You arrive in Piraeus, Athens, early in the morning and disembark after breakfast. Begin your trip to
Corinth. Drive along the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal, which connects the
Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea. Short stop for pictures and continue to the site of ancient Corinth, Paul's
beloved city and site of his most extensive ministry. Dominated by the Acro-Corinth rising 1,700 feet
above the ruins, the marketplace is laid out exactly as it stood in the days of the great Apostle. We see
the bema (the judgment seat) where Paul stood before Galilo and preached (Acts 18).
“Do not be afraid, but speak and do not be silent; for I am with you, and no man shall attack you to harm
you; for I have many people in this city." (Acts 18:9)
The museum contains a superb collection of artifacts portraying life in ancient Corinth. Time for leisure at
the port of Cenchreae. Return to Athens.
"Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are religious. For as I passed along and observed the
objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription ‘to an unknown God’. What therefore
you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you…”
We visit Athens, one of the most glorious cities in the world and the cradle of western civilization as we
know it today. For twenty-five centuries, the panorama of this city is dominated by the rock of the
Acropolis, where we see the ruins of the Parthenon, the Erectheum and the Propylaea. We will ascend
Mars Hill where Paul spoke to the ancient Athenians about the one and only God. From here we have an
excellent view of the Ancient Agora, the former center of the Athenian public life. Farewell dinner in Plaka
and overnight in Athens.