Greece: Encounter between first Christianity and Greek Civilization

Thessaloniki • Itea • Tolo • Athens

Countries visited:  Greece

Sample itinerary:  8 days/7 nights

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Greece: Encounter between first Christianity and Greek Civilization

"Come over to Macedonia and help us!" Touched by these words received in a vision in Asia Minor, Paul of Tarsus left all his plans and sailed for Greece (Acts 16.9). He deboats at Neapolis, today's Kavala, and here begins his missionary adventure on European soil. In Philippi where he was imprisoned, the first Christian European community was born. In Thessalonica, Athens and Corinth he announces the Good News. In this itinerary we will follow Paul on his mission; we will see the impressive remains of Greek civilization and the locations of Christian monasticism.

 

Days 1-2:    Thessaloniki

Days 3-4:     Itea

Day 5:           Olympia to Tolo

Day 6:           Argolide to Athens

Day 7:           Athens

Day 8:           Departure

 

Price and Scheduling

This is a possible pilgrimage itinerary for groups.

Interested priests or pilgrimage organizers are invited to contact us to schedule the dates, to modify this current itinerary according to their group's needs, and to receive information about pricing.

Our itineraries that do have dates and prices already listed are open to all and are guaranteed departure if the minimum number of participants is met.

Itinerary highlights

Day 1  •  Thessaloniki

Arrival  in Thessaloniki. Panoramic tour. Transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is free.

 

Day 2  •   Thessaloniki

Transfer to Philippi and visit the archaeological site. We continue to the Baptistery of Lidia and Kavala, followed by a visit to Amfipoli and Apollonia.

 

Day 3  •   Thessaloniki — Itea

 Transfer for the region of Meteors. Visit the so called monasteries in the “air" (St.  Stephen and Varlaan. We keep driving to our next destination, Itea.

 

Day 4  •  Itea

Transfer to Delphi and visit to the archaeological site. In the afternoon drive to Olympia and visit the Museum.

 

Day 5  •  Olympia

Visit of the archaeological site of Olympia. In the afternoon transfer to Tolo.

 

Day 6  •  Argolide — Athens

Excursion in Argolida and visit the cities of Corinth, Mycenae and Epidaurus. The journey proceeds to Athens.

 

Day 7  •  Athens

Visit the Acropolis and its temples: the Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Caryatids and

 the Erecteion. Visit to the Areopagus. In the afternoon, visit the National Archaeological Museum.

 

Day 8  •  Athens

Transfer to the airport and flight back home.

 

 

Price and Scheduling

This is a possible pilgrimage itinerary for groups.

Interested priests or pilgrimage organizers are invited to contact us to schedule the dates, to modify this current itinerary according to their group's needs, and to receive information about pricing.

 

The price includes:

7 nights in 3 star hotels in multiple occupancy

Half-board (breakfast and dinner)

Bus transportation, driver and expenses

Entrance fees

Kairos Pastoral Assistant

Hotel taxes and service charges

3 gratuities (triple occupancy)

 

The price does not include:

International flights. However we will be happy to assist you with flight quotations as soon as they are available. Please let us know your departure city.

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