Pergamon Tours from Izmir
Tour Code: CSS-IZM06
Highlights: Pergamum Acropolis, Asclepion Ancient Medical Centre, Once called the thrown of Satan than become location to one of the seven churches of revelation. With Lunch.
Duration: Approx 7 Hours
Departures: From Izmir Daily, all year round as private
Tour Price: From $70 per person, private
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Departure from the port of Izmir for an itinerary of great historical interest which will take us, in more or less 2 hours, to Pergamum. The main center, together with Alexandria, of the Hellenistic civilization in the East and capital of the Roman province of Asia, Pergamum enjoyed over three centuries of economic prosperity which resulted in exceptional cultural and artistic development. It is possible to appreciate the ability of Greek and Roman architects in developing this challenging location to the urbanity requirements of a great capital city. We visit the “ASKELEPION” complex built to honor ASCLEPIO, god of medicine (ESCULAPIO for the Romans), former place of worship and therapeutically center among the most celebrated in the ancient world. We then reach the ACROPOLIS, which dominates dominating the surrounding plain from a height of 275m. Originally fenced by three walls, of which few traces remain, on this rocky spur many temples, palaces, public and private buildings were erected. Visit the carpet weaving corporation to see how carpets are made by hand.
SHOPPING; Your guide escorts you to a store around Pergamum your rendezvous point after experiencing the marketplace. Take in a carpet-weaving demonstration or explore the Bazaar, where the shops are organized by the wares they sell. The narrow alleys are filled with shops offering jewelry, carpets, leather ware, copper goods and more. Bargaining is expected and half the fun.
Guests must be able to walk approximately 2 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines and 10 – 30 steps. Comfortable shoes, a hat and plenty of sunscreen are recommended as shade is limited. The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion. Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries Bring sunscreen and a hat, as shade is limited. Expect dense crowding and congestion at the sites.
Tour prices are given per person private tours run with minimum 2 person
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What the Price Includes
- Pick up from/to hotel or Port.
- Professional English speaking tour guide,
- Entrance fees to various sites per itinerary
- Air-conditioned non-smoking vehicles.
- Lunch (only on full day tours).
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities to driver and guide
- Anything unless specified being included