Footsteps of Paul Tour

October 6 – 15, 2023

Join Pastor Jordan for a Life-Changing Tour of Greece

I would like to invite you to join me on an amazing journey retracing the footsteps of the Apostle Paul. We will step into history and walk alongside Paul as we journey through Philippi, Thessaloniki, Berea, Athens, Corinth, Crete, Patmos, and Ephesus. The Holy Scriptures will come to life in unimaginable ways! This will be a trip of a lifetime that promises to forever change all of us!  – Pastor Jordan Easley


OCT 06 FRI: BEGINNING OF YOUR TOUR: Depart from Atlanta for an overnight flight to Thessaloniki, Greece.

Oct 07 SAT: ARRIVAL THESSALONIKI Today we will drive to Thessaloniki, the Capital of Macedonia where “Paul and Silas traveled on through Amphipolis and came to Thessalonika’’ (Act 17:1). Time permitting, we will drive  to Veria (Berea)” As soon as night came ,the believers sent Paul to Berea “(Act 17:10). We will see the Bema where Paul found people who eagerly received his message, “examining the Scriptures daily to see if what Paul said was true” (Acts 17:11) Continue to our hotel for dinner and overnight. 

Oct 08 – SUN : PHILIPPI- KAVALA Today we will see the Rotonda, Triumphal Arch of Galerius, the sea front and the White Tower. Time permits we will visit the Byzantine churches of  St Dimitrius and St Sophia. Then we will drive to visit Philippi, named after Philip of Macedonia, father of Alexander the Great. In Philippi ,St Paul had saved the servant women of evil spirit “In the name of Jesus Christ I order you to come out of her “ (Act 16:18)  and as result were thrown with Silas into jail “After a severe beating ,they were thrown into jail,..” (Acts 16:23). We’ll visit the place where Lydia had been baptized “One of those who heard us was Lydia ..After she and the people of her house had been baptized ..”(Act 16:14-15).Visit to the modern city of Kavala-Neapoli ,the sea port where “Paul had arrived from Troas through Samothrace” (Act 16:11).Continue to the airport for a short flight to Athens for overnight ( free dinner today )

Oct 09- MON : EMBARKATION THE CRUISE Today we will, depart our hotel to drive to the port and embark our cruise. Our first stop will be the famous black island of Mykonos where a shuttle bus will transfer us to the town to explore the area and see windmills and experience the waterfront lined with shops and cafes. We stroll the charming walkways through a maze of white-washed buildings before returning to the ship for dinner and evening activities. No excursions are included today, as we will visit the island at our leisure. 

Oct 10- TUE : EPHESUS-PATMOS In the morning we arrive in Kusadasi, Turkey. Excursion Included: A short drive takes us to Ephesus, where Paul spent three years during his ministry. The impressive remains of Ephesus include the Agora, the Theater, the Stadium, the Library of Celsus, the ruins of the Temple of Diana (one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”) and many more. Return to the ship to sail to the island of Patmos where we will visit the Monastery of St. John, on one of the island’s highest points. From there, we walk down to the Grotto of the Apocalypse, the site of the apocalyptic Revelations of St. John the Divine. 

Oct 11 – WED-  CRUISING / RHODES We will dock this morning at Rhodes, the beautiful Island of Roses which has a rich and varied history.  We will spend the entire day on this beautiful island which is rich in history. We will visit the Temple of Athena on the rocky Acropolis of Lindos with the Aegean just beneath your feet. We will see St Paul Beach where he had stopped on his way back to Palestine (Acts 21: 1) for his trial and imprisonment  Return to the “castle” town of Rhodes for free time to enjoy this marvelous town .

Oct 12 – THU – CRUISING / HERAKLION / SANTORINI This morning we will have few minutes drive to Heraklio center for a walking tour where will visit the church of St Titus , a disciple of the Apostle Paul and the first Bishop of Crete. And we will visit the Venetian Loggia, Basilica of St Mark, medieval monastery of St Catherine and the Cathedral of Agios Minas. We will enjoy the city center with its amazing architecture, plenty of shops and taverns. Then we will continue to Santorini, the famous colorful volcanic island. We may take the donkey ride up the steep hill to the village or use the cable car. 

Oct 13 – FRI- DISEMBARK CRUISE / ATHENS This morning our ship will reach its final destination-Athens. Welcome to the capital of Greece! We will disembark the ship and meet our guide and bus to start our tour to Athens with its famous Acropolis with visits to the Parthenon, Areopagus, and Mars Hill where the Apostle Paul delivered his well-known sermon. Afterwards we take a panoramic tour to the rest of the sites of Athens: the Athens National Museum & Library; the University and the Parliament House. We’ll have some time this afternoon to explore the ancient area of Plaka, Athens’ oldest neighborhood.  Plaka’s charming stone-paved streets, colorful houses, and beautiful little gardens create a delightful atmosphere. Dinner and overnight

Oct 14 – SAT. – CORINTH / ATHENS Today we’ll enjoy a scenic drive along the beautiful Peloponnesian Gulf and across the Corinthian Canal to Corinth. See the Archaeological Museum, the Market Place, the Bema, and the Temples. To stand in the midst of the ruins of the church of Corinth and see the pillars, steps, and public worship place where Paul preached will enhance your understanding of I & II Corinthians. The ruins of this important cultural center are fascinating as we walk along the stone path that the Apostle Paul walked. We will see the ancient port of Cenchreae where Paul had stopped. Return to Athens for dinner and our final overnight 

Oct 15 – SUN. – DEPARTURE Today we will say goodbye to Greece holding our unforgettable memories home. 

NOTE: Schedule is subject to change due to various factors and the tour guide’s discretion.