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2014 Pilgrimage to the Balkans


"Their sound went forth into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world."
(From the Doxology of the Apostles)

The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States is proud to present a pilgrimage to The Balkans (Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Croatia). We will be visiting religious, cultural and historical sites throughout the trip.

H.G. Bishop Youssef will be blessing us on this trip.

Date: July 14- July 26, 2014
Place: Macedonia (Skopje, Ohrid), Serbia (Kosovo, Novi Pazar, Kopaonik, Mileseva), Montenegro (Kotor, Perast, Dubrovnik, Split), Croatia (Zadar, Plitvice, Zaghreb)

2,030 for per person (Double Occupancy) based on 45PPL** (airfare from U.S. excluded)

There is a 470 Single Supplement for those who would like a single room. This is subject to availability based on the numbers.

Note: These rates are based on a minimum of 45 people.

If less than 45PPL are registered for this trip the price of the trip goes up in the following increments:

**€70 per person for 40PPL, €120 per person for 35PPL

Please be aware the costs have been quoted in Euros and not in dollars. Funds will be collected in US dollars, based on the exchange rate. In case of major currency fluctuation or reduced number of participants, all prices are subject to change according to the rate of exchange available at time of final payment

***All persons under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.


Registration and initial deposit of $500.00 per person (non-refundable) is due by April 1, 2014 in order to reserve your spot on the trip


Click here to view slideshow of the Italy trip

Online Registration is now open, click here to register.

Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis. Only 45 spots are available and spaces fill up quickly so please register early.

Payment: Initial Deposit of $500 will be collected upon registration for this trip. No Refunds will be available for cancellations.

» 50% of amount due (less $500) by April 1, 2014
» Final amount due by May 15, 2014

Cancellation Policy: In the unlikely event of cancellation, the charges, in addition to the full amount of the deposit are:

» 25% of the tour cost, 60 to 30 days prior to the departure

» 50% of the tour cost, 30 to 15 days prior to the departure

» 100% of the tour cost 14 days prior to the departure

If you require help in purchasing airline tickets to the Balkans, please contact Fr. Ilya at:

Questions: Please email Irini Koriakos at