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Thessaloniki • Veria • Kavala • Phillippi • Canakkale • Pergamum • Izmir • Ephesus (Turkey) • Patmos • Piraeus • Athens • Corinth

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Trip Includes

  • Flights from anywhere in the United States and flights between countries as per your itinerary (all necessary flights on your trip are included).
  • Daily Mass will be scheduled.
  • Airport Taxes, Security Fees & Fuel Surcharges Saving you an average of $400-$600!
  • Transfers as per itinerary.
  • 3, 4, or 5 star hotels in downtown areas.
  • Transportation by luxury bus.
  • All breakfasts and most dinners (all included except last night in Athens).
  • All tips to driver, hotel, and tour guide. If you feel that the tour guide did a great job, offering them extra tips is greatly appreciated.
  • Guided Tours and Tour Fees ~ Our tour guides are very caring, licensed, and well educated. Many of our guides have their PhD's.
  • Luggage handling (1 suitcase and 1 carry-on per person).
  • Single Supplement (as long as the passengers is willing to room with someone and allows us to provide them with a roommate. If the passenger wants a guaranteed room to of their own, then they have to pay the $900 single supplement).
  • Remember: Our trips are not more expensive during high season ~ Passengers will never be expected to pay extra for anything while on the trip.
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  • Dinner the last night in Athens.
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  • Trip Itinerary

    July 28 - Day 1: Flight from home.

    July 29 - Day 2: Arrival - Thessaloniki - Welcome to Greece! Transfer to your Hotel, dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.

    July 30 - Day 3: Thessaloniki – Veria, Kavala - Thessaloniki where the New Testament books of I & II Thessalonians will come alive to us today. Mass in Thessaloniki and time for personal prayer. Visit the old city ramparts; the newly excavated Forum, St. George Church, an ancient Roman monument which was transformed into a church; and the Galerios Arch which rises over the famous Via Egnatia, the road on which Paul walked to Thessaloniki. It was here in the synagogue that Paul "...reasoned with the Jews and the God-fearing Greeks. Then, we’ll travel to Berea where Paul established a small church. View the reconstructed steps of the bema (or rostrum) and see the newly placed mosaics of Paul and the plaque of scripture regarding the "more noble" church (Acts 17:1-13). Visit the Jewish Quarter.Drive to Kavala. Dinner and overnight Kavala.

    July 31 - Day 4: Philippi, Kavala, Canakkale - Time for Mass and personal prayer. Continue to Philippi, where St. Paul delivered his first sermon in Europe, sowing the seeds of Christianity (Acts 16:12-18). Here St. Paul baptized a certain woman named Lydia, the first Christian convert in Europe. Visit the Roman forum, and the prison where St. Paul and Silas were thrown. Continue into the modern port city of Kavala, ancient Neapolis, where St. Paul, accompanied by Silas, Luke and Timothy, first set foot in Europe. This ancient city was later renamed Christoupolis because it was the first European city to accept Christianity. We cross the borders and ferry across Gallipolis to legendary Troy and Biblical Troas where Paul received the Vision “Go to Macedonia”. Continue to Canakkale for dinner and overnight.

    August 1 - Day 5: Pergamum, Izmir - Time for Mass and personal prayer. Continue to beautiful Pergamon which rises high on a hill as one nears the city of Bergama. Being one of the richest and most powerful of kingdoms of the ancient world, one look will tell you it still retains its past grandeur even in its shattered yet dignified present state. Highlights will include the Altar of Zeus, Temple of Trojan and the Theater. Coming down the mountain we will stop by Asclepion, a leading health center of the ancient world where methods of treatment included music therapy and barefoot walking. Touring Smyrna, Izmir, ancient city of Smyrna The city was established 3000 BC and was one of the Seven Churches which John referred to as the poor, persecuted church that God announced was rich due to their faithfulness amidst their suffering (Revelation 2:8-11). Visit to church of Smyrna, the ruins of the Roman agora—the marketplace—take the visitor back to apostolic days. The citadel, known as the Kadifekale, built by Alexander the Great on Mount Pagos (elevation 525 ft.), will be viewed overlooking the city. Drive to Izmir for dinner and overnight.

    August 2 - Day 6: Ephesus - Time for Mass and personal prayer. Visit the famous ancient city of Ephesus. Experience the Ephesus Archaeological Museum. Lunch in Selcuk. Afternoon visit to the Basilica of John. Visit the House of Virgin Mary and celebrate Mass there! We also visit St John Basilica . Dinner and overnight at Kusadasi.

    August 3 - Day 7: Patmos – Ferry to Piraeus - Time for Mass and personal prayer. Today we sail by charter boat to the former Roman prison island of Patmos where John received his "Revelation," visiting the Grotto named for his book and the Monastery of St. John which houses ancient manuscripts including an early one of the Gospel. This afternoon we have some free time in Skala (the capital of the island of Patmos), where you may explore on your own and shop for items such as ceramics, small sculptures and hand-woven fabrics with traditional designs. This evening we board a ferry for our overnight journey to Athens.

    August 4 - Day 8: Athens /Corinth - Time for Mass and personal prayer. We disembark the ferry and drive to Corinth following closely the same route Paul took during his journey. After a short stop at the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean and Ionian Seas, we will arrive in Ancient Corinth. We will visit the ruins of Corinth, where St. Paul worked with Aquila and Priscilla. Included are the first century shops, the Agora, Temple of Apollo and the Bema Seat. Return to Athens. See Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the University, the Academie and the National Library. Driving down Herodes Atticus and the Avzones in their picturesque uniforms and the Presidential Palace. On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Panathenaic Stadium (where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896), the Temple of Olympia Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. On the Acropolis mount, you will visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylee, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the Parthenon – the monument that “puts order in the mind” and “is harmony between material and spirit” Beneath the Acropolis is the Areopagus or Mars Hill. This is where St. Paul made his famous “Men of Athens” speech revealing a considerable knowledge of the Greek philosophy and character. Dinner and overnight in Athens.

    August 5 - Day 9: Free Day on your own in Athens. Dinner on own.

    August 6 - Day 10: Fly back home.

    Please note: We do our best to ensure that all sites listed in this itinerary will be seen. However, due to scheduling conflicts, or other circumstances beyond our control, sites may be visited on a different day than listed. If this happens it will also necessitate a change in the restaurant for dinner. However, we will never sacrifice the quality of the meal, all restaurants will meet Proximo Travel's very high standards. Since we have several different trip configurations touring at the same time, it is likely that groups on different tours will be combined when their itineraries overlap in certain areas.


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