Visit the seven churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation and other biblically important sites – 3 Days
◎Visit the Seven Churches of Revelation ◎Ephesus ◎Laodicea ◎Pergamon ◎Philadelphia
Early morning flight to Smyrna.
After breakfast we will visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, home of Philip the Evangelist. Then we will proceed to Philadelphia (Alaşehir), the youngest of the Seven Churches of Revelation where we will visit the still standing remains of an early church and the city walls. We will enjoy a lunch on the way. In the afternoon we will visit to the ruins of the church at Sardis (Salihli) in the ancient Lydian capital which holds an important place in mythology. Evening arrival at Thyatira (Akhisar), one of the most important towns where Christianity was spread from and visit the ruins of the church. In the late evening we will drive to Pergamon to stay the night and enjoy a delicious dinner at the hotel.
After a savory breakfast we will visit Pergamon (Bergama), the place where St. John wrote to the church of Pergamon and said “Satan’ s throne is sited”. Pergamon was a health center where treatments such as therapy with music and water, meditation and blood transfusion were first used. These impressive structures date back to 339 BC. After lunch, we will drive to Smyrna (İzmir) where St. Paul praised the early believers for their faithfulness. Then it is a visit to St. Polycarp Church before a short city tour.
Evening flight from İzmir to İstanbul.