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When you arrived to Izmir and you will meet your tour guide. First of all, you will visit Alexander the Great's overlooking the bay of Izmir. And then, you will visit to church of St.Policarp which the oldest church in ancient Smyrna (current day Izmir). (If it is possible to visit St. Polycarpchurch). Then to Pergamon, the city described as having the throne of Satan, was "I know that you live where Satan's throne is", "praised for its martyrdom and perseverace but those who hold false teachings are criticized" (Rev.2:12-17) Also where Antipas was martyred. You see ancient steepest theater of Asia Minor, Temple of Trajan, remainsof second largest library of ancient world and Great (Zeus) Altar on steep hillside of the Acropolis of Pergamon. Afterwards drive to your hotelin Kusadasi. overnight in Kusadasi. (Lunch)
After Breakfast at the hotel, You join mass held in the House of the Virgin Mary (Only available on Sundays), a pilgrimage site for many people of all denominations. We then visit Ephesus, which was the most influential capital city of Asia Minor on the Aegean Sea. "Ephesus receives praise for its perseverance, but criticism for forsaking its "first love" "(Rev.2:1-7) . You will see Odeion, State Bath, State Agora, Water Palace, Prytaneion, Memnius Monument, Domitian Square, Hercules Gate, Curetes, The Fountain of Trajan, the Baths of Scholastica, Temple of Hadrian, Celsus Library , The Gymnasium, Great Theatre and Double church of Mary where the third ecumenical was convened in A.D.431. Finally visit the Basilica of St.John, which stands over the believed burial site of St. john, who is identified as the apostle, evangelist, evangelist (author of the Fourth gospel), and prophet (author of Revelation). Church constructed by Emperor Justinian in the 6th centure. Then, drive back to hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi (Breakfast, Lunch) .
DAY 3: Pamukkale - Hierapolis- Laodecia
Meet with your Professional Tour Guide at the hotel. And then drive to Laodicea located in the Lycus River valley, apporox. 3 hours with coffee break on the road. " The "lukewarm" church with a faith that's neither hot nor cold" (Rev. 3:14-22). After the open buffet lunch, then proceed to Pamukkale. You will see the Necropolis (cemetery) of Hierapolis Which is one of the biggest ancient cemeteries in Anatolia with 1.200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, and the Main Sreet, Byzantium gate and The Martyrium of St. Philip the Apostle. Then you walk to the natural warm thermal water terraces which were formed by running warm thermal water that contains calcium. You can see the gleaming White travertine terraces of Pamukkale, located next to the ruins of Hierapolis. The extraordinary effect is created when water frome the hot springs loses carbon dioxide as it flows down the slopes, leaving deposits of limestone. The layers of white calcium carbonate, built up in steps on the plateau, gave the site the name Pamukkale (cotton castle). After visit, you will check into your hotel Pamukkale. overnight in Pamukkale. (Breakfat, Lunch)
DAY 4 Philadelphia- Sardis-Thyatira
After breakfast at the hotel, you will drive to Philadelphia ( Alaşehir) first, know for its variety of temples and worship centres. " The church of brotherly love that endures patiently" ( Revelation 3:7-13) and visit St. Jean Church. Then to Sardis, "The church of Sardis is described as dead, and it must wake up. However, there are some who have not "soiled their clothes" "(Rev. 3:1-6) . and finally, Thyatira, " praised for its increasing faith and service, but criticized for its tolerance of Jezebel, an immoral women who calls herself a prophetess" (Rev. 2:18-29). Afterwards drive to airport in Izmir. (breakfast, Lunch)