Religious Tours Turkey

RELIGIOUS TURKEY

The power of shared belief has been the greatest force forming communities throughout history. People have sought ways to reach God personally and through organized religions. But sometimes, following your religion has been hard and dangerous, forcing people to relocate or hide. Sometimes, people were forced to hide in rock-hewn caves in Cappadocia; sometimes they fled from cruelties and found respite in different lands, like Sephardic Jews who were brought to Istanbul. Some have died on behalf of God, passing their names into immortal history like Eyup El Ensari or St. Euphemia. If you’d like to learn more about the role of religion in the history of Turkish lands, our detailed itineraries prepared by professional advisors will allow you experience the rich religious heritage in Turkey.


 

 

 

DID YOU KNOW ?

» The oldest temple in the world, Göbekli Tepe, is in Sanliurfa.
» The House of the Virgin Mary was discovered following the dreams of Sister Emmerich in Germany.
» In the legend of the Great Flood, after the withdrawal of the waters, Noah’s Ark landed on Mount Agrý in Eastern Anatolia.

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Religious travel TurkeyRELIGIOUS HIGHLIGHTS OF TURKEY

 

 

HAGIA SOPHIA

This is the only building that has an imperial title for both the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. It is the first example of this mixed architectural plan, and considering its size… >>For more...

 

TOPKAPI PALACE

The biggest Ottoman building complex, Topkapi Palace stands on the first hill of Constantinople. The palace was home to the Ottoman Empire for more than 500 years, and…      >>For more...

 

   

Eyup Mosque

EYUP SULTAN MOSQUE

The Eyup Sultan Mosque was the first mosque built after the Turks conquered Constantinople. One of the first Muslims and a standard bearer of Mohammed, Ebu Eyup El-Sari was killed in the Arabic siege in the year 668 AD… >>For more...

  GREEK ORTHODOX PATRIARCH

GREEK ORTHODOX PATRIARCH

Istanbul has been the center of the Eastern Christian Church since Constantine moved the Roman capital here in the 4th century. Today, the city remains the home of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople… >>For more...

 

   

CHORA CHURCH (KARIYE MUSEUM)

HOLY CHURCH (KARIYE MUSEUM)

Near the Byzantine city walls, The Church of the Holy Savior in Chora is the most interesting Byzantine church in Istanbul, with its facade and high drum small domes. The church houses the best Byzantine frescoes and mosaics…   >>For more...

  ANTAKYA SAINT PETER CAVE CHURCH

ANTAKYA SAINT PETER CAVE CHURCH

The Church of St. Peter is actually a cave with a stone facade, carved into the mountainside on Mount Starius near Antioch /Antakya. This cave, used by early Christians in the Antakya region, is one of Christianity’s oldest churches… >>For more...

 

   

SEVEN CHURCHES OF REVELATION

SEVEN CHURCHES OF REVELATION

Turkey is host to all seven of the churches mentioned in the opening chapters of the Book of Revelation. At the time the book was written, around 100 AD, the churches were located in Asia Minor during the Roman Empire… >>For more...

  POOL OF SACRED FISH

POOL OF SACRED FISH

This is the birthplace of Abraham, and where King Nimrod tried to kill him. Muslim pilgrims feed the sacred carp at the Pool of Sacred Fish in Urfa. It is believed that the carp were created by God from firewood… >>For more...

 

   

Travel MARDIN

MARDIN

Located between the Dicle and the Firat rivers, Mardin is one of the oldest cities in Mesopotamia. Located in upper Mesopotamia, human settlement in the area dates back to before 4,500 BC… >>For more...

  HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY

HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY

The belief that the Virgin Mary spent her last days in the vicinity of Ephesus and that she died there focused attention on a nun who lived in the late 18th century. The efforts to find the house were influenced by her description of Mary’s coming to Ephesus… >>For more...

 

   

KONYA MEVLANA CELALEDDIN RUMI

KONYA MEVLANA CELALEDDIN RUMI

“Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving, it doesn’t matter…” This unique Turkish city, Konya, features irrigated gardens, several mosques, and the Monastery of the Mawlawiyah of whirling dervishes. The city is most famous for being the home… >>For more...

  KONYA MEVLANA CELALEDDIN RUMI

GOBEKLI TEPE

Göbekli Tepe is the oldest temple in the world, located 15 km from Þanlýurfa. Dating back to the 8th–10th BC, the temple has more than 200 T-shaped stones erected as 20 circles. It is important since it is proof of settled life in that ancient period…
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KONYA MEVLANA CELALEDDIN RUMI

JEWISH HERITAGE

“Istanbul is a cosmopolitan city and home to many thriving Jewish quarters with rich cultural and abundant historical heritages. In 1492, the Ottoman Empire opened its borders to Jews escaping from the Spanish Inquisition... >>For more...

   

What can be more special then praying in a place frequented by noted historical holy people?

 

 

   

 

 

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