View of the valley in which Thyatira is located. It was on a thoroughfare that connected Sardis to the south and Pergamum to the northwest.
Although an important city in its own right, at times it protected Sardis, 37 mi. [59 km.], to the south, from Pergamum (47 mi. [75 km.] to the northwest) - and at other times it was controlled by the rulers of Pergamum to protect the southeastern approach to their city.
Thyatira, modern Akhisar, is located 42 mi. [67 km.] inland from the Aegean Sea. It is the fourth of the seven churches addressed by John (Revelation 2:18–29).