Comprehensive tour-pilgrimage of the Classical, Byzantine and Monastic centers of the Mainland Greece.
The wonderful country of Greece has been a prime tourist destination for generations. It’s no surprise as she offers innumerable delights — her history can be traced to the dawn of European civilization, the beauty of her land is impossible to overstate, the food is unforgettable, and of course, the well-known Greek hospitality.
All who journey to Greece discover something interesting, educational, and entertaining. Her roads were traveled not only by Ancient philosophers, warriors, and athletes, but also by the Apostles of the Lord, and countless saints of the succeeding centuries. Thus to Christians, a trip to Greece is also a pilgrimage, a chance to experience the earliest Christian communities established by the Apostles and mentioned in the Bible. These ancient communities have flourished and survived, even until the present day.
History and archaeology buffs will be inspired to see the mighty ruins of Mycenae, the picturesque Parthenon of the Athenian Acropolis, the incredible Macedonian Tombs, and the renowned Olympia. Art lovers will see phenomenal collections of antique Greek marble statues, and wonder at the craftsmanship of the goldsmith of millennia ago. Lovers of the Sacred Art will have ample opportunity to explore some of the most special Byzantine monuments of the Mainland Greece, with frescoes and mosaics of unparalleled beauty. Pilgrims will rejoice at following in the footsteps of the Apostles in Corinth, Phillipi, Veria, and venerating the relics of many special and beloved saints such as St, Andrew the Apostle, St. Demetrius, St. Gregory Palamas, St. Nectarios, just to name a few.
Most only think of Greece as countless beautiful islands scattered amidst the waves of the Aegean Sea, but we’ve created an adventure unique from run-of-the-mill tours; a chance to encounter Greece for what makes her so special in the history of human-culture and the Christian Church. Though we travel a bit out of the way of general tourist routes, we will explore truly the best of what Greece has to offer.