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Day One, Tuesday, 4 September 2018, depart Atlanta or Toronto
Day Two, Wednesday, 5 September 2018, arrive in Athens, transfer by bus to Thessaloniki, Greece. Relax in the hotel and walk by the ocean, hotel in Thessaloniki.
Day Three, Thursday, 6 September 2018, breakfast in the hotel. Drive by air-conditioned Motor Coach to Neapolis (Kavala) and take a walking tour of Neapolis, including the ancient sites, during which Vassilios 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. Pastor Derek Schneider 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, Friday, 7 September 2018, 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 in Thessaloniki, then evening on your own to walk around the town, hotel in Thessaloniki.
Day Five, Saturday, 8 September 2018, breakfast in the hotel. Depart Thessaloniki for Veria (Beria), Pastor Derek and Vassilios lecture on the bus regarding Paul’s time in Veria (Beria). Tour Veria (Beria). Lunch on the Motor Coach on the way to Corinth and Nafplio. Evening in Nafplio and dinner, hotel in Nafplio.
Day Six, Sunday, 9 September 2018, breakfast in the hotel. Joint church service with Vassilios’ church in modern Corinth. Tour Ancient Corinth with a local guide and Pastor Derek and Vassilios share on Paul’s time in Corinth at the Bema Seat. Lunch, then drive up to Fortress Corinth, Vassilios and Joel share 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, Monday, 10 September 2018, breakfast in the hotel. Morning tour and shopping in Nafplio. Stop by the ancient canal just outside of Corinth on the way into Athens. Vassilios discusses 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, Tuesday, 11 September 2018, breakfast in the hotel. Tour the Agora Market, Vassilios, Joel, and the local tour guide discuss Paul’s time in the market place and the ancient sites in the area. Lunch on your own in Plaka. Visit the Temple of Zeus, the Parliament, Mars Hill, Pastor Derek discusses Paul’s sermon on Mars Hill, Dinner in Athens hotel in Athens.
Day Nine, Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 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, Thursday, 13 September 2018, depart Athens to return to Atlanta.