04 DAYS TURKEY SEVEN CHURCHES OF REVELATION TOUR
DAY 01 IZMIR – PERGAMUM – ASCLEPION – SMYRNA
Arrival to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB). Our guide will meet you at the airport and take you to Pergamum to explore the Acropolis, the actual ancient city and see the Altar of Zeus which is mentioned as the throne of Satan’, the Temple of Trajan and the third's biggest Library of antiquity. Later continue to Asklepion, a famous medical center of classical times, we also visit the Red Basilica (St. John’s Church). Then we continue our drive visit to Thyatira, now called Akhisar. There we see the remains of a basilica and some architectural fragments from the Roman period. Upon driving back to Izmir before we check-in at the hotel in Izmir, we enjoy a panoramic ride of Smyrna, the third-largest city in Turkey and one of the sites of the Seven Churches of Asia. Overnight in Izmir.
DAY 02 HIERAPOLIS – SARDIS – PHILADELPHIA – THYATIRA
Breakfast at hotel. Early departure to Sardis in the morning, there you will see the great Temple of which became a Byzantine Church later. We will also visit the restored gymnasium and the Synagogue. Then we continue our journey to Philadelphia, called Alasehir and the only church not censured. There we see the remains of a Byzantine basilica built of bricks, with a bit of high arch and some 11th-century frescoes. Afterward we drive to the healing city of Hierapolis, actually Pamukkale, where hot mineral water bursts from the earth and cascades over steep cliffs forming pools, channels, and stalactites, There we visit the Martyrium of the Apostle Philip. Then we drive to Laodicea. There you walk among the ancient streets of the city and see the ancient structures. Overnight in Pamukkale.
DAY 03 EPHESUS
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Ephesus and visit the ancient city of Ephesus. There you walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings such as the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Theatre. Later we drive to the House of Virgin Mary where she spent her last days and the assumption took place. After that, you visit the Basilica of St. John and the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Drive to Kusadasi and overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 04 DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel. Check out and transfer to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB) to take your flight to Istanbul or Home. Our services end here…