• Pergamon Ancient City
• Pergamon Theatre
• Asclepion Health Center
Pergamon or Pergamum was once a very important Greek Ancient city with a population about 70.000 people which makes the ancient city as big as Ephesus Ancient City. Pergamon existed at least from the 5th century BC, but it became important after 3rd century BC with the administration of Attalid Dynasty.
We will pick you up at 09:00 am from your hotel in Selcuk or Kusadasi and drive about 2 hours to get to Pergamon City. Acropolis is located on top of a hill and it is reached by a cable-car.
By walking down from the Acropolis, you can visit The Gymnasium, The Temple of Athena, The Library of Pergamon which once had more than 200.000 books, The Temple of Trajan, The Zeus Altar and The Temple of Dionysos. You will also visit The Theatre which is one of the steepest theatres in the world which a capacity of 10.000 people.
We will also visit The Asclepion Health Center. It is believed that Asclepion, built in the name of Aesculapius, the god of Health and Medicine, has existed since the 4th century BC. In Asclepion Health Center, the dreams of the patients were analyzed by their doctors (priests) about 2000 years before Sigmund Freud did and the ancient city became very important. You will be able to see the Roman Theatre, the North Stoa, the South Stoa, the Temple of Asclepius and a circular treatment center, the healing spring, an underground passageway and a library. The tour will end around 03:00pm and we will drop you off to your hotel around 05:00pm.