Pergamon Private Tour from Kusadasi
- 8 Hours
- Private Tour
- All Year Round
Welcome to our guide on the Pergamon Private Tour from Kusadasi! This exciting excursion takes you to the ancient city of Pergamon, once the capital of the Hellenistic Attalid Dynasty and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this tour, you’ll get to explore the city’s impressive architectural feats and learn about its rich history as a cultural and scientific hub in the ancient world. From the Temple of Athena to the Great Altar of Pergamon, there are so many amazing sights to see. So join us as we dive into all that Pergamon has to offer on this private tour from Kusadasi.
Pergamon Private Tour from Kusadasi
Perched atop Kale Hill, this Hellenistic settlement was once the capital of the Attalid Dynasty and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this tour, you’ll get to see some of the most impressive architectural feats of the Hellenistic period, including the Temple of Athena, the steepest theatre of the time, and the Great Altar of Pergamon, which was recognized as one of the wonders of the world in the 2nd century BC.
In addition to its impressive temples and theatres, Pergamon was home to a renowned sculpture school, which produced many masterpieces, including the Great Altar. The city was also an important cultural and scientific hub in the Roman period, with notable landmarks such as the Sarapeion, Asclepius, the Temple of Trajan, and the amphitheater.
This private tour is perfect for small groups of friends or family, and the price per person is based on a group of 4 people. If you have fewer or more people in your group, please contact us for customized pricing. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit one of the most significant ancient cities in the world – book your Pergamon tour from Kusadasi today!
Pick-up from your hotel.
10:00Pergamon Ancient City
Pergamon was an ancient Greek city located in West Anatolia, near the Aegean Sea and the river Bakırçay. It became the capital of the Kingdom of Pergamon during the Hellenistic period, ruled by the Attalid Dynasty from 282 BC to 133 BC. The Attalids were known for their loyalty to Rome, and Pergamon played a significant role in the cultural and scientific life of the Hellenistic world. The city of Pergamon was built on Kale Tepe, or Castle Hill, and there are many smaller mounds in the surrounding Plain of Bakırçay. Archaeological evidence suggests that settlements in the area date back to the early Bronze Age, around the 3rd millennium BC.
During this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious open-buffet lunch at a local Turkish restaurant. In the afternoon, you’ll visit a carpet cooperative to see firsthand how Turkish carpets are crafted by hand. This is a unique chance to learn about the intricate process and artistry involved in creating these beautiful pieces, which have long been a symbol of Turkish culture and craftsmanship. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to indulge in some local cuisine and witness traditional Turkish artistry – book your tour today!
This full day excursion continues, after the lunch break, with a visit at the archaeological site of Asclepion. This location used to be the place were health-related conditions were treated. Forming the medical centre of the ancient world, Asclepion managed to produce medical knowledge during the antiquity and set the fundamentals of health science. An interesting highlight is that Hippocrates and Galinus were born there.
16:30 Return Back
After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. The tour ends with good memories.
How can I change the tour itinerary?
Customizable itineraries where you may choose sightseeings as per your taste & comfort. The tour program listed is representative and may completely change to suit your wishes. Feel free to say hello to us!
What is the difference between Private and Regular SIC Tours?
Private tours only include your group, your guide, and your driver. We offer the most personalized and intimate experience for you and your friends/family in a private tour! Regular SIC tours stand for Seat-in-Coach Basis Tours, which means you will share an air-conditioned coach or van with other tourists and you will have an English-speaking tour guide to take you to all the scenic spots listed in the itinerary that day. While the prices of private tours may vary according to the number of people, the prices of regular tours are fixed.
What languages are available for tours?
Our private tours are operated in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Japanese. Feel free to contact us for any other languages.