05 - 09/03/2014
Sevgi Tours -
Individual & group travel
Hall 3 2/201
|HOLY CITIES IN ASIA MINOR 8 DAYS|
Day 1- ISTANBUL
Upon arrival and clearing customs will be transferd to you hotel. Day at lesure.
Day 2 - CONSTANTINAPOLE.(2nd and 3rd Ecumenical Council Meetings)
Constantinapole was dedicated as capital of Byzantine Empire and splendidly rebuild by Constantine I. Visit to Hippodrome, 16 th century Blue Mosque, Topkapı city-palace of Ottoman Sultan's. Visit Famous Covered Bazaar.
Day 3 - DARDANELLES / TROY / TROAS
In the morning drive along the Marmara Sea arrive to Dardanelles. From Eceabat by ferryboat cross to Çanakkale. Visit to Homer's Troy. Excavations started by Heinnich Schliemann in 1870 and carried out by different archeologists. Visit the antique site where Trojan War took place. Refresh our memories on Homer's epic poem the İliad . Troas -St. Paul has visited Troas twice in his second journeys. ACTS 16,8,11 20,7 Drive though lanscape of olive trees arrive to Ayvalik.
Day 4- PERGAMUM / SMYRNA / KUSADASI
Drive from Ayvalik to Pergamum (Revelation 2:12,17) Visit the Acropolis, Asclepieum and the Red Court. (St.Jhon Basilica) Possibility to pray. - King Caracalla, Antipas and physician Galen has lived here Continue our drive to Smyrana (Revelation 2:8-11) - Polcarp, Ignatus, philosopher Anaxagaros,and Homer lived in Smyrna.
Day 5- ST. JHON BASILICA / VIRGIN MARY'S HOUSE / EPHESUS
In the morning drive to Virgin Mary's house in Panaya Kapalu. Possibilitiy to pray. Visit to Basilica of St. Jhon. Artemision one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Today we will be visiting the most beatiful ancient city in the world, Ephesus.In the antique site we will be visiting Agora, Odeon the Prytaneion, Memmius Monument,Pollo Fountain, Dominitian Temple, The Curetes street, Hercules gate, Nymphaeum of Trajan, Scholastica baths, Hadrian temple,Celsus library and the Ephesus Museum. ACTS 19/20,17 (Revelation 2) -Important people who has visited Ephesus were- St.Jhon and Virgin Mary.
Day 6 - APHRODISIAS / HIERAPOLIS
Today we will continue our drive through Meander river valley to Aphrodisias, an important cult and sculpture center. Visit the antique site of Aphrodisias. Continiue to Hierapolis. Apostle Philip was martyred here. After visiting the antique site, leisurly time in the thermal baths.
Day 7- LAODECIA /COLLOSSEA
Visit the antique remains in Laodecia. Possibility to pray. (Revelation 3:14-22)St. Jhon has accused the people of Leodecia of being only lukewarms Chiristians.Drive to Colossea. "Greetings of St. Paul to Colosse". Possibilitiy to pray.Colossians 1:22-23 Drive through Taurus Mountains arrive to Antalya. Visit to antique site of Perge, where St Paul has given a speach to Pergaians.
Day 8 -Transfer to the airport for your flight home