01 Arrive Izmir Airport
Arrive in Izmir. Meet and transfer to hotel. Visit the
Church of St. POLICARP which is the oldest church in ancient
Smyrna, it symbolized the community of the Seven Churches of
the Apocalypse. Then visit Alexander the Great’s “Velvet
Castle” overlooking the bay of Izmir.
02 Izmir – Pergamon – Izmir
Visit Pergamon, Red Basilica, the Acropolis and the
Asclepion. Return to Izmir.
03 Ephesus – Izmir
Full day visit to the unforgettable remains of Ephesus,
the House of Virgin Mary, the Archaeological Museum and the
Basilica of Saint John. Return to Izmir.
04 Sardes – Philadelphia – Pamukkale
Drive to Sardes, ancient capital of the Lydians and
visit the Church of Sardes. Continue to Alasehir where the
ancient Philadelphia Church is located. Walk the streets of
Philadelphia, then proceed to Pamukkale, the white “Cotton
Castle” with its lime cascades of the Roman spa. See the
ancient city of Hierapolis. The Martyrium of St. Philip the
Apostle is here. Enjoy a leisurely bath in the hot spring
pool of your hotel.
05 Laodicea – Aphrodisias – Kusadasi
Morning visit to Eskihisar, the ancient Laodicea, then
drive to Aphrodisias, the city of the Goddess of Love, see
the well preserved Stadium, The Temple of Aphrodite, the
Odeon, the theater, Agora and Hadrian Bath.
06 Izmir Airport
Transfer to Izmir airport. End of our services.