Antakya Mosaic & Archaeological Museum , “cave church” of St. Peter
Your professional guide will be at the PORT at the pre-arranged time to start the tour. This whole region claims a wealth of history dating back to Bible times and beyond. First you will visit the “cave church” of St. Peter, where it is said the Apostle preached to the Christian population of Antioch. The tunnel which once opened to the other side is thought to have served as an escape route in the direction of the mountains. The Acts of the Apostles informs us that St. Barnabas met St. Paul from Tarsus here and “for a whole year they stayed with the Church and taught Christianity to a large number of people.” Next, you will visit the Antakya Mosaic & Archaeological Museum with its famed collection of Roman Mosaics ranking among the best of their kind in the world and all excavated locally. The mosaics are in a state of almost immaculate preservation and the museum is one of the world’s foremost specialist mosaic museums. Then you will visit the Habib-i-Neccar Mosque, Antakya’s oldest and finest house of Islam. This mosque was originally incorporated into the shell of a Byzantine Church which was in turn built on the site of an ancient temple, layers of religion that lie at the heart of Turkey. The end of the tour is back at the port.
Private Professional Licensed Guide
Transportation in new comfortable A/C Vehicle
Private Professional Driver
All parking and taxes.
Any gratuities for Guide & Driver
Any meals and/or drinks
Any kind of other personal expenses.
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