Explore the history of Bergamon


Description

Program

Travel Duration : 6 hours
Service Level : Private Tour
Travel Destinations :  Acropolis, Temple Of Athena, Famous Library, Royal Palaces, Temple Of Trojan , Temple Of Dionysos, Altar Of Zeus , Red Basilica (St. John’s church)


Pergamon is one of the finest archaeological sites in Turkey. The city was a great center of culture and the capital of East Roman Empire. On the Acropolis there are numerous remains including the celebrated Library, the steepest Theatre of Anatolia, the Temples of Trojan and Dionysos, the place of the monumental Altar of Zeus famous with the relief of God and devils, the Sanctuary of Demeter, the Gymnasium situated on terraces and the lower Agora. Next, Proceed to the Medical Center of the ancient world, Asclepion where the first psychological treatment had been used and which was dedicated to the God of Health, Asklepios. After a delicious lunch with Turkish specialties, you will drive to charming resort town of Kusadasi and visit to Sirince Village (Approx. 150km) on the way. This village of Greek origin used to be called Kirkinca (“With forty”), then Cirkince (“Ugly”) and at last Sirince (“Cute, Nice”). The most interesting of this village are the Greek houses, souvenir of the XIXth center and before the population exchange in 1923. Visitors can enjoy the quiet atmosphere of villages (no traffic, handicrafts, chicken and donkeys over the street...), taste fruit wine and buy hand-decorated house linen.

İncluded:

• Transfer from/to Hotels in Izmir
• Tour in Pergamon
• Lunch (Vegeterian Menu is available)
• Entrance fees as per itinerary
• English Speaking Guide and Air-conditioned Vehicle

Excluded

• Gratuities / Tip (Optional) 
• Drinks