Laodicia ;

If you are interested in Biblical places or not,Laodicia must be in your visit-list when you are in Turkey.It is the only ancient city excavated and restored all year around by Turkish archeologists.It has only ancient city that has two theatre.It was the largest city after Ephesus in Turkey.

Most recent excavations revealed the only church that dating back to Constantine the Great times (4C AD) with beautiful floor mosaics.

In Revelation of St. John,he writes ;

……15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm-neither hot nor cold-I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked….. (Revelation 3:14)


People of Laodicia were so rich that it was very difficult to spread Christianity in the city.The city were very famous with pitch dark color wools that geographer Strabo attributed this to ships drank (luke)warm spring waters of the city.