Highlights: Athens – Corinth – Epidaurus – Mykonos – Rhodes – Patmos – Kusadasi – Ephesus – Troy – Istanbul
10 days / 9 nights
Arrival to Athens
Arrival to Athens airport, meeting with our representative and transfer to the hotel.
Athens city tour
This morning we make our way outside the city to the Monastery of Kaisariani. After a prayer service, we have come free time and then return to Athens, for the city tour visiting Aeropagus, where Paul addressed the Athenians, the famed Acropolis. We will walk in the Plaka area and return to the hotel.
Excursion to Argolida
Departure for Corinth. Here Paul spent 18 months, preaching to the Jews and Gentiles. We celebrate our liturgy today in Corinth transfer to Nafplion city, enjoy some free time and visit Epidaurus, one of world’s best-preserved amphitheaters with remarkable acoustics. We return to our hotel in Athens.
Cruise 1st day, Mykonos
This morning we transfer to the port of Piraeus for our cruise. Our first stop of the day is the island of Mykonos, a beautiful island of white washed houses and beautiful vistas. This evening we leave for Rhodes.
Cruise 2nd day, Rhodes
We arrive in Rhodes this morning with the day at leisure to explore the island and its charm. Our excursion includes a visit to the town of Lindos with its famed Acropolis and then to Rhodes’ Old Town. The afternoon is free for sightseeing or a swim. This evening we sail for Turkey
Cruise 3rd day, Ephesus
This morning, our ship will dock in Patmos. It was here that John the Evangelist received the inspiration to write the Apocalypse. We will also visit the Monastery of St. John. We return to our ship for lunch as we continue to Kusadasi, Turkey where we leave the ship and transfer to the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure.
Ephesus, trip to Troy
We begin our day with a visit to Ephesus. We visit the great theatre and the Temple of Diana, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. After lunch, we visit the Cathedral of St. John, the museum of Ephesus, and then to the House of Mary. In the afternoon we depart for Ancient Troy.
After morning visit of the arc. sight of Troy we will begin our trip to Istanbul. Upon arrival we will enjoy our free time in the famous Grand Bazar.
Istanbul city tour
Today we will visit Hagia Sofia, the Hippodrome and the Blue Mosque. In the afternoon we will enjoy a walk at The Topkapi palace gardens. In the afternoon we can optionally take a cruise along Bosphorus.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport.