Day 1 (Pergamum, Thyatira, Smyrna)
Upon your arrival to Izmir, meet your tour guide and drive to Pergamum[Rev. 1:11; 2:12]. There you explore the impressive Acropolis, the actual ancient city and see the Altar of Zeus which is mentioned as theThrone of Satan , Temple of Trajan and the thirds biggest Library of antiquity. Later continue to Asklepion, famous medical centre of classical times, we also visit the Red Basilica (St. Johns Church). Then we continue our drive visit to Thyatira[Rev. 1:11; 2:18-24; Acts 16:14], 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[Rev. 2:12-17], the third largest city in Turkey and one of the sites of the Seven Churches of Asia . Overnight in Izmir.
Day 2 ( Izmir, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea, Hierapolis )
Today we depart early in the morning to Sardis[Rev. 1:11; 3:1-4], There you see, the great Temple of which became a Byzantine Church later. We will also visit the restored gymnasium and the Synagogue. Then we continue our journey to Philadelphia [Rev. 1:11; 3:7],, 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. Afterwards 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[Rev. 1:11; 3:14; Col. 2:1; 4:13-16] (near Denizli) . There you walk among the ancient streets of the city and see the ancient structures. Check in at hotel for dinner and overnight in a Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale.
Day 3 ( Ephesus, Kusadasi )
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. Drive to Kusadasi and overnight in Hotel.