OVERVIEW: Docking at Izmir Port, the Izmir/Historical Wonders of Pergamon tour will take one on a private tour which includes guided visits to the legendary Acropolis in Upper Pergamon and the famed Asklepieion Health Center in lower Pergamon. This epic city is the birthplace of parchment, possessed the steepest theatre in the ancient world and a renown library.
INCLUDED: Licensed guide, A/C vehicle and dependable driver
NOT INCLUDED: Entrance fees, lunch and tips (appreciated when deserved)
HIGHLIGHTS: An unforgettable day highlighting the wonders of ancient
We’ll explore Upper Pergamon: the legendary panoramic vantage point of the Acropolis that Alexander the Great called the "eagles' nest", the Acropolis, Temple of Athena, Temple of Trajan, the Alter of Zeus (mentioned in the Bible) and the steepest theatre in ancient history which had a capacity of 10,000 patrons. Lower Pergamon for an eye opening visit to Asklepieion, the ancient
famous healing spa. Here is where Galen, the most well known scientist of medicine, second only to Hippocrates, studied and practiced. Time for a wonderful lunch before we drive back to Izmir.
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