Christianity has a long history in Turkey which is the birth place of numerous Christian Apostles and Saints, such as Apostle Paul of Tarsus, St. Nicholas of Myra, St. Polycarp of Smyrna and many others. Turkey is also home to the Seven Churches of Asia, where the Revelations to John were sent. All of the first seven Ecumenical Councils which are recognized by both the Western and Eastern churches were also held in present-day Turkey.We invite you to discover Christian or Jewish Heritage.
This unique experience will bring the bible and early church history to life. See some of the most amazing cities and landscapes in the world, visit stunning Cappadocia, enjoy the culture and cuisine of these fascinating cities. We will walk in the footsteps of Paul’s First and Second Missionary Journey and visit the Churches of the Revelation to be enriched as we better understand the world of the bible.
Other Places to Visit
Ancient Turkey History & Map
Bible Persons Asia Minor
Prison of St. Paul in Ephesus
Old & New testament Places
Seven Churches of St. John
Missionary Journeys of St Paul.
Few people know that about 60% of the places mentioned in the Bible are located in Turkey. According to the Old Testament, Noah, his children and the animals he saved in the ark started the repopulation of the Earth from Mt. Ararat in eastern Turkey. Abraham’s call to greatness came in Harran, in southeast Turkey. This city was called Ur of the Chaldeans. Archaeologists discovered that the Hittites, Urartians, Assyrians, Phrygians, Cimmerians, Lydians and many other nations who were important to the Old Testament once lived here. The people of the Bible have left records of their activities in Anatolia from Noah to St. Paul’s time. Here in Anatolia there are 2 rivers rising that bounded Eden. Almost all of the Old Testament Sites mentioned in the Bible are located in the Eastern or South Eastern Turkey which may also be called Northern Mesopotamia. Each of the members of Noahs family is represented in Anatolia. They have left aqueducts, fortresses, burial mounds, commercial records, bas-reliefs and even household furnishings. Some of these are still ion spot, others can be seen in the museums, particularly the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.