Turkey Religious Tours

Thanks to wealthy religious sites in Turkey that allow biblical tours. Seven Churches of Revelation on the Aegean Coasts; St. Paul's Well in the Mediterranean Region; the Mevlana Museum in the Center of Anatolia; Akdamar Church or Church of Saint Peter in the East; and Sumela Monastery in the Black Sea Region are some of the religious places to visit in Turkey. Whether the goal is to pilgrimage or just listen to the different voices, religious tourism in Turkey will give you what you wish for.
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3 Days Sahabe & Islamic Tour Istanbul3 Days Sahabe & Islamic Tour Istanbul

3 Days Sahabe & Islamic Tour Istanbul

TSG introduces a unique 3-day fully guided Islamic Sahabe Tour Package in Istanbul, Turkey. This tour package takes you to some of the most significant Islamic heritage sites, such as the Eyup Sultan Mosque, Suleymaniye Mosque, and the final resting places of Sahabe, making it an experience worth your time and attention.

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5 Days Istanbul Muslim Tour5 Days Istanbul Muslim Tour

5 Days Istanbul Muslim Tour

A special 5-day fully guided tour package with an Islamic theme that includes sightseeing at notable Islamic sites in Istanbul and Bursa. You will have the opportunity to visit many significant Islamic landmarks and holy sites while on the tour.

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6 Days Special Islamic Tour Turkey6 Days Special Islamic Tour Turkey

6 Days Special Islamic Tour Turkey

Here is another Special Islamic Package, 6 Day Istanbul & Bursa Islamic Tour. This itinerary is designed to make sure you will not miss out on any of the crucial Islamic Heritage Sites that hold great significance to both the Muslim world and the Ottoman Empire.

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Daily Cappadocia Whirling Dervish Ceremony TourDaily Cappadocia Whirling Dervish Ceremony Tour

Daily Cappadocia Whirling Dervish Ceremony Tour

Experience the mesmerizing performance of the whirling dervishes in a historic cave in Cappadocia. Witness the graceful movements of the dancers as they twirl in their white skirts, symbolizing the stars and the sun on the stage.

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DestinationsKayseri
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Islamic Tour from IstanbulIslamic Tour from Istanbul

Islamic Tour from Istanbul

Umrah, you can also visit Istanbul with its Islamic sites with this tour package which is prepared to show the passanger Istanbul Islamic Historical sites and the people who has sign in Istanbul. Some of them still here some of them passed and left the their signature.

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DestinationsIstanbulEyup Sultan MosqueSultanahmetİstanbul
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Islamic Tour from Istanbul
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Daily Whirling Dervishes Istanbul ShowDaily Whirling Dervishes Istanbul Show

Daily Whirling Dervishes Istanbul Show

This ceremony will take you on a spiritual journey. Ney’s mystical melody, lights, and whirling dervishes on the stage will make you feel like you are lost somewhere in the cosmos.

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Daily Jewish Tour IstanbulDaily Jewish Tour Istanbul

Daily Jewish Tour Istanbul

In the morning we will pick you up from your hotel and we will depart for Daily jewish Istanbul Tour. During the tour we will visit the foremost places which are notable in relation to Jewish History in Istanbul. We will stroll through the historic Jewish neighborhoods of Galata, Balat and Golden Horn. We will also see Galata Tower that was built by Genoese in 1303 and will visit Neve Shalom and the Askenazy Synagogue as well as 15th Ahrida and the Yanbol synagogues. For sure a visit the Hagia Sophia Great Mosque is in the itinerary too. After the tour transfer back to your hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another TravelShop Booking Tour.

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Daily Jewish Tour Istanbul
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Daily Christian Heritage Tour from IstanbulDaily Christian Heritage Tour from Istanbul

Daily Christian Heritage Tour from Istanbul

Golden Horn, Balat, Bulgarian Iron Church, Yedikule Fortress, Little Hagia Sophia, Eastern Orthodox church, Galata Tower, Saint Antoine Catholic Church

Tour TypePrivate
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DestinationsIstanbulTaksim SquareSultanahmetBalatYedikule Fortressİstanbul
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Daily Christian Heritage Tour from Istanbul
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Daily Galata Jewish District Walking Tour IstanbulDaily Galata Jewish District Walking Tour Istanbul

Daily Galata Jewish District Walking Tour Istanbul

Discover the fascinating past of the Jewish community that has called this region home for more than a thousand years by taking a Galata tour of Istanbul's Jewish Quarter. Visit the Jewish Museum, the Ashkenazi Synagogue, additional old houses, and more.

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Daily Galata Jewish District Walking Tour Istanbul
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Daily Whirling Dervish Ceremony TourDaily Whirling Dervish Ceremony Tour

Daily Whirling Dervish Ceremony Tour

The Sema represent all a mystical journey of men’s spiritual journey as a man who reachedmaturity and greater perfection.

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DestinationsNevsehir
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Turkey Religious tours

Turkey religious tours encompass sacred sites for Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sufism, and Bektashi Order. Turkey religious sites are primarily concentrated in the west and central Anatolia, allowing religious tour participants to visit some of the best places in Turkey, such as Ephesus, Pergamon, Konya, and more. Religious tourism in Turkey enables Christians to visit the seven churches of revelation on the Aegean coasts, explore one of its kind mosques for Islam, experience the rich legacy of Sufism, and make various synagogue visits in Istanbul and other cities for Judaism.

Explore the first churches in Anatolia with an eight-day tour of the Seven Churches of Revelation in Turkey. Additionally, taking a ferry to Samos and Patmos enhances this Turkey and Greece pilgrimage tour, making it one of the best experience. Visit the Mevlana Museum in Konya, Ertugrul Gazi in Sogut, and the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne—masterpieces that stand as some of the best religious sites in Turkey for Islam and Sufism.

Book a Galata Jewish District Walking Tour in Istanbul and delve into the rich Jewish heritage. Explore key sites like the Ashkenazi Synagogue, the Jewish Museum, Jewish apartments, and learn about the fascinating Abraham Kamondo story. Check out our pilgrim tours in Turkey pages to find out more.

Best Cities to See in Turkey Through Religious Tours

Turkey is a land abundant with religious sites, presenting a diverse mosaic of Islamic, Christian, and Jewish legacies. From the Seven Churches of Revelation to the story of the Seven Sleepers, from the ancient marvel of Gobeklitepe to the profound Mevlevi heritage passed down from Mevlana in Konya, and from traditional Turkish-style mosques to those boasting Ottoman-period features and contemporary designs, Turkey's religious tours offer a journey through time and faith. Below, you'll find a curated list of the best cities to visit on Turkey's religious tours, providing insight before you embark on your pilgrimage.

  • Istanbul: Religious places to visit in Istanbul span across Christian, Islamic, and Jewish traditions. Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque), Suleymaniye Mosque, and Chora Church are the most popular religious sites in Istanbul, also amazing travelers with their unique architectural features.

    Best religious places to visit in Istanbul: 

      • Hagia Sophia
      • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque)
      • Suleymaniye Mosque
      • Chora Church (Kariye Museum)
      • Hagia Irene
      • Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
      • Church of St. George (Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate)
      • Neve Shalom Synagogue
      • Ashkenazi Synagogue
      • Bulgarian St. Stephen Church (Iron Church)
      • Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople
      • Church of St. Anthony of Padua
      • Fethiye Mosque (Pammakaristos Church)
      • Fatih Mosque (Conqueror's Mosque)
      • Zeyrek Mosque (Church of Pantocrator)
    • Kusadasi /Aydin:  Due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus, the House of the Virgin Mary, and the Seven Sleepers Cave, Kusadasi is one of the highlighted cities in Turkey you can visit on Turkey religious tours. Also, you can visit ancient religious sites. 
    1. Religious places to visit in Kusadasi 

      1. Temple of Apollo at Didyma (Didymaion)
      2. Miletus Ancient City 
      3. Priene Ancient City 
      4. Aydın Grand Mosque (Aydın Ulu Camii)
      5. St. John the Baptist Church (Selçuk)
      6. Magnesia Ancient City
      7. Ephesus Ancient City- 7 churhces of revelation
      8. House of  Virgin mary
      9. Seven Sleepers cave in Ephesus
      10. Church of St. John the Baptist (Ayios Yannis Church) in Sirince
      11. St Demetrius Church in Sirince

    • Izmir: In Izmir, one of the significant cities in Turkey, known for its vibrant atmosphere, there are ancient treasures to visit such as Ephesus, Pergamon, and more, as well as beautiful beaches.

    • Religious places to visit in Izmir 

      1. Konak Yalı Mosque
      2. Kemeraltı Mosque
      3. Basdurak Mosque
      4. Kestane Pazarı Mosque
      5. Sadırvan Mosque
      6. Hisar Mosque
      7. Signora Giveret Synagogue
      8. Salepcioglu Mosque
      9. St. Polycarp Church
      10. Bet Israel Synagogue
      11. St Vukolos Church
      12. House of Virgin Mary
      13. St. Jean Church
      14. Isa Bey Mosque
      15. Seven Churches
      16. Temple of Artemis

    • Antioch (Hatay): Hatay is home to one of the significant Christian religious sites in Turkey: the Cave Church of St. Peter, as well as the Church of St. Paul, where they delivered their first preachings.

    • Religious places to visit in Antioch (Hatay)

      1. Church of St. Peter 
      2. Habibi Neccar Mosque 
      3. Church of St. Simon Stylites (Deir Seman)
      4. Antakya Synagogue 
      5. Church of St. George 
      6. Vakıflı Mosque 
      7. Külliyat al-Mu'allaqah 
      8. Church of St. Julianus 
      9. Antakya Orthodox Patriarchate 
      10. Habib-i Neccar Mosque 

    • Konya: Konya is home to one of the most visited places in Turkey: the Mevlana Museum and Tomb. Travelers can explore Mevlana's and the Sufi sect's rich legacy in the city, as well as witness the whirling dervish ceremony. Also, if it is December, you can explore Şeb-i Arûs, the commemoration of Mevlana.
    1. Religious places to visit in Konya

      1. Aziziye Mosque
      2. Esrefoglu Mosque
      3. Tomb and Mosque of Shams Tabrizi
      4. Selimiye Mosque
      5. Kapu Mosque
      6. Sheikh Sadreddin Konevi Tomb
      7. Nasreddin Hodja Tomb
      8. Ince Minaret Madrasa
      9. Martyrdom of the War of Independence
      10. Alaeddin Mosque and Sultans Mausoleum
      11. Shams-i Tabrizi Tomb and Mosque

    • Urfa (Sanliurfa): Sanliurfa, also known as the City of Prophets, is renowned for its rich religious and historical significance. According to tradition, Abraham was born in Urfa, Job was buried here, and King Nimrod, mentioned in both the Bible and the Quran, ruled the region, attempted to burn Abraham by setting fire to him.

    • Religious places to visit in Urfa

      1. Cave of Hz. Ibrahim's Birth
      2. Balikligol / Pool of Abraham, Halil-Ür Rahman Lake
      3. Mevlid-i Halil Mosque
      4. Tomb of Hz. Job the Prophet's Patience
      5. Gobekli Tepe / World's First Temple
      6. City of Prophet Shuayb
      7. Selahaddin Eyyubi Mosque
      8. Hasan Pasha Mosque
      9. Tomb of Sheikh Yahya Hayat El-Harrani
      10. Firfirli Mosque / formerly St. Apostle Church

    • Mardin: Mardin is proud to be home to people of various religions throughout its history, including Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Alawite, Yazidism, and Syriac. As a result, today travelers can experience both the traditional city texture and visit religious sites, ranging from mosques to synagogues.
    1. Religious places to visit in Mardin

      1. Mor Sobo Church,
      2. Church of the Virgin Mary (Yoldath Aloho),
      3. Deyrulzafaran Monastery,
      4. Mor Gabriel Monastery,
      5. Mor Abai Monastery,
      6. Mor Loozor Monastery,
      7. Mor Yakup Monastery,
      8. Church of Mor Quryaqos,
      9. Church of Mor Azozo,
      10. Kasımiye Madrasa,
      11. Zinciriye (Sultan Isa) Madrasa,
      12. Great Mosque,
      13. Sheikh Çabuk Mosque,
      14. Church of the Forty Martyrs (Mor Benham)

    • Bursa: Bursa and its surrounding regions are the birthplace of the Ottomans, attracting dozens of travelers to see early Ottoman artifacts and visit the tombs of Osman Gazi and Seyh Edebali, the best places to visit in Bursa, Turkey.
    1. Religious places to visit in Bursa

      1. Bursa Grand Mosque 
      2. Green Mosque 
      3. Green Tomb 
      4. Gazi Orhan Bey Mosque 
      5. Iskender Pasha Mosque 
      6. Muradiye Complex
      7. Emir Sultan Mosque 
      8. Seyh Edebali Tomb and Museum
      9. Golpazari Grand Mosque 
      10. Yildirim Mosque

    • Trabzon: The Sumela Monastery, perched 1,200 meters (3,937 feet) high on cliffs, and the stunning atmosphere of the Hagia Sophia Church are the highlights of the city.

    Religious places to visit in Trabzon

      1. Hagia Sophia 
      2. Fatih Mosque 
      3. Gulbahar Hatun Mosque 
      4. Yeni Cuma Mosque 
      5. Yavuz Selim Mosque 
      6. Sumela Monastery 
      7. Vazelon Monastery 
      8. Kaymakli Monastery 
    • Mersin: Mersin, along with its historical sites and kilometers-long coastline, is the birthplace of St. Paul. Today, the St. Paul Well, believed to have healing waters, attracts travelers and makes the city one of the highlights of Turkey religious tours and Turkey Biblical Tours. Additionally, it is believed that the Seven Sleepers Cave is located in the city.
    Religious places to visit in Mersin
    1. Greek Orthodox Church
    2. Mersin Çilehane Mosque
    3. Alahan Monastery
    4. Seven Sleepers Cave
    5. Aya Thekla Monastery
    6. St. Paul Museum and Well
    7. Cambazlı Church
    8. Latin Italian Catholic Church
    9. Donuktaş Temple
    10. Daniel's Tomb
    • Cappadocia: Due to the fairy chimneys, hot air balloon flights, dozens of cave churches, underground cities, and more, Cappadocia is one of the most visited cities in Turkey. Additionally, Cappadocia is   known for being the hideout of the first Christians, who carved their churches into the fairy chimneys and prayed. Today, dozens of cave churches, unique examples of early Christian religious art, can be visited. Cappadocia is one of the best places to visit in Turkey through biblical and religious tours.

    Religious places to visit in Cappadocia

    1. Goreme Open Air Museum
    2. Karanlik Kilise 
    3. El Nazar Church
    4. Tokali Church
    5. Elmali Church 
    6. St. John the Baptist Church 
    7. Buckle Church 
    8. Uzumlu Church
    9. Sakli Church 
    10.  Pancarlık Church
    11. St. Barbara Church  
    12. Yusuf Koc Church
    13. Soganli Valley Churches

    Best Churches to Visit in Turkey via Religious – Biblical Tours

    1. Hagia Sophia (Istanbul): The 6th-century Christian cathedral, known for its massive dome, intricate mosaics, and architectural features that inspire its successors. Today, Hagia Sophia is one of the most visited sites in Turkey by people from all around the world. It is a sacred place for both Christianity and Islam. According to official numbers, more than 13 million travelers visit Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Istanbul annually. Its grandeur has been attracting people for centuries.
    2. The Church of St. Peter in Antioch, also known as the Cave Church of Saint Peter, is recognized as the first cave church in the world. It is believed to be the site where St. Peter delivered his first preachings. Additionally, it holds UNESCO World Heritage status.
    3. Church of St. John (Ephesus): This basilica was constructed in the 6th century AD on the supposed burial site of St. John the Apostle in Ephesus. It was an important pilgrimage site during the Byzantine period. It has been believed that St. John wrote his Gospel in Ephesus before composing the Revelation on the Greek island of Patmos.
    4. Church of St. Nicholas (Demre): Santa Claus was the 4th-century Christian bishop of Myra and the historical inspiration for Santa Claus. It has been believed that the church was built on his burial place in the Demre district of Antalya. Today, it is a museum and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    5. Church of the Virgin Mary (Ephesus):  The Virgin Mary Church is a sacred sanctuary located close to the ancient city of Ephesus and is believed to be the last home of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. According to belief, she came here with the apostle John after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
    6. Sumela Monastery (Trabzon): According to legend, Barnabas and Sophronios of Athens had the same dream. Unaware of each other's dreams, they travelled separately, met and eventually laid the foundations of the church here. It is also believed that the real founder of the monastery was the Emperor Alexios III of Trabzon.
    7. The 7 churches of revelation: While in exile in Patmos, St John the Apostle wrote to the seven churches in Asia Minor, reminding them to strengthen their faith and devotion to Jesus in the face of King Domitian's self-proclamation as a deity. John's endeavors proved fruitful, as the seven churches in Asia Minor continue to hold significance today. Additionally, these churches are referenced in the Book of Revelation.
    •        Smyrna (Izmir)
    •        Pergamon (Bergama)
    •       Thyatira (Akhisar)
    •       Sardis (Salihli)
    •       Philadelphia (Alaşehir)
    •       Laodicea (Denizli)
    •       Ephesus (Kusadasi)

    Best Churches to visit in Istanbul via Turkey Religious Tours

    1. Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya): Hagia Sophia was built as a cathedral in the 6th century, designed by Greek architects Isidoros and Anthemios at the heart of the old city of Istanbul. Its monolithic dome was the largest of its time and a pinnacle of architectural achievement. Later, it was converted into a mosque and eventually into a museum. Today, both the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are among the most popular tourist attractions in Istanbul.

    2. Chora Church (Kariye Museum):  The Chora Church, one of the most famous churches in Istanbul, was built in the 4th century and is renowned for its medieval Greek Orthodox church design. The church, adorned with outstanding Late Byzantine mosaics and frescoes, is now a museum. The Anastasis fresco in Chora Church in Istanbul is one of the significant artifacts of the church.


    3. Church of St. Savior in Chora (Kariye Mosque): The Church of St. Savior in Chora is one of the famous churches in Istanbul, Turkey. It was built in the 4th century as a medieval Greek Orthodox church located at the south of the Golden Horn. The frescoes left from the Greek period can be explored in the church."

    4. Church of St. Anthony of Padua (Sant'Antonio di Padova): The Church of St. Anthony of Padua is an 18th-century red brick church in Taksim. It is one of the most visited sites in Istanbul, along with the old city. Additionally, Pope John XXIII preached here for 10 years.

    5. Bulgarian St. Stephen Church (Sveti Stefan Church): It is also known as the Bulgarian Iron Church, located in the Balat district of Istanbul. Built from prefabricated cast iron elements, it earned the nickname 'iron church.' Constructed in 1859 in the Neo-Byzantine style, it underwent detailed restoration and reopened for visits in 2018.

    6. Greek Orthodox Patriarchal Church of St. George: It is a humble church located in the Fener district, close to Balat. It became the center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Istanbul. In the church, there is a relic of the stone believed to be the one with which Jesus was scourged in chains in Jerusalem.

    Best Mosques to visit via Turkey religious tours

    Turkey is renowned for its rich Islamic heritage, with many historical mosques that showcase stunning architecture and significant cultural and religious importance. Here are some of the oldest and most notable mosques in Turkey:

    1. Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) (Istanbul): 
    The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is one of the most visited places in Istanbul, located right across from the Hagia Sophia in the old city. It takes its name, Blue Mosque, from the amazing stained glass windows. Also, the Blue Mosque in Istanbul is 415 years old, attracting travelers with its adorned blue tiles and traditional Ottoman ornament elements. It was built in the 17th century by Ottoman Sultan Ahmed I with Architect Sedefkâr Mehmed Aga. The Blue Mosque is open to the public every day of the week from 8 am to 6 or 7 pm, depending on the season.

    2. Selimiye Mosque (Edirne): 
    Selimiye Mosque architecture is one of the top points of Islamic architecture and art in Turkey. It was built in the 16th century, commissioned by Sultan Selim II. The well-known Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan was the architect of Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, Turkey, and he referred to it as his masterpiece. The dome, interior decorations, the lunettes of the windows decorated with Iznik tiles, and the calligraphy are notable features of Selimiye Mosque in Edirne.

    3. Suleymaniye Mosque (Istanbul): 
    The Suleymaniye Mosque complex is another masterpiece designed by the Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan in the 16th century. The Suleymaniye Mosque is located in Sultanahmet, the old city, within walking distance of Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. 

    The Istanbul Suleymaniye Mosque was built as a section of the Suleymaniye Mosque complex, consisting of a madrasah, a librarie, and shops. The Suleymaniye Mosque's opening hours are between 9 am and 6 pm, and visitors can also visit the tombs of Suleiman the Magnificent and his wife Hürrem Sultan. Suleymaniye Mosque is one of the largest mosques ever built in the Ottoman Empire, which is one of the facts about the Suleymaniye Mosque.

    4. Ulu Mosque (Bursa): The history of the Grand Mosque of Bursa dates back to the early 14th century. It is one of the oldest and largest mosques in Bursa. The minbar of the mosque, made with the kündekari technique (an ornament style), is a valuable work of art considered one of the most important examples of the transition from Seljuk carving art to Ottoman wood carving art. The Grand Mosque of Bursa, Turkey, is one of the most visited places in Bursa.

    5. Mevlana Museum and Mosque (Konya): The Mevlana Museum and Mosque in Konya, operating since 1926 within Mevlana's former lodge, also known as the "Mevlana Tomb," exhibits artifacts related to Mevlana and Mevlevism. It also houses over 4,000 manuscripts in 2,756 volumes from the Seljuk, Karamanogullari, and Ottoman periods.

    6. Rustem Pasha Mosque (Istanbul): Located in the Eminonu district of Istanbul, the Rüstem Pasha Mosque is one of Mimar Sinan’s major works in Istanbul. It was built by Rustem Pasha, the grand vizier and son-in-law of Suleiman the Magnificent. The mosque is adorned with tiles all the way to the dome skirts, with the tiles featuring tulip motifs considered some of the most successful examples of Ottoman tile art.

     Good to know: Mosques with 6 minarets in Turkey: The Sultan Ahmet Mosque is one of the five mosques in Turkey that boast six minarets. The other four are the Camlica Mosque in Istanbul, the Tasoluk Yeni Mosque in Arnavutkoy, Istanbul, the Sabancı Mosque in Adana, and the Mugdat Mosque in Mersin.

    Top Turkey Religious tour destinations

    • Laodicea- Laodicean Church-Denizli
    • Philadelphia - The faithful church – Manisa 
    • Sardis - The dead church - Manisa
    • Thyatira - The adulterous church - Manisa
    • Pergamum - The compromising church - Izmir
    • Smyrna - The suffering church-Izmir
    • Ephesus - The loveless church- Izmir
    • House of Virgin Mary in Ephesus - Izmir
    • Mevlana Museum in Konya
    • Galata District in Istanbul
    • Ashkenazi Synagogue -in Istanbul
    • The Jewish Museum- in Istanbul
    • Ertugrul Gazi Tomb in Sogut
    • Green Mosque (Yesil Camii) - Bursa
    • UNESCO World Heritage Site Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği – Sivas
    • Selimiye Mosque – Edirne
    • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) – Istanbul
    • Seven Sleepers in Tarsus-Mersin
    • St. Paul's Museum and Well in Tarsus-Mersin
    • St. Pierre Church in Hatay - The first church of Christianity
    • Sumela Monastery in Trabzon
    • Deyrulzafaran Monastery / Mardin
    • Church of St. Nicholas / Demre Antalya
    • Rumkale / Gaziantep - It is where St. Yohanna (Johannes) wrote the manuscript of the Gospel.
    • Akdamar Church / Van
    • Bonus: Gobeklitepe / Sanliurfa – The first temple of the world

    Turkey Religious tour FAQs 

    What are the 7 churches mentioned in revelation?

    The seven churches mentioned in Revelation are as follows: Laodicea - Laodicean Church in Denizli, Philadelphia - The Faithful Church in Manisa, Sardis - The Dead Church in Manisa, Thyatira - The Adulterous Church in Manisa, Pergamum - The Compromising Church in Izmir, Smyrna - The Suffering Church in Izmir, and Ephesus - The Loveless Church in Izmir.

    Are the Seven Churches in Revelation located in Turkey?

    Yes, the Seven Churches in Revelation are located in Turkey on the Aegean coasts. Turkey is also home to many other sacred places for Christianity, such as St. Paul's Well in Tarsus-Mersin, St. Pierre Church in Hatay - the first church of Christianity, and the House of Virgin Mary in Ephesus, Izmir.

    Can you visit the 7 churches of Revelation?

    Yes, travelers can visit the Seven Churches of Revelation in Asia Minor. All of them are located in ancient sites and open for visits.

    Where are the 7 churches in Revelation located today?

    Today, the Seven Churches in Revelation are located in the provinces of Manisa, Izmir, and Denizli on the Aegean coast of Turkey.. 

    Best Things to do in Turkey Religious tour

    1. Visit Historical Mosques: Explore Turkey's rich Islamic heritage by visiting architecturally masterful mosques such as the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, the Suleymaniye Mosque, and the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne.
    2. Religious Pilgrimages: Book a pilgrimage tour to discover the House of Virgin Mary in Ephesus, the Seven Churches of Revelation, and St. Paul's Well in Tarsus.
    3. Explore Ancient Christian Sites: Discover ancient Christian sites like the Seven Churches of Revelation, including Ephesus and Philadelphia, and other Christian landmarks such as St. Pierre Church in Hatay.
    4. Jewish Heritage Exploration:Immerse yourself in the Jewish heritage of Turkey by visiting places like the Ashkenazi Synagogue and the Jewish Museum in Istanbul.
    5. Mystical Sufi Journey: Experience the mystical Sufi tradition by visiting the Mevlana Museum in Konya, offering a spiritual and cultural insight into Sufism in Turkey.