Highlights 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
What You Can Expect 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.