On The Footsteps Of Apostle Paul In Greece 8-Days Tour

Greece Christian Spiritual Journeys

When talking about influential individuals in Christianity, the Apostle Paul is frequently mentioned. Renowned for his travels to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Paul had a significant impact on the early Christian community.

Greece Pilgrimage; Explore ancient Christian sites in Greece and experience divine wonders. Embark on a spiritual pilgrimage in Greece. Discover historical faith treasures.

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Destinations: Kavala, Philippi, Thessaloniki, Veroia, Meteora, Athens, Corinth
Region: Macedonia, Thessaly, Central Greece, Attica, Peloponnese
Accommodation: Kavala, Thessaloniki, Meteora, Athens
Tour Language: English
Age Range: 1 to 99 year old
Available: All Year Round
Departures: Daily

Itinerary of On The Footsteps Of Apostle Paul In Greece 8-Days Tour

Athens, Kavala, Philippi, Thessaloniki, Veroia, Meteora, Thermopylae, Athens, Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth

  • A visit to all Christian highlights of Peloponnese, and central Greece,  where St Paul preached and lived during his time in Greece
  • Combination of sites of archaeological interest and sites of religious interest
  • Visits to important Greek cities, such as Corinth, Corinth canal, Kavala, Philippi, Meteora, Veroia, Thessaloniki, and Athens
  • An exciting tour to modern and ancient Greece
  • An experienced, professional English speaking tour/driver

Footsteps of Apostle Paul Tour in Greece

This tour follows the path taken by the Apostle Paul in Greece. It includes stops at significant historical and religious sites linked to his travels, providing a deep immersion in biblical history and culture.

Embark on a fascinating adventure through Biblical Greece with our exclusive 8-day tour following the path of St. Paul, starting from where he began his teachings in Kavala, Europe. This journey is ideal for Christians interested in exploring the rich history and culture of Greece. The country is brimming with sacred sites that highlight its profound religious heritage. The monastic communities have played a crucial role in the struggle for independence.

Walk Apostle Paul’s Steps

Uncover the historical footsteps of Apostle Paul on a guided tour. Experience the ancient sites where Paul walked. Book your tour now!

Stunning North Greece Travel

North Greece Thasos
North Greece

A Picturesque Journey to North Greece

Our tour starts in the morning as we journey through central Greece and Macedonia until we arrive at Kavala, a city known for its amphitheatrical beauty and often referred to as the “Monaco of Greece“.

Are you a nature enthusiast looking for a serene and breathtaking destination to explore? Look no further than North Greece, a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. From majestic mountains to crystal-clear lakes, this region offers a picturesque journey that will leave you in awe.

Indulge in Local Cuisine and Hospitality
No trip to North Greece is complete without sampling the delicious local cuisine. From traditional dishes like moussaka and souvlaki to fresh seafood and olive oil, the region offers a culinary experience that will tantalize your taste buds. Don’t forget to visit a local taverna and immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of the Greek people.

At the end of the day, you will arrive in Kavala where you can take in the stunning scenery and enjoy a peaceful evening. Overnight in Kavala.

Uncovering the Apostle Paul’s Connection to Kavala


Kavala: The Spiritual Journey

Our tour starts in the morning as we journey through central Greece and Macedonia until we arrive at Kavala, a city known for its amphitheatrical beauty and often referred to as the “Monaco of Greece“.

Although many are aware of his missions to cities such as Jerusalem, Rome, and Corinth, Paul also had a lesser-known tie to the city of Kavala. Kavala, a coastal city in northern Greece, is known for its historical significance in Christian history as it is linked to the Apostle Paul. According to historical records, Paul visited the region of Macedonia, which includes Kavala, during his second missionary journey in the 1st century AD. Although there are limited details about his time in Kavala, it is believed that he preached and formed a Christian community in the area. There are several landmarks in Kavala that are thought to be connected to his visit, making it an intriguing destination for those interested in following the footsteps of the Apostle Paul.

A significant site worth mentioning is the ancient city of Philippi, situated near Kavala, where it is believed that Paul established one of the first Christian communities in Europe. The remains of Philippi, such as a theater and a forum, offer a peek into history and the initial spread of Christianity in the area. Embarking on a spiritual journey. Exploring Kavala and its surroundings can be a spiritual voyage for those looking to reconnect with the origins of their faith. Walking among the ancient ruins and envisioning Apostle Paul preaching to the early Christians can be a profound and emotional experience. Many pilgrims and religious travelers make a pilgrimage to Kavala to honor Paul’s legacy and enhance their insight into the early Christian church. Free evening.

Discover Philippi’s Cristian Gems & Rich History

Philippi Kavala
Philippi Kavala

Uncover the ancient secrets of Philippi

Embark on a voyage of discovery and insight into the enduring legacy of Apostle Paul in Philippi! On the second day of our tour, we will start from Kavala, setting our sights on Philippi, a captivating location steeped in ancient history. Step back in time and experience the wonders of Philippi.

Rich Historical Significance: Ancient Philippi holds great historical significance as a city founded by King Philip II of Macedon in the 4th century BC. Its archaeological remains provide valuable insights into ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.

Historical Context: St. Paul’s visit to Philippi was a significant event in early Christianity. This visit led to the establishment of one of the earliest Christian communities in Europe. Explore the captivating history of ancient Philippi through the lens of Apostle Paul’s remarkable journey. Discover inspiring tales of faith and resilience in this historic city, as seen through the eyes of one of Christianity’s most influential figures.

As the day comes to an end, you will find yourself back in Kavala, where you can fully enjoy the stunning views and unwind for the evening. Overnight in Kavala.

The Capital Of North Greece

Thessaloniki Overview
Thessaloniki Overview

After we finish breakfast, we’ll begin our tour from Kaval to Thessaloniki, often referred to as the capital of northern Greece!

Prepare yourself for a thrilling city tour of Thessaloniki – the second largest city in Greece and a notable location for St. Paul, who established a church here (as mentioned in Acts 17:1-10). The tour will include visits to prominent sites like the beautiful St. Sophia and St. Demetrios churches, the upper part of the Old City Walls, the iconic White Tower of Thessaloniki, and the impressive Triumphal Arch of Galerius.

You will be staying overnight in Thessaloniki, giving you the opportunity to deeply explore the city’s fascinating history.

Thessaloniki: Discover the historical significance of Paul’s visit

Apostle Paul Moni Vlatadon
Apostle Paul Moni Vlatadon

Tracing the Footsteps of Apostle Paul

On the 4th day of your private tour, you’ll continue exploring the stunning city of Thessaloniki. Dive into the fascinating journey of Apostle Paul in Thessaloniki with our exclusive guided tour! Walk in the footsteps of this historical figure and discover the rich history and culture of this ancient city. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore the legacy of Apostle Paul in Thessaloniki

Visiting the city of Thessaloniki can offer a unique opportunity to explore the historical sites associated with the apostle Paul. This includes places like the Agora, where Paul preached, Rotonda (or Rotunda), and the Church of St. Demetrius, built on the site of his martyrdom. Immersing oneself in these locations can provide a deeper understanding of the early Christian history in the region.

Evening at leisure. Overnight in Thessaloniki.

Veroia (Veria): Uncovering the Hidden Gem of Vima Saint Paul

Vima Saint Paul In Veroia
Vima Saint Paul In Veroia

The History Behind Vima Saint Paul

On the 5th day of your private tour, you’ll explore the stunning city of Veroia, known for being the site where St Paul famously spread his message to the Jewish community.

While in Veroia, you’ll witness the meticulously reconstructed steps of the pulpit, where Paul is said to have delivered his powerful sermons. Vima Saint Paul, also known as the Step of Saint Paul, is believed to be the exact spot where the apostle Paul preached to the citizens of Veroia during his missionary journey in the 1st century AD. According to historical accounts, Paul’s teachings in Veroia were met with great enthusiasm, leading to the conversion of many residents to Christianity.

Visitors to Vima Saint Paul are greeted with a set of ancient stone steps leading up to a small chapel dedicated to the apostle Paul. The serene atmosphere of the site, coupled with its historical significance, creates a unique and contemplative experience for those who make the journey. As you climb the steps, you can’t help but imagine the scene of Paul addressing the crowds gathered below, sharing his message of hope and salvation. The chapel at the top offers a quiet space for reflection and prayer, allowing visitors to connect with the spiritual essence of the site.

Next, we’re heading to Kalambaka, the town nestled at the base of the towering cliffs of Meteora. We’ll enjoy a cozy overnight stay in Kalambaka – Kastraki.

Meteora Thrones

Meteora Sunset
Meteora Sunset

Join us for an amazing adventure on our special sightseeing tour where we’ll take you to see the stunning Meteora, known as the hanging rocks, in the morning. This incredible sight showcases a diverse range of rock formations and is home to the famous Meteora Monasteries, the second most significant group of Byzantine monasteries after Athos.

Get ready to be amazed by the beautiful monasteries perched on the breathtaking cliffs of Meteora and be enchanted by the incredible collection of icons, manuscripts, and unique mosaics and frescoes they display. You can visit 6 monasteries, with one closed daily. The largest is the “Great Meteor monastery” and the most challenging to visit is the “Holly Trinity Monastery.” Two of them “St. Stephan” & “Rousanouhost nuns and 4 of them “Great Meteor“, “St. Nicholas“, Holy Trinity“, and “Varlaam” host monks.

Should the weather permit and you are up for it, let’s enjoy a stunning sunset at Meteora. Following a delightful lunch, our excursion comes to the end. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay.


Following in the Footsteps of Paul: A Journey of Discovery

Thermopylae (Hot Gates)
Thermopylae (Hot Gates)

Have you ever dreamed of retracing the steps of one of the most influential figures in Christian history? Well, that’s exactly what we’ve been doing as we continue our travels on the footsteps of Paul.

As we continue our travels on the footsteps of Paul, we are constantly reminded of the sacrifices he made to spread the message of Christianity. It’s a humbling experience that has deepened our faith and strengthened

Our tour continues the following day as we make our way back to Athens, with stops at enticing spots like Katerini, and Thermopylae – known for the famous battle of the 300.

With a late afternoon arrival in Athens, our journey will come to a close.

Mars Hill: Unveiling the Mysteries of Mars Hill in Athens

Mars Hill In Athens
Mars Hill In Athens

Mars Hill: Apostle Paul’s Sermons on Mars Hill

Have you ever been curious about the ancient history and importance of Mars Hill in Athens? Let’s explore the mysteries of this famous landmark. Mars Hill, also called the Areopagus, is a well-known rocky hill situated northwest of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. This site has great cultural and religious value that dates back to ancient times. According to Greek mythology, Mars Hill is where the god of war, Ares, was judged for killing Poseidon‘s son. This legendary story highlights the historical importance of Mars Hill as a place of legal and moral judgment. During the Golden Age of Athens, Mars Hill was known as a hub for intellectual discussions and religious conversations. It was the site where the famous philosopher Socrates faced trial for his unconventional ideas, ultimately leading to his death.

Another notable event linked to Mars Hill is the Apostle Paul’s sermon to the Athenians, which is documented in the Bible. In Acts 17:22-31, Paul talks about the concept of the unknown God to the Athenian crowd, connecting the worlds of Greek mythology and Christian beliefs. Discovering Mars Hill Today: Explore the rich history and cultural heritage of Mars Hill. The stunning views of Athens from the hilltop provide a unique perspective on the city’s ancient and modern elements. In conclusion, Mars Hill in Athens is a symbol of the lasting influence of ancient civilizations on today’s society. Whether you are someone interested in history, on a religious journey, or simply a curious traveler, Mars Hill is a must-see destination for anyone exploring Athens now or in the future!

Athens: Timeless Beauty and Rich History

Athens Acropolis Parthenon
Athens Acropolis Parthenon

Athens: Unraveling the Past

Uncovering the Footsteps of Apostle Paul in Athens. The vibrant city of Athens, Greece, is not only known for its ancient history and stunning architecture but also for its significant connections to Christianity. One of the most prominent figures in the Christian faith, Apostle Paul, made his mark in Athens, leaving a lasting legacy that continues to inspire and captivate believers and history enthusiasts alike. Apostle Paul, also known as Saint Paul, was a key figure in the spread of Christianity in the early days of the faith. His missionary journeys took him to various cities in the Mediterranean region, including Athens. According to the Book of Acts in the New Testament, Paul visited Athens during his second missionary journey around AD 50. Walking in the footsteps of Apostle Paul in Athens is a fascinating experience that allows you to connect with the history and significance of his visit. One of the most iconic sites associated with Paul’s time in Athens is the Areopagus, also known as Mars Hill. Another significant site linked to Apostle Paul’s time in Athens is the Agora, the ancient marketplace and civic center of the city. It was a bustling hub of activity where people gathered for social, political, and commercial purposes. Paul likely engaged with the Athenians in discussions about his faith in this vibrant agora.

Don’t miss out on visiting the must-see landmarks of the city during this tour, such as the famous Acropolis and the significant site to explore, the Daphni Byzantine monastery or the Byzantine museum.

The Athens tour will take you to all the major landmarks of the city, from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to the Parliament House, Presidential Palace, Panathenaic Stadium (the venue for the first modern Olympic games in 1896), Temple of Olympian Zeus, Academy, University, and National Library. During your journey, you will have the opportunity to try authentic homemade Greek dishes, just like how they are prepared in Greek households. Free evening. Overnight in Athens.

Daphni: Mystical Impact

Daphni Monastery Athens
Daphni Monastery Athens

Exploring the Mysteries of Daphni

When you think of Athens, Greece, the first things that come to mind are probably the iconic Acropolis and Parthenon. But nestled in the outskirts of this ancient city lies a hidden gem that often goes unnoticed by tourists – the Daphni Monastery.

Dating back to the 11th century, Daphni Monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts stunning Byzantine architecture and intricate mosaics. Originally built as a temple to Apollo, the site was later converted into a Christian monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

Tips for Visiting Daphni Monastery

Timing: Plan your visit during the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowds and fully appreciate the tranquility of the monastery.
Respectful Attire: Remember to dress modestly out of respect for the religious significance of the site.

Athens Greek Agora

Athens Greek Agora
Athens Greek Agora

Athens Agora: Paul Preaches in Agora

Learn about Apostle Paul’s impactful visit to the Greek agora in Athens. Discover the historical significance of Paul’s preaching in ancient Athens. Apostle Paul’s visit to the Athens Greek Agora symbolizes a significant cultural exchange. This encounter between early Christianity and ancient Greek philosophy laid the foundation for future intellectual discourse. The Apostle’s speech in the agora showcases the blending of diverse ideologies. This interaction highlights the importance of dialogue and openness to different beliefs. Paul’s presence in the Greek agora influenced the development of Western thought. This historical event emphasized the interconnectedness of ideas across different societies.

Located in the heart of Athens, the Agora was more than just a typical market – it was the hub of society, where politics, culture, and social interactions intertwined to shape the essence of civilization. Come with us on a journey through history to reveal the captivating mysteries and wonders of the Ancient Greek Agora in Athens. The Athens Ancient Greek Agora played a vital role as a public space where people came together for various purposes. It served as a marketplace, a hub for political discussions, a site for religious ceremonies, and a focal point for social bonds. The term “Agora” translates to “gathering place” in Greek, underscoring its significance in the everyday lives of Ancient Greeks.

In this place, the foundation for democracy was laid, giving every individual a part in managing their society. The Agora was not only a hub for commerce and government but also a lively hub for art and social activities. Artists, thinkers, and residents would gather to chat, appreciate shows, and join in the celebrations.


shopping in plaka, athens

Continue our private tour in Plaka, an ancient neighborhood in Athens, situated just below the Acropolis Hill. It is known for its beauty and charm, with its authentic atmosphere and traditional design. The majority of Plaka is made up of neoclassical homes from the 19th century, but archaeological evidence indicates that people have been living in the area since ancient times. All the buildings in Plaka are protected, preserving its historical significance and preventing modern development. This allows visitors to experience a glimpse of the city’s past.

Plaka has remained largely unchanged for the past century, making it a rare glimpse into the city’s history. One of the most captivating areas of Plaka is the quaint district of Anafiotika. The old neighborhood is teeming with noteworthy landmarks that turn Plaka into a living museum. Visiting the Monument of Lysicrates, the Church of Saint Nicholas Rangavas, the Museum of Greek Folk Art, the Benizelos Mansion, and the Canellopoulos Museum, alongside other Byzantine churches and museums, is a must. Moreover, Plaka boasts cozy cafes, bars, authentic taverns, and souvenir shops.

Lycabettus Hill and Panoramic Views

view of athens from lycabettus hill

Finally, enjoy breathtaking views from Lycabettus Hill, the highest peak in Central Athens, to capture spectacular images of the entire city. Its stunning views of the city and the Aegean Sea make it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. The hill is also home to the beautiful St. George Chapel, adding a touch of history and culture to the natural beauty of the area.

After this unforgettable experience, your driver will happily drop you off at your preferred destination in Athens or Piraeus Port. Overnight in Athens.

The Famous Corinth Canal

corinth canal

Corinth Canal Wonder

Discover the engineering marvel of Corinth Canal. Witness breathtaking views at Corinth Canal. Explore its wonders!

Depart from Athens in the early morning and enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery as your expert chauffeur drives you to the captivating Corinth Canal and the historic city of ancient Corinth.

The Corinth Canal is a shortcut for ships between the Aegean and Ionian Seas. It saves time and fuel, making trade more efficient and reducing travel distances. This canal also helps smaller vessels avoid the longer and more dangerous journey around the southern tip of Greece.

The Corinth Canal is definitely a must-see attraction on your itinerary, serving as a vital connection between Central Greece and the Peloponnese Peninsula.

Take a moment to marvel at the stunning views and capture some photos before heading to the ancient city of Corinth.

The Story of Paul in Corinth

The temple of Apollo in ancient Corinth
The temple of Apollo in ancient Corinth

Evangelizing Paul’s mission in Corinth

The private tour will take you to Corinth, an important destination for St Paul during his travels. He spent 18 months in this city, spreading his message to both the local Gentiles and Jews. Paul’s mission in Corinth was to spread the teachings of Christianity. He faced challenges but was committed to sharing his beliefs.

Paul’s efforts led to the establishment of a Christian community in Corinth. This community became a center for Christian worship and fellowship. Paul wrote two letters to the Corinthians, addressing their questions and concerns. These letters provide insights into the early Christian community’s struggles and triumphs. Paul’s journey in Corinth illustrates his dedication to spreading the message of Christianity and building strong relationships within the early Christian communities.

During the trip, you will have the chance to visit the famous Acropolis, also known as Acrocorinth, which offers breathtaking views of the city below. And of course, a tour of the ancient ruins of Corinth will be a highlight of the day.

Finally, your attentive driver will safely escort you back to Athens for a restful overnight.

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.


In the winter season, we may need to make some minor adjustments to our itinerary. This is because some of the archaeological sites close earlier, at 3 pm, while in the summer they stay open until 5-7 pm.

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