SAINT PAUL’S STEPS

Itinerary: ( 8 days/ 7 nights) . Our bus - Half board basis.

1st day Arrival to Thessaloniki, meeting with our English speaking guide and panoramic tour of the city. Transfer to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
2nd day – Breakfast in the hotel. Full day excursion dedicated to the sights and monuments of the city of Thessaloniki, the White Tower, the Arch of Galerius, the Rotunda. Lunch (not included). Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
3rd day – Breakfast in the hotel and departure for Ouranoupoli, where the group will embark for the cruise of “Mount Athos”. From the boat the group will admire the fabulous Byzantine monasteries of Mount Athos, which are local grand monuments of Greek Orthodox religion and grand architectural beauty. Lunch (not included). In the afternoon, return to Thessaloniki. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
4th day Breakfast in the hotel and departure for excursion to Philippi, which has an important archaeological site and the ancient tomb of King Philip II of Macedonia. Here Saint Paul founded the first Christian church in Europe. Lunch (not included). In the afternoon visit to Kavala, a city rich in history with great natural beauties. Constructed over the remains of the precedent byzantine town and fenced by well maintained walls, Kavala is famous because Saint Paul, after a vision, arrived there to bring the “Good News”, that is why this area is considered to be the entrance of Christendom in the East. Return to Thessaloniki, dinner & overnight.
5th day – Breakfast in the hotel and departure for Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia, where the group will visit the archaeological site. Proceeding to Veria (ancient Berea) where Saint Paul seeked refuge after leaving Thessaloniki. Lunch (not included).Proceeding to Vergina where the group will visit the family tomb of the Macedonian dynasty and the local archaeological museum. Departure for Kalambaka. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
6th day Breakfast in the hotel and departure for the famous monasteries of Meteora rich of precious testimonials of the Byzantine art. Lunch (not included). In the afternoon departure for Athens passing through the Thessalic planes, famous for the cotton plantations. Then passing through the famous straight of Thermopylae and Kammena Vourla the group will arrive in Athens. Dinner and overnight in the hotel
7th day Breakfast in the hotel and departure for visit of Athens & Acropolis. Panoramic city sightseeing in the bus passing by all the important & famous monuments: Constitution Square, Parliament, The Unknown Soldier, National Library, Omonia Square, Arch of Adrian. Lunch (not included). In the afternoon, excursion to Ancient Corinth. Return to Athens, dinner & overnight in hotel
8th day – Breakfast in the hotel. At pre-arranged time, transfer to the airport with assistance from our office.

 

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