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


Third Mission

 

From Ephesus, Paul sailed to islands of Chios and Mytilini (acts 20:14). Paul went through Macedonia, Thessaloniki and Veria, into Achaea and stayed in Greece, probably Corinth, for three months during 56–57 AD.


Commentators generally agree that Paul dictated his Epistle to the Romans during this period.


On their way back to Jerusalem, Paul and his companions visited islands of Samos, Cos and Rhodes (Lindos port).


It is also alleged that Paul went to Illiria (Albania) and Dalmatia (Croatia).

 



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