians. We see sites like the old city walls, theater, and Roman market. Then it’s on to Veria (biblical Berea), which Paul and Silas went after they caused a riot in Thessalonica (Acts 17). We see the location where Paul preached to the Bereans. We then drive to Kalambaka, where we spend the night. Amalia or similar 4* superior. B, D.
Today we visit the Meteora Monasteries, perched high on rocky cliffs. Then we drive to Athens. Marriott or similar 5*. B, D.
Today we board our cruise ship, where we will spend the next three nights. Our cruise’s first port of call will by Mykonos. We enjoy this picturesque island, with its excellent cuisine and shopping, before again boarding our cruise ship. B, L, D.
Overnight aboard ship
Today our ship brings us to Kusadasi. From here we transfer to the archaeological site of ancient Ephesus. Paul preached, taught, and lived in Ephesus for an extended period of time (Acts 19:1-10). We see what is believed to be the house where Mary, the mother of Jesus, lived towards the end of her life. We move on to the island of Patmos, where we visit the Monastery of St. John and the cave where it is believed that John received the visions that now constitute the book of Revelation. B, L, D.
Overnight aboard ship
We sail to Santorini, where we disembark and take in some of the greatest views on the planet. The day will be spent at leisure here. You may choose to take an optional shore excursion to Oia (not included) or to to take the cable car up to the capital of Fira (not included). B, L, D.
Overnight aboard ship
This morning our ship docks back at Athens, where we disembark. We tour Athens, including some of the city’s most iconic sites like the Parthenon, and the Areopagus where Paul famous preached in Acts 17. We head to Corinth, where Paul labored for the Gospel and met Aquila and Priscila. It was to the church in Corinth that Paul wrote 1 and 2 Corinthians. We see the Temple of Apollo, the Roman agora, and the Bema, where Paul stood trial before Gallio. We see an inscription mentioning Erastus, who is mentioned by Paul at Romans 16:23. Marriott or similar 5*. B, D.
Today we fly from Athens to Rome. Upon arrival we make our way to the Colosseum, the largest of the ancient amphitheaters which was completed in 80 AD. It served as the site for the torture and martyrdom of early Christians, among them Ignatius of Antioch and Telemachus. We visit the nearby Arch of Titus, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum, which contains ruins of ancient Roman government buildings. We visit the Mamertine Prison which is believed to be the site of the imprisonments of both Peter and Paul, and the place where they both lived their last days. Finally, we visit the Abbey of the Three Fountains, where, according to tradition, Paul was beheaded. Hotel NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento or similar 5*. B, D.
This morning we experience iconic Romans sites including the Spanish Steps, the Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and the site of the Circus Maximus. The remainder of the day will be spent at leisure. Hotel NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento or similar 5*. B, D.
Your flight home may depart either late tonight or the following day. If the following day and an overnight is required, overnight Rome.
Your flight home may depart either the previous night or today. If today, and time allows, breakfast is included today. Either way, later today we arrive back in Miami (MIA).