SEVEN CHURCHES FROM IZMIR TOUR
02 Nights / 03 Days Izmir & Pamukkale program:
Day 01 – Arrive Izmir Airport, transfer from airport. Full Day 7 Churches Of Pergamum Tour with Lunch. Overnight in İzmir.
Day 02 – After breakfast, Full Day 7 Churches of Hierapolis Tour with lunch. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 03 – After Breakfast, Full Day 7 Churches of Ephesus Tour with lunch. Transfer to İzmir airport for departure.
* Visited Sights: Pergamum – Acropolis – The Altar of Zeus – Temple of Trajan – Asklepion – The Red Basilica (St. John’s Church) – Thyatira – Smyrna
Upon your arrival at Izmir, meet your tour guide and drive to Pergamum. There you wıll explore the impressive Acropolis, the actual ancient city, and see the Altar of Zeus which is mentioned as the throne of Satan’, Temple of Trajan, and the third biggest library of antiquity. Later continue to Asklepion, famous medical center of classical times, we also visit the Red Basilica (St. John’s Church). Then we continue our drive visit to Thyatira, now called Akhisar. There we see the remains of a basilica and some architectural fragments from the Roman period. Upon driving back to Izmir before we check-in at the hotel in Izmir, we enjoy a panoramic ride of Smyrna, the third-largest city in Turkey, and one of the sites of the Seven Churches of Asia. Overnight in Izmir.
* Visited Sights: Sardis – Gymnasium and the Synagogue – Philadelphia – Byzantine basilica – The healing city of Hierapolis & Pamukkale – The Martyrium of the Apostle Philip – Laodicea
Today we depart early in the morning to Sardis, there you see, the great Temple of which later became a Byzantine Church. We will also visit the restored gymnasium and the Synagogue. Then we continue our journey to Philadelphia, called Alasehir, and the only church not censured. There we see the remains of a Byzantine basilica built of bricks, with a bit of high arch and some 11th-century frescoes. Afterward, we drive to the healing city of Hierapolis, actually, Pamukkale, where hot mineral water bursts from the earth and cascades over steep cliffs forming pools, channels, and stalactites, There we visit the Martyrium of the Apostle Philip. Then we drive to Laodicea. There you walk among the ancient streets of the city and see the ancient structures. Overnight in Pamukkale.
* Visited Sights: The ancient city of Ephesus – The Baths of Scholastica -The Library of Celsus – The Temple of Hadrian & The Theatre – The House of Virgin Mary – The Basilica of St. John – Temple of Artemis
Drive to Ephesus and visit the ancient city of Ephesus. There you walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings such as the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Theatre. Later we drive to the House of Virgin Mary where she spent her last days and the assumption took place. After that, you visit the Basilica of St. John and Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. After the tour drives you to Izmir airport.
*This tour can only be operated as private tour on request.