Day 1

Athens (Greece)

Day 2

Thessaloniki (Greece)

Day 3

Kavala (Greece)

Day 4

Istanbul (Turkey)

Day 5

Dikili (Turkey)

Day 6

Kusadasi (Turkey)

Day 7

Patmos (Greece)

Day 8

Athens (Greece)

7 Night Cruise 2021/22
Steps of Paul

7 destinations | 9 available excursions

DEPARTING PORT

Athens (Greece)

VESSELS

DESTINATIONS

Thessaloniki (Greece), Kavala (Greece), Istanbul (Turkey), Dikili (Turkey), Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos (Greece), Athens (Greece)

The epic journey of St. Paul tells of many trials and tribulations. His teachings inspired countless followers and were the inspiration behind The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus - one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. However, his journey also incited riots and the Apostle was forced to flee from angry merchants. Our Steps of Paul cruise takes you on a mesmerising journey of your own and recounts fascinating insights into St Paul’s experiences along his journey - plus much more! Discover the romance and mystery that surrounds the ancient worlds of Greece and Turkey, and visit iconic landmarks including Hagia Sophia, the Acropolis and the Holy Grotto of the Apocalypse. For history buffs that love an adventure, the Steps of St Paul is an enchanting experience that offers much more than a typical run-of-the-mill cruise.

Day 1 | Athens (Greece)

Depart: 17:00

Sun-drenched and mythic, Athens is a big and modern metropolis with inspiring world heritage marvels at its very heart. The most important city-state in ancient Greece and birthplace of democracy is also the sprawling capital of Greece today, but most of the major archaeological and historical sites are to be found within a compact area around the Acropolis itself. With a recorded history going back more than three millennia, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world, and rightly considered to be the cradle of Western Civilization. Even a short visit of the Greek capital's highlights, starting with the iconic Acropolis, is enough to fall under its legendary spell.

Day 2 | Thessaloniki (Greece)

Arrival: 08:00 | Depart: 20:00

The thick Byzantine walls guarding Thessaloniki give way to an inviting mix of architectural landscapes with winding cobbled streets. Approaching the port, you will be captivated by a city that radiates culture and sophistication bathed in golden Greek sunshine. Palm-lined avenues house glamorous shops and gourmet restaurants, and historic cobblestone streets present traditional tavernas and ouzeria’s to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. Beautiful churches appear from every corner, seasonal markets sell colorful local produce and shaded spots on Aristotelous Square are where you can sit back with a homemade ice cream and watch the world go by.

Available Excursions

Day 3 | Kavala (Greece)

Arrival: 08:00 | Depart: 16:00

Trickling down the slopes of Mt Symvolo in northern Greece, Kavala opens its arms as you approach from the sea. Built like an amphitheater hugging the hills and embracing the seafront, you’ll want to get straight into exploring this absorbing city. Modern neoclassical mansions, Byzantine monuments and Islamic architecture evoke its long and varied history.

Available Excursions

Day 4 | Istanbul (Turkey)

Arrival: 09:30 | Depart: 20:00

Split between two continents, Europe and Asia, Istanbul is truly unique. It boasts lavish Byzantine architecture and imperial mosques with sky-high minarets that make up the city’s skyline; your first sight from the Bosphorus Strait on your Istanbul cruise. There’s an endless list of must-see sights to tick off, all conveniently packed into the Sultanahmet district.

Available Excursions

Day 5 | Dikili (Turkey)

Arrival: 12:00 | Depart: 20:00

Approaching the broad bay of Dikili, Turkey’s coastal gem, you’ll be mesmerized by the lush green landscape bordered by golden sandy beaches wrapping their way around the coastline. Turquoise water glitters before you and isolated bays reveal their mystical charm – a place dripping in wondrous natural sights and history.

Available Excursions

Day 6 | Kusadasi (Turkey)

Arrival: 08:00 | Depart: 23:30

Arriving in the port of Kusadasi, Turkey you’ll instantly feel at home. A huge covered bazaar stretches out in front of you and the buzz from trendy seaside bars and restaurants floats through the air. Follow your instincts and lose track of time ambling from café to café and exploring its myriad of shops and historic sites.

Available Excursions

Day 7 | Patmos (Greece)

Arrival: 07:00 | Depart: 18:30

Approaching the port of Skala, you can’t take your eyes off the monumental grid of medieval walls that emerge as if staking their claim over the island. Inching ever closer to Patmos island, your eyes will be drawn further down the hill to the fringes of white houses that circle Chora all the way to the pretty harbor of Skala.

Available Excursions

Day 8 | Athens (Greece)

Arrival: 06:00

Sun-drenched and mythic, Athens is a big and modern metropolis with inspiring world heritage marvels at its very heart. The most important city-state in ancient Greece and birthplace of democracy is also the sprawling capital of Greece today, but most of the major archaeological and historical sites are to be found within a compact area around the Acropolis itself. With a recorded history going back more than three millennia, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world, and rightly considered to be the cradle of Western Civilization. Even a short visit of the Greek capital's highlights, starting with the iconic Acropolis, is enough to fall under its legendary spell.

Available Excursions

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