Perga: The capital of Pamphylia, on the coast of Asia Minor. Paul and his
companions landed at this place from Cyprus on their first missionary
(Acts 13:13,14) and here Mark forsook the party and returned to
Jerusalem. Some time afterwards Paul and Barnabas again visited this
city and "preached the word"
(Acts 14:25) It stood on the banks of the
river Cestrus, some 7 miles from its mouth, and was a place of some
commercial importance. It is now a ruin, called Eski Kalessi.