Mediterranean Cruise (no, we're not going anytime soon!)
A Christian Family Cruise from Bible Land Christian Cruises. I know that sounds kind of cheesy. At first I thought it was like "Christian Singles Meet On a Boat" kind of thing, but it's totally not. It's actually a cruise in the Mediterranean where you get to see all kinds of historical/Biblical stuff, including the amphitheatre where the Apostle Paul spoke. You also visit the ports of Athens, Patmos, Ephesus and Pergamum- and there is a full day visit to the island of Santorini. I guess going on a "Christian cruise" would probably mean we wouldn't be having frozen drinks on the boat... but the stuff you would get to see sounds really cool. Here is the sample itinerary:
Arrive Athens, tour Mars Hill and receive a special private teaching then up to the Parthenon and more. Transfer to ship for our welcome celebration as we sail out of the harbor on the most beautiful ship sailing the seas!
Day at sea for fellowship and teachings.
Arrive Dikili with a visit to the ruins of Pergamum. Pergamum is one of the two best preserved church sites. This amazing site overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Not many cruises visit this historic site! This afternoon take a stroll down the beautiful beaches, or you can take in another church site.
Visit Kusadasi beaches with a visit to Ephesus. We will enjoy a teaching in the actual amphitheatre where Paul spoke to the Ephesians. We will see the most fully laid out Roman city that has been excavated. This is believed to be the best kept archeological site in the Mediterranean.
Visit the island of Patmos and John’s cave today. This is a quaint Greek Island where after our teaching at the cave, you can enjoy a stroll around the island, bicycle trip or even a scooter ride!
Full day visit to Santorini. The island widely thought to be the home of the Lost City of Atlantis. This island is also considered the most beautiful island in the world. You can visit the caldera and enjoy the thermal pools, bicycle, visit the Pompeii of the Greek Islands - Akritori. Quaint whitewashed homes, amazing shopping and never ending beaches is what you will encounter today.
Greek island of Sifnos this morning (beaches, BBQ and fun!) We will have an amazing beachfront teaching under shade but with tremendous views. You can take off scootering or bicycling around this quaint island overlooking the beautiful sea. We leave quite late this evening so there is plenty of time to enjoy a day on the Mediterranean Sea plus the island's amazing restaurants, shops, walks and sightseeing. It will be a day of rest for sure.
Arrive back in Athens this morning. This afternoon you will fly home or off to the beautiful island of Malta for our extension with the BASE Institute.
** I think we really are going to make it a goal to do a cruise in the next few years. I have put it off because I am totally scared of being seasick the whole time, but I have heard that ginger works really well for that.