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BIBLICAL TOUR IN TURKEY
DAY 1 – IZMIR – SMYRNA – St. POLICARP CHURCH – PERGAMON – THYATIRA – IZMIR (L)
Pick up from Izmir Airport. First, we will visit ancient Smyrna and the St. Policarp Church in Izmir city center. After that, we will drive to Pergamon to see Acropolis and Asclepion and Red Bazilica. After lunch, we will continue to Akhisar to visit the remains of Thyatira church. Return to your hotel in Izmir.
Accommodation in Izmir
DAY 2 – IZMIR – EPHESUS – VIRGIN MARY’S HOUSE – BASILICA OF St. JOHN – PAMUKKALE (B, L)
Early in the morning drive to Selcuk. We will start visiting the Ephesus Ancient Site to see the Odeon, Agora, Domitianus Temple, Roman Latrine, Theatre, The Fountain of Trajan, the stream baths of Scholastic, the temple of Hadrian, impressive library of Ephesus (Celsius Library) and the Grand Theatre where Saint Paul preached.
After lunch, we will continue to Virgin Mary‘s House which is located on the top of the “Bulbul” Mountain. We finish our tour visiting the Basilica of St. John and his tomb. At the end, we will drive to your hotel in Pamukkale.
Accommodation in Pamukkale
DAY 3 – PAMUKKALE – HIERAPOLIS – LAODICEA – PHILADELPHIA – SARDIS – IZMIR (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel. We will visit the north gate of Hierapolis ancient city, the Necropolis (cemetery) with over 1.200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, the Main Street, and Byzantine Gate. We will continue to natural part of Pamukkale. We walk down on walking path while 35ºC Spring water flowing around your feet. Please take your towel, sunglasses and swimming suit.
After that, we will drive to see one of the seven Churches and the remains of the Cathedral in the ancient city of Laodikeia (Leodicea). We will continue to Philadelphia in Alasehir where you can see the scanty remains of the Cathedral. We finish our tour visiting the Temple of Diana, the golden River Pactalos and the royal Road in Sardis which was the capital of the ancient Lydia. Transfer to Izmir Airport.
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We can arrange return bus or flight tickets from Izmir to any other cities in Turkey (please contact us).