• $4,680 per person based on double occupancy - space is limited
  • Single room supplement: $890
  • Deposit: $300 per person with registration to secure space
  • Register by mail? please enclose a copy of the passport and a deposit of $300.00 per person made payable to Elias Tours and mail to: Elias Tours  4941 Chalden Ln NE, Marietta, GA 30066
  • Final Payments due on or before November 20, 2023
  • Contact Elias Nawawieh if you have any questions at 406-261-7791 - info@eliastours.com


LH 445   13 JAN  ATL-FRA    4:50P - 7:45A  14JAN 
LH 5928 14 JAN  FRA-SKG   10:30A - 2:00P 
LH 1285 24 JAN  ATH-FRA   6:40A - 8:50A 
LH 444   24 JAN  FRA-ATL    10:20A - 2:50P 

* Flight times, flight numbers, equipment, gates, and seats are subject to change. For the most current information check the airline website.


January 13 - 24, 2024 Available on request

What is included in the tour

  • Airfare from Atlanta, GA - Other cities available
  • 10 nights in 4-star hotels (double occupancy)
  • Breakfast, and dinner daily 
  • Entrance fee to all sites
  • All ground transportation in a private tour bus

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Gratuities for guide and driver
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel Insurance is not included in the purchase price. For your convenience, we offer travel insurance through *Travelex Insurance Services. For questions, quotes, or to purchase travel insurance, visit Travelex Insurance or call (800) 228-9792 and use the code 26-0057 for Elias Tours.

                                 DAILY ITINERARY
                   The Southeastern Synod




Day 1, January 13: Departure from the USA


Depart from Atlanta (ATL) for an overnight flight to Thessaloniki, Greece.


Day 2, January 14: Beginning the Footsteps of Paul - Thessaloniki


With our arrival in Thessaloniki, we have entered into the world of the New Testament where St Paul and his companions established the first Christian communities throughout his four missionary journeys. On arrival, we will be met at the airport for a transfer to our hotel. Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.


Day 3, January 15: Veria - Vergina - Thessaloniki


This morning we drive to Berea (Veria) to see the ancient wall where Paul spent many hours sharing the Gospel. You can visit some of the small churches built during the 17th and 18th centuries, and celebrate the Eucharist. Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.


Day 4, January 16:  Kavala - Philippi - Thessaloniki


Begin the day in the port of Kavala where Paul landed with his disciples, Timothy and Silas.  This port was also a destination for Luke the evangelist when he sailed from Troas. See a Byzantine castle, the Roman Aqueduct, and the ruins of an acropolis. Follow the Via Egnatia, a remnant of Rome’s highway system, viewing Roman and Greek tombs and ruts of ancient chariot wheels. Next, stop in Philippi, where Paul preached his first evangelical sermon and baptized the very first Christian convert on European soil. Among the ruins located on the rocky ledge above the town’s main road is the prison into which Paul and Silas were thrown. It was in Philippi that Octavian and Anthony defeated Brutus and Cassius in 42 BC. Return to Thessaloniki to explore the ancient city where Paul planted a church that would later receive two New Testament epistles. View one of the most beautiful basilicas in the city, St. Demetrius. Continue along the waterfront to the massive White Tower and nearby triumphal Arch of Galerius.  Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.


Day 5, January 17: Thessaloniki City Tour - Meteora - Kalambaka


We spend some time today marveling at this unique phenomenon of nature – 24 perpendicular rocks where 600 years ago Byzantine monks chose to worship God and build their cave-like Monastic community of Meteora. Take in the striking monasteries that crown the summits of these pinnacles with their wooden galleries and corniced rooftops. Dangerously hanging over the stunning abysses, these primitive dwellings compose one of the most fascinating sites on earth.  Overnight in Kalambaka.


Day 6, January 18: Meteora Monasteries - Delphi 


A special treat awaits with a visit to two timeless monasteries in Meteora to see the exquisite specimens of Byzantine art on display. On to Delphi, an ancient religious sanctuary dedicated to the Greek god Apollo. Developed in the 8th century B.C., the sanctuary was home to the Oracle of Delphi and the priestess Pythia, who was famed throughout the ancient world for divining the future and was consulted before all major undertakings. Dinner and overnight in Delphi.


Day 7, January 19: Delphi - Athens


Breakfast at the hotel and we continue our exploration of the ancient site of Delphi. We then travel directly to the center of Athens to start our half-day panoramic city tour of Athens. Then we’re off to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896. Continue and pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, then Hadrian’s Arch. Dinner and overnight in Athens.

Day 8, January 20: Athens City Tour (continued)


We start the day at Mars Hill. Rising some 377 feet above the land below and not far from the Acropolis and Agora (marketplace), Mars Hill served as the meeting place for the Areopagus Court, the highest court in Greece. Mars Hill is the location of one of Paul’s most important gospel presentations at the time of his visit to Athens during his second missionary journey (Acts 17:16–34). It was here where he addressed the religious idolatry of the Greeks who even had an altar to the “Unknown God." Then we will visit the ancient roman Agora (marketplace). On the Acropolis, we will visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and finally the Parthenon. Return to the hotel. Free evening in Athens. Overnight in Athens.


Day 9, January 21: Corinth - Athens


Depart for a full-day tour to Ancient Corinth. Departure to Ancient Corinth, the city, which was the center of trade for many centuries. To begin, we will stop at the famous channel, called the Isthmus in Greek, the place where the Peloponnese and central Greece meet, as well as the Aegean and Ionian seas. The canal was completed at the end of the 19th century by the government of Charilaos Trikoupis and saves ships the more than 400 km it takes to go around the Peloponnese peninsula. We will visit Ancient Corinth with its amazing artifacts, some of which date back to 6000 B.C. The remains of the city, which include the Agora (market) and the temple of Apollo (6th century BC) clearly show how rich and important Corinth was in antiquity. The Romans rebuilt the city in 44 B.C. to later make it the provincial capital of Greece. On our way back to Athens, we will make a brief stop at the site of the ancient port of Cehries, where Saint Paul disembarked from Thessaloniki. For Christians, Corinth is mentioned in the New Testament, when Saint Paul addressed the residents of the city in his two epistles, First and Second Corinthians. It is mentioned again in the Acts of the Apostles during the evangelical work of Saint Paul. At the end of the tour, return to Athens. Overnight in Athens.


Day 10, January 22: Full Day  - Aegina Island


Cruise to the Aegina Island (lunch on board the cruise ship), dinner and overnight in Athens.

Day 11, January 23: Athens 


Enjoy a free day in Athens for walking tours, downtime in a cafe, shopping, spa treatments, etc. Farewell dinner and overnight in Athens. 


Day 12, January 24: Departure to USA


Following breakfast at our hotel, we are met by our English-speaking concierge for our private transfer to Athens airport (ATH). We fly home and arrive the same day.



NOTE: The schedule is subject to change due to various factors and the tour guide’s discretion.