December 28, 2005-January 5, 2006


Day 1-Dec 28 (We) depart USA for Athens

Day 2-DEC 29 (Th) -arrive in Athens walking tour of the Plaka and visit Mars Hill overnight in Athens at Hotal Jason Inn

Day 3-DEC 30 (Fr) –early departure by air to Thessalonica, visit to Vergina and the burial tomb of Philip of Macedon.  Overnight Thessalonica at the Hotel Minerva Premier. 

Day 4-DEC 31 (Sa) -visit Philippi, and Kavala (ancient Neapolis).  Overnight Thessalonica at the Hotel Minerva Premier. 

St Paul came to Thessalonica with Silas and following his usual custom, he went to the synagogue where he used the Jewish scriptures as the source for his preaching (Act 17:2-4). Continue to the city of Kavala (ancient Neapolis) and from there a visit to Philippi, which was a Roman garrison town and the chief city in the province of Macedonia. It was here that Paul won his first European convert, a woman named Lydia from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods. We will visit the Baptistry of Lydia, the market place (where Paul and Silas were brought before the rulers), and the cistern which tradition identifies as the place where St. Paul was imprisoned.  After our evening meal we will visit a local coffee shop for an evening espresso or latte.         

Day 5-JAN 01 (Su) -early departure for Veria enroute to Delphi.  Overnight at the Hotel Amalia, Delphi.

Day 6-JAN 02 (Mo) today we visit ancient Delphi and travel across country to the Peloponnese where we will visit ancient Olympia, the site of the original Olympics.  Overnight Olympia at the Hotel Amalia, Olympia. 

Day 7-JAN 03 (Tu) –Drive to Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nauplia then a visit to Corinth and return to Athens.  We will overnight at the Hotel Jason Inn. 

Day 8-JAN 04 (We) –early visit to the Acropolis and Athens city tour.  Afternoon free.  Overnight at the Hotel Jason Inn

Day 9-JAN 05 (Th)- early morning transfer to the airport and return to the USA. 



Atlanta Group:
12/28 DL 194 ATL/JFK 2PM/402PM
12/28 DL 132 JFK/ATH 5:30PM/10:15am
01/05 DL 133 ATH/JFK 12:05PM/4:00PM
01/05 DL 175 JFK/ATL 5:30PM/8:05PM       

New Orleans Group:
12/28DL 0200 MSY/ATL 8:10AM/10:31AM
12/28DL 4437 ATL/JFK 12:21PM/2:39PM
12/29DL  132 (as above)JFK/ATH
01/05DL 133 (as above)ATH/JFK
01/05DL 175 (as above) JFK/ATL
01/05DL 1684 ATL/MSY 8:57PM/9:35PM 


Amalia Hotel / Olympia
270 65 Olympia
Tel: 26240 22190, Fax: 26240 22444

Jason Inn Hotel/ Athens
12, Asomaton Street, 105 52 Thissio
Tel: 210 3251106, Fax: 210 3243132

Minerva Premier Hotel / Thessaloniki
12, Syngrou Avenue & 44, Egnatias Street,
546 25 Thessaloniki
Tel: 2130 566440, Fax: 2310 550684

Amalia Hotel / Delphi
1, Apollonos Street, 330 54 Delphi
Tel: 22650 82101, Fax: 22650 82290

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