13 Days Pilgrimage to Greece & Turkey

A pilgrimage to Greece in the “Footsteps of St. Paul” will be an experience you will never forget. Christians have been going on pilgrimages from the very beginning of our faith. You will travel in the Journey of St. Paul while viewing some of the most historically significant sites and beautiful places in the world. You can strengthen your faith through visits to the House of the Virgin Mary, Ancient Ephesus, and Philippi, where St. Paul established the first church in Europe.

Tours typically include other sites like the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and Propylaea as well as visits to the monasteries of Meteora and the beautiful whitewashed towns of Mykonos and Santorini.

On our pilgrimage, we offer a complete itinerary that includes round-trip airfare, accommodation in first-class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, all transportation, daily Mass and all under excellent organizing, leadership, and teaching from Nativity pilgrimage expert staff and Guides

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
  • Round Trip Airfare.
  • All airport taxes and Fuel SURCHARGES.
  • First-class Hotels.
  • Transfers as per itinerary.
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily.
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary.
  • Daily Masses. (If requested)
  • Professional local guides
  • Prices Based on Double Occupancy.
  • Tour Brochures: Special promotional brochures featuring the Pilgrimage printed for distribution by you.
  • Travel Protection Plan for Everybody on Pilgrimage is provided for FREE.
YOUR TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:
    • A trip cancellation protection plan is not included and is strongly recommended.
    • Nativity Pilgrimage offers a comprehensive policy at an additional cost.
    • Passport & visa costs, if any.
    • S. Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months subsequent to return date.
    • Gratuities to the tour manager, guides and driver.
    • Items of a personal nature (hotel extras, laundry, phone calls, etc.)
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR TRIP
  • Capital: Athens
  • Language: Greek
  • Population: 10.7 million
  • Time Zone: EST plus 7 hours
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Electricity: 220V. 50Hz
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ATHENS – KALAMBAKA – ISTANBUL – THESSALONIKI – CORINTH – ISTANBUL – TROY 

ITINERARY
Day
1

DEPART USA TO GREECE

Today: Your pilgrimage begins today by taking your flight to Greece. Meals and drinks will be served on board.

Day
2

ATHENS

Today: We arrive and are greeted by our guide. A panoramic tour in Athens. Transport to our hotel. Balance of day at leisure.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
3

ATHENS

Today: We will depart to the Monastery of Kaisariani, founded in the 11th century AD and consecrated to the presentation of the Virgin in the temple. After a moment of prayer, we will walk through the gardens. Next, we will visit the city of Athens, including the Agora, where Paul addressed the Athenians, the famous Acropolis and the Parthenon, the Arch of Hadrian and the Temple of Zeus.

Evening: Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day
4

ATHENS / KALAMBAKA

Today: We leave to visit Delphi. Departure to Kalambaka for dinner and overnight.

Evening: Dinner and accommodation will be at the hotel.

Day
5

KALAMBAKA / THESSALONIKI

Today: We will visit the monasteries of Meteora and drive to Veria. We then proceed to Thessaloniki.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
6

PHILIPPI / THESSALONIKI

Today: Visit Philippi, Lydia y Kavala (Neapolis). Return to Thessaloniki.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
7

THESSALONIKI / ATHENS

Today: Visit Thessaloniki then return to Athens for the night.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
8

ATHENS: CORINTH EXCURSION

Today: We will travel to Corinth. Here St. Paul spent 18 months and preached to Jews and Gentiles. Paul also worked with Aquila and Priscilla and was judged by Galleon in the Agora. The community he founded here caused him a lot of pain and prompted him to write at least four letters. We will celebrate our liturgy here, ending with a reflection on Paul the Missionary. We had lunch in Nafplio and completed our day in Epidaurus, one of the best-preserved amphitheaters in the world with remarkable acoustics.

Evening: Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day
9

ATHENS / ISTANBUL

Today: We return to Athens to board our flight to Istanbul. Depending on your arrival time in Istanbul we will have a city tour.

Evening: Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day
10

ISTANBUL: VISIT CITY / CANAKKALE

Today: We will enjoy a tour of the city that will include the Hagia Sophia, it is the former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral. Built in AD 360, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have “changed the history of architecture”. We also visit the Byzantine Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque (famous for its mosaics), the Underground Cisterns, the Chora Church, which houses a magnificent display of oriental iconography and mosaics. In the afternoon we depart for Canakkale.

Evening: Dinner and accommodation will be at the hotel.

Day
11

TROY / ISTANBUL

Today: Visit ancient Alexandria to reach ancient Troy, inhabited since 3000 BC, and famous for the great wooden horse that played such an important role in the Trojan War. Return to Istanbul.

Evening: Dinner and accommodation will be in a restaurant with a typical show of belly dances.

Day
12

 ISTANBUL: CITY TOUR

Today: A boat trip through the Bosphorus Strait. We will visit the palace – museum of Topkapi, which was the royal palace of the Sultans. Then, we go to the Church of San Antonio where we will celebrate mass. Next, we visit a place where the famous Turkish carpets are made. Finally the Grand Bazaar. We will have free time to shop as well as explore on our own.

Evening: Dinner and accommodation will be in a restaurant with a typical show of belly dances.

Day
13

 RETURN USA

Today: We will go to the airport to board your flight back to USA.