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Athens, Corinth and 4 day cruise

Duration: 7 Days

DAY 1: SATURDAY – ARRIVE IN ATHENS
Welcome to Athens! The most celebrated city of the ancient world and the center of Greek philosophy. Upon your arrival, meet your guide and start a panoramic tour of the highlights of the city. Continue with a visit to the Acropolis with the famous Parthenon temple and Mars’ Hill (Areopagus Acts 17:22), where the Apostle Paul delivered his soul-stirring sermon to great philosophers of the time.
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DAY 2: SUNDAY – ANCIENT CORINTH – CENCHREA
Our morning excursion out of Athens takes us by the Saronic Gulf via the historic Corinthian Canal (quick stop for photos) to Ancient Corinth (Acts 18:1-18). It was to this megalopolis where the Apostle Paul came, worked and established a thriving church. We will visit the archaeological site and museum as well as all the points of interest associated with Paul's ministry. On our way back to Athens, we will pass by the ancient port of Cenchrea, from where the Apostle Paul sailed to Ephesus (Acts 18:18-19). In the evening, you may worship with the local English-speaking congregation.
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DAY 3: MONDAY - EMBARK CRUISE – MYKONOS
In the morning, transfer to the port of Lavrion for our 4-day Cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey. At 6:00 p.m. arrive in Mykonos and stroll on your own through the whitewashed, flower-decked alleyways, climbing to the church of Paraportiani or along the waterfront of “Little Venice” to the famous windmills. Sail for Kusadasi, Turkey at 11:00 p.m.
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DAY 4: TUESDAY – KUSADASI (EPHESUS) – PATMOS
At 7:00 a.m. we dock at Kusadasi in Turkey, the starting point for our excursion to the ancient city of Ephesus (Acts 18:19-21). The Apostle Paul preached to the Ephesians and lived here for three years. We tour the spectacular ruins where excavations still continue in this once great city.

At 1.00 p.m. sail for Patmos, Greece (Revelation 1:9) and upon arrival enjoy an optional tour to the Monastery of John the Evangelist and the Grotto of the Revelation. Return to the ship and sail for Rhodes at 9.30 pm.
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DAY 5: WEDNESDAY – RHODES
At 7:00 a.m. we call at Rhodes. Enjoy the organized guided excursion to Lindos, where we visit the ruins of the Acropolis of Lindos with the ancient Temple of Athena, built in 300 BC over the blue Aegean Sea. Local tradition has it that on his way to Rome; Paul’s vessels spent some time here in the small harbor (Acts 21:1). In the medieval walled town of Rhodes, you will walk through the D’Amboise Gate to the Street of the Knights. Along this street you will find the residences of the Knights, separated according to Order, which bear their corresponding crests until today. Lunch onboard. Sail for Heraklion, Crete at 6:00 p.m.
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DAY 6: THURSDAY – CRETE – SANTORINI
Early morning arrival at the port of Heraklion in Crete. Optional tour to Knossos, the center of the ancient Minoan civilization and legendary home of the Minotaur. In the afternoon, be inspired by the unique beauty of Santorini. Ride the cable car up to the white-washed town of Thera, perched high on the rim of the ancient volcano. Stroll freely through the cliff hanging villages and admire the breathtaking views. At 9:30 p.m. set sail for the port of Lavrion, Athens.
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DAY 7: FRIDAY – ATHENS DEPARTURE
In the morning, disembark and meet with our representative for an escorted transfer to Athens International airport for your flight home.
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Athens, Corinth and 4 day cruise