Day 1: Izmir Arrival - Pergamon - Thyatira
Arival to Izmir airport. Meet and departure to visit Pergamon (Pergamon Revelation 2:12-17), the Acropolis, the Asclepion and the Red Basilica. Then drive to Akhisar to visit the Church of ancient Thyatira (Thyatira Revelation 2:18-29 Acts 16:14) which was a commercial and agricultural center on the highway between Troy and Sardes. Return to Izmir for dinner and overnight. Includes: (L), (D).
Day 2: Smyrna - Ephesus - Pamukkale
Early departure to visit the Church of St. Polycarpe which is the oldest church in ancient Smyrna (Smyrna Revelation 2:8-11), it symbolized the community of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse. Then visit to the unforgettable remains of Ephesus (Ephesus Revelation 1:11:2:1-7 Acts 18:19-28:19), the House of Virgin Mary, the Archaeological Museum and the Basilica of Saint John. Continue to Pamukkale for dinner and overnight at hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Hierapolis - Laodicea - Philadelphia - Sardes - Izmir Departure
Morning visit to see Hierapolis, The Martyrium of St. Philip the Apostle is here and Eskihisar, ancient Leodicaea (Laodicea Revelation 3:14-22). Continue to Alasehir where the ancient Philadelphia Church (Philadelphia Revelation 3:7-13) is located. After lunch proceed to Sardes (Sardes Revelation 3:1-6), ancient capital of the Lydians and visit the Church of Sardes. Return back to Izmir after the tour. Drop off at the airport or hotel. End of services. Includes: (B), (L).
Legend: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
Hotels to be used are:
Izmir – Kaya Prestige Hotel (or similar)
Pamukkale – Richmond Thermal Hotel (or similar)
Also see tour packages in:
Middle East Turkey Spiritual Odyssey Biblical Tours Church Tours
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