FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL, SEVEN CHURCHES OF THE REVELATION AND
THE GREEK ISLAND PATMOS
ITINERARY 13 NIGHTS / 14 DAYS
Arrive Istanbul. Meet and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon
orientation tour in Istanbul, if time permits (according to
the arrival time). Overnight in Istanbul.
St. Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, St.
Irene and St. Chora Museum. Overnight in Istanbul.
Istanbul - Bursa
Drive to Iznik (Nicea), the site of the First and Seventh
Ecumenical Councils. Drive to Bursa, visit the Green Mosque
and the Green Mausoleum. Overnight in Bursa.
Bursa - Troy - Ayvalik
Continue to Canakkale, visit Gallipoli, Troy, Alexandra
Troas where St.Paul met Luke. Overnight in Ayvalik.
Pergamon - Thyatira - Izmir
Depart to Pergamon, visit the Asclepion, the ancient
hospital, the Acropolis, the Church at the site of ancient
Serapium and the Red Court dedicated to St. John. Then visit
Akhisar, the site of ancient Thyatira. Overnight in Izmir.
Sardis - Philadelphia - Izmir
Visit Sardis, the capital city of the ancient Kingdom of
Lydia, visit the Church built on the foundations of the
Temple of Artemis.
Continue to Alasehir, ancient Philadelphia. Return to Izmir,
visit St. Policarp Church. Overnight in Izmir.
Ephesus - Kusadasi
Drive to Ephesus where St. Paul stayed a while, visit the
ancient city, House of the Virgin Mary, the Basilica of St.
John, continue to Miletos where St. Paul gave a speech to
spread Christianity. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Kusadasi - Patmos - (Greek Island) - Kusadasi
Daily tour to the Greek Island of Patmos by private boat.
Visit the Cave of Revelation and St. Johnís Monastery.
Return to Kusadasi for overnight.
Aphrodisias - Laodicea Pamukkale
Visit Aphrodisias, Laodicea and Hierapolis, overnight in
Pisidian Antioch - Iconium - Cappadocia
Visit Pisidian Antioch, Konya (Iconium), the Mevlana Mosque
and Mausoleum, proceed to Cappadocia for overnight.
Visit Goreme, Zelve Valley, Underground City. Overnight in
Cappadocia - Tarsus - Antioch
Depart to Tarsus, the birthplace of St. Paul, continue to
Antakya (Biblical city of Antioch) where St. Paul and St.
Barnabas stayed. Overnight in Antakya.
Antioch - Fly Istanbul
Visit the Museum of Antioch with its famous mosaics and St.
Peterís Grotto, the Cave Church where early Christians met
in secret. Drive to Adana airport for late afternoon flight
to Istanbul. Transfer to hotel, overnight in Istanbul.
Transfer to Istanbul airport for departure.