Friday, April 4 – Day 5
We checked out of our hotel in Athens at 9 a.m. Driving just 30 minutes, we arrived at Pireaus, Athens port that dates back 5,000 years and Europe’s third largest harbor, where we will board the ship run by the Olympian – Louis Cruise Line. After going through the usual security and baggage procedures, we boarded the ship around 10 a.m. Upon boarding, we completed the required safety procedures.
Following lunch, we had a brief group meeting, with worship and devotion. We considered the amazing perseverance and mission of Paul despite all the difficulties he faced during his 3 mission journeys. We focused upon 2 Corinthians 12:9 – “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” The rest of the afternoon was at leisure on the boat.
Around 5:30 we arrived at our first port of the cruise, the island of Myconos. We enjoyed a few hours of exploring part of this beautiful Greek island known for its windmills. We watched the sun set on the Aegean! We boarded back on the ship for a late dinner. What a wonderful day this was!
Saturday, Aprll 5 – Day 6
We plan to port at Kusadasi, Turkey, and visit Ephesus. We will then re-board the ship and sail to the Island of Patmos.