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Footsteps of Paul – Ultimate Greece Cruise & Pilgrimage


Immerse yourself in history, culture, and the Mediterranean’s magic on this unforgettable voyage. From Athens, sail to Greece’s islands to discover the enchanting town of Chania in Crete, soak in the allure of Santorini’s stunning landscapes, and immerse yourself in the rich history of Rhodes and Patmos. An overnight stay in Kusadasi opens doors to explore Ephesus’ timeless ruins. A serene day at sea grants moments of reflection before reaching Thessaloniki for an overnight stay, offering a glimpse into its vibrant culture.

See the last home of the Blessed Virgin Mary!

Tour Details Footsteps of Paul - Ultimate Greece Cruise Pilgrimage

Departure & Return Location

Your local airport of choice —  Or you can choose land only and make your own flight arrangements.

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Air fares
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees


  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
Itinerary Footsteps of Paul - Ultimate Greece Cruise Pilgrimage

Day 1Depart for Athens Greece

Make your way to your local airport where you will begin your Greece Ultimate Cruise Pilgrimage by boarding your overnight flight(s) to Athens. Your meals will be served on board.


Day 2Athens - Piraeus Port

Arrive at the Athens airport and transfer to the vibrant and historic port of Piraeus, Athens’ gateway to the Aegean islands and beyond, and find a rich maritime heritage, a bustling local culture, and access to the wonders of Athens. Venture through Greece’s largest port city, Piraeus, as you make your way to the cradle of Western culture and the birthplace of democracy. Athens, among the world’s oldest cities with a history spanning 3,400 years, has long been the location of myth and muse, and its ancient heritage is still an incredible source of inspiration. Here, the Acropolis crowns the city as home to the Parthenon and other legendary temples and monuments.

Day 3Chania - Island of Crete Greece

The spectacular town of Chania on the island of Crete is a perfect place to spend some time. Chania is known for its charming ambience and incredible beaches, as well as for its medieval monuments such as the Frangokastello fortress. Visit picturesque Agii Apostoli beach or the lively Nea Chora beach to enjoy the sea.

Day 4Island of Santorini Greece

Santorini is a breathtaking island in the southern Aegean Sea known for its iconic blue-domed churches, picturesque whitewashed buildings, and stunning sunsets. Of all the Cyclades Islands, Santorini is often considered the most dramatic with its dark landscape and iconic whitewashed buildings. The rich soil is ideal for grapes and local vines produce a cherished crop known for its special volcanic taste. Picturesque “Thíra,” or Fira Town, laid out along the edge of a cliff at the rim of the now-extinct caldera, exudes an easy charm.

Day 5Rhodes Greece

A Greek paradise in the Aegean Sea that enchants visitors with its stunning natural beauty, ancient ruins, and charming old town. Rich with natural beauty and colorful history, Rhodes represents one of the most architecturally varied locations in Europe. Hellenistic, Byzantine, Medieval, and Turkish influences intermingle with abundant sunshine and dry air to cast a magnificent light over the island that the ancients dedicated to Apollo, the God of Light. High on a cliff, the ruins of the Temple of Athena sit amidst the beautifully preserved Acropolis at Lindos.

Day 6Isle of Patmos Greece

The Greek isle of Patmos has a rich Christian heritage – the Monastery of Saint John was founded in 1088 and is a UNESCO World Heritage site, as is the Cave of the Apocalypse, the grotto where John the Apostle received the visions he recorded in the Book of Revelation. The island’s white-sand beaches, secluded coves, and beautiful marina make it a popular destination for worshippers of the sun.

Day 7 KUSADASI TURKEY - Home of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Overnight

Kusadasi is a charming coastal town in western Turkey known for its rich history and stunning beaches, including Ladies Beach and Long Beach. A lovely seaside resort town on the Aegean coast, Kusadasi is famous for sparkling waters, sandy beaches, and enticing shops filled with designer clothing and hand-woven carpets, and leather goods. More than these modern trappings, it is the gateway to Ephesus – the UNESCO-listed, 4,000-year-old city – as well as the Temple of Artemis (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), Basilica of St. John, and House of the Virgin Mary.

Day 8 KUSADASI TURKEY - Home of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Day 9Day at Sea

Time for daily mass, pray, relax and reflect on the wonders of your pilgrimage.

Day 10Thessaloniki Greece - Overnight

A dynamic urban city in Greece where you’ll find ancient ruins, stunning Byzantine architecture alongside modern streets and contemporary buzz. Vibrant Thessaloniki is home to incredible history while also being known for its dazzling nightlife. This coastal city is perfect for culture lovers as well as those seeking leisure and entertainment. Don’t forget to sample its local gastronomy, which is influenced by the east in its spices and flavors.

Day 11Thessaloniki - Return home

Today is the end of your cruise. Following disembarkation, you will say your farewells to your pilgrimage cruise to Greece which will have lifted your spirits. Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Map Footsteps of Paul - Ultimate Greece Cruise Pilgrimage
Interactive Map of the Greece and Turkey Pilgrimage Cruise - click on upper left arrow for list or on pins
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June 30 – July 10, 2025

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Price circa TBA per person.

Land only $TBA


Single Room Supplement: $TBA unless otherwise specified.

See the airports that we serve.  A few airports have an additional charge.

Contact us if you don’t see your airport. 


Pre-Stay in Thessaloniki – Overnight Hotel & Breakfast

Double Room w/breakfast only per person $149 · Single Room w/breakfast only one person $285 · Private Airport Transfer per person $55

Post Stay in Athens – Overnight Hotel & Breakfast

Double Room w/breakfast only per person $149 · Single Room w/breakfast only one person $259 · Private Airport Transfer per person $65

Upgrade to Premium Economy 

An upgrade to premium economy is available for $1,850 per person roundtrip with the following conditions:  the pilgrimage tour must be 1) paid in full more than 90 days before departure and 2) Guest Information Completed in order to guarantee the price and schedule.

Call for a quote if less than 90 days before departure for an expected higher price.

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Travel Insurance for Footsteps of Paul - Ultimate Greece Cruise & Pilgrimage
If you encounter a flight cancellation, baggage delay, medical emergency or more during your Pilgrimage to Greece, travel insurance is here to help.

Travel Insurance is available for Greece and Turkey and – recommended!

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FAQ for Footsteps of Paul - Ultimate Greece Cruise & Pilgrimage
Frequently Answered Questions for our Footsteps of Paul - Ultimate Cruise to Greece and Turkey


Do I need an electrical adapter in Greece? No, you will not need one on the ship.  Yes, you will need an adapter if you opt for a pre or post-stay in Greece.

Do you have other pilgrimage tours to Greece?  Yes.  See our Greece Pilgrimages.

Do you have FAQs for airlines, passports, vaccinations, travel insurance, tipping, packing, mobility, and others?  Yes. FAQ for all Catholic Journeys Pilgrimage Tours

Would you like to lead your parish or group on this Ultimate cruise to Greece and Turkey?  Click Here to get started.