Join James and Teresa Merritt May 21-30, 2015
Dr. James Merritt will lead a pilgrimage to Greece and the Greek Islands May 21-30, 2015. This 10-day journey includes historic and beautiful sites from the Bible and modern day. Athens, Corinth, Delphi, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Rhodes, Crete--each stop along the way is rich in story and beauty. Pastor Merritt will teach our group as you see the world of the Bible and the early New Testament unfold before your eyes.
"If there is one trip we wish every person could make at least once in their lifetime, it is a journey to Greece. We've had the opportunity to go many times over the years and each time is just as thrilling as the very first time. Please join us on a trip into history as we retrace the journeys of Paul. This trip will be one you will never forget and will make the Bible come alive for you in ways you never imagined. We hope you can be a part of it!"
--James and Teresa Merritt
For details and to register, contact World Pilgrim Tours at 800.438.8281, or email [email protected].
Day 1. Travel from Atlanta.
Day 2. Arrive at Athens, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3. Athens/Corinth/Corinth Canal. Breakfast at hotel. Morning sightseeing at Acropolis and the Parthanon. Afternoon visit to old city of Corinth and the Corinth Canal, a city that inspired two of Paul's letters--and in fact, home to Paul for more than a year. Overnight in Athens.
Day 4. Breakfast at hotel. Sightseeing in Delphi, including the stadium and museum. Dinner and overnight in Athens.
Day 5. Breakfast at hotel. Board the cruise ship Olympia for departure at 11:00 a.m. First stop is Mykonos, renowned for its windmills, beaches and countryside. All meals provided while on board the ship.
Day 6. Cruise to port of Kusadasi, including a stop at Ephesus, Asia Minor's great archeological site. Paul lived and witnessed here for more than a year. Return to ship and sail to Patmos, where John received the book of Revelation.
Day 7. Sail to Rhodes, including sightseeing of the old walled city and considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. See the Palace of the Grand Masters and the Colossus of Rhodes. Afternoon leisure and shipping. Return to the ship for overnight.
Day 8. Sail to Crete, the largest of the Green Islands and cradle of the ancient Minoan civilization. See the ruins of the Palace of Knossos. Sail on to Santorini, formed by the half-submerged crescent of a volcanic caldera. Optional excursion by donkey or cable car to the city of Thira. Overnight on the ship.
Day 9. Return to Athens. Disembark the ship and sightseeing including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Royal Panatheanian Stadium, Temple of Zeus, Arian's Arch, Constitution Square, House of Parliamenta and Presidential Palace. Dinner and overnight in Athens.
Day 10. Return home to Atlanta.