Greece and Turkey

A pilgrimage to Greece is a great way for any church to start or complete a study of the letters of the Apostle Paul. Visits to the actual sites of the earliest Christian Churches can open up new areas for growth and Christian formation. To actually visit Corinth and Thessaloniki after walking the streets of Athens can bring perspective and understanding to our scripture study and lectionary.

Sample Itinerary
Journey of Faith: Walking in the Footsteps of the Apostle Paul
Thessaloniki / Kavala / Philippi / Kalambaka / Meteora Monasteries / Delphi / Athens

 

Day One:
  • Depart via scheduled air service. The destination is Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Day Two:
  • Arrive in Thessaloniki
  • Meet your Faith Journeys Tour Manager who will assist the group to an awaiting chartered motorcoach for a panoramic tour of the city. Thessaloniki is a treasure trove of architecture as we’ll see the ramparts of the city, the Triumphan Arch of Galerius, the Rotunda (oldest of Thessaloniki’s churches), the Via Egnatia, Aristotelous Square, and the Monastery of Vlattadon
  • Celebrate Holy Mass at the local church of the Immaculate Conception
  • Late-afternoon hotel check-in
  • Evening Welcome Dinner and overnight

 

Day Three
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • This morning we will visit Kavala, known anciently as Neapolis, where Paul landed on his first voyage to Europe as we make our way to nearby Philippi. See magnificent places such as Lydia’s Baptistry and the great Amphipolis Lion statue. We will also marvel in the beauty of the Forum Romanum
  • Lunch, on own
  • We will visit Krinides (or Crenides), an area that includes the archaeological site of Philippi in the Kavala Prefecture. The area of Krinides was well known from the era of the early Macedonian Kings for its fertile soil and thermal water. It was also in Philippi that Paul met with a woman named Lydia, a purple-dye merchant who became the first Christian convert
  • Celebrate Mass at the special site where Lydia was baptized
  • Return to Thessaloniki for evening dinner and overnight
Journey of Faith: Walking in the Footsteps of the Apostle Paul
Thessaloniki / Kavala / Philippi / Kalambaka / Meteora Monasteries / Delphi / Athens / Corinth / Mykonos / Kusadasi / Ephesus / Crete / Santorini

 

Day One:
  • Depart via scheduled air service. The destination is Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Day Two:
  • Arrive in Thessaloniki
  • Meet your Faith Journeys Tour Manager who will assist the group to an awaiting chartered motorcoach for a panoramic tour of the city. Thessaloniki is a treasure trove of architecture as we’ll see the ramparts of the city, the Triumphan Arch of Galerius, the Rotunda (oldest of Thessaloniki’s churches), the Via Egnatia, Aristotelous Square, and the Monastery of Vlattadon
  • Celebrate Holy Mass at the local church of the Immaculate Conception
  • Late-afternoon hotel check-in
  • Evening Welcome Dinner and overnight

 

Day Three
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • This morning we will visit Kavala, known anciently as Neapolis, where Paul landed on his first voyage to Europe as we make our way to nearby Philippi. See magnificent places such as Lydia’s Baptistry and the great Amphipolis Lion statue. We will also marvel in the beauty of the Forum Romanum
  • Lunch, on own
  • We will visit Krinides (or Crenides), an area that includes the archaeological site of Philippi in the Kavala Prefecture. The area of Krinides was well known from the era of the early Macedonian Kings for its fertile soil and thermal water. It was also in Philippi that Paul met with a woman named Lydia, a purple-dye merchant who became the first Christian convert
  • Celebrate Mass at the special site where Lydia was baptized
  • Return to Thessaloniki for evening dinner and overnight

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