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RELIGIOUS TURKEY

Belief is the greatest power and in the history, people have sought the way to the God and religions gave them an answer. But sometimes, it was so hard to follow those ways. Sometimes, they needed to hide in rock hewn Caves in Cappadocia, sometimes they fled from cruelties and found piece in different lands just like Sephardic Jews who brought to Istanbul. Some of them died on behalf of God and people never forgot their names just like Eyup El Ensari or St. Euphemia. If you want find out more details, our sample itineraries prepared by professional advisors will give you an idea.

Religious travel TurkeyRELIGIOUS HIGHLIGHTS OF TURKEY

 

HAGIA SOPHIA

This is the only building that has an Imperial title for two Empires of Byzantine and Ottoman. It is the first sample of this architectural plan and with that size, it is still mystery that how can it be possible to finish that building in 5 years in 6th century.

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TOPKAPI PALACE

Complex of buildings consists of common areas, management parts and royal family sections. Today you can visit all this parts including Treasury, Harem and some exhibitions like clothes, porcelain & kitchen stuffs, weapons and holy relics.      

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Eyup Mosque

EYUP MOSQUE

Eyup-el-Ensari was a standard-bearer of Mohammed and he died here during an Arabic siege of the city in the 7th century. His grave was discovered during the conquest and later the mausoleum and the mosque were built on this site.

  GREEK ORTHODOX PATRIARCH

GREEK ORTHODOX PATRIARCH

It is an ecumenical patriarchate, but mostly, it has a great importance because of artifacts and relics, which include the patriarchal throne, believed to date back to the 5th century; three rare mosaic icons; the Column of Flagellation to which Jesus was tied and whipped; and the tombs of female saints.

 

   

CHORA CHURCH (KARIYE MUSEUM)

CHORA CHURCH (KARIYE MUSEUM)

It is famous for well-preserved 14th century mosaics and frescoes where you can see the scenes form new and old testament. Especially Virgin Mary’s life scenes from apocryphal bible are impressive.  >>For more...

  ANTAKYA SAINT PETER CAVE CHURCH

ANTAKYA SAINT PETER CAVE CHURCH

This is one of the oldest churches in Christianity which is believed that Saint Peter carved it himself. Today, with special permissions, ceremonies can be performed inside.

 

   

SEVEN CHURCHES OF REVELATION

SEVEN CHURCHES OF REVELATION

“What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.” Revelation 1:11

  TARSUS SAINT. PAUL WHEEL AND CHURCH

TARSUS SAINT. PAUL WHEEL AND CHURCH

Saint Paul was born in Tarsus that is mentioned in Bible twice and today, common belief is the wheel was the part of Saint Paul’s house where he was born. Close to wheel, there is the Church of Saint Paul remains from 18th century.

 

   

POOL OF SACRED FISH

POOL OF SACRED FISH

"O fire! Be cool and become peace for Abraham” Quran. Birth place of Abraham where King Nimrod had tried to kill him by throwing him into furnace and with God will, fire turned into water and wood pieces become carps.

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MARDIN

Mardin is famous for its yellow cut stone houses and Assyrian church and monasteries in the region. Deyrulzaferan Monastery and Church of the 40 Martyrs are the highlights of the city.

 

   

HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY

HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY

Jesus Christ commended his mother to St. John and after crucifiction of Jesus, they traveled to Anatolia and common belief is, St. John brought her here where he tried to extend his words among the community of Ephesus and her house was found in mysterious way…

  KONYA MEVLANA CELALEDDIN RUMI

KONYA MEVLANA CELALEDDIN RUMI

“Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving, it doesn't matter…” Mevlana He lived and spent his life in Konya and extended his peaceful words to the word from here.

 

   

MOST FAVORITE TOUR ROUTES

1. Istanbul - Ephesus - Pamukkale - Konya - Cappadocia - Tarsus - Urfa - Mardin - Diyarbakir - Istanbul

2. Istanbul - Ephesus - Pamukkale - Istanbul

3. Istanbul - Ephesus - Pamukkale - Cappadocia - Istanbul

4. Antalya - Tarsus - Urfa - Istanbul

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