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St. Paul and St. Thekla

DAY 1: ANTALYA
Flights to Antalya. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Antalya.

DAY 2: ANTALYA SILIFKE
Ride on a picturesque coast of Antalya Silifke. Mamure the way we visit the fortress that was occupied by the Crusaders for a while. In Silifke, ancient Seleucia Saleph we see the river, where the Emperor Frederick Barbarossa drowned. He came as the leader of the third crusade in 1190 in Silifke. Overnight in space Silifke.

DAY 3: SILIFKE - CAPPADOCIA
Today we head towards Cappadocia. On the way we make a stop at the cave church of St. Thekla of Iconium in Silifke. Continuation to Tarsus (Acts 9:11; 9.30; 11.25; 21.39, 22.3), the birthplace of Paul. Here we visit the Paul Wells, the Cleopatra Gate and the Roman road. Continue to Cappadocia. Two nights accommodation in Cappadocia.

DAY 4: CAPPADOCIA
Cappadocia (Acts 2:9; 1.Peter 1.1) is a volcanic region, which has given the erosion of water and wind, a magical landscape. It is the home of three great Cappadocian: Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa and Gregory Nazianzen. These three church fathers have strongly influenced the religious life in this region and the whole Christian world. We will visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, whose rock-hewn churches painted with beautiful frescos of the region. Then we visit the underground city of Derinkuyu who has served as a refuge for Christians. With beautiful photo breaks we end the impressive day.

DAY 5: CAPPADOCIA KONYA
In the morning we visit a typical carpet out of Cappadocia, and what factors in the history of the Turks, the inventor of the hand-knotted carpets have made. Then we will head to Konya, ancient Iconium (Acts 13.51; 14,1-21; 16.2; 2 Timothy 3:11). Along the way we visit the Obrukhan a Karawanserail from the 13 Yrs. In Konya, we visit the Museum of Islamic mystic Mevlana, who founded the Order of the Whirling Dervishes. In this order, the love of God was equated with the love of humanity. Afterwards we will visit the Catholic Church, which was dedicated to St. Paul and St. Thecla. Overnight in Konya.

DAY 6: KONYA ANTALYA
After breakfast we drive to Antioch in Pisidia (Acts 13,14-50; 2 Timothy 3:11), where the Apostle Paul gave his famous speech at the synagogue in the city. Visit the ancient city. Continue past the lake Egirdir to Antalya. This is the route used the apostle Paul on his first missionary journey. Two nights in Antalya.

DAY 7: ANTALYA
Today we drive to Perge (Acts 13,13-14; 14.25) that Paul visited on his first missionary journey twice. Here we visit the Agora, the boulevard and the Hellenistic gate, where Paul had entered the city. Then we visit the city of Antalya, which offers many interesting shops. Before we proceed to the hotel, we stop for the old port of Antalya (Acts 14:25), where St. Paul sailed to Antioch.

DAY 8: DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport and flight to your home country.

The price includes
* International flights
* Taxes and service charges for the flights
* Transfers mentioned in the itinerary
* All transportation by airconditioned vehicle
* Professional english speaking guide
* Welcomecocktail
* All entrance fees
* 7 nights accommodation with breakfast & dinner



routeMamure FestungHl. Thekla GrotteThyatiraSardes Perge, das helenistische TorAntalya Altstadthafen