3 Days Seven Churches of the Revelation
Pre/post Tours to Istanbul (Upon Guest Choice)
1st Day Izmir - Pergamon - Thyatira
Pick up from Izmir hotel or 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.
2nd Day 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.
3rd Day Hierapolis - Laodicea - Philadelphia - Sardes - Izmir
Morning visit to see Hierapolis, The Martyrium of St. Philip the Apostle is here and Eskihisar, ancient Laodicea (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