7-day Steps of Paul cruise

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It is nearly 2000 years since Apostle Paul set out from the Holy Land on a journey that was to play a role of inestimable value in the dissemination of Christian ideas and the establishment of Christian communities.
This circular cruise from Athens is a rare opportunity for all those interested in the history of the Christian faith to relive parts of Apostle Paul's journey, and literally follow his path.

7-day cruise ports of call & itinerary map


Years 2023-2024

Piraeus (Athens), GreeceSaturday  16:00
Thessaloniki (Salonica), GreeceSunday 09:30 20:00
Kavala, GreeceMonday 08:00 16:00
Istanbul, TurkeyTuesday 09:30 20:00
Dikili, TurkeyWednesday 12:00 20:00
Kusadasi (Ephesus), TurkeyThursday 08:00 23:30
Patmos, Greece* Friday 07:00 18:30
Piraeus (Athens), GreeceSaturday 07:00 
* Disembarkation by tenders (boats), weather permitting.
- Embarkation/disembarkation possibility also from/to Thessaloniki.

Information on the port of Piraeus

Cruise ship operating the cruise & departure dates

Pre- & post-cruise package

Year 2022

 With rates starting from EUR190 per person, you get

  • two overnights, in double room, in a centrally located hotel in Athens including breakfast
  • both ways private transfers between Athens and the cruise port.

 Why is a pre-/post-cruise package a good idea?

  • Athens, the city closest to the cruise port, is more than just the place your cruise begins and ends; it's an exciting and world renowned destination worth exploring!
  • If you have to take an overnight flight or a long haul flight, you may find the extra day useful to recover from the jet lag; otherwise, the first day or two of your cruise may be an absolute waste.
  • It serves as a "safety-cushion" in case of flight delays or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • It includes pre-arranged transfers from your hotel to the pier and back.
    No hassle, no carrying around heavy luggage in public means of transportation and absolute safety in the CoVid-19 era!

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Comments and ratings about the 7-day Steps of Paul cruise:

It is important to know that only clients of Dolphin Hellas may have their comments and ratings here and only for the services they received by our travel agency; this means that these are real testimonials by real travellers.

Travelled in November, 2015

(Rating: 3/5)

rating of 3 out of 5 Tsitsos
We were on the final cruise of the year on a ship ("Celestyal Nefeli") that would no longer be in the Celestyal lineup. It had been sold to China for conversion to a casino. There were many new crew members aboard and while they performed well our only complaint was we felt the food was not as good as we had experienced when the ship was operated by Louis Lines. All the excursions were very well done with good guides. I would do the tour again, but hopefully there would be an improvement aboard a different ship.

  - D. Smith - North Carolina, USA