SEVEN CHURCHES OF THE REVELATION
DAY 1- ISTANBUL
Arrival at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Meeting with your representative and transfer to your Istanbul Hotel.
DAY 2- ISTANBUL
epart from the hotel in the morning to visit the spectacular Blue Mosque, decorated with 17th century Iznik tiles. Then stroll around the historical Hippodrome where chariot races were held. The tour will continue with the masterpieces of the old city: St. Sophia Museum, an early Christian church which was later converted into a museum; Topkapı Palace, the former home of the legendary Ottoman sultans. At the end of the day, visit the Undergroud Cistern, an amazing 6th century cistern with a forest of coloums.
DAY 3- ISTANBUL
eparture in the morning to visit the Egyptian Bazaar, served as spice market since 1665. Morning cruise along the shores of the Bosphorus to enjoy the summer palace of the Sultans, old Turkish houses and fortresses. In the afternoon, visit the famous Grand Covered Bazaar.
eturn to the hotel for overnight.
DAY 4 – IZMIR
Morning flight to Izmir. Arrival to Izmir Airport and departure for Pergamum. Visit the Acropolis of the Hellenistic city, the Altar of Zeus, the temples of Trajan and Dionysus. In the afternoon visit the Asklepion, one of the earliest healing centers of Asia Minor. Departure for Thyatira, where first Judaism was practiced and later became Christian site. Return to Izmir for the night.
DAY 5 – PAMUKKALE
After breakfast depart for a full day excursion to Ephesus. Tour the ancient city with its legendary marble streets, theater, Hadrian s Temple and the Celsus Library. Then visit St. John’s Basilica and the House of Virgin Mary. Drive to Pamukkale visit the ruins of Hierapolis, once a Roman spa; today, it is a Turkish one with access to the calcium laden waters. for visiting and overnight.
DAY 6 – PAMUKKALE-IZMIR
n route, will visit Laodicea, ancient city mentioned in the book of Revelations. In the afternoon, visit the site of Philadelphia (modern Alasehir), which was one of the seven Christian communities in Asia-Minor. Then visit Sardis which has one of the most ancient and largest synagogues of antiquity. The ruin of the synagogue was restored to its former glory in recent times. Return to Izmir for overnight.
DAY 7- USA
orning departure to Izmir Airport for your flight returning home.
Galatia Galatians; Acts 16:16, 18:23
Tarsus Acts 9:11,30, 11:25, 21 :39, 22:3, 25-29
Antioch Acts 6:5, 11:19-20, 13:1-3,15:1-2,22-25
Iconium Acts 13:51, 14:1-6,19, 16:2.11 Timothy 3:11
Pisidian Antioch Acts: 13:14-52,11, Timothy 3:11
Alexandria Troas Acts 16:7-10, 20:5-12
Hieropolis Colossians 4:13
Pergamon Revelations 2:12-17
Colossae Colossians 2:11, 4:13-16
Laodicea Revelations 3:14-22
Ephesus Revelations 1:11, 2:1-7, Acts 18:19-28, 19:1-41
Smyrna Revelations 2:8-11
Thyatira Revelations 2:18-29, Acts 16-14
Philedelphia Revelations 3:7-13
Sardis Revelations 3:16
HOW FAR IS IT
IZMIR TO ( relative miles)