Start in Athens and enjoy a welcome dinner. Travel to Thessalonika for guided sightseeing of this city named after Alexander the Great’s sister, and an excursion along the ancient route of Apostle Paul to Amphipolis, ancient Philippi, and Kavala (ancient Neapolis). Via Veria, an overnight stay in Kalambaka, then arrive in Meteora to visit the rock-top Varlaam and St. Stephen Monasteries. Return to Athens. In Piraeus, board your ship for a 3-night cruise to Turkey and the Greek Isles. Visit Mykonos and then Kusadasi in Turkey, where an excursion to Ephesus is included. Back in Greece, stop at Patmos, with an included excursion to the Monastery of St. John and the Cave of the Apocalypse; Heraklion on Crete; and Santorini (weather permitting). Disembark and visit Corinth, where guided sightseeing features visits to the Acropolis and Areopagus, where Paul delivered his famous sermon about the identity of “the Unknown God.” A farewell dinner at your hotel concludes this memorable vacation.