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Pergamum Tour from Izmir with Private Guide & Van

Activity provider: Castle Travel

Pergamum Tour from Izmir with Private Guide & Van

Activity provider: Castle Travel

From US$ 376.76 per group up to 14

Explore Turkey's historic sites of Pergamon and Asclepion on a guided trip from Izmir. Take in unbeatable views over Bergama and the lake.

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Duration 8 hours
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Pickup included
Izmir Cruise Ship Port, Izmir Hotels, Izmir Airport
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Experience

Highlights
  • See one of the largest ancient hospitals of Roman Era,
  • See the breathtaking panoroma of Acropolis
  • Visit the site of 3rd largest library of antiquity
  • Discover the Pergamon's Red Basilica.
Full description

Journey through Turkey's history on a day trip from Izmir to Pergamon and the Asclepion. Pergamon is a Unesco site that bears traces of the Ionian, Hellenic, Roman, and Byzantine civilizations. After pickup, drive to Pergamum Acropolis. Bergama, with its historical and cultural richness, is one of the most special cities in Turkey with 3,000 years of history. Bergama witnessed many civilizations and continues to share the traces and manuscripts of this background.

Arrive in Pergamon and get on a cable car for Acropolis (about a 5-minute ride). See the Altar of Zeus, the Temple of Dionysus, the Temple of Demeter, and the Great Library, containing 200,000 bundles of books.

Continue to see the theater, gymnasium, royal palaces, the Temple of Trojan, aqueducts, fountains, cisterns, and arsenals, some of the most important structures constructed in Pergamum Acropolis. Drive for about 10 minutes to the Pergamon Asclepion, one of the first hospitals in history. Ancient historians said this is ”the place where death is forbidden to enter and testaments are not opened.” The Asclepion is accessible from the Sacred Way and is a 1-km-long street.

The Asclepion is the largest medical center of the period, including the serpentine column which became the symbol of modern medicine and pharmacies and was named after Asclepios, the god of healing and medicine.

Findings reveal that surgical operations were also performed in Asclepion in addition to diets, hot and cold baths, and physical exercises as the three basic components. Patients were treated in this center with medicines, herbs, music, mud and sunbaths, and psychotherapy.

Later, make an optional visit to the Pergamum Carpet Weaving School. Pergamum is also an important city for the carpet business. Pergamum carpets are among the most advanced crafts of the city and have an ethnographic value.

Includes
  • Transportation by AC Deluxe van
  • Guiding services
  • Parking fees.
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites
  • Lunch
  • Gratiuties
  • Beverages and personal expenditures

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Umbrella

Product ID: 70031