13 Days AHOS Pilgrimage to Greece  - June 05 - 17, 2022

13 Days AHOS Pilgrimage to Greece - June 05 - 17, 2022

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If you would like to book a group of more than two people, contact us at info@goodshepherdtravel.com

Tour Coordinator:
Rev. Fr. Elias Boulos

Phone: 913-663-4772 fr.eliasgboulos@gmail.com

DAY 01 // SUN 05 JUNE// DEPARTURE)
Depart for your overnight flight to Greece, meals will be served on board. 

DAY 02 // MON 06 JUNE// ARRIVAL ATHENS (D)
Arrival Athens, transfer to your hotel dinner at the hotel overnight Athens

DAY 03 // TUE 07 JUNE //ATHENS-SPETSES ISLAND (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the city center for a visit of Agios Georgios Church, Agios Nikolaos, and Byzantine and Christian Museum. Lunch on route and transfer to Piraeus port for embarkation to the high-speed boat for Spetses Island. Transfer to hotel, evening at leisure. Overnight Spetses.

DAY 04 // WED 08 JUNE //SPETSES-ATHENS (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Church of Agios Nikolaos, the church of Panagia Armata, The church of Agios Mamas, and the Bouboulina’s museum. Depart by high-speed boat from Spetses Island to Piraeus port. Upon Arrival at Piraeus port transfer to your hotel at Mati area. Overnight Athens.

DAY 05 // THU 09 JUNE // ATHENS-BOETIA-KAMENA VOURLA-VOLOS (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel, Depart from Attica for the Monasteries of St. Porphyrios and of Pelagia, both in Boeotia. The Birth of the Theotokos Monastery is on Mount Ptoön at a height of 560 metres, and almost 1 km away from the Partridge Spring, the site of the ruins of the Temple of Apollo of Ptoön (4th century BC). Characteristic details of the construction of the walls, such as their thickness, the mortar, and the quality of the construction of the lower stores of all the wings, testify that the Monastery was more likely constructed in the 12th century. The Monastery is known as Pelagia, an epithet that is often encountered in hymnography texts referring to the sea (pelagos) of the Virgin’s love and mercy. Meal at Kamena Vourla. Depart for Volos where we will settle at the hotel and free evening. Overnight Volos

DAY 06 // THU 10 JUNE // VOLOS (B/L)

Visit the Volos Theological Academy and meet with the Metropolitan of Dimitrias, Ignatios.  Pilgrimage to Pilio churches on a tour around the mountain. Dinner at the hotel overnight Volos

DAY 07/ FRI 11 JUNE // KARPENISSI-METEORA (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel, Depart for Karpenissi where we will visit the Domiani Monastery and the Proussos Monastery. Lunch at Karpenissi. Travel towards Meteora, overnight Kalambaka

DAY 08// SAT 12 JUNE // METEORA-KASTORIA (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel, Visit the Monastery of St. Nikolaos Anapafsas and the Monastery of Great Meteoron. Lunch at Meteora and travel towards Kastoria. Overnight Kastoria

DAY 09// SUN 13 JUNE // KASTORIA-THESSALONIKI (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel, Visit Kastoria churches and the Byzantine Museum of Kastoria, Travel to Thessaloniki. Overnight Thessaloniki

DAY 10// MON 14 JUNE // THESSALONIKI (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel, Visit the Basilica of Agios Dimitrios, the Faculty of Theology of the Aristotle University. Overnight Thessaloniki

DAY 11/ /TUE 15 JUNE // VERIA (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel, Τravel to Veria known as the “Little Jerusalem” where we will visit the Step of St. Paul, Byzantine churches of the city as well as the Byzantine Museum of Veria. The Byzantine Museum of Veria is housed in a majestic 1911 landmark industrial building known as the Mill of Mark, next to the ancient town wall. Travel back to Thessaloniki dinner at the hotel, overnight Thessaloniki

DAY 12/ /FRI 16 JUNE // OURANOUPOLIS- MOUNT ATHOS (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel, Depart for the beautiful city of Ouranoupolis in Halkidiki, the threshold of Mount Athos. We will pass by the fortified Byzantine tower of the city and take a boat tour around Mount Athos. Overnight Thessaloniki

DAY 13/ /FRI 17 JUNE // THESSALONIKI-DEPARTURE (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel, departure towards Thessaloniki airport for flight back home.

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Trip Date: June 05 - 17, 2022

Departure City:  Chicago, IL (ORD) (other cities available)
Price: $4190.00

Package price includes the following:

  • Round trip airline tickets
  • Meet & Assist at Airport upon arrival and departure.
  • Three overnights in Thessaloniki (hotel Kapsis or similar) including breakfast daily
  • One overnight in Kalambaka (hotel Amalia or similar) including breakfast daily
  • Three overnights in Athens (hotel Stanley or similar) including breakfast daily
  • 4-day cruise extension
  • Air-conditioned motorcoach throughout for all tours and transfers
  • Services of English speaking professional, licensed guide for all sites and museums as per itinerary
  • Dinners during tours include one soft drink or glass of wine per person
  • Welcome dinner in Thessaloniki includes house wine
  • Transfers from and to airports
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Road tolls and all applicable taxes

Package price does not include the following:

  • Lunches and Soft drinks (Except while on the Cruise)
  • Tips to guide, driver.
  • All Personal expenses.
  • Anything that's not mentioned is included.