7 Churches of Revelation

7 Churches of Revelation

    

7 Churches of Revelation
(5 nights/6 days)

DAY 1 SMYRNA (IZMIR) : 
Tour starts visiting the Church of St. Policarp which is the oldest church in ancient Smyrna and symbolized the community of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse. Continue visit Alexander the Great’s “Velvet Castle (Kadifekale)” overlooking the bay of Izmir. Overnight in ─░zmir.
DAY 2 SMYRNA – PERGAMUM :
Drive to Pergamum. Visit the Acropolis with its pagan temples and Altar of Zeus. Proceed to the healing center and Asclepion. Overnight in Pergamum.
DAY 3 PERGAMUM  - SARDES – PHILADELPHIA – PAMUKKALE : 
Drive to Sardes, ancient capital of the Lydians and visit the Church of Sardes. Continue to Alasehir where the ancient Philadelphia Church is located. Walk the streets of Philadelphia, then proceed to Pamukkale, the white “Cotton Castle” with its lime cascades of the Roman spa. See the ancient city of Hierapolis. The Martyrium of St. Philip the Apostle is here. Enjoy a leisurely bath in the hot spring pool of your hotel and overnight. 
DAY 4 PAMUKKALE – LAODICEA – APHRODISIAS – EPHESUS :
Drive to the ancient Laodicea (Eskihisar), then proceed to Aphrodisias, the city of the Goddess of Love, see the well preserved Stadium, The Temple of Aphrodite, the Odeon, the theater, Agora and Hadrian Bath. Continue to Ephesus. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and overnight.       
DAY 5 EPHESUS :
Start visiting ancient Ephesus; old synagogue, the theatre where St. Paul preached (Acts 10), the Library of Celsus and other sights. See the final abode of the Virgin Mary where she spent her last years. Turn back to hotel and overnight.
DAY 6 EPHUSES – IZMIR : 
Transfer to airport and end of the tour.