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4.5 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

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  • Location: Izmir, Turkey
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Visit Pergamum, an ancient city dating before the 4th century BC. It's home to the second largest library in the ancient world, the steepest Theatre of Anatolia, the monumental Altar of Zeus and the Roman Medical Center ruins of Asklepion, work site of the great physician, Galen.

Highlights

  • Day Trip to Pergamum and Asklepion from Izmir
  • Explore Pergamum, one of the finest archeological sites in Turkey
  • Visit the monumental Altar of Zeus and the Archeological Museum of Bergama
  • Enjoy a delicious Turkish lunch
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

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What You Can Expect

Day Trip to Pergamum and Asklepion from Izmir

Pergamum, Turkey

Pergamum is one of the finest archaeological sites in Turkey. The city was a great center of culture and the capital of East Roman Empire.

On the Acropolis there are numerous remains including the celebrated Library, the steepest Theatre of Anatolia, the Temples of Trojan and Dionysos, the place of the monumental Altar of Zeus famous with the relief of God and devils, the Sanctuary of Demeter, the Gymnasium situated on terraces and the lower Agora.

After a delicious lunch with Turkish specialties, you will visit the Archaeological Museum of Bergama.

Proceed to the Medical Center of the ancient world, Asklepion where the first psychological treatment had been used and which was dedicated to the God of Health, Asklepios.




Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a perfect tour - very nice weather and excellent tour object. My tour guide - Sigdem Göktas - gave a very good and thorough presentation of Pergamum and Asklepion. She also gave me some free time to shoot photos and walk freely along the tour sites. My guide was very polite and answered to all my questions very patiently. Also drive to tour site and back was nice and in time. Pergamum itself is located to unique place on top of the hill, which gave exceptionally nice sceneries. Surely a place to visit. Many thanks to Neon and Viator!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

friendly guide very nice tour had plenty of time to see the sights

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Very well managed tour with a very good guide. Both Pergamum and Asklepion are absolutely worth visiting. My trip was during off season and there was only three of us in this tour. This made it more like a private tour which was very nice. It would be good to take the cable car to the top of the hill rather than going with the van as the road is not that smooth.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

An excellent guide (thank you Ali:) and two beautiful locations have made this a perfect day, complimentary and tasty lunch included. Turned out to be a private tour since there were no other participants. A must do☆☆☆☆☆

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

I was fortunate to be able to be the only person on this trip and Ali was a great guide. As I was the only person I felt a little bad that he was taking me all the way there, but he gave me some free time and was knowledgeable of Pergamum and Asklepion. Pergamum was a great site, not as crowded as Ephesus and had a more rugged beauty to it. The theater was marvelous and the location superb. Asklepion was quite a different scene, it was quite spiritual and I thoroughly enjoyed wandering around

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

very good trip and guide. very good lunch also.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

A really great guide. I have some challenges with high steps and there were many here. She helped me and made it a great experience for myself and all the other participants.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

This was an extremely interesting tour, worth the time and effort. The guide was very knowledgeable and very interesting. The area is amazing and full of history. Would recommend to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

Great trip with a wonderful guide! Excellent Day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

We had a fantastic visit with a most articulate, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide to Pergamon and Asklepion. His expertise made this visit memorable for us. The pick up, the transport, lunch and everything else about the visit was also excellent. Thank you Viator.

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