4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Add your review

  • Address: Bergama, Turkey
  • Hours: Daily 8:30 a..m.-7 p.m.
  • Admission: 15 Turkish Lira

Izmir ATTRACTIONS See all

Asklepion Tours

This ancient medical center, honoring the Greek god of healing Asklepios, has existed since the 4th century BC. Built around a spring with waters that were believed to be sacred, the columns and walls still standing today once surrounded rooms for psychotherapy, massage, herbal remedies, baths, mud treatments and dream interpretation.  

The Roman period brought the center its most notable patients, including emperors Marcus Aurelius and Hadrian. The influential physician Galen, who wrote about 500 works on medicine, practiced here in 2 AD.

Enter the structure as health seekers once did through the Sacred Way, a path that connects to the Akropol. In the first courtyard there is an altar featuring a serpent, the emblem of modern medicine, and other structures include a small theater, a library and the circular domed Temple of Asklepios.

Practical Info

To walk to the Asklepion, head west from the Bergama city center.  It takes approximately 15 minutes to walk, much of it uphill.  The Asklepion is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is 15 Turkish Lira.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Small-Group Full Day Pergamum and Asklepion Tour from Izmir, Izmir, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Small-Group Full Day Pergamum and Asklepion Tour from Izmir

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $130.00

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message