Divinely selected places have secrets and mysteries within them that cannot be explained. They are found around the world in the most obscure corners. Hand-picked extraordinary places have been curated so that you can divulge into their wonder.
With awe, we will then explore them … together.
Hence, Mysterious Adventures Tours is proud to offer you a journey to Greece with all its ancient mysteries and phenomena. This voyage, led by John Zaffis and accompanied by two strong mediums from the Daughters of Hecate, will escort you to the land dominated by her Gods, Goddesses, and of course, her phantoms. Experience the mystique of the Mediterranean as she reveals her magic in the legendary cities and fabled islands of Greece and the Mediterranean on this enchanting Mystical Odyssey into her ancient borders.
Accompanied by the Godfather of the Paranormal, John Zaffis, and the Metaphysical team of the Daughters of Hecates (Michelle Reuse and Kathrine Sorilos, who was born/raised in Greece), we will take you to the captivating corners of Greece's history, culture, and legends. Prepare yourself to experience Greece's Mediterranean seaside landscapes, dotted with ancient ruins, bustling cities, and sunbaked villages.
Discover the ancient ruins of Athens, from the towering Acropolis to the Temple of Zeus, while exploring its vibrant neighborhoods and markets with your newly found friends. In Milos, set sail in the azure Aegean Sea and hike in beautiful volcanic lands past traditional fishing villages.
Embellish your experience with incredible metaphysical communication to her phantoms that still roam the beloved earthly land they left behind ... but still wish their history to be heard!
John Zaffis has over thirty years of experience studying and investigating the paranormal. He has had the opportunity to work for and with his aunt and uncle, Ed and Lorraine Warren. This sent John beyond looking for ghosts and hauntings and into studying demonology under the Warrens. This led to John’s involvement with cases of possession and exorcism and working with prominent exorcists in this field. Roman Catholic priests, monks, Buddhists, rabbis, and ministers. John has assisted and worked with well-known exorcists Bishop Robert McKenna, Malachi Martin, and the Rev Jun.
His research has taken him throughout the United States, Canada, England, and Scotland covering several thousands of cases. Through hands-on investigating with other investigators and clergy. Ghosts and poltergeists were among some of his first-hand paranormal experiences, as well as the demonic and diabolical. He has also worked extensively with both spiritualists and psychics concerning how their knowledge is used for channeling, reincarnation (past-life regression), or the calling of the spirits for information, and how they use meditation to acquire the information which they are seeking.
Considered one of the foremost authorities in the field today, he has earned the title of "The Godfather of the Paranormal", which salutes his great deal of knowledge and understanding of the paranormal.
John was featured in a popular SyFy Channel show called the Haunted Collector. John has also been featured in the Discovery Channel’s documentaries, “A Haunting in Connecticut” and “Little Lost Souls.” John has also appeared on Ghost Adventures, Unsolved Mysteries, Fox News Live, and many other print and news media events. John is also mentioned in the books of Ed and Lorraine Warren, “GRAVEYARDS” and “IN A DARK PLACE.”
John’s first book, Shadows of the Dark, co-written with Brian McIntyre, was released in September of 2004. Currently, John continues to work on multiple follow-up books currently and is lecturing all over the United States at colleges and universities, including exorcisms, possession, poltergeist, and haunted artifacts removed from cases, some of which now reside in the museum he has created in Connecticut.
As the Daughters to the Greek Goddess of Hecate, together Michelle Reuss and Kathrine Sorilos are guided by Hecate’s loyalty to magic, seeking and summoning of phantoms, necromancy, the paths and crossroads of witchcraft, and spiritual unification for the purpose of divination to provide a voice to those who need the truth to be heard.
Michelle Reuss and Kathrine Sorilos have unified to establish the “Daughters of Hecate” for the purpose of globally spreading the word of their mission within the spiritual realm.
About Michelle Reuss
Living in Iowa USA, Michelle is a Psychic Medium, Trance Medium, Psychometry, Para-Counselor, Ordained Minister, Demonologist/Exorcist, and Riverside Iowa Paranormal's founder. Michelle has spent multiple years in the Paranormal Field. She has continued her studies and is credited with multiple degrees including a Doctor of Metaphysics Degree, a Doctor of Divinity Degree, and a degree in Spiritual Warfare and Paranormal Ministry. While studying at the Universal Life Church Seminary, Michelle studied: Counseling and Para Counseling, Atheism and Agnostics, and Religion-Ancient African practices to the modern take on religion. Michelle has also studied the effects of satanic abuse deriving from cult activity.
About Kathrine Sorilos
Originally from Sydney, Australia, with strong Greek ancestry, Kathrine now lives in the USA. Ordained Minister at Universal Life Church Ministries, Kathrine is a highly gifted Psychic Medium and Paranormal Investigator. She dedicates much time as a researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the paranormal industry. Kathrine is the founder of Oracle Whispers, where she offers psychic readings, and teaches Psychic/Spiritual Development and Reiki classes. Her skills integrate strong talent in Past Life Regression, Psychometry, Spiritualism, Parapsychology, Demonology, and Clinical Hypnotherapy.
Specific lodgings are to be announced soon.
>>> PACKAGE INCLUDES <<<
> Airport Transfers from Athens Airport in Greece on dates of arrival and departure. An off-site location may be offered as an alternative to the Airport.
> Accommodations for 8-Nights in 3/4-Star hotels
> Eight Breakfasts; One Welcome Lunch; A Private Celebratory Farewell Dinner!
> Luxury Coach with Expert Drivers;
> Historically educated tour guides that are hand-picked from the academic campuses in Athens.
> Special Guests: Godfather of the Paranormal, John Zaffis; Accompanied by two known Mediums, Daughters of Hecate. (Michelle Reuse and Kathrine Sorilo), metaphysically leading us through the entire tour
> Two incredible investigations including the extremely active Senatorium of Parnitha, located on the mountain Parnita built in 1912. We will also investigate a monument that captures the myth of the descent of the dead in Hades, the Underworld, that runs through the river of Acheron.
> Fees for all venues and activities listed on the final itinerary
> Use of Paranormal Investigation tools (You may bring your own gear and protection tools)
> Snacks and water/soft drinks on the bus
> Information on each location’s information, history, and supernatural stories.
> Our Mysterious Adventures whimsical bag of gifts
> Our signature “Secret” tour addition surprise
> 24-Hour Emergency Customer Service while in Greece.
> Hotel Porterage of one suitcase per person (when offered)
> All taxes and charges associated with hotel accommodations
> Souvenir eBook upon returning home
>>> PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS <<<
> Round Trip Airfare to Athens Greece. (We will assist you to capture the best route and rates.)
> Evening Meals (except our Farewell Dinner) or alcoholic beverages
> Entry Fee’s into venues not on the final itinerary
> Travel Insurance
> COVID Testing / Required isolation (if required)
> Tips or Gratuities
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Athens (Eleusis, Ancient Agora of Athens, Acropolis Hill)
Welcome to Athens, the fabled and vibrant metropolis of Greece….
We will start our first day in Athens by visiting the archaeological site of Eleusis, the ancient sanctuary of the goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone which is associated with the cultivation of land, vegetation, fertility, as well as with the regeneration of nature and life.
The Eleusinian Mysteries were the most sacred of all Ancient Greek mysteries and were practiced for over a thousand years. These secret religious rites of ancient Greece are known as ‘mysteries’ because the initiates were sworn to secrecy to never speak about what they had undergone or the knowledge they had gained. We do know that the Sacred Rites of Eleusis focused upon removing the fear of death and the Afterlife from its adherents and offering initiates a happier life after their death.
We continue our tour in the Ancient Agora of Classical Athens, a place where Socrates and Plato used to hang out and teach their pupils. The Agora (marketplace) is located to the northwest of the Acropolis and was the meeting point of the ancient Greeks and the heart of ancient Athens, the focus of political, administrative, social, and commercial activity, the religious and cultural center, and the seat of justice.
We will wander through the ruins of the most significant buildings and structures such as:
- Monument of the Eponymous Heroes - it was a marble podium that bore the bronze statues of the ten heroes representing the tribes of Athens
- Bouleuterion - It served as a meeting-place of the 500-member Boule (Senate), made up of fifty citizens, from each of the ten Athenian tribes, chosen by allotment each year.
- Tholos - It was the headquarters of the 50 prytaneis who served as the executive committee of the Boule (Council) for an interval of 35 or 36 days.
- Altar of the Twelve Gods – It was an altar and sanctuary dedicated to the twelve Olympian Gods.
We will continue towards the sacred hill of the Acropolis. During this focused walk, we will look closely at the Acropolis and its essential role in the city.
Our visit will cover the main buildings of the Acropolis, including:
- The Propylaea- the monumental entrance to the Acropolis
- The Erechtheion – an ancient Greek temple that was dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon
- The temple of Athena Nike – Nike means victory in Greece and Athena was worshipped as the goddess of victory in war and wisdom. - And, of course, the Parthenon.
You will finish this day with a deeper comprehension of ancient Athenian society and a basic answer to why Athens is widely considered the touchstone of western civilization, the birthplace of democracy, philosophy, sciences, and classical art.
PLEASE NOTE: Itineraries are subject to slight change depending on availability or weather & travel conditions.