With Paul in Turkey and the Greek Island of Kos, May 25-June 8, 2016

The sea adventure aboard a wooden-hulled boat called a gulet has become a favorite of BAS travelers as well as myself 1 look forward to an opportunity to explore with you many archaeological sites connected to Paul's journeys on the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. We begin the trip with visits to Ephesus (Acts 19) and Mi-letus (Acts 20:15—I 7), both important stops for the apostle. We then travel south to ancient Halicarnassus, home of the tomb of Mausolus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Bodrum is also a center of underwater archaeology, and we will visit a museum filled with finds from the excavations of ancient shipwrecks. In Bodrum we board the gulet and start to experience the pleasures of life onboard. A personal chef cooks our meals, and at the end of each day the gulet anchors in a quiet cove where there is leisure time for swimming, kayaking or just relaxing on deck. From Bodrum we sail to the island of Kos, the home of Hippocrates and a stop of Paul on his third journey. On Kos we will visit the famous Asclepium where the father of western medicine practiced. From Kos we sail to Knidos (Acts 27:7), the city with two harbors (the south harbor is depicted on the brochure cover) and one of my favorite biblical sites in Turkey. As we sail along the coast of ancient Caria, we will visit the cities of Loryma and Caunos. At the end of a week of sea travel, we disembark at Marmaris and travel by bus to the UNESCO World Heritage site at Xanthos before touring Patara (Acts 2 I:I ), another site visited by PauL Paul changed ships at Andriake, the port of Myra (Acts 27:5), where we will visit the recently discovered synagogue. Myra was also the home of the famous St Nicholas. We will spend a day around my home at Antalya visiting the world-famous Antalya Museum and taking a walking tour of ancient Attalla. In addition, we will visit nearby Perga, the initial city visited by Paul in Asia Minor on his first journey (Acts 13:13-14). Needless to say, the sites will be remarkable, the company enjoyable, and the conversation stimulating. So I hope to see you in Turkey in May 2016! 

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EASTERN TURKEY, GEORGIA & ARMENIA, June 4-16, 2017

VAN • MOUNT ARARAT • KARS • ANI • TRABZON SUMELA MONASTERY • BATUMI • KUTAISI TBILISI MTSKHETA • SADAKHLO • HAGHPAT • SANAHIN YEREVAN • ECHMIADZIN • ZVARNOTS • ARTASHAT • KHOR VIRAP • MATENADARAN • GARNI GEGHARD • SEVAN • SADAKHLO

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