Turkey & Greece Steps from Saint Paul

Paul, the Apostle to the Nations, who was not part of the original group of the Twelve Apostles, was chosen by Jesus after his death as an outstanding architect in the construction and spread of Christianity due to his undeniable missionary character—following in the footsteps of Paul, one of the leading figures of Christianity, whose memory is remembered in Turkey during his missionary journey in Asia Minor.

On this journey following in his footsteps, you will start with Istanbul and the masterpieces of the Byzantine Church. We continue to emulate the trip when Paul was in Antioch, and it was the first place where the followers of Jesus were called “Christians.”

We will visit the birthplace of Paul, Tarsus, Konya, Ephesus, and many other important sites in the Holy Land in Turkey. We will have the opportunity to visit his birthplace, the first Christian church, and many other places mentioned in the Gospels. We will celebrate the Mass in the House of the Virgin Mary, where the Virgin Mary is said to have spent the last years of her life. Turkey, a land of heroes and legends, is also the home of Paul of Tarsus, the “apostle of the Gentiles” who spread Christianity along Turkey’s Mediterranean and Aegean coasts.

This journey begins in Istanbul, from where you will fly to Antakya to start your round-the-world journey along the Aegean coast, visiting Antioch (Antakia), Adana, Tarsus, Pisidian Antioch, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Pergamon, Troy, and Canakkale. to cross the Dardanelles that separate Europe from Asia and connect the Aegean and Marmara seas, the historic crossing back to Istanbul.

We will enter the heart of Anatolia by visiting Konya, the ancient capital of the Seljuk Turks, and the seat of Mevlana, the founder of the dervishes. We admire the gigantic white waterfall of Pamukkale, a natural wonder formed over centuries by the limestone-infused waters of hot springs, next to the Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis and the Cappadocia region with incredible landscapes, underground towns, houses, and monasteries carved into the rock. We will go to Pergamon to climb the Acropolis (rarely with a traditional layout) and admire the Temple of Athena, the Library, the Agora, the Temple of Trajan, the Theater, the gymnasium, the boardwalk and the Altar of Zeus, and then visit the vast red basilica.

We will visit ancient Ephesus, the majestic Greco-Roman city, one of the best-preserved cities in the Mediterranean, and the Home of the Virgin Mary and Saint Peter. We cannot miss the most important Byzantine building in Ephesus. We will visit the mythical city of Troy, considered a fragment of Homer’s imagination for centuries. Finally, we will walk along the Canakkale embankment in the Dardanus Strait.

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