Join Cookeville First UMC’s "Cookeville Sojourners” on an 8-day Journeys of Paul in Greece, starting at $3,296* from Nashville, TN departing on April 20, 2024. Journey to Amphipolis, Thessaloniki, Veria, the rock forest of Meteora, Athens, Corinth, Delphi, Philippi, and much more!
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$100 Register by July 20, 2023
$75 Register by August 20, 2023
$50 Register by September 20, 2023
$25 Register by October 20, 2023
Full deposit required. Savings are deducted from the balance.
- All Inclusive Pricing
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Domestic Airfare
- Entrance and Program Fees
- First Class Hotels
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Guided Tours
- Hotel Gratuities
- Overseas Airport Transfers
- International Airfare
- Administrative Fees
† If air purchased through EO.
Day 1 April 20 – DEPART THE USA
Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on your international overnight flight.
Day 2 April 21 – ARRIVE IN GREECE
You will arrive in Thessaloniki, Greece, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 April 22 – AMPHIPOLIS, PHILIPPI, and NEAPOLI (KAVALA)
Day 4 April 23 – THESSALONIKA and VERIA (BEREA)
Day 5 April 24 – METEORA and DELPHI
Day 6 April 25 – CORINTH, CENCHREAE, and MYCENAE
Day 7 April 26 – ATHENS
Day 8 April 27 – RETURN TO THE USA
Return home with a new understanding of the Apostle Paul’s life and ministry.
Enhance Your Journey
GREEK ISLE CRUISE extension Starting from $1298
April 27 - May 1, 2024 • Starting at $1298*
April 27 – EMBARK IN PIRAEUS and MYKONOS
Board the ship and sail the blue waters of the Aegean Sea. In the evening, you will arrive at the world-famous Greek Island of Mykonos, where gleaming white-washed buildings seem to climb atop each other to reach the azure sky.
April 28 – EPHESUS and PATMOS
This morning, you arrive in Kusadasi, Turkey, and journey to Ephesus, where the Apostle Paul spent three years of his ministry. He planted a church here and later wrote to them in his Epistle to the Ephesians. Many of the ruins of Ephesus (known as “the marble city”) have been restored to show the city as it was in the Apostle Paul’s time. Visit the agora and imagine where Demetrius, the silversmith, sold his silver shrines of the Greek goddess Artemis. Stroll through the great theater, where Paul witnessed faithfully for Christ. Not far away is the stadium where chariot races took place and gladiatorial combats were held. Tradition has it that the Apostle Paul himself fought here against wild beasts. Visit the ruins of St. John’s Basilica, where early Christian tradition tells us the “disciple whom Jesus loved” was buried. View one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the ruins of the Temple of Diana (Artemis), before setting sail for the Island of Patmos to visit the Monastery of St. John high on the mountain overlooking the entire island. Walk down to the Grotto of the Apocalypse and the caves where it is believed that the exiled Apostle John lived and was inspired by God to write the Book of Revelation as well as other letters to the early church.
April 29 – CRETE and SANTORINI
Dock this morning in Crete’s port of Heraklion, just three miles away from the fantastic ruins of the Palace of Knossos. Discovered in 1899 and partially reconstructed, the elaborate palace is believed to be the mythical Labyrinth of King Minos and the seat of ancient Minoan culture. Disembark at Santorini, one of the most beautiful Greek islands, where picturesque whitewashed villages topped with brilliant blue domes stand in stark contrast to the sheer drop cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea. The island itself perches on the edges of a volcano whose eruption 3,500 years ago is thought to have led to the collapse of the Minoan civilization.
April 30 – ATHENS
Enjoy the rich architectural splendor of the ancient city of Athens as your guide introduces you to the world-renowned Acropolis, the Propylaea, the Parthenon, and the Erectheum. Stand on Mars Hill as the Apostle Paul did when he proclaimed, “I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom, therefore, ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you” (Acts 17:23). As you stroll the agora (ancient marketplace and center of Athenian public life), recall that this was where the Apostle Paul preached “Jesus and the resurrection” (Acts 17:18) to the skeptical Athenians. Also, see the House of Parliament, the Presidential Palace, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This afternoon, you are free to explore Athens on your own - here are some ideas to consider in Athens... Visit the Platka shopping area, return to the Acropolis area and explore further on your own, take in a museum (an additional entrance fee may be involved), or relax at your hotel. An optional journey to Sounion to visit the famous Temple of Poseidon (an additional $75) will also be offered. Dinner and overnight is spent in Athens.
May 1 – RETURN TO THE USA
Return home with a new appreciation of the Apostle Paul’s life and ministry.
Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.
*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions.
Thessaloniki On Own Pre-Tour Starting from $398
April 18 - 21, 2024
April 18 - Depart USA
April 19 - Arrive in Thessaloniki and transfer to the hotel. Dinner on own.
April 20 - Day in Thessaloniki on own - Breakfast at hotel included. Lunch and dinner on own.
April 21 - Day in Thessaloniki on own - Breakfast at hotel included. Lunch on own. Dinner with basic group arriving from USA.
Saturday, April 20, 2024From $3296* Register Now!