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  • Location:Izmir, Turkey
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Day Trip to Pergamum and Asklepion from Izmir

See unbelievable ruins and some of Turkey’s best archaeological sites during this guided day trip to Pergamum and Asklepion from Izmir. Discover the 4th century city of Pergamum home to one of the largest ancient libraries, the impressive Altar of Zeus and the inclined Theatre of Anatolia. You will see the Roman Medical Center remnants of Asklepion where Galen, a famous physician, completed his finest work.


  • 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

After your meet your guide at your central Izmir hotel, head by air-conditioned coach to Pergamum a cultural epicenter of the East Roman Empire. With your local guide, explore one of Turkey’s best archaeological sites. Start by discovering the Acropolis ruins including the historic library, the Temples of Dionysos and Trojan and marvel at the extreme incline of the Theatre of Anatolia.

Next, delve deep into Greek culture as you admire the beautifully carved devils and God at the gargantuan Altar of Zeus. Then, observe the Sanctuary of Demeter and the Gymnasium which rests on plateaus and the old Agora.

Break for a tasty lunch of traditional Turkish fare and then head to the Archaeological Museum of Bergama. Afterwards, visit Asklepion home to this ancient city’s Medical Center. Learn about the early psychological treatments conducted here and how they were devoted to the Asklepios, the God of health. 

Finally, hop in your coach and return to your Izmir hotel.

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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