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Ruins of Pergamum

8 km (5 mi) from Bergama, Bergama, Turkey
+90 232 632 66 63
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Among the most spectacular in Turkey, the site has remarkable remains from the Roman and Byzantine periods.
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8 km (5 mi) from Bergama, Bergama, Turkey
+90 232 632 66 63
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We spent most of the time walking tour in the ancient Greek village opposite the ruins site. Some old fashioned house still existing and are the residence for local.

Thank Danaiya T
Reviewed 16 December 2017

This is how to get there by bus. Ok, take your orientation from the Basmane Station. Facing it, turn left and walk along Anafartalar Cd till you come to Gazi Blv. Just before you get to Gazi Blv, you will pass the some offices with...More

Thank mlimk
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Took the bus from Izmir Otogar - quite long (2 hours). From the central bus station took a taxi to the top (on the meter 28 TL). Spent a good 2 hours exploring. At 300m the views are stunning, the breeze is cooling. The theatre...More

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Rigakittyndya T
Reviewed 29 June 2017

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

1  Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 15 June 2017

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

Thank spanishpeeks
Reviewed 27 May 2017

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.

Thank HappyTravelRo
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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

1  Thank Greg F
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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

1  Thank Rod F
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Peter C
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7 September 2017|
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Response from Greg F | Reviewed this property |
Might be tough to squeeze it all in in an hour, but definitely worth a visit. If the hour does not include time getting to Pergamum or getting back to Izmir then it’s worth it.