St Paul's footsteps European Cultural Route

"In the footsteps of Saint Paul, the Apostle of the nations" - Cultural Route

European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC)


A Cultural Route highlighting the cultural values, heritage and legacy of Saint Paul’s missions to Europe, 
to honour Saint Paul, as the Apostle of the nations, through his epistles and intangible heritage in literature, arts, history, philosophy, theology and Christianity in Europe, 
towards regenerating the European ideals, with sustainable cultural tourism development and promotion along the route in several countries, regions, cities, islands, local communities and tourist destinations

 A few words about us

The Region of Central Macedonia from Greece, the Lazio Region from Italy, the Pafos Regional Board of Tourism from Cyprus and the European Cultural Tourism Network based in Brussels, Begium, have agreed to form a European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) that develops, implements, manages, promotes and supports the European Cultural Route: "In the footsteps of St Paul, the Apostle of the nations", as a result of the Cult-RInG Interreg Europe project (Cultural Routes as Investments for Growth and Jobs, 2017-2021). The above founding members of this EGTC have signed an Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation in which they have agreed to  jointly develop, implement, manage, promote and support the abve transnational cultural route for ultimate certification by the Council of Europe.

Aim of the Cultural Route


  • To link up sites of Saint Paul's missions to Europe, initially in the founding countries of Greece, Italy and Cyprus
  • To highlight the rich cultural heritage aspects and legacy of Saint Paul’s missions to the gentiles and the forming of Christianity in Europe; also through his epistles and intangible heritage in literature, arts, history and theology.
  • To develop and promote cultural tourism at the points of interest and walking tourism along the Cultural Route.
  • To include other relevant regions in Greece (Eastern Macedonia & Thrace, Athens-Attica, Corinth, Crete, North & South Aegean), in Italy (Sicily, Campania), as well as Malta and potentially Spain, in the further development of this European Cultural Route on Saint Paul's footsteps.

9 UNESCO

World Heritage

Sites

  • Paphos
  • Philippi
  • Thessaloniki
  • Athens
  • Samos
  • Rhodes
  • Valetta
  • Syracuse
  • Rome

Via Egnatia &

Via Appia Antica

Over 50 Churches dedicated to Saint Paul (some together with Saint Peter)

St Paul's footsteps European Cultural Route

"In the footsteps of Saint Paul, the Apostle of the nations" - Cultural Route

European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation - Founding members:

Region of Central Mecedonia, Greece

President

Lazio Region, Italy

Vice-President

Pafos Regional Board of Tourism

Treasurer