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In The Footsteps Of St.Paul

1 Day

This tour gives us the opportunity to visit and explore the places where St. Paul preached to the ancient Greeks in Athens and Corinth, in a day.

The tour starts by visiting the “Areos Pagos” at the foot of the Acropolis.

The “Areos Pagos”(literally,Mars-Hill) had served as the tribunal location in Athens already for a millennia by the time of Paul.  (Today the high court of Greece is still called the “Areos Pagos”).  At the time of Paul, it had ceased to have the same jurisdictional power it had in classical Greece (5-4th century), however, it still had the status of a place of trial. At the “Areos Pagos”, Paul was invited to present  the  Christian doctrines to the Athenians. (Optional visit to the Acropolis).

Continuing our tour to our next stop, the “Agora”, we’ll have the opportunity of a sightseeing in the centre of Athens. (Temple of Zeus-1896 Olympic stadium-Presidential Palace-Greek Parliament-Changing of the Guards).

The “Agora” (which means market) in ancient Athens functioned as more than a place where goods were bought and sold.  It served as a testing ground for new ideas a place where people could come and meet.

This is most likely where Paul began his debate with the philosophers that is recorded in the Bible (in the book of Acts).

With our visit to the “Agora” we conclude the Athens part of our tour and we continue to visit Corinth.   About an hour away via the coastal highway we reach the Corinth Canal (approx. 6 km long connecting the Aegean with the Ionian Sea)where we have a brief stop for photos.  Then we drive to Ancient Corinth where we visit the museum and the archaeological site where the “Bema” is.

The “Bema” was where the judge of the town presided or the orator of the town would speak or make a public announcement.  The “Bema” in Corinth is located in the heart of the city as public speaking was very important.  The Bible, in the Book of Acts, records that Paul was brought to the Bema under accusations of contrary teaching. The Roman governor Gallio dismissed the case as a Jewish quarrel.

We conclude our tour in Corinth with lunch in a traditional Greek taverna and we start our return trip to Athens via Kechries, the port of Corinth from where St. Paul sailed to Ephessus.

Duration approximately 8 hours

All our private tours are flexible.  It is always up to you to change the itinerary according to your wishes.

Admission fees, hotel and food are not included in the price of the tour.

Entrance Fees  to the Sites

Temple of Zeus8 Euros
Ancient Agora8 Euros
Ancient Corinth8 Euros

Temple of Aphaia opens daily

SummerWinter
From  April 1st to October 31stFrom November 1st to March 31st 
08:00-19:3008:30-15:00

Reduced admission (50%)

Original passport or copy necessary
Between 6-25 years old, from countries outside the E.U.
Senior citizens of the E.U. aged over 65
Everybody from Nov. 1st to March 31st

Free admission for visitors

Original passport or copy necessary
Up to 25 years old from countries of the E.U 
Children up to 5 years old from countries outside the E.U 
Highschool & University students over 25 years old from countries of the E.U. (a certificate from the educational institution certifying tuition and its duration is necessary)

Days of free admission for all to archaeological sites & public Museums

March 6 (In Memory of Melina Mercouri)
April 18 (International Monuments Day)
May 18 (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September (European Heritage Days)
Oct. 28 (National Holiday)
First Sunday of every month, from Nov. 1st to March 31st

Holidays

1 JanuaryClosed
6 January08:30 – 15:00
Shrove Monday08:30 – 15:00
25 MarchClosed
Greek Orhodox Good Friday12:00 – 15:00
Greek Orhodox Good Saturday08:30 – 15:00
Greek Orhodox Easter SundayClosed
Greek Orhodox Easter Monday08:30 – 15:00
May 1Closed
Holy Spirit Day08:30 – 15:00
5 August08:30 – 15:00
28 October08:30 – 15:00
25 DecemberClosed
26 DecemberClosed

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