Christian 8 hours inspiring private shore excursion St Paul in Athens

Experience a truly unforgettable full-day 8-hours shore excursion exploring the path of St Paul in Athens. Crafted exclusively for cruise passengers, this private tour allows you to discover the very spots where St Paul spread the word of Christianity in the city. Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding of the faith while immersing yourself in the rich history of Athens.

Itinerary of the Christian 8 hours inspiring private shore excursion St Paul in Athens

The Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Mars Hill (Areopagus), the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Parliament House, Presidential Palace, Panathenaic Stadium, Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Academy, the University and the National Library, Monastiraki, Plaka, Ancient Agora and Roman Agora, Byzantine Museum, Lycabettus Hill, Piraeus, Monastery of Kaisariani

The highlight of the Christian 8 hours inspiring private tour: St Paul in Athens

  • The Acropolis and the Parthenon of Athens
  • Follow the footsteps of St Paul in Athens
  • Visit the most important parts of the city of Athens with an experienced, English-speaking tour driver

Description of the full-day Christian private shore excursion in Athens

Christian 8 hours inspiring private shore excursion St Paul in Athens
Christian 8 hours inspiring private shore excursion St Paul in Athens

Athens and the Acropolis

Embark on a captivating journey through Athens as you follow in the footsteps of St. Paul, with our 8-hour Christian shore excursion. We’ll pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship in the morning, and lead you on a private city tour that is sure to enthrall you.

Our adventure begins at the renowned Acropolis of Athens, the iconic symbol of this incredible city.

As you step through the entrance to the Holy Rock, you will be greeted by the grand Propylaea, leading the way to the magnificent temple of Erectheion and its iconic Porch of Maidens. But the true centerpiece of this experience is the awe-inspiring Parthenon, a monumental tribute to Athens that epitomizes the timeless beauty of Classical architecture dating back to the 5th century BC.

mars hill in athens
Mars Hill or Areopagus

The Mars Hill

Join us on a full-day private tour that includes a visit to Mars Hill (Areopagus) (Acts 17:22), where you can walk in the footsteps of Apostle Paul and hear his iconic sermon.

Along the way, we’ll also explore the city of Athens, admiring the harmonious blend of classic and modern architecture at sights such as the Constitution (Syntagma) Square, the famous Panathenaic Stadium, and the grand Temple of Olympian Zeus. Plus, we’ll pass by landmarks like Hadrian’s Arch, the National Academy of Arts, the National University of Athens, and the impressive National Library.

During our journey through the beautiful city of Athens, you will have the incredible opportunity to marvel at its magnificent monuments. As we make our way towards the monuments of Christian significance, a panoramic drive will allow us to fully appreciate the city’s rich history.

Paul at Areopagos (Mars hill) in Athens
Paul at Areopagos (Mars hill) in Athens

Ancient Agora

The tour will take you to Monastiraki and Plaka, two picturesque quarters of Athens which are known for their little shops and the flea market. The Ancient Agora located in the heart of Plaka is one of the main meeting places of St Paul as well.

According to the historical facts known to us today, St Paul saw an inscription on the Unknown God, and spoke to the Athenians about this God, preaching about the Christian God and the newly born religion. Some of the most important speeches of St Paul took place here.

Lycabettus Hill in Athens
Lycabettus Hill in Athens

You’ll have ample opportunity to take a leisurely walk through Plaka and browse its shops, if you so desire. Later, our full-day tour will lead us to Lycabettus, the highest hill in Athens boasting breathtaking views of Piraeus.

Byzantine and Christian Museum

Following our visit to Lycabettus, a delicious traditional Greek lunch awaits before we continue on our journey. Our Athens Christian shore excursion will then take us to the nearby Byzantine museum, located just minutes from the city center.Discover the fascinating shift from ancient to Byzantine society as you explore the renowned Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens.

Founded in 1914, this national museum is dedicated to the collection, study, preservation, and display of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine culture in Greece. With a vast collection of approximately 30,000 priceless works of art including icons, sculptures, ceramics, ecclesiastical textiles, paintings, jewelry, and architectural elements such as wall paintings and mosaics, a visit to this museum is an absolute must. Prepare to be enthralled by the rich cultural heritage of ancient and Byzantine Greece as you wander through the halls of this esteemed institution.

Your Christian shore excursion will conclude in the afternoon after 8 hours, providing a journey to Piraeus, Greece’s main port and one of the biggest in the entire Mediterranean. It was at this very port where St. Paul stepped ashore during his visit to Athens.

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