Itinerary

Wednesday, May 25

Depart the U.S.


Our spiritual adventure begins as we depart from the U.S. for our long-awaited destination!

Greece

Thursday, May 26

Arrival into Athens


Your Day Includes

  • Arrive Athens (ATH)
  • Welcome Dinner - enjoy dinner and fellowship as you rest and prepare for the incredible journey awaiting you!

Overnight

Electra Palace Hotel – Athens

Acropolis

Friday, May 27

Athens


Your Day Includes

  • Athens City Tour - a tour around the sites of one of the most important cities in antiquity
  • Changing of the Presidential Guard - in Constitution Square, witness the colourfully-uniformed Evzones change their posts outside the Parliament building
  • Mars Hill - the location where Paul preached about idolatry and the altar to an “unknown god”
  • Acropolis - a high, rocky outcrop rising above the city of Athens which is home to several historic temples including the Parthenon
  • Athens – Time at Leisure - explore the town of Athens with its many shops and cafes

Overnight

Electra Palace Hotel – Athens

Corinth

Saturday, May 28

Corinth


Your Day Includes

  • Corinth - the decadent city where Paul lived for 18 months and wrote the book of Romans
  • Arrive Port of Pireaus – Greece / Board Ship

Overnight

Star Flyer – Sea

Mykonos

Sunday, May 29

Mykonos, Greece


Your Day Includes

  • Mykonos, Greece - a fun free day to explore the charming island known for its cobblestone streets and picturesque whitewashed houses
  • Music and Teaching - time to worship together and learn about the life of Paul as we sail across the Aegean Sea

Overnight

Star Flyer – Sea

Ephesus

Monday, May 30

Kusadasi, Turkey


Your Day Includes

  • Arrive Port of Kusadasi, Turkey/Disembark Ship
  • Ephesus - “The Loveless Church” cautioned to remember their first love and repent
  • Ephesus Archaeological Museum - a collection of historic treasures from the city’s excavation sites
  • Homes of the Elites - the excavated ruins of the Roman elite’s luxurious homes
  • Port Kusadasi – Time at Leisure - explore the town of Kusadasi with its many shops and cafes

Overnight

Star Flyer – Sea

Patmos

Tuesday, May 31

Patmos, Greece


Your Day Includes

  • Arrive Port of Patmos, Greece/Disembark Ship
  • Patmos - the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia
  • Cave of St. John - the traditional location of where John received the apocalyptic visions
  • Monastery of St. John - a nearly one-thousand-year-old Greek Orthodox monastery and a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Patmos – Time at Leisure - explore the town of Patmos with its many shops and cafes or enjoy various activities onboard the ship

Overnight

Star Flyer – Sea

Pergamum

Wednesday, June 1

Dikili, Turkey


Your Day Includes

  • Arrive Port of Dikili, Turkey/Disembark Ship
  • Pergamum - “The Compromising Church” warned to repent for including false teachings
  • Music and Teaching - time to worship together and learn about the life of Paul as we sail across the Aegean Sea

Overnight

Star Flyer – Sea

Philippi

Thursday, June 2

Kavala, Greece


Your Day Includes

  • Port Kavala, Greece - the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia
  • Philippi - the city where an earthquake miraculously freed Paul and Silas from prison
  • Lydia’s Stream – Communion - a special communion service on the banks of the stream where Lydia was confronted with God’s irresistible grace
  • Music and Teaching - time to worship together and learn about the life of Paul as we sail across the Aegean Sea

Overnight

Star Flyer – Sea

Star Clipper

Friday, June 3

Day at Sea


Your Day Includes

  • Music and Teaching - time to worship together and learn about the life of Paul as we sail across the Aegean Sea
  • Free Time Onboard Ship - free time to relax, enjoy games, and explore the ship
  • Deck Party - an opportunity to fellowship as you enjoy the ship’s amenities

Overnight

Star Flyer – Sea

Blue Mosque

Saturday, June 4

Istanbul, Turkey


Your Day Includes

  • Istanbul, Turkey - a large city that is within Europe and Asia divided by the Bosphorus Strait
  • Blue Mosque (external only) - a stunning example of traditional Islamic architecture, known for its six delicate minarets and a striking blue Izanik-tiled interior
  • Hagia Sophia (external only) - recently re-opened as a mosque, this 1,500 year-old structure has a colorful past as a Byzantine-era basilica, a Roman Catholic Church, an imperial mosque, and museum
  • Grand Bazaar - one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world, encompassing 61 streets and over 3,000 shops with unusual antiques, colorful spices, beautiful jewelry, and richly textured fabrics
  • Farewell Dinner - our dinner will be the culmination of our journey together, celebrating the making of new friends and deepening relationships with old. With the remembrance of the wind in the sails, the beauty of God’s creation, and the sites where God’s story unfolded, we begin the journey home.

Overnight

Swissotel The Bosphorus – Istanbul

Sunday, June 5

Homeward Bound


With heart-changing memories of our walk in the footsteps of history, we arrive back home. May we never be the same!

*Itinerary is subject to change. To best serve the group, the schedule may be altered or substitutions made at the discretion of your tour leader and guide.