Turkey is called the Other Holy Land as it has more biblical sites than any other country in the Middle East.
Antioch - the place where the followers of Jesus were first called Christians; Tarsus - where Apostle Paul was born and many others..
why should you go:
Visit sites like Antioch - the place where the followers of Jesus were first called Christians; Tarsus - where Apostle Paul was born and many others..
Add with other tours: YES
Can reduce/increase days: YES
Flights & Hotels: YES
TOUR PLAN ↓
Flight via Istanbul to Izm ir. Visit St.Policarp Church which is the oldest church in ancient Smyrna. Drive to the unforgettable remains of Ephesus. The great Theather in the site , is the most marvellious one and largest in Asia Minor. Our last visit of the day will be Seven Sleepers Cave , Where the Roman Martyrology mentions the Seven sleepers of Ephesus under the date of 27th of June, as follows : “Commemoration of the seven Holy Sleeper of Ephesus, who, it is recounted, after undergoing martyrdom, rest in peace, awaiting the day of resurrection." Overnight in Kusadasi. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Izmir to catch the flight to Antioch- via Istanbul.
On the way to the airport, visit Basilica of St. John. St.John's grave was marked by a memorial and enclosed by a church of modest proportions in the 4th century. In the 6th century, Emperor Justinian had it rebuilt. Arrival Antakya, check-in the hotel for dinner and overnight.(Breakfast, Dinner)
Breakfast at the hotel and visit the biblical city of Antioch.
This city was the headquarters of St. Paul's Missionary Journeys. St.Peter , one of the twelve , also remained for a time at Antioch. It was the third largest city of the Roman Empire rivaled only by Rome and Alexandria. St. Peter, St. Paul, St. Barnabas and St. Timothy all preached here. The New Testament Book of Acts of the Apostles specifically declares that Jesus' followers were first called Christians here. Visit Antakya mosaic and Archeological Museum. Next proceed to Seleucia Peria which is mentioned in the New Testament as the port from which St. Paul and St. Barnabas set sail for Anatolia on their first missionary journey (45-46 AD). V Drive back to the hotel and overnight.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Istanbul flight. Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to International lines for your homebound flight: program also can be extended upon request.
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