Our next stop will be where Apostle Paul preached to the people of Veria, about the Gospel, faith, salvation and love. Because of his teachings and preaching the Verians and Jews in the town converted their belief to the new religion. After his firsty visit, Apostle Paul would return years later and be equally welcomed. His preaching had a great impact on the people of Veria which helped pave the way for the first steps of Christianity and the Christian faith in Greece. Today, in the area where Apostle Paul used to preach the Christian faith stands a religious monument called the “St. Paul Tribune” decorated with awe-inspiring mosaic murals.
We will then travel down to Vergina, a village in Imathia, Central Macedonia. Vergina is home to the most important archaeological discovery of the 20th century. The tombs of King Philip II and another tomb which is believed to belong to Alexander IV, the grandson of Philip II and son of Alexander the Great, can be seen here. The village is located on the foothills of Mt. Peria, the first ancient kingdom of Macedonia and was once called Aigia. We will also explore ruins of an ancient acropolis, a palace, theater, shrines and private buildings from the 3rd millennia BC. Apostle Paul did not step foot onto the grounds of this beautiful village but we will be because it is one of the most striking of places to visit in Greece.