Adventure - Art - Culture - Juniors Abroad at George Fox

Israel, Turkey, Greece

Faculty: Bob Harder and Neil Ninteman
Meeting time: Tuesday 6:30-9:00pm

Student Cost: $2,200

3 Hours. This course and trip are organized around exploring the development of the New Testament Church. We will start in Jerusalem, then go to Samaria, and on to the ends of the earth – namely Turkey and Greece. As we explore early church development we will have daily trips to biblical and archeological sites. We will spend seven days in Israel visiting Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethlehem, Nazareth, and more. Then we will follow the church as the gospel spread visiting in Turkey visiting Ephesus and the surrounding area. We’ll stop in Turkey’s capital, Istanbul, to explore history and the story of the church there. Then we will travel on to Greece following the footsteps of the Apostle Paul from Philippi to Corinth. In Athens we will stand on Mars Hill and contemplate the words Paul spoke to the listening Athenians. Other Greek stops will include the monasteries of Meteora, Delphi and a day to swim in the Aegean Sea.

2 May    Tuesday

PDX departure


3 May    Wednesday

Transit – arrive Tel Aviv

King Solomon, Netanya                                                          

4 May    Thursday

Caesarea, Mt Carmel, Megiddo, Nazareth, Cana

Astoria, Tiberias

5 May    Friday

Sea of G, Capernaum, Mt of Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, Golan Heights


6 May    Saturday

Jordan, Beth Shean, Jerusalem, Mt of Olives, Gethsemane

Rimonim, Jerusalem


7 May    Sunday

Archaeological Dig, Jewish Quarter, Western Wall, Holocaust Memorial


8 May    Monday

Masada, Qumran, Dead Sea


9 May    Tuesday

Bethesda, Old City, Garden Tomb


10 May    Wednesday

El Al 541, 7:10 Tel Aviv to Athens  Arrive 9:25

Ferry to Hios then Ephesus

On Ferry

11 May    Thursday

Ephesus archeological area

Aksan Hotel, Konak

12 May    Friday

Pergama and 7 churches

Hotel Eterno, Istanbul

13 May    Saturday

Hagia Sophia, Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul Archeology Museum, Grand Bazaar


14 May    Sunday

Hagia Sofia

Hotel Oceanis, Kavala

15 May    Monday


Hotel Iion, Pierias

16 May    Tuesday

Vergina, Thessaloniki


17 May    Wednesday

Beach Day


18 May    Thursday


Hotel Orfeas, Delphi

19 May    Friday


Hotel Oscar, Athens

20 May    Saturday



21 May    Sunday

Sounion – Temple to Apollo


22 May    Monday

Return PDX from ATH