St. Paul’s Footsteps

Trip Highlights

  • St. Paul's Thessaloniki, Kavala, Philippi
  • Berea, Kalambaka
  • Meteora & Byzantine monasteries, Delphi Oracle
  • Athens

Trip Highlights

Lifetime Discovery offers the discerning traveler interested in discovering the Greek orthodox heritage of St. Paul a program of 6 days filled with history and luxury.

* Rate is per person per night based on double occupancy, depending on time of travel, chosen hotels, availability and number of passengers.

Les Lazaristes | Thessaloniki

Days: 1 2

Les Lazaristes is one of the best hotels in Thessaloniki. Domotel Les Lazaristes is a member of the luxury hotel-chain Domotel and welcomed its first guests on the 1st of June 2004. Domotel Les Lazaristes is a fresh hotel, located at an area fully characterized by the arts. Its neighboring position, nearby Moni Lazariston Cultural Center, State Theater of Northern Greece, School of Fine Arts, State Museum of Contemporary Art, inspired its design philosophy.  Its ideal geographical position offers a high quality stay in a quiet but central area of the city. It is situated at the city’s entrance, at the junction of all major motorways, and connects Thessaloniki with the rest of Greece and the Balkans. Domotel Les Lazaristes Thessaloniki hotel presents 74 spacious rooms, suites in their majority, fully equipped with all contemporary amenities, which offer a comfortable and unforgettable stay.

Les Lazaristes Exterior    Les Lazaristes Pool

Larissa Imperial | Larissa

Days: 3

Our Luxury Larissa Hotel is ideally located on the outskirts of Larissa, the vibrant capital of Thessaly, administrative, commercial, industrial and cultural center of the province. The Larissa Imperial hotel lies in the middle of the fertile plains of the eastern coast of central Greece.

Larissa imperial Pool

Delphi Palace | Delphi

Days: 4

Delphi Palace is a historic hotel, of famous architecture built in the early 1950s.  With a magnificent view to the Delphic valley of olive trees and the Corinthian gulf and surrounded by a 12 acre secluded garden.  It offers suites with Jacuzzi, bar, gourmet restaurant, indoor – outdoor heated swimming-pool and an open amphitheater.
All rooms in the hotel include de-lux bathrooms and verandas to grant the ultimum time for relaxation.

King George Palace Hotel | Athens

Days: 5 6

Recipient of the highest score in the 2009 Guest Recognition Award of Excellence from members of the Leaders Club, the King George Palace was created for people who recognize quality and demand excellence in all they do. It combines the grace and stature of a historic landmark with ultra-modern amenities and personal service that puts guests’ comfort above all. A total renovation has recently restored the King George to its original glamour, while the experienced hotel personnel offer discreet and competent service around the clock.

Day 1: Thessaloniki Bound

Accomodation: Les Lazaristes | Thessaloniki

From Athens airport you will travel towards Thessaloniki to discover your hotel, the base for your next 2 days.  Continuing on from here you will explore and tour the city of Thessaloniki, including visits to The White Tower, The Rotonda and a selection of important Orthodox Churches.

Church Thessaloniki

Day 2: Kavala and Philipi

Accomodation: Les Lazaristes | Thessaloniki

This morning you will drive to the beautiful city of Kavala in Macedonia where St. Paul landed with his disciples Timothy and Silas.  Here you will see the small church that marks the traditional site of landing.  Kavala was the first city in Europe to accept Christianity.  Later on, you will continue the tour onto Philippi, the place where Paul preached his first Evangelical sermon and where early Christians were baptized in European soil.  The tour then takes you on to visit a crypt from the Roman period that is believe to have served as a prison for St. Paul.  Lastly, before returning to relax at your hotel in Thessaloniki you will visit the market place and the famous Acropolis and theater.

Day 3: Onward to Thessaloniki, Veria, Vergina and Kalambaka

Accomodation: Larissa Imperial | Larissa

In the morning you will continue touring Thessaloniki with the Church of St. Sofia and the St. Demetrius Basilica.  You will go down the crypt where St. Paul is believed to have preached.  From Thessaloniki you will travel to Veria to visit here St. Paul’s shrine.  To finish the day, you will head to Vergina where you will visit the Tomb of King Phillip (father of Alexander the Great) and admire the unique treasures of the museum.  You will round off the day with a drive to the city of Kalambaka to stay the night.

Day 4: Meteora Magic and Delphi

Accomodation: Delphi Palace | Delphi

After breakfast you will travel to Meteora to see the Byzantine monasteries perched on the jutting cliffs.  The monasteries of Meteora are a unique phenomenon of men’s courage and imagination which has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  You will visit a selection of the monasteries and enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of this special region.  From Meteora you will continue to drive through the breath-taking scenery of Delphi.

Day 5: The Delphi Oracle

Accomodation: King George Palace Hotel | Athens

This morning you will visit the famous Delphi Oracle, situated on the slopes of Mount Parnassus with an amazing panorama over the sea with millions of olive trees.  There is no record of St. Paul having visited Delphi, but this site was an important center of pilgrimage in his day.  You will then visit the museum and proceed back to Athens for the night.

Day 6: Athens

Accomodation: King George Palace Hotel | Athens

When Paul arrived in Athens, he debated with many in the synagogue and market place named Agora.  During your morning tour of the ancient city of Athens, you will drop by famous sites such as the Acropolis, the Parthenon and Mars Hill, the Acropolis museum, the Olympic Stadium and the House of Parliament before returning back to your hotel in Athens for your transfer to the airport and homeward bound.





Have a safe trip home and come back soon!