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Day One, Sunday, 2 April 2017, depart Atlanta
Day Two, Monday, 3 April 2017, arrive in Athens, transfer by bus to Thessaloniki, Greece. On the way stop off in the valley where Alexander the Great bred his horses. Relax in the hotel and walk by the ocean, hotel in Thessaloniki.
Day Three, Tuesday, 4 April 2017, breakfast in the hotel. Drive by air conditioned Motor Coach to Neapolis and take a walking tour of Neapolis, including the ancient sites, during which Dr. Draper gives an overview of Neapolis’ history with Paul, Vassilios discusses Greek history of Neapolis and Philippi. Lunch in Neapolis, then, depart Neapolis and head to Philippi to tour the ancient ruins with a guide. Dr. Draper gives a history of Paul in Philippi working with the Greek tour guide. After Philippi everyone boards the bus for Thessaloniki. During the bus ride Vassilios discusses the history of the area. Night time tour of Thessaloniki. Dinner in Thessaloniki, hotel in Thessaloniki.
Day Four, Wednesday, 5 April 2017, breakfast in the hotel. Tour the Roman Agora and the ancient wall of Thessaloniki. Lunch in Thessaloniki with A21 Campaign and Pastor Phil. After lunch tour other portions of Ancient Thessaloniki. Dinner with local pastors in Thessaloniki, then evening on your own to walk around the town, hotel in Thessaloniki.
Day Five, Thursday, 6 April 2017, breakfast in the hotel. Depart Thessaloniki for Veria (Beria), Dr. Draper and Vassilios lecture on the bus regarding Paul’s time in Veria. Tour Veria. Lunch in the valley where the battle of 300 Spartans occurred on the way to Corinth. Evening in Corinth and dinner, hotel in Corinth.
Day Six, Friday, 7 April 2017, breakfast in the hotel. Tour Ancient Corinth as a local guide and Dr. Draper share on Paul’s time in Corinth at the Bema Seat. Lunch, then drive up to Fortress Corinth, Dr. Draper shares on life in the fortress and the Aphrodite cult. Drive to Nafplio and tour the city and then dinner in Nafplio, hotel in Nafplio.
Day Seven, Saturday, 8 April 2017, breakfast in the hotel. Morning tour and shopping in Nafplio. Some of the group will rise early for a morning tour of ancient Sparta. Stop by the ancient canal just outside of Corinth on the way into Athens. Vassilios and Dr. Draper discuss ancient Greece, modern Greece, and Paul’s time in Athens. Afternoon tour of the Acropolis and Plaka, including the hill across from the Acropolis and visit Socrates’ Prison. Dinner in Plaka and shopping, hotel in Athens.
Day Eight, Sunday, 9 April 2017, breakfast in the hotel. Joint church service with Vassilios’ church in Athens. Tour the Agora Market, Dr. Draper and the local tour guide discuss Paul’s time in the market place and the ancient sites in the area. Lunch in Plaka. Visit the Temple of Zeus, the Parliament, Mars Hill, Dr. Draper discusses Paul’s sermon on Mars Hill, Dinner in Athens hotel in Athens.
Day Nine, Monday, 10 April 2017, breakfast in the hotel. Free day to tour Athens on your own. We will give ideas and lead any group that does not want to be on their own, hotel in Athens.
Day Ten, Tuesday, 11 April 2017, depart Athens to return to Atlanta.