3 nights - 4 days
Seven Churches Revelation tour offers a chance to you touching St.Paul’s heritage. It depends on the group program, we can add another day. Please do not forget your bathing suit for Pamukkale. We have the opportunity to make the balloon in Pamukkale. If the whole group agrees, we can add the House of the Virgin Mary to visit. Some optional excursions, such as the boat in the summer or Aphrodisias to make a historic trip.
The Book of Revelation addresses seven letters to seven churches in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey) (Revelation 2-3). Each letter, as proclaimed by Jesus and recorded by John the Apostle, declares the triumphs and failings of the recipient churches and warns each congregation to repent.
The advice in these letters is prophetic, forewarning present-day Christian communities of the snares which will lure us far away from our faith.
Christian scholars from the second century so far have attributed the physical writing of Revelation to John the Apostle, son of Zebedee (Mark 3:17), and author of the Gospel and Epistles of John. Although John literally wrote Revelation, the Book makes it clear that the source of the revelations is Jesus (Revelation 1:1-2).
In the first century A.D., the Apostle John was exiled to the island of Patmos, a Roman penal institution near Asia Minor. John’s “crime” was practicing Christianity. While in Patmos, John was seized by the Holy Ghost and received prophetic visions from Christ instructing him to: “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea” (Revelations 1:1-2; 9-11).
We meet at Izmir Airport and transfer to your hotel in Izmir City. Overnight here.
After having breakfast, firstly we visit Pergamon to see the Asklepion site (the throne of Satan). We continue to Thyateira, and finally, we complete the day with the site of Smyrna (the old name of the city).Accommodation in Izmir.
We leave early in the morning to arrive at the Sardis site (a Jewish city) and visit a more ancient Anatolian Synagogue. After that, we continue to Philadelphia, then we visit Pamukkale Hierapolis ancient site. Accommodation in Pamukkale.
We will see the young church of Laodikeia next to Pamukkale. We continue to Ephesus ancient site. After the visit to Ephesus, we return route to Izmir airport to take our flight home.