In this tour you will discover the ancient city of Pergamon, an important cultural center and the east capital of the Roman Empire. Pergamon, located 26kms from the Aegean Sea, is famous for the invention of parchment which substituted papyrus when it became hard to find.
The tour departs from from Selcuk and Kusadasi. Your guide and driver will pick you up from your accommodation and then you will start your journey to Pergamon.
You will visit the breathtaking Acropolis, which was modeled after the site in Athens. The beautiful view from the hill-top will give you a great panorama of the surroundings.
Marvel at the impressive Athenaeum library once held 200,000 volumes, which Mark Antony later offered to Cleopatra as a wedding present. The Temple of Trojan is a huge marble building that has been partially reconstructed from the original pieces found on the site.
Following on from this you will discover the famous Sanctuary of Asclepius, located down in the valley from the Acropolis. A sacred fountain where people with health problems could bathe can be found here and legend has it that Asclepius would then give them a vision and explain how they could be cured.
After a delicious lunch with Turkish specialties, you will have the opportunity to visit the Archeological Museum of Pergamon where you can see many original artefacts found on the site.
At the end of the day, we will enjoy an easy drive through the countryside. Please note that your tour may change the order in which you visit sites.