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FOLLOWING THE FOOTSTEPS OF SAINT PAUL

8 Days / 7 Nights
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Cruise to Thesaloniki, Kavala, Estambul, Dikili, Kusadasi & Patmos

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Two Guaranteed departures from Piraeus in October.

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What is included in this cruise

  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites as per description.
  • 7-night cruise through the Greek islands and Turkey, with full board.
  • Unlimited package of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on board.
  • Excursion in Thessaloniki, Veria (Berroia)
  • Excursion to the Ancient City of Ephesus in Kusadasi .
  • 24/7 Emergency Line
  • Boarding fees, tips and taxes.

What is not included in this cruise + Optional Supplements

  • Add extra nights in Athens by clicking on "Customize your Program" or in step 1 of the reservation.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Find optional cruise excursions here.
  • Optional external cabin supplement.
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  • 5% discount for groups over 10 travelers.
  • 5% discount for groups of more than 10 travelers

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Cruise Itinerary: Following The Footsteps Of Saint Paul

NAVIGATING THE AEGEAN LIKE ODYSSEUS
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NAVIGATING THE AEGEAN LIKE ODYSSEUS

Embarcation begins at 3:30 p.m. and the departure time is 7:00 p.m. On this first day, you will have time to enjoy a beautiful sunset on deck, marvel at the deep blue of the Aegean or participate in one of the activities and services on offer. Greca Travel includes three meals per day, 3 excursions and an unlimited package of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, so that you can now concentrate on having a great time!

THESSALONIKI - CRUISE
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THESSALONIKI - CRUISE

At 08:00 a.m. after calm night navigation you will wake up in Thessaloniki, vibrant, colorful and full of history, after Athens, it is the second city in Greece.

You will visit Veria (Berroia as it appears in the Bible), just as Saint Paul did, where he preached to the "Noble Jews" of the city.

You will have time to walk, explore, and shop in this wonderful ancient city.

At 8:00 p.m. our cruise will depart for Kavala.

FROM THESSALONIKI TO KAVALA - CRUISE
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FROM THESSALONIKI TO KAVALA - CRUISE

You will wake up in our next destination, Kavala, one of the most beautiful and important cities in northern Greece, located about 150 km from Thessaloniki.

The city was in the hands of the Athenians since the 5th century BC and was originally called Neapolis, then it was conquered by Philip II of Macedonia (Alexander the Great´s father), at that time it reached a great development until the end of the Macedonian State in 49 AD . It is said that St. Paul landed here on his way to Philippi, in what is considered the beginning of the route in Europe.

In addition, according to Greek mythology, wine was born here, since Dionysos himself, from his temple, taught the inhabitants to cultivate the vine. After visiting this beautiful city in northern Greece, at 16:00 h our cruise will depart for our next destination, Istanbul.

 ISTAMBUL - THE CITY OF A THOUSAND MOSQUES
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ISTAMBUL - THE CITY OF A THOUSAND MOSQUES

Early in the morning, at 09:30 am. the cruise will arrive at the port of Istanbul, a city known historically as Byzantium and later as Constantinople. It is the most populous in Turkey and the historical, cultural and economic center of the country.

You will have free time, to walk and be pleased by the "city of a thousand Mosques "and enjoy all the services and amenities that the cruise offers us.

At 8:00 p.m. the cruise will depart for Dikili.

DIKILI - PERGAMO - CRUISE
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DIKILI - PERGAMO - CRUISE

At 12:00 p.m. you will arrive at Dikili, where optionally, you can purchase the excursion to Pergamon. This was the site of the northernmost of the seven churches in Asia Minor according to the free Revelation in the New Testament.

Pergamon means fortress or acropolis. The city was at the heart of a powerful kingdom and had a reputation as a political and cultural center in the Byzantine era.

At 8:00 p.m. our cruise will depart for our next destination, Kusadasi.

SAILING TO KUSADASI
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SAILING TO KUSADASI

At 08:00 am, after a quiet navigation at night, you will wake up on the Turkish coast to visit Kusadasi, a starting point to discover the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the twelve Ionian cities. Ephesus was an important cultural, religious and commercial center visited by personalities like Saint Paul, Marco Antonio or Cleopatra.

With the "Ancient Ephesus" excursion you will take a journey through the golden age that shaped the fundamental center of commerce and spirituality. Ephesus was built 3,000 years ago in a prime location chosen by the Delphic Oracle and was part of the history of the Greek, Turkish, and Christian civilizations.

This place is also a pilgrimage point due to the proximity to the Temple of Artemis (one of the 7 Wonders of the World) and the presence of important Christian figures who inhabited its walls. It is currently one of the largest Roman archaeological sites in the Mediterranean and the splendor of its golden age is visible through its exceptionally preserved streets and ruins.

As you explore this site (a World Heritage Site) you can breathe centuries of cultural effervescence while we discover the Agora, the Odeon, the Houses of the Patricians, the beautiful Temple of Hadrian and the amazing Celso Library.

You will also have the opportunity to negotiate and buy local merchandise such as rugs, leather goods, souvenirs.

At 11:30 p.m. you will set sail to continue navigation.

PATMOS - CUISE
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PATMOS - CUISE

Our cruise will arrive at 07:00 am. (if time allows it) on the island of Patmos, where Saint John had his encounter with Jesus in the so-called grotto of the apocalypse after having visions or revelations that, later, gave rise to the book of the New Testament, Apocalypse.

From 07:00 am to 6:30 p.m. you will have time to visit the grotto, the monastery dedicated to Saint John and stroll through the port of this small, but unforgettable island.

ATHENS - FAREWELL, GOODBYE GREECE!!
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ATHENS - FAREWELL, GOODBYE GREECE!!

Having arrived at the port of Piraeus around 9 am, and after enjoying the delicious breakfast, the disembarkation time has come.

Undoubtedly and after spending some fantastic days with Greca, we hope to see you soon in order to create new and emotional moments that will remain forever.

Good trip !, or as you may say, Kalo taksidi!

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