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"Step over into Macedonia” is the theme of this new Bible Lands Tour as it focuses on the ministry, trials and travels of the Apostle Paul. ‘Walk the walk’ of the Apostle Paul, as we relive the Bible book of Acts, from Athens to Thessalonica. The historic city of Athe
"Step over into Macedonia” is the theme of this new Bible Lands Tour as it focuses on the ministry, trials and travels of the Apostle Paul. ‘Walk the walk’ of the Apostle Paul, as we relive the Bible book of Acts, from Athens to Thessalonica. The historic city of Athens needs no introduction. It can’t help but wear its history on its sleeve—it’s hard to go anywhere in the city out of sight of the Acropolis—and millions of tourists flock here every year to visit the iconic Parthenon, Agora, and Dionysus’s Theater. In addition to following in the footsteps of Paul, we will also witness first-hand some wonders of Jehovah’s creation as we visit awe-inspiring sites that build appreciation for our Grand Creator.

<br class="" />Some of these sites include the awe-inspiring rock pillars of Meteora.  In 1849, Robert Curzon, an English Traveler wrote regarding Meteora: “Nothing can be more strange and wonderful than this romantic region, which is unlike anything I have ever seen either before or since. In . . . any other mountainous region where I have been, there is nothing at all to be compared to these extraordinary peaks.”<br class="" /><br class="" />We next visit what is arguably the most beautiful island in Greece: Santorini!  Enjoy the beautiful sunset and the amazing caldera of this island paradise.  We will then visit the historic island of Crete via speedboat, which will leave you appreciating our brotherhood and spiritual heritage like never before!<br class="" /><br class="" />Return to Athens and enjoy a wonderful bethel tour of the Athens Greece Branch office! Conclude the tour overlooking the most beautiful view in Athens!
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<strong>DAY 1 Sunday Oct 14 2018:</strong><br class="" />Arrive Thessaloniki, transfer to hotel. Dinner included. Get acquainted. Overnight in Thessaloniki.<br class="" /><br class="" /><strong>DAY 2 Monday Oct 15 2018:</strong><br class="" />Visit Thessaloniki and Phillippi -After breakfast, pick up from hotel to start morning tour of Thessaloniki. Enjoy the sites and the beautiful coastline. Afterwards, we will reach the town of Kavala (Ancient Neapolis) and then Phillippi where Paul preached and baptized the first Christians in Europe! Visit the ‘’Baptismal’’ site, where Lydia was baptized and the place where tradition says Paul was imprisoned. Finally, we visit the Acropolis of Philippi, the Ancient Market, Basilica and Theatre. Overnight in Kavala (Ancient Neapolis)<br class="" /><br class="" /><strong>DAY 3 Tuesday Oct 16 2018:</strong><br class="" />Kavala to Meteora – We leave Kavala, and we arrive at the beautiful town of Veria (Ancient Beroea) at Northwestern Greece. Visit the Jewish synagogue in the area Paul originally preached. We continue to the Ancient town of Vergina. Go to the Royal tombs of Alexander the Great’s father, Phillip of Macedon. Make short stops at Thermopylae, the statue of Leonidas and the wonderful Tempi valley. We finally arrive at the picturesque town of Kalambaka and go to Meteora to see the breathtaking rock tower monasteries of the 11th Century! Overnight in Kalambaka (Meteora).<br class="" /><br class="" /><strong>DAY 4 Wednesday Oct 17 2018:</strong><br class="" />Kalambaka to Athens -Early in the morning, we drive a few hours along the mountainous region to Athens. Follow the path of the Apostle to the nations by visiting the Areopagus or Mars Hill where he preached to the Athenians (Acts 17). Visit the Acropolis.  Overnight in Athens.<br class="" /><br class="" /><strong>DAY 5 Thursday Oct 18 2018:</strong><br class="" />Ancient Corinth to Athens – Visit the famous Canal of Corinth, the archaeological site and the museum at acrocorinth. Visit the biblical site of Cenchreae. Stroll around the ancient citadel while your experienced tour guide relates to you the fascinating history of such monuments as the Temple of Athena Nike, the Theatre of Dionysus. Take afternoon flight to island of Santorini just in time for the sunset. Overnight in Santorini <br class="" /><br class="" /><strong>DAY 6 Friday Oct 19 2018:</strong><br class="" />Stay in hotel in OIA Santorini. Visit the beautiful panoramic view of the island. Go to site of Akrotiri buried under the volcanic ash.  Do tour of island. Take evening speed boat to Heraklion Crete<br class="" /><br class="" /><strong>DAY 7 Saturday Oct 20 2018: </strong><br class="" />Tour and visit Heraklion area.  Overnight in Heraklion.<br class="" /><br class="" /><strong>DAY 8 Sunday Oct 21 2018:</strong><br class="" />Tour of Heraklion, Crete– Visit the Minoan palace of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete. After lunch, visit Fair Havens (Kaloi Limenes) and Matala beach. Take ferry ship back to Athens. Overnight on ferry.<br class="" /><br class="" /><strong>DAY 9 Monday Oct 22 2018:</strong><br class="" />Visit Bethel and Farewell – After resting up a bit at your hotel, visit the Greece Bethel Branch Office in Athens for several hours, then visit the beautiful view of Lycabettus mountain overlooking Athens and enjoy a final dinner with interviews overlooking the sunset in the background. Overnight in Athens.<br class="" /><br class="" /><strong>DAY 10 Tuesday Oct 23 2018:</strong><br class="" />Breakfast Hotel Depart Athens



Bible Lands Tours Greece + Greek Island Tour Listed below are most of the locations we will be visiting on our Bible Lands Tour. The publication, “Bearing Thorough Witness” About God’s Kingdom, is an excellent resource for this trip as it makes numerous references to these locations. This publication covers the book of Acts in such a way that the reader can feel the excitement of the fast-moving events recorded therein. Feel free to review it. We have included some references to our Christian publications so that you can look up this information in advance. This reference list does not include everything we have published on the locations we will be visiting, but will help get you started on preparing:<br class="" /><br class="" /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Biblical Sites Greece:</strong></span>

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<li>Athens: it-1 pp. 209-211</li>

<li>Beroea (Veria): it-1 p. 291</li>

<li>Corinth: it-1 pp. 508-509</li>

<li>Cenchreae: it-1 pp. 424-425</li>

<li>Fair Havens (Kaloi Limniones): it-1 pp. 802-803</li>

<li>Neapolis (Kavala): it-2 pp. 478-479</li>

<li>Philippi: it-2 pp. 629-630</li>

<li>Thessalonica: it-2 p. 1092</li>

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<ul> <strong>Land Package</strong> <li>3 to a Room: $2830</li> <li>2 to a Room: $2870</li> <li>1 to a Room: $3370</li> </ul>

All prices herein are per person and are subject to change without notice. "Full Package" prices are especially subject to change due to the fluctuation in airfare. For Instance: Travelers can expect to pay additional airfare for summer tour dates if their tour includes New York. We will notify you three months, or less, before your departure of any additional fees.

Regarding Land Package Pricing:

Land Package prices signify that...

  1. ...BCT will NOT provide your transportation EXCEPT during the tour.
  2. ...you will be required to arrange your own transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour.
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<strong>What's Included</strong>

<strong>Proposed Hotels:</strong>

<li>1 nt Thessaloniki Holiday Inn or sim HB</li>

<li>1 nt Kavala EGNATIA HB</li>

<li>1 nt Meteora AMALIA HB</li>

<li>2 nts Athens Metropolitan BB - Taverna dinner with music and folk dances incl bus/escort</li>

<li>1 nt Crete Astoria Heraklion HB</li>

<li>1 nt Santorini OIA Hotel HB</li>

<li>1 overnight ferry</li>

<li>1 speedboat </li>

<li>Crete/Pireaus in 2 berth inside cabins HB</li>



<strong>Included:</strong>

<li>Upgrades to private cabins available</li>

<li>Full Board</li>

<li>Port charges</li>

<li>Most meals except lunch</li>



<strong>What's Not Included</strong>

<li>Beverages of any type</li>

<li>Gratuities</li>

<li>Personal Expenses</li>

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