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From Izmir: Private Guided Day Trip to Ancient Pergamon

Product ID: 320748
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Discover the wonders of the Pergamon on this private, guided day trip from Izmir. Ride a cable car to the Acropolis of the town, visit the fascinating Asklepion, and learn about the history of one of the most famous cities of Ancient Greek civilization.
About this activity
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Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Pickup from your hotel lobby.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the wonders of the Acropolis, home to palaces, temples, and more
  • Walk inside the Asklepion, a medical center of the ancient world
  • Admire views of the Pergamon complex and surrounding landscapes on a cable car ride
Full description
Your Ancient Greek adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in Izmur. Arrive at the Pergamon and take the 15-minute cable car ride up to the Acropolis, admiring the luscious views of Bergama along the way. The Acropolis, which means Upper Town, sits at the top of a large hill and has some of the most important architectural remains of Pergamon.

The Upper Town is divided into 3 main parts, the higher sheltered area of the Acropolis is home to the former palaces, temples, water reservoirs, and fountains of the royal families and aristocrats who would have lived here. In this part you can visit the Trajan temple, Zeus Altar, the temple of Athena, the Pergamon Library, and more. 

The next stop of the day is to the Asklepion, which would have been the medical center of the town. According to famous writer Pausianos, the medical sanatorium was first established in Pergamon in the 4th century BC and was developed during the Hellenistic period. From your guide, learn about how the Romans created a sacred path between the lower city and the medical center, along which sick patients would walk barefoot and carry images of  organs to help inform the doctors of their ailments.

At the end of an educational and insightful day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Izmir.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Izmir
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Parking fees
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• The tour involves walking on uneven surfaces in the archaeological site

From US$ 213.14 per person

Organized by

Ephesus Tour Company

Product ID: 320748