Amazing place to visit. Take 2 hours from izmir city by public transport but all you can see is worth it. The place has a map to guide your way during the visit.
About Ruins of Pergamum
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This is one of the top sites in Turkey, next to Ephesus, Troy, Pamukkale and Cappadocia. It gave its name to 'percament', it is still known as a colour, so this must be impressive. And it is. To get an overall view of an ancient...More
There's much to see of this ancient center of cultural, scientific and political activity, including the ruins of two temples, tunnels, beautifully restored tile work, and a large amphitheater. It sits on a pretty steep hill, but is accessible with a continuously running series of...More
The most important cultural, artistic and scientific center of the hellenistic world. Its library was tivaling with the Alexandria library. Only the base of the Zeus altar remained on the acropolis. The front of the altar is rebuilt in the Berlin Pergamon Museum.
Phenomenal views and impressive restoration make this a quality stop when you're in the Ephesus-Smyrna-Pergamon region of Izmir. I've been to Ephesus multiple times (and am still impressed), but I can't stop thinking about Pergamon. Brings a whole new light on ancient Biblical history from...More
Pergamon was the largest of the Hellenic states in Anatolia, before being bequeathed to the Romans in 133bce by Attalus III. Eumenes II (197-159bce) modelled the city on the Acroplis of Athens, and it was clearly one of the greatest cities of the Greek world...More
The temples and ruins of this mountaintop city are breathtaking particularly in the thunderstorm as we strolled over the rocky terrain and explored the grounds of the C. 200 BCE sanitarium including the tunnels where patients would hear "instructions" from the gods whispered thru hidden...More
Visiting the Pergamon ancient city is also a must for histroically interested people. It is easy to find and fairly easilly accessible by cable car or car. Now it is very easy to walk around and see the marvels of the old city. Again the...More
You are so high on the hilltop you can see "forever." The temple is great and the stadium is pretty amazing if you climb down from the top. This was our first stop on the 7 churches tour we drove ourselves. A little hard to...More