Kusadasi - Discover one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse, Ephesus Ephesus
Departure for a full-day excursion to Ephesus; Ephesus is one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse (Revelation 1: 11). In antiquity, Ephesus was a bustling seaside town of 250,000, graced with wide, colonnaded, and bordered streets. St. Paul's first visit to Ephesus was brief -during his second missionary journey (Acts 18: 19-21). His second visit lasted about three years -during his third missionary journey (Acts 19: 1 to 20:31). Luke's account of Diana's worship appears in Acts 19: 34-35. The Great Theater (stadium) mentioned in Acts 19: 29-31 could accommodate 25,000 people. Walk along the paved marble street with grooves made by car wheels. See the Fountain of Trajan, the Library of Celso, and the Great Theater, with a capacity of 24,000 spectators. Visit the Chapel of the Virgin Mary (Double Church), in which the Third Old Council con-vocó: the possibility of holy celebration.
Continue with the visit to the Basilica of San Juan; Early tradition associates John, the disciple of Jesus, the author of the Gospel of John, and the book of Revelation with the city of Ephesus. In the fourth or fifth century, a Christian church was built on a simple tomb, supposedly the tomb of St. John. Emperor Justinian had an impressive basilica with a dome built to replace the previous church in the sixth century. The church is known as the Church of St. John the Theologian. It's located on the hill of Ayasuluk, which is accessed by a street that rises from the center of the city, Selcuk. Arrival at the hotel in Izmir, accommodation in the rooms, dinner, and overnight.
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