In the Footstep of St. Paul

In the Footstep of St. Paul
In the Footstep of St. Paul
In the Footstep of St. Paul
In the Footstep of St. Paul
In the Footstep of St. Paul

Season:
Everyday(All year round)
Departure Time: 
Flexible 
!Please advise at time of booking if you prefer an alternative pick up time for this private tour..
Departure Point: 
Centrally located Athens hotels / Port
!Arrival minimum a day before the tour to the town is recommended
Ending Point:
Return to original departure point.
Duration:
8 hours (Approx)
Service Basis:
Sit in private vehicle
Additional Info: 
•Contact our dedicated Custom Team for tailor-making your tour with special rates even for small groups of 4 people, and availability for the supplement of being guided in your own language 
•Admission fees, hotel and food are not included in the price of the trip.

Summer:
from April 1st to October 31st 
08:00-19:30
winter:
From November 1st to March 31st 
08:30-15:00
Holidays:
•1 January: closed
•6 January: 08:30 - 15:00
•Shrove Monday: 08:30 - 15:00
•25 March: closed
•Greek Orhodox Good Friday: 12:00 - 15:00
•Greek Orhodox Good Saturday: 08:30 - 15:00
•Greek Orhodox Easter Sunday: closed
•Greek Orhodox Easter Monday: 08:30 - 15:00
•May 1: closed
•Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 - 15:00
•15 August: 08:30 - 15:00
•28 October: 08:30 - 15:00
•25 December: closed
•26 December: closed
Free Admission days:
•6 March In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri 
•5 June International Day for the Environment 
•18 April International Monuments Day 
•18 May International Museums Day 
•27 September International Tourism Day
•The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
•Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
National Holidays
•The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and September (when the first Sunday is a holiday, then the second is the free admission day).
Free Admission for:
•Children under 18
•Students from E.U.
Reduced admission for:
•Citizen of the E.U. aged over 65
•Students from countries outside the E.U.


Available Language(s):
•English Speaking driver
Whats Included:
•Transportation by luxury AC mercedes van from Athens Port / Hotels and back
•English Speaking Guide
•Local taxes
Excluded Services:
•Addmission tickets
•Lunch(optional)
•Drinks during the tour
•Personal Expenses

Whats Unique:

This tour gives us the opportunity to visit and explore the places where St. Paul preached to the ancient Greeks in Athens and Corinth, in a day

Description&Program:  
The tour starts by visiting the “Areos Pagos” at the foot of the Acropolis.
The “Areos Pagos”(literally,Mars-Hill) had served as the tribunal location in Athens already for a millennia by the time of Paul.  (Today the high court of Greece is still called the “Areos Pagos”). At the time of Paul, it had ceased to have the same jurisdictional power it had in classical Greece (5-4th century), however, it still had the status of a place of trial. At the “Areos Pagos”, Paul was invited to present  the  Christian doctrines to the Athenians. (Optional visit to the Acropolis).

Continuing our tour to our next stop, the “Agora”, we’ll have the opportunity of a sightseeing in the centre of Athens. (Temple of Zeus-1896 Olympic stadium-Presidential Palace-Greek Parliament-Changing of the Guards).

The “Agora” (which means market) in ancient Athens functioned as more than a place where goods were bought and sold.  It served as a testing ground for new ideas a place where people could come and meet.
This is most likely where Paul began his debate with the philosophers that is recorded in the Bible (in the book of Acts).

With our visit to the “Agora” we conclude the Athens part of our tour and we continue to visit Corinth. About an hour away via the coastal highway we reach the Corinth Canal (approx. 6 km long connecting the Aegean with the Ionian Sea)where we have a brief stop for photos.  Then we drive to Ancient Corinth where we visit the museum and the archaeological site where the “Bema” is.

The “Bema” was where the judge of the town presided or the orator of the town would speak or make a public announcement. The “Bema” in Corinth is located in the heart of the city as public speaking was very important.  The Bible, in the Book of Acts, records that Paul was brought to the Bema under accusations of contrary teaching. The Roman governor Gallio dismissed the case as a Jewish quarrel.

We conclude our tour in Corinth with lunch in a traditional Greek taverna and we start our return trip to Athens via Kechries, the port of Corinth from where St. Paul sailed to Ephessus.

All our private tours are flexible.  It is always up to you to change the itinerary according to your wishes.
Admission fees and lunch are not included in the price of the tour.

Addmission Tickets to the sites:

Temple of Zeus:        8 Euros

Ancient Agora:          8 Euros

Ancient Corinth:        8 Euros

•Amendments are upon availability and may require supplement fee
•Full cancellation applies in the event of No-Show.
•In the event of lack of seat availability, an alternative day or service may be advised.
Tax: Included
Cancellation Policy: This service can be cancelled without any penalties 15 day(s) prior to first service date.

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