Celestyal Cruises 2023/2024 Brochure - English - GBP

ATHENS We begin our journey in the world’s ancient capital, the cradle of western civilisation and the birthplace of democracy. St Paul himself is likely to have arrived by ship at the port of Athens and he preached at Mars Hill (Aeropagus) near the heart of the city, the Acropolis. The Ancient Agora in the Plaka district was one of the many meeting places of the Apostle. steps of paul 7 night Inclusive adventure onboard Celestyal Journey THESSALONIKI Full of history, culture and beauty, this is Greece’s vibrant second city. St Paul arrived here to preach in 49 AD on his Second Missionary. His First Letter to the Thessalonians was addressed to a church in the city the following year. In a day of wonder, we see the Citadel and Vlatadon Monastery where St Paul visited. Then we drive to Veria (Berroia in the Bible) where he preached to the noble Jews. St Paul is the patron saint of Veria. KAVALA St Paul came to this northern city and nearby ancient Neapolis on his first journey to Europe. At ancient Philippi he baptised the first Greek and European Christian convert, Lydia. A church and open air baptistery stand on the very site. You can also visit the archaeological site where he gave his first sermon and see the prison where Paul and St Silas were held. St Paul’s Monument is also on our itinerary. ISTANBUL The Greeks, Romans, Venetians and the Ottomans have all held sway over this city straddling Europe and Asia across the mighty Bosphorus. You will see the stunning Sultan Ahmet (Blue) Mosque, Hippodrome, Church of Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace, Galata Bridge and of course the incomparable Grand Bazaar. This only touches the surface of the place once known as Byzantium and Constantinople. St Paul travelled through the nearby city of Troas many times. DIKILI The port city of Dikili in Turkey is our stopping off point for ancient Pergamon, once one of the most powerful Greek cities. Here was the northernmost of the seven churches of Asia Minor as cited in the New Testament Book of Revelation. After a visit to the Acropolis, we will visit the remains of Asklepion, a healing temple and the forerunner of what we would know as a hospital. 01 DAY 02 DAY 03 DAY Follow in the footsteps of St Paul the Apostle, learning about this towering figure from history, as you cross the Mediterranean. He was born in the Roman city of Tarsus along the eastern Mediterranean coast in what is now Turkey. Join us and our expert guides on a remarkable religious and historical journey that you will never forget. 04 DAY 05 DAY 46 your