Upon arrival into Athens you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your accommodation where you will spend the night. After checking in to the hotel then rest of the afternoon is free to relax or explore and dinner at hotel. Overnight in Athens.
Breakfast at hotel and check out. We are going to depart for the Northern Greece tour. We will board the coach and drive to Kalambaka. In late afternoon, check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight in Kalambaka.
Breakfast at the hotel and checkout. This morning we enjoy a spectacular drive up to Meteora Monasteries. After visiting a workshop where icons are made, we have a short lunch break on your own; we drive to Thessaloniki passing through Veria (Berea). We stop in Veria for 15 minutes.
Continue on to Thessaloniki where we arrive in late afternoon. Check-in at hotel is followed by dinner and overnight. Overnight in Thessaloniki.
Breakfast at the hotel and checkout to depart for a visit to a Greek Orthodox Church and tour of Thessaloniki. We will depart the hotel at 2.30pm and travel by coach from Thessaloniki to Kavala. Dinner and overnight at hotel. Overnight in Kavala.
We drive to Philippi to visit the site and baptistery of Lydia. We spend 15 minutes for devotional segment on site by the river at Lydia. Following lunch back in Kavala, we will continue on to Alexandroupolis where will check-in at hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight in Alexandroupolis.
Breakfast at the hotel and checkout. We leave Greece for a short journey as we head towards the border to make our way into Turkey. We will farewell our guide here and after border formalities (Customs & Visa Procedures) and will transfer to our Turkish coach & meet our new local guide. Once in Turkey we will make a brief stop for lunch (on your own expenses).
Then coach on our way to Gallipoli National Park at Eceabat and visit several sites from the Gallipoli campaign. We will spend 15 minutes for devotions at ANZAC Memorial. We will continue on to Eceabat where we will board our ferry across the Dardanelles to Canakkale where we will spend the night and dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Canakkale.
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. We will travel to see the ancient ruins of Alexandrian Troas and the port of Assos, both of which were included in St Paul’s itinerary. We will then continue our journey towards Bergama (Pergamum) for a lunch break. We will see the Red Basilica and visit the Acropolis (15 minutes required for devotional segment at Pergamum). We will also visit the ancient healing centre of Asklepion. Before we make our way to Izmir where we arrive in late evening. Dinner and overnight at hotel. Overnight in Izmir.
After breakfast at hotel, checkout and depart our way to Sardis where we will visit the site. Free time for lunch. Afterwards make our way to Alasehir (Philadelphia) for another short stop. Finally we will travel to Pamukkale (Hierapolis) for a photo stop before checking into our hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Breakfast at hotel and checkout. This morning we will tour Ancient Hierapolis & the Calcium Terraces. Afterwards, it will be a short drive to Laodicea for a tour of the site. Free time for lunch in Pamukkale. Depart for Izmir. We will have a panoramic city tour upon arrival in late afternoon. Check-in at hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight in Izmir.
After breakfast we will enjoy a morning visit to St. Polycarp Church and then drive to Kusadasi to visit St. John Basilica. We will stop for lunch at Bizim Ev restaurant (on your own expense). After lunch we visit Ephesus to see Baths of Scholastica, Temple of Hadrian, the library and the theatre. We continue our tour with a short stop in a rug making store to watch the demonstration. We will arrive at hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Early breakfast at the hotel in time to depart for port to embark on ferry at 7.00am. Bid farewell to our Turkish guide this morning as we depart Turkey. After customs formalities we will board our ferry for our relaxing journey to the Greek island of Patmos. We will share devotions during this trip. Upon arrival at the port (Skala), our luggage will be transferred to the hotel by mini-van while the group will take the short walk to the hotel (as the streets are too narrow for a large coach). The remainder of the day is at leisure for lunch and to enjoy this typical Greek Island. Dinner at local restaurant in Patmos. Overnight in Patmos.
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out (leave packed suitcases with reception). We will depart at 8.40am and walk to the waterfront to meet our guide and where our coach will be waiting for us. At 9.00am we will commence a morning tour of the Monastery of St John and the cave of the Apocalypse. We will return to Skala for free time for lunch. We will have free afternoon to explore or do some last minute shopping. Make your own way back to the hotel to retrieve our luggage.
Dinner will be at local restaurant before embarkation on the night ferry departing at 23.55 for our journey back to the Port of Piraeus (Athens). Overnight in twin-berth inside cabins on board.
Upon arrival (estimated – 8a.m) at Piraeus port we will meet the local guide and board the bus to travel to the Hotel to enjoy an American buffet breakfast. After breakfast we will continue on to Athens to enjoy our city tour. We will climb up to the marble capped Acropolis Hill and see the Parthenon and Erechtheion Temples. We will then walk to nearby Mars Hill where Paul delivered his well-known sermon about “the Unknown God” and we will share in devotions. The remainder of the day will be free time to explore. Some may use this time to visit The Salvation Army centre (a short walk from Victoria Metro Station), Dinner will be at the hotel. Overnight in Athens.
Early breakfast before we board our coach at 8.00am to start our excursion out of Athens. Drive along the coastal highway of the Saronic Gulf and reach the historic Corinth Canal for a brief stop for photos and refreshments. We will then visit the ancient site of Corinth and the nearby small archaeological museum. On our way back to Athens we will visit a pottery and marble shop and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (own expense). The remainder of the afternoon will be free to explore. Dinner will be at the hotel. Overnight in Athens.
After breakfast, departure from hotel and transfer to airport for your international flight back to home.
MEALS: B= Breakfast / L= Lunch / D= Dinner