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    Greece and the

    Churches of the Revelation with Rev. Dale Jackson

    June 12-24, 2020

  • Day 1 – Fri. June 12 – Depart USA Depart on your international overnight flight.

    Day 2 – Sat. June 13 – Arrive in Istanbul Your guide will greet you and escort you to the hotel in Istanbul, Turkey for dinner and overnight.

    Day 3 – Sun. June 14 – Istanbul You’ll visit the Blue Mosque and St. Sophia Church. After lunch you’ll visit Topkapi Palace, home to the Ottoman Sultans. This afternoon, you’ll walk through the exhibits at the Archaeological Museum, and see the sarcophagus of Alexander the Great, mosaic remnants depicting the times of Nebuchadnezzar, and the tablets of the Treaty of Kadesh known to be between Ramses II and the Hittites during the 13th century BC. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

    Day 4 – Mon. June 15 – Dardanelles Strait, Troas and Troy Depart Istanbul west across the European portion of Turkey. Then board a ferry to cross the Dardanelles Strait, disembarking in Canakkale. Travel south to Troas, where Paul had a vision during his second missionary journey and was called to Macedonia (Acts 16:8 -13). Paul later spent a week in Troas preaching here and Eutychus was resurrected (Acts 20:6-12). You’ll visit ancient Troy, excavated in 1873 by Heinrich Schliemann. Finish the day at your hotel for dinner and overnight.

    Day 5 – Tue. June 16 – Pergamum, Thyatira & Izmir Start the day in Pergamum. Praised for its forbearance; (Rev. 2:12 -17) it was here that the first Christians were executed by Rome. You’ll visit the fabled Acropolis, pass through the Royal Gates, view the foundations of the Altar of Zeus and visit the ruins of the library. Travel east to Thyatira viewing the ancient roadway and period columns. Thyatira was once a busy trading center and famous as a “seller of purple.” Continue south to Izmir, the third largest city in Turkey and a long time center for Jews and Christians. In Paul’s day, Izmir was known as Smyrna and was one of the Seven Churches (Rev. 2:8-11). Dinner and overnight in Izmir.

    Day 6 – Wed. June 17 – Sardis, Philadelphia, Pamukkale You’ll see Polycarp’s Church and visit the ancient Roman agora. Then, travel to Sardis, which was berated by John for its facade of strength when, it was weak (Rev. 3:1-6). Stop and see the gymnasium and synagogue. The next stop is nearby Philadelphia, challenged to “hold fast” and look forward to the coming of the “new Jerusalem”

    (Rev. 3:7 -13) in the Book of Revelation. Not much is left of the city except for the ancient wall and the remains of a Byzantine basilica in the modern city of Alasehir. Check in to your hotel in Pamukkale.

    Day 7 – Thu. June 18 – Hierapolis, Laodicea & Colossae Hierapolis was an ancient center for pagan cults until it was transformed into a Christian center in the first century. According to tradition, the Apostle Philip lived and was martyred here. The hot springs of Hierapolis (in contrast to the cold mountain springs near Colossae) combined to note the “lukewarm” Laodiceans (Rev 3:14 -22). This connection between the cities lies behind Paul’s reference to Hierapolis and Laodicea in his epistle to the Colossians (Col 4:13). Laodicea contains acres of ruins including a stadium and remnants of a sophisticated water system. Nearby, Colossae is well- known throughout Christian circles as the receiver of Paul’s letter to the Colossians but remains to be excavated. Travel through the countryside to the port city of Kusadasi for dinner and overnight.

    Day 8 – Fri. June 19 – Ephesus You’ll visit ancient Ephesus, once a thriving port town of 250,000 people. Today you can still see the spectacular excavations of the major streets in this ancient city. We view the Library, Agora, theatre, colorful mosaics in the aristocratic Terrace Houses, and a panoramic outlook of the surrounding ancient port area (including a wealth of church history and cultural insight). Then continue to the Basilica of St. John, see the site of the Temple of Artemis, which is listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

    Day 9 – Sat. June 20 – Isle of Patmos This morning, embark on a cruise ship and sail for a visit to the Isle of Patmos. Tour the fortified monastery of St. John and the cave claimed to be where John received the Revelation. Back on the ship, enjoy dinner before settling in to your cabin for the night.

    Greece and the Churches of the Revelation

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  • Greece and the Churches of the Revelation

    Day 10 – Sun. June 21 – Crete and Santorini Crete is the largest of the Greek islands. Take a tour to Heraklion and the fantastic ruins of the Palace of Knossos. Discovered in 1899 and partially reconstructed, the elaborate Palace is believed to be the mythical Labyrinth of King Minos and the seat of ancient Minoan culture. This afternoon visit the island of Santorini, perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands. Return to the ship for dinner and evening entertainment.

    Day 11 – Mon. June 22 – Disembark Cruise – Corinth & Mycenae Disembark the cruise ship this morning and travel west to the Corinth Canal. Travel to the ancient city of Corinth, the city that inspired many of Paul’s most familiar letters. See the Archaeological Museum, the Market Place, the Bema, and the Temples. Travel to Mycenae where the remains of the ancient city date back to the Bronze Age to see the famous Lionesse Gate, the Tomb of Agamemnon in the shape of a Beehive, and many other sites before finishing the day in Athens for dinner and overnight.

    Day 12 – Tue. June 23 – Athens This morning you’ll tour Athens, the foundation of democracy. Visit the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and Erectheum before viewing Athens atop Mars Hill where Paul stood and preached the truth to the Gentile nation. View the Agora below, the ancient marketplace and center of Athenian public life. Additional sites viewed during your panoramic bus tour are, the House of Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Olympic Stadium, and Presidential Palace. An option later this afternoon is a visit to the famous Plaka with a multitude of shops and cafes.

    Day 13 – Wed. June 24 – Return to USA Transfer to the airport for your flights back to the USA, or remain on your own in Athens for a few days more on an Extension.

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