Biblical Turkey

Experience a spiritual Journey to the biblical sites in Turkey.

Discover Biblical Turkey

Embark on a spiritual journey through the rich tapestry of Turkey's biblical sites, where history and faith intertwine. Turkey offers a compelling mix of historical richness, spiritual traditions, and natural beauty, making it an excellent destination for the spiritual traveler. As you traverse this ancient land, you'll encounter a plethora of significant locations that echo with biblical resonance. Begin your pilgrimage in Ephesus, where the ruins of the ancient city unveil stories of Paul's ministry and the Ephesian Church. Explore the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia, where cave churches carved into fairy-tale-like formations transport you to an ethereal world. Delve into the biblical city of Antioch, where followers of Jesus were first called Christians. The enchanting city of Mardin, perched on a hill, beckons with its historic churches and mosques. Finally, gaze upon the grandeur of Mount Ararat, believed to be the resting place of Noah's Ark. Turkey, with its biblical tapestry, invites you to walk in the footsteps of prophets and apostles, forging a connection between the past and your own spiritual journey.

Biblical Sites in Turkey

Ephesus The ancient city of Ephesus is an archaeological treasure with well-preserved ruins of Roman and Greek civilizations. The Library of Celsus and the Temple of Artemis are particularly captivating for those interested in history and spirituality.

Pilgrimage Sites Turkey hosts pilgrimage sites for various faiths. The House of the Virgin Mary near Ephesus is believed to be the final residence of Mary, mother of Jesus. Mount Ararat is also significant in biblical traditions.

Cappadocia Known for its unique landscape and cave dwellings, Cappadocia is a mystical region that offers a tranquil environment for spiritual reflection. The hot air balloon rides over the surreal landscapes add to the spiritual experience.

Whirling Dervishes The Sufi practice of whirling dervishes is a mesmerizing spiritual ceremony that takes place in Turkey. Konya, in particular, is known for its Whirling Dervish performances, providing a unique and meditative experience for visitors.

Spiritual Traditions Turkey has a rich tapestry of spiritual traditions, influenced by its history as the center of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. The country has been a melting pot of various religious and mystical practices, including Sufism, a mystical Islamic belief system.

Natural Beauty Beyond its historical and religious significance, Turkey boasts diverse landscapes, from stunning coastlines to mountainous regions. This natural beauty provides a serene backdrop for spiritual contemplation.



This private group tour will feature some of the high spots of Turkey’s Christian history, including the 7 Churches of Revelation, as well as visit the main historic sites and major attractions of Turkey. You’ll first discover Istanbul, a city of business frenzy, entertainment, and rich culture. Absorb its ancient structures, from its mosques to the Roman-influenced architecture.

The next leg of your journey will take you along the major classical sites of western Turkey where the 7 Churches of Revelation are found, including Laodicea and  Pamukkale with its thermal pools, Philadelphia, Sardis, Thyatira, Pergamum, Smyrna, and Ephesus. The route will generally follow the text of Revelations 1-3.

This is a trip designed to explore some of the most featured regions of Turkey while giving time and attention to the devotional journey awaiting you at the 7 Church sites of Revelations.


Best of Turkey With Pamukkale

The Best of Turkey is the ideal travel choice for the spiritual traveler who wishes to enjoy the main historic sites and major attractions of Turkey in a longer tour but without a lot of bus travel. Instead, we connect the major destination cities by short 1 hour flights. 

We’ll explore Istanbul and it’s ancient structures, from the mosques to the Roman influenced architecture. Immerse yourself in the history of this incredible city as you explore the Grand Bazaar, the Hippodrome and the Basilica Cistern, and the Topkapi Palace with it's Imperial Harem.


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All our trips provide spiritual direction explicitly customized for your life experience and faith. Our guides challenge you with open-ended questions and transformational exploration into the sacred and profound. They will not tell you what to think or feel but encourage you how to think... how to feel, to be sensitive to your inner voice, our universal conscience... the voice of God. Are you looking for a deeper understanding of scripture or your relationship to the divine? Our guides will help open up these potentially unexplored areas of the heart. Our tours invite you to slow down, open your heart to the "second gaze," and expand your capacity to see all things and places as sacred.


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