Day 1: KAVALA
Drive from the UK to Olympus Riviera transfer to your hotel. Free time depending on arrival time Dinner and Overnight in KAVALA
Day 2: PHILIPI
Travel to Philippi, the first city in Europe visited by Paul and the city where he and Silas were imprisoned. Visit the stream by the village of Lydia, where Lydia of Thyratira was baptized (the first recorded baptism in Europe). Visit the church of Philippi, before moving onward to Kavala (Neopolis, where Paul landed from Troy on his way to Philippi).
Dinner and overnight in Olympus Riviera
Visit the St Demetrius Basilica, the largest church in Greece, and Agia Sophia. Drive to the highest point in the city, which is dominated by the walls of Theodosius.Dinner and overnight in Olympus Riviera
Start the journey to Kalambaka, through the beautiful countryside passing through Thempi. Paul travelled from here to Athens via the coast.Visit the extraordinary Meteora Monasteries perched high on the cliffs. Whilst here visit the monastery of Varlaam (with it s frescoes of the Last Judgement) and the convent of Agios Staphanos (with museum and church). Here we start our journey to Delphi, on the lower slopes of Parnassos.
Dinner and overnight in Delphi
Visit to the stadium, amphitheatre, Temple of Apollo and the museum. (People came from far and wide to consult the oracle at Delphi, hence the place now has a great religious and political influence as a result).In the afternoon, depart for Athens.Dinner and overnight in Athens
Full day spent in Athens, visiting sites such as the Ancient Agora (Aeropagus — the site of Pauls sermon), and the Acropolis..Dinner and overnight in Athens
Drive to Corinth, following the coast and crossing the Corinth canal which links the Aegean and Ionian seas. Continue on to visit Cenchreae, from where Paul departed for Ephesus.Dinner and overnight in TOLO
8. Day : EPIDAURUS – MYCENAE
Morning departure from Tolo,drive to Epidaurus (visit the archaeological site and the Theatre, famous for its remarkable acoust.Epidaurus theatres.Built during the last quarter of the 4th century B.C.The theatre,the harmony of its cavea,the wayIts,sits in the landscape with the semicircle hollowed out of the side of the hill and the quality of its acousticts make the Epidaurus theatre one of the great architectural achievements of the 4rth century,wile the circular orchestra provides the link with the stage buildings.Dinner and overnight in Olypus Riviera
Day 9: OLYMPUS – DION – OLD PANTELEIMON
Breakfast/ halfday trip to the mountain known from mythology Olympus (home of the 12 greek gods)/visit to the Olympus national park then visit to Dion the sacred town of the Macedonians/ sightseeing in the archeological site/ Our lodging this evening will be in Olympus Riviera
Day 10: VERGINA - VERIA
After breakfast visiting VERIA to view the Bema surrounded by newly placed mosaics of Paul and the plaque of scripture regarding the "more noble" church. We also visit King Phillip s (Alexander s father) tomb in Vergina, one of the most outstanding finds in all of Greece. This afternoon we see the world famous Byzantine monasteries that are perched precariously on summits of gray rock pinnacles of varied and beautiful shapes. Their history goes back to the 14th century when the monks sought refuge in the cliffside caves then fled higher to build the original wooden shelters, later transformed into monasteries.Our lodging this evening will be in Olympus Riviera
Day 11: Kastoria
Breakfast at the hotel.Departure to Kastoria Tour of the city, including its old mansions, Byzantine churches and lake. Visit to a the Monastery of Agii Anargiri (1080 a.C.) and to the International Fur Fair of Kastoria.
After we live back to home
It can also be combined with tours in the neighbouring country Bulgaria,
PRICE PER PERSON IN DBL ROOM ON BB BASIS: .............,00
5 overnights in Olympus Riviera at 3* superior hotel on BB basis
2 overnights in ATHENS at 3* superior hotel on BB basis
1 overnight in Tolo 3* superior hotel on BB basis
1 overnight in Delphi 3* superior hotel on BB basis
NOT included in the price:
Entrance tickets to Archaeological sites & Museums, Tips..