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Daily Pergamon and Asklepion Tour

Daily Pergamon and Asklepion Tour – The capital city of Pergamene Kingdom is located on top of the Acropolis. Join the Pergamon Tours and book the Daily Tours Turkey with Romos Travel.


Pergamon Tours

After breakfast, you will be picked up by your guide and then drive to the ancient city of Pergamon near the town named Bergama today. The Acropolis of Pergamon towers over the northern end of Bergama. It is divided into the upper and the middle cities with residential areas between them on slopes too steep for civic buildings. To visit the Acropolis, you take the cable car to reach the top of the hill. And you will see; the Temple of Trajan, which the Roman Emperor Hadrian built in 2C AD. The steepest theater of the ancient world was constructed in 3C BC, rebuilt by Eumenes II again, and has 10,000 seats. The temple of Dionysus is located in the North of the theater. And some others such as; the bath complex, agora, the temple of Demeter, the gate of Eumenes, the house of Attalus, etc. After Pergamon, we drive to Asklepion, a Greco-Roman city where death shall not enter. There was a healing complex and hospital built in 4C BC on behalf of Asclepius. It was one of the most important cities with its healing methods and architecture. Asklepion is also a Roman city where they built a theater with a 3,500 capacity. Temples and sanctuaries. The cut stone with two serpent reliefs has become the symbol of medicine. After the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel.

Daily Pergamon and Asklepion Tour Details

Departure & Return Location 

Kusadasi, Selcuk, Izmir, Kusadasi Port / Hotel or Adress


Price Includes 

Professional tour guide at the tour
Air-conditioned vehicle for tours and transfers
Entrance fees, mentioned in the itinerary
Lunch at the tour

Price Excludes 

Gratuities to guide and driver
Personal expenses
Drinks at lunch

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    Introduction to Pergamon and Asklepion

    The Ancient City of Pergamon

    Ancient Pergamon, which is now in Turkey, is significant both historically and culturally. During the Hellenistic and Roman eras, it was a renowned hub of art, science, and medicine. Today, travelers, archaeologists, and history buffs all consider it a must-see location.

    The Asklepion of Pergamon

    The Asklepion, a historic hospital honoring the Greek deity of healing Asclepius, is located close to the city of Pergamon. This holy sanctuary served as a gathering place for worship, a hospital for the ill, and a center for the practice of medicine.

    The Daily Pergamon and Asklepion Tour Experience

    What to Expect on the Tour

    The Pergamon and Asklepion tour, which is offered every day, provides a thorough examination of these two important historical sites. With the assistance of knowledgeable guides, you will tour the historical sites while learning about their significance to the local culture. The trip ensures a seamless educational experience by covering transportation, admission costs, and a competent guide.

    Must-See Highlights

    The Pergamon Acropolis

    Pergamon’s high castle, the Acropolis, provides breathtaking panoramas of the surroundings. The Royal Palaces and the Temple of Athena are only a couple of the notable buildings that call it home.

    The Pergamon Library

    The Pergamon Library, once the second-largest in the ancient world, had more than 200,000 scrolls. Today, you can visit the ruins and discover more about how the library contributed to knowledge preservation and education promotion.

    The Temple of Zeus

    The Temple of Zeus, which honors the ruler of the gods, is a masterpiece of Hellenistic design. For fans of art and history, the frieze illustrating the conflict between the Giants and the Gods is a must-see.

    The Serapeum

    This temple, which honored Egyptian deities, represented the blending of Greek and Egyptian cultures. It demonstrates the pluralism that was present in Pergamon.

    The Asklepion Sanctuary

    The Sanctuary served as the center of the Asklepion complex and was a place of worship and healing. It has many holy buildings, such as the Temple of Asclepius, and a holy spring that is said to have healing powers.

    The History and Significance of Pergamon

    The Rise of Pergamon

    In the third century BC, the Attalid dynasty established Pergamon as a major city. It served as a key hub for trade, agriculture, and military conquests due to its advantageous location and abundant terrain.

    The Hellenistic Period

    Pergamon developed into a major hub for scholarship, science, and the arts throughout the Hellenistic era. King Eumenes II enlarged the city and ordered the construction of many of its prominent buildings, including the Pergamon Library and the Temple of Zeus, during his reign, and it flourished.

    The Roman Period

    Attalus III, the final Attalid king, left Pergamon for the Roman Empire in 133 BC. Under the Roman administration, the city kept growing and prospering, and the Asklepion became a recognized hub for medical care and study.

    The Role of Asklepion in Ancient Medicine

    The Healing Powers of Asklepion

    Patients might receive medical care and spiritual healing at The Asklepion. Patients would sleep in the holy sanctum and report their dreams to the priests, who would then interpret them and recommend cures because it was thought that the deity Asclepius could heal illnesses through dreams.

    The Influence of Asklepion on Modern Medicine

    The Asklepion of Pergamon, one of the most important medical facilities in antiquity, was vital to the advancement of medical theory and practice. Galen, a well-known physician who practiced at the Asklepion, left behind teachings that still have an impact on contemporary medicine.

    Practical Information for Visitors

    How to travel to Asklepion and Pergamon

    From Bergama, a neighboring city, Pergamon and Asklepion are easily reached. From important cities like Istanbul, Izmir, and Ankara, you can travel to Bergama by bus, train, or vehicle. You can take a taxi or a local bus from Bergama to the archaeological sites.

    Best Time to Visit

    Pergamon and Asklepion are best visited in the spring and fall when the weather is nice and there are fewer visitors to the sites. Winters might bring rain and chilly temperatures, while summers can be hot and crowded.

    Tips for a Successful Tour

    Put on comfy shoes if you plan to stroll on uneven ground.
    For protection from the sun and to stay hydrated, pack drinks, a hat, and sunscreen.
    Spend at least half a day thoroughly investigating both locations.
    To further your awareness of the significance and history of the locations, think about hiring a local guide.

    A daily tour of Pergamon and Asklepion provides a rare chance to learn about the interesting sites’ rich history, culture, and prehistoric medical procedures. You’ll develop a greater understanding of the creativity and tenacity of the people who formerly called this region home by immersing yourself in their stories.

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