The Christian full-day shore excursion following the footsteps of St Paul in Athens is a private tour designed for cruise visitors of Athens, who wish to see the parts of the city where St Paul preached the word of the Christian religion.
Itinerary of the full-day Christian tour in the footsteps of 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
Highlight of the full-day Christian shore excursion tour of 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 tour in Athens
The full day Christian tour in the footsteps of St Paul in Athens starts in the morning from your hotel or cruise ship. Athens Tour Greece will take you to a private city tour you will definitely enjoy.
The tour starts from the trademark of the city of Athens, which is of course the Acropolis of Athens.
The entrance to the Holy Rock will lead you to the imposing Propylaea, and the temple of Erectheion with the Porch of Maidens. The highlight of this visit is the Parthenon, the Temple that overshadows Athens and is the perfect example of Classic architecture from the 5th century BC.
The full day private tour will continue with a visit to the nearby Mars Hill (Areopagus) (Acts 17:22), where Apostle Paul delivered on of the most known sermons.
The tour will also take you to see the most important sites of the city of Athens that combine the classic and ancient style with the modern elements: The Constitution (Syntagma) Square with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place, the Temple of the Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the National Academy of Arts, the National University of Athens and the National Library of the city.
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.
You will have time to stroll around Plaka and shop if you wish; later, the full day tour will continue towards Lycabettus, the highest hill of Athens that offers panoramic views to the entire city to Piraeus.
After Lycabettus you will have time for a traditional Greek lunch, and the full day tour will continue, taking you to Piraeus, the main port of Greece and one of the largest in the Mediterranean. St Paul disembarked here when visiting Athens.
After the visit to Piraeus, the tour will take you to see the Presentation of the Virgin at the Monastery of Kaisariani, located very close to Athens city center.
The full day tour will end in the afternoon, which you can spend at your leisure the way you wish.