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Church of St. Polycarp
Church of St. Polycarp

Church of St. Polycarp Tours and Activities

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The Church of St. Polycarp dates from the mid-1600s and is Izmir’s oldest church. Dedicated to Saint Polycarp, a bishop who was martyred by the Romans in 155 AD, the church was been repeatedly damaged by earthquakes and its present building dates from 1690.

Saint Polycarp was converted by John the Apostle and later became Bishop of Smyrna. His views on Christianity were apparently not appreciated by his Roman overlords, who tried to burn the 86-year-old Bishop at the stake. Legend has it, the flames would not burn Bishop, so the Romans resorted to stabbing him to death instead. A white dove is said to have flown up into the sky from the spot where he died.

St. Polycarp Church is now used by the catholic minority as a place of worship and pilgrimage. The murals were restored at the beginning of the century by the French architect Raymond Pee.

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Akdeniz Mh., Izmir, 35210
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Seven Churches of Revelation

Seven Churches of Revelation

While the rest of the New Testament is comprised of narratives and instructional letters, the last book (The Book of Revelation) is an apocalyptic work consisting of visions and predictions of future dramatic events. It also uses a great deal of symbolic language. Interpreting The Book of Revelation is a task that has occupied biblical scholars for centuries. This unforgettable tour offers you the opportunity to visit the locations of all seven “Churches of Revelation” that are mentioned in the The Book of Revelation’s, opening chapters.
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Private Seven Churches Tour

Private Seven Churches Tour

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Visit the seven churches listed in the Book of Revelations and more on a private 4-day sightseeing tour from Izmir. The Bible inspired adventure is the perfect opportunity to get off the beaten tourist path and dive deep into ancient history. Traditional meals, comfortable accommodation, and air-conditioned transportation ensure that your excursion is completely stress-free. Itinerary highlights include Saint Polykarp Church, the Virgin Mary House, and Sardis.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Church of St. Polycarp can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 Church of St. Polycarp tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Church of St. Polycarp costs USD 650.00. Guided Church of St. Polycarp tours start around USD 650.00 per person. See all 2 Church of St. Polycarp tickets and tours on Viator.
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