Seven Churches with Cappadocia

DAY 1 – İZMİR

SMYRNA  & PERGAMUM

After meeting your tour guide and driver  at the İzmir Airport,  we will get you on our luxury van. Than we will drive to Smyrna Ancient City to visit St Polycarp church.where St Polycarp was killed on the Great Sabbath. Following this we will head for Pergamum Ancient City  which was described as having the throne of Satan, built up reputation with it’s hospital and  Acropolis.  Overnight in İzmir

DAY 2 – İZMİR & MANİSA& KUŞADASI

Thyatira & Sardes & Philadelphia

After having breakfast we will get Thyatira Ancient city that was praised for its faith and service, but criticized for its  tolerance of Jezebel, an immoral woman who calls herself a prophetess. Next we will get SardesAncient City . the church of Sardes  is described as dead, and it must wake up.  Following this we will visitPhiladelphia which was  known  for its variety of temples and worship center. End of the day drive to hotel. Overnight in Kuşadası.

DAY 3- KUŞADASI & PAMUKKALE

Ephesus

Our first stop will be Ephesus Ancient city where Apostle Paul preached in. Fallowing this we will pay a visit to The House of Virgin Mary. After  lunch  we will drive to St John’s Basilica where it is believed that St John was buried. Before leaving Ephesus area as a last stop we will visit the Temple of Artemis (which is recognised as one of the Seven Wonder of the  World). End of the day drive to hotel. Overnight  in Pamukkale.

DAY 4- PAMUKKALE

Hierapolis & Laodicea

After breakfast we will visit Hierapolis Ancient City that built up reputation with its unique travertines. Following this  we wil get Laodicea  Ancient City. The lukewarm church with a faith that’s neighter hot or cold.

Transfer to airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 5 - Cappadocia

after having breakfast, First stop of us will be Devrent  Valley which is also called ‘Imagination Valley’  we will explore  animal-shaped fairy chimneys  there then, we will head for  Pasabag Valley which is also called Monks Valley, contains some of the most striking fairy chimneys in Cappadocia with twin and even triple rock caps. After having lunch we will visir Goreme Open Air Museum that contains the finest of the rock –cut churches , with beautiful frescoes( wall paintings) whose colors stil retain all their original freshness. Then we will drive to Uchisar Castle , the highest point of the region where we  have a fabulous panaromic view over Cappadocia. End of the day diner and overnight in Cappadocia.

 

Day 6 – Cappadocia

After having breakfast we will set off to to Kaymaklı  Under Ground City which is the widest underground city of Cappadocia region, it was carved underneath  a rock hill. Next we will head for Ihlara valley , the deepest gorgeof Anatolia which houses more than four thousand dwellings and a hundred cave churches decorated with frescoes. After having lunch in a traditional restaurant we will drive to Selime Monastry which is the biggest religious building in Cappadocia with a cathedral-size church. Following this we will pay a visit  to Agzıkarahan Caravanserai, one of the best examples of Selcuk Art, built in 13 th century to suply  accomodation for the Silk Road traders. End of the day  drive back to hotel. diner and overnight  in  Cappadocia.

 

Day 7- Cappadocia, İstanbul

After having breakfast, transfer to Kayseri Airport for flight to İstanbul.  Arrival at İstanbul Airport and transfer to the hotel. Free at leisure.  Overnight in İstanbul.

 

Day 8- İstanbul

Free time until transfer time.  Flight back home.


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