It you are interested in exploring history and culture, Izmir offers a variety of sites and places of interest to visit during your holiday. In addition to that, visitors of Izmir are able to enjoy multiple full day excursions in order to enhance their sightseeing experience and unfold the history and the secrets of the ancient world. Izmir Pergamon Tour takes participants into an amazing journey in time by visiting, among others, an incredible ancient city full of interesting structures, the famous Altar of Zeus and Asclepios.
Izmir Pergamon Tour takes place on a daily basis with an early morning start. For your own comfort, a fully air conditioned bus will pick you up from the indicated point i.e. your hotel, Izmir airport or port. A professional tour guide will welcome you in the bus and assist you in understanding the history and the importance of the sites. The bus will drive you towards the starting point of the tour which is 1 hour and 30 minutes away.
You will be visiting the ancient city of Pergamon which is situated in a spectacular and breath-taking setting. In fact, the city looks like it was constructed on four terraces right on a hill and overlooks the Pergamon Plain. There, you will enjoy a guided tour while walking around the structures of this ancient city.
Among the most notable items that was there is the Altar of Zeus, now exhibited in a museum in Berlin. The guide will explain everything you need to know about this masterpiece. During your guided tour, you will also visit the ancient acropolis of the city which is an area full of temples dedicated to Greek and Roman gods and goddesses. In addition, Pergamon has also the steepest ancient theatre of the ancient world. From there, you may enjoy incredible panoramic views and snap some nice photos.
After exploring the ancient city, you will visit an important location in terms of medical history, the infamous Asclepiad. In fact, Asclepius was the god of health and medicine and there are 300 ancient hospitals spread around Greece and Asia Minor. While you are there, you can walk around and explore the ancient healing rooms, and also learn interesting facts from the tour guide.
The tour continues with a visit at the Archaeological Museum in Pergamon where you can enjoy a visual representation of the area’s history.
Our Day Tour To Pergamon From Izmir includes also a shopping stop either at a ceramic workshops so you can purchase some souvenirs. It also includes a delicious lunch break at a local restaurant where you can relax. By the end of the tour, the bus will drive you back to Izmir and drop you off at your hotel, airport or port. This full day excursion finishes during the afternoon when you arrive back, full of memories and great images.
Join an incredible sightseeing experience in the ancient city of Pergamon and get to explore its history and secrets. Izmir Pergamon Tour offers travellers the opportunity to enjoy a guided sightseeing tour, to observe some notable sites and ancient structures and to admire spectacular landscapes and views over the Aegean Sea. This excursion is ideal for solo travellers, groups of friends or families ad it combines everything you need for an amazing day.
Pick up: The tour starts during the morning on a pre-scheduled time. A modern and fully air conditioned bus will pick you up either from your place of accommodation in Izmir, from the airport or the port. From there, you will start a road trip towards Pergamon for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Pergamon ancient city: The ancient city is the first stop of the tour. It is constructed on a hill overlooking the Pergamon Plain and from there you can admire the serenity of the landscape and imposing views. During your visit there, you will walk around the ancient structures and learn the history of this settlement by a professional tour guide. Among the most important areas is the Acropolis where you can observe several temples dedicated to Roman and Greek ancient gods. In addition, you will visit the ancient theatre of the city which is the steepest ancient theatre in the world. Pergamon is also the place where the Altar of Zeus was found and the guide will explain everything you need to know.
Asclepiad: The next stop is scheduled to take place at the Pergamon Asclepiad, an ancient hospital dedicated to the god of health and medicine, Asclepius. Walk around the various rooms of this ancient hospital and learn interesting facts about the ancient Greek medicine.
Archaeological museum: The sightseeing experience includes also a visit at the Archaeological Museum of Pergamon. There, you can observe an incredible collection of items and unfold the history of the ancient city.
Lunch: For your own comfort, this excursion includes a lunch break. The meal will be served at a local restaurant where you can enjoy some delicious recipes and relax.
Shopping stop: Pergamon Tour includes a shopping stop at a local workshop where you can observe how locals produce handcrafts. From the workshop you can purchase some nice souvenirs to take back home.
Return: By the end of the tour, the bus will drive you back to Izmir. Return is expected during the afternoon. By the moment you arrive back, you will be full of enthusiasm from this excursion and long lasting memories.