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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.
DID YOU KNOW THAT ?
-The oldest temple of the world, Gobekli Tepe is in Sanliurfa...
-The House of Virgin Mary was found by dreams of Sister Emmerich in Germany...
-In the Legend of Great Flood, after the withdrawal of the waters, Noah's Ark landed on Mount Agri in eastern Anatolia..

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.

Suleymaniye Mosque
It is the best example of classics Ottoman art. Building dedicated to the Ottoman Sultan, Suleyman the Magnificent whos tomb is also next to the mosque and which is as beautiful as the mosque itself.


Eyup Mosque 
Water was the main problem in Istanbul and they needed water to use in unfortunate days. Cisterns was born with this idea and Underground Cistern is the biggest and the most adorned one.

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
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.

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
€œWhat 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
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
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.

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
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 Celalledin 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.