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
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:00pm
What To Expect
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.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Confirmation for this product will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
Not recommended for children aged 4 and under
Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Our guide Mehmet and driver were great. We were the only two on the the tour so we had them all to ourselves. Saw everything as described in the overview and enjoyed our tour as Mehmet was knowledgeable and personable. We learned so much from this tour. Also really enjoyed the lunch. Loved the tour and would recommend this tour if you are able to spend a day out of the city.
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!
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.
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☆☆☆☆☆
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
The online booking procedure was straightforward and easy. Viator sent us several emails reminding us to print off the vouchers etc. This was a nice touch. Our guide was late - Izmir traffic problem. We travelled in a small bus which was good - it meant that we could drive to the site rather than take the gondola. Both sites were visited - plenty of time to wander after an explanation. We asked to stop at the basilica which we did. More historical information about it would have been appreciated. Long day but a very good one.