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Calvary Church Greece Expedition 

Expedition ID: 21-10

9 NIGHTS

September 4-13, 2021

ACTIVITY LEVEL: 

Leisurely

PREMIUM

Service

Do you ever find the Bible difficult to understand at times? Do you feel overwhelmed trying to study the Bible, or that you are missing out on what the Bible is saying? Do you desire to have a deeper relationship with God?

 

Join Pastor Marty Sloan and Calvary Church for this exciting 10 day expedition of Greece. Walk in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul as he brought the Gospel to Europe. Journey with Paul, through northern Greece visiting Philippi, Thessaloniki, and Berea. Wander the streets of Athens and see the awe-inspiring Parthenon situated upon the Acropolis. Explore the fascinating ruins of Corinth, where Paul lived for eighteen months. Experience the land of Greece and see how it transforms your reading of the Bible.

Athens

Corinth

Philippi

Pella

Included
 
  • Hotels (+ breakfast)

  • All entrances per itinerary

  • Local English speaking guide

  • Biblical Expeditions Expert Instructor

  • AC Luxury Tour Bus

  • Hotel City Taxes

  • All tips (guides, hotels, and drivers)

  • Biblical Expeditions trip devotional and learning resources

$3829
Land Only Starting at:
TBD
with Airfare Starting at:
Accomodations

Expedition Host

 

Marty Sloan

Marty Sloan is a Christ-follower, husband, father and pastor who is passionate about communicating the Word of God and enabling people of all ages and cultures to experience life in Christ.  An ordained minister since 2000, Marty has served in ministry for 25 years.  Presently, Marty serves as the lead pastor of Calvary Church, a multi-ethnic church congregation with weekly attendance of over 7000 people located in the greater Chicago area. His greatest joy in ministry is seeing lives changed.   

Pastor Marty has been fortunate enough to travel to Greece previously, with Marc Turnage as his guide.  He is looking forward to being able to share the experience with a new group of people. 

 

Tour Instructor

Marc Turnage

Marc Turnage holds an MA in Ancient Judaism and the Origins of Christianity from Jerusalem University College. He is currently finishing his PhD in the Land of Israel Studies Department at Bar Ilan University located in Ramat Gan, Israel, under the supervision of Professor Esther Eshel. Marc has taught graduate and undergraduate students at several universities in the United States and abroad. 

 

Marc moved to Israel to study because he felt that the issues of spatial, historical, cultural, and spiritual settings played a vital role in how we read the Bible. While studying in Israel, he fell in love with the lands of the Bible. He has been guiding groups through Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Italy for over twenty years. Marc is a highly sought-after guide and teacher and routinely trains and lectures local tour guides about guiding Christian groups. He is passionate about leading biblical tours that deliver the very finest experience and helping people understand how to read the Bible.

 

Marc has published widely for both academic and popular audiences. His most recent book, Windows Into the Bible, was named by Outreach Magazine one of its top 100 Christian living resources. Marc is a widely sought-after speaker, and a gifted teacher. He resides in Springfield, MO with his family.

 

Tour Itinerary - September 4 - 13, 2020

 SATURDAY

September 4

 
  • Arrive in Athens 

  • Fly to Thessaloniki 

  • Overnight in Thessaloniki 

SUNDAY

September 5

 
  • Philippi 

  • Amphipolis 

  • Kavala 

  • Via Egnatia – the ancient Roman road 

  • Dinner & overnight in Thessaloniki 

MONDAY 

September 6

  • Ancient site of Pella 

  • Museum tour at Pella 

  • Vergina 

  • Berea – Byzantine mosaic 

  • Dinner & overnight in Thessaloniki 

TUESDAY

September 7

  • Tour of ancient city of Thessaloniki 

  • Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki 

  • Roman Agora 

  • Egnatian Way 

  • Arch of Galerius and the Rotunda 

  • Fly back to Athens 

  • Overnight in Athens 

WEDNESDAY

September 8

  • National Archaeological Museum 

  • Highlights of Athens 

  • Free afternoon to explore Athens and shop 

  • Overnight in Athens 

THURSDAY 

September 9

  • Ancient site of Delphi 

  • Oracle of Delphi 

  • Museum at Delphi 

  • Dinner and overnight in Athens 

FRIDAY 

September 10

  • Ancient city of Athens 

  • New Acropolis Museum 

  • Walk Acropolis 

  • Parthenon 

  • Areopagus, Mars Hill 

  • Agora of Athens 

  • Stoa of Attalos 

  • Overnight in Athens 

SATURDAY 

September 11

  • Peloponnese – peninsula of southern Greece 

  • Bronze age site of Mycanae 

  • Epidaurus 

  • Asclepion and museum 

  • Dinner and Overnight in  Nafplion 

SUNDAY

September 12

  • Corinth 

  • Museum at Corinth 

  • Bema of Gallio 

  • Acro Corinth 

  • Ancient harbor of Cenchrea   

  • Corinth canal 

  • Overnight in Athens 

MONDAY 

September 13

 
  • Transfer to airport  

  • If staying for the cruise you will have a free day in Athens 

***Please note Visits, excursions, mentioned in the program are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances

Cruise Extension Itinerary - September 13 - 17, 2020

Pastor Marty Sloan and Calvary Church would like to invite you to take sail with them on the high seas. This cruise extension will allow you to experience Greece from a whole new perspective. You will get to enjoy great stops that take you further into the life and journey of Paul as well as seeing even more beautiful landscapes. This journey will allow you to take excursions and have ample free time to explore Greece in your own way. 

MONDAY 

September 13

  • 11:30am transfer to Piraeus Port 

  • Sail for Mykonos 

  • Lunch on board 

  • Disembark to explore Chora 

  • Dinner & overnight on board 

  • Sail for Kusadasi, Turkey 

WEDNESDAY 

September 15

  • 7:00am call at Rhodes 

  • Lindos 

  • Acropolis of Lindos 

  • Old City of Rhodes  

  • D’Amboise Gate 

  • Street of the Knights 

  • Lunch on board 

  • Free afternoon 

$2086
Cruise Extension starting at:

TUESDAY

September 14

  • 7:00am Port of Kusadasi  

  • Ephesus 

  • Free time for shopping in Kusadasi 

  • Lunch on board 

  • Sail for Patmos, Greece 

  • St. John’s Monastery 

  • Grotto of Revelation 

THURSDAY 

September 16

  • 7:00am arrival to Heraklion 

  • Optional excursion to Minoan Palace of Knossos 

  • Noon sail to Santorini 

  • Lunch on board 

  • Cable car to Fira 

  • Free time to shop and explore 

FRIDAY 

September 17

  • 7:00am arrival in port of Piraeus  

  • Breakfast on board 

  • Transfer to Athens International Airport 

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