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Seacost Church
Greece Expedition

Expedition ID: 21-11.1

11 DAYS

4-14 November, 2021

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PREMIUM

Service

Do you ever feel confused when you read the Bible?  Do you feel like you are missing things the author intended for you to understand? Would you like to gain clarity and confidence reading the Bible? Would you like to encounter God in the lands of the Bible?

 

Join Pastors Greg Surratt and Josh Surratt of Seacoast Church for this exciting eleven 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.

Join us as we use the world of the Bible to help you understand the words of the Bible.

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Expedition ID: 21-11.1

Athens

Corinth

Philippi

Pella

Included
 
  • Hotels 

  • Daily Breakfast and some dinners (all other meals at own expense)

  • All entrances per itinerary

  • Local English speaking guide

  • Biblical Expeditions Expert Instructor

  • AC Luxury Tour Bus

  • Headsets

  • Hotel City Taxes

  • All tips (guides, hotels, and drivers)

  • Round-trip flight from Athens to Thessaloniki

  • Biblical Expeditions trip devotional and learning resources

$3397
Land Only Starting at:
TBD
with Airfare Starting at:
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Accomodations
 

Expedition Hosts

Josh Surratt

As Lead Pastor, Josh Surratt is helping Seacoast Church realize God’s vision for what comes next. He is passionate about helping people find God, grow their faith, discover their purpose, and make a difference. Josh was raised in Charleston, South Carolina and attended the College of Charleston. 

He joined the Seacoast staff in 2001 and has served in several roles, including four years as the Mount Pleasant Campus Pastor. Josh is one of Seacoast’s Teaching Pastors and currently serves on the Executive Team as the Seacoast Lead Pastor. 

He and his wife Lisa have three children – Miles, Greta Kate, and Ellie. In his off-hours, Josh loves to cheer for all Chicago sports teams and the Clemson Tigers. 

Greg is the founding pastor of Seacoast Church, one of the early adopters of the multi-site model. Located in Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, Seacoast has been recognized by various media as an innovative and influential thought leader in future strategies for church growth and development.   

 

Greg is the president and founding board member of the Association of Related Churches (ARC), a church-planting network that has given birth to 800+ churches in the last 14 years.  Greg and his wife Debbie have 4 children, 14 grandchildren and enjoys reading, photography, fishing, golfing and rooting for the Cubs, Bronco and Gamecocks. 

Greg Surratt

 

Expedition 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.

 

Expedition  Itinerary - March 4 - 14, 2022

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 Thursday
November 4

 
  • Depart USA

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 Friday
November 5

 
  • Arrive in Athens 

  • Fly to Thessaloniki 

  • Overnight in Thessaloniki 

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 Saturday
November 6

 
  • Philippi 

  • Amphipolis 

  • Kavala - ancient Neapolis

  • Via Egnatia – the ancient Roman road 

  • Dinner and Overnight in Thessaloniki

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 Sunday
November 7

  • Ancient site of Pella 

  • Museum tour at Pella 

  • Vergina 

  • Berea – Byzantine mosaic 

  • Dinner and Overnight in Thessaloniki

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 Monday
November 8

  • 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

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 Tuesday
November 9

  • National Archaeological Museum 

  • Highlights of Athens 

  • Free afternoon to explore Athens and shop 

  • Overnight in Athens 

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 Wednesday
November 10

  • Ancient site of Delphi 

  • Oracle of Delphi 

  • Museum at Delphi 

  • Dinner and overnight in Athens 

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 Thursday
November 11

  • Ancient city of Athens 

  • New Acropolis Museum 

  • Walk the Acropolis 

  • Parthenon 

  • Areopagus, Mars Hill 

  • Agora of Athens 

  • Stoa of Attalos 

  • Overnight in Athens 

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 Friday
November 12

  • Peloponnese – peninsula of southern Greece 

  • Bronze age site of Mycanae 

  • Epidaurus 

  • Asclepion and museum 

  • Dinner and Overnight in Nafplion 

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 Saturday
November 13

  • Corinth 

  • Museum at Corinth 

  • Bema of Gallio 

  • Acro Corinth 

  • Ancient harbor of Cenchrea   

  • Corinthian Canal 

  • Overnight in Athens 

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 Sunday
November 14

 
  • Transfer to airport  

  • Return to USA

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