S: Turkey and Greece, 2011
BC: For John Valentine's Day, 2012 Love, Gina
FC: In St. Paul's Footsteps: March 2011
1: First stop: Istanbul, Turkey | Our journey begins... | Istanbul: The Intersection of Europe and Asia
2: Topkapi Palace
3: The Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia were a breathtaking beginning to our trip. | Byzantine Wonders
5: The Hagia Sophia, formerly a basilica and mosque, is now a museum.
6: Our first experience in a Muslim nation | The Blue Mosque
7: The Hagia Sophia
8: Crossing the Bosporus | Our first venture into Asia...
10: 9,000 Years of History | Standing in the Ancient City of Troy
11: The rain stopped and the sky cleared as we neared our next stop, Troy. | Directions for tourists. | One of many World Heritage Sites we would soon visit... | The Ancient City of Troy. | Ancient steps.
12: The Red Basilica | The Red Hall Courtyard | The Red Basilica, one of the largest surviving Roman structures.
13: Pergamon, near the city of Bergama, Turkey.
14: Asklepion, ancient medical center, and the Temple of Askelpios
15: Izmir, Turkey
16: Constructed in the 6th century, this is believed to be the burial site for St. John the Apostle.
17: Basilica of St. John, in Ephesus, Turkey
18: Carpet making in Turkey
19: The Ephesus Museum, Selcuk, Turkey
20: Ephesus, ancient Greek and Roman City | Ephesus | Celebrating Mass at the site of Mary's home.
21: Entrance to Ephesus
22: Ephesus was amazing...perhaps the highlight of the entire trip. | Temple of Hadrian
23: Library of Celsus
24: Our last stop in Turkey was Kusadasi, a beautiful city on the Aegean Coast, where we boarded for our cruise.
25: "I was in the isle that is called Patmos", Rev. 1:9 | Windmills on Patmos Island.
26: Patmos features the Monastery of St. John as well as the Cave of the Apocalypse.
27: The Island of Rhodes...Old Town, Lyndos, the Bay of St. Paul, and the Temple of Athena. | The Island of Rhodes
29: Knossus Palace, on the island of Crete. | Knossos Palace, center of Minoan civilization. | The Throne Room
30: The Island of Santorini
32: St. Paul's Address. | The steps to reach Mars Hill, where St. Paul spoke. | Mars Hill, in Athens, where St. Paul addressed the first followers of Christ.
33: Athens: Awe-inspiring, breathtaking, amazing. When can we go back? | The Acropolis, Athens. | Athens, Greece
34: The Acropolis
35: The beautiful Acropolis, the center of Athens.
36: Corinth | The ancient Greek city of Corinth.
37: Corinth in Ruins
39: It was the trip of a lifetime... Thank you for the Memories. | Athens Archaeological Museum | Our last evening in Athens