Visit Pergamon and Asclepion in a small group with an experienced guide. Authentic lunch at selected place and transfers included.
What to Expect
Pergamum has been known for centuries for its monuments: it was a great city and served as the center of Pergamum kingdom. The city's golden era was during the reign of Attalos I and his son Eumenes II, the time when an acropolis, theatre and other important projects were completed here.
It was an important city in the Roman period and the city experienced many developments during the reign of Hadrian (117-138 AD). It was adorned with many Roman works of art. In the Byzantine era after the spread of Christianity, Bergama was first under the influence of the bishopric of Ephesus, and then became a metropolis.
In the city, you will visit and learn more about the Temple of Athena, Temple of Trajan's ruins.
Three kilometers south of the Acropolis, down in the valley, there was the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the god of healing. The place was known as Asclepion. In this place people with health problems could bathe in the water of the sacred spring, and in the patients' dreams Asclepius would appear in a vision to tell them how to cure their illness. Archeology has found lots of gifts and dedications that people would make afterwards, such as small terracotta body parts, no doubt representing what had been healed.
- All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
- Lunch at the local restaurant
- Pick-up from and drop-off to city center hotels
- Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
What's Not Included
- Tips to the guide & driver (optional)
- Personal expenses