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Ruins of Pergamum

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Address: 8 km (5 mi) from Bergama, Bergama, Turkey
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+90 232 632 6663
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Among the most spectacular in Turkey, the site has remarkable remains from...

Among the most spectacular in Turkey, the site has remarkable remains from the Roman and Byzantine periods.

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Day Trip to Pergamum and Asklepion from Izmir
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Pergamum Acropolis and Asclepion Tour from Dikili Port with Private Guide

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Fantastic historical site - but no tourists now

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 sad thing is there are almost no tourists. We counted 9 in addition to ourselves... More 

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Wow this is an amazing Greco-Roman city. It was a real pitty i did not have much time to enjoy it all. I dont recommend to walk all the way up unless you have plenty of time or have a vehie. It takes about 40 mins from the central bus station. The cable car is 10TL I highly recomend it... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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 get there, you can take a gondola ride up to the top (for a fee)... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

If you are in Turkey, you must take the time to see the ruins of Pergamum. The millennia and weather and earthquakes have taken their toll on this historic site but you can still see the ibrancy of what this site once was.

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Twin Cities, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Pergamum is beautiful with its beautiful columns and amphitheater, which could seat over 10,000 people. It is situated on a steep incline and overlooks the city of Bergama. The site itself is excellent. You can reach it by elevator or by a small, steep road if you are brave enough. Several paths take you through the ruins where lovely trees... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We finally made the climb to this site. Should have taken the gondola. Well worth the visit. Quite a lot of people there on the day we went.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Well worth the trip, due to its height is accessed by cable car (15TL pp) and quite literally awesome to see the spectacular ancient city constructed on top of a mountain. Good to visit in May & October, might be too hot in July & August. If you are on a sightseeing trip eg to include Asclepion, Ephesus, Pamukkale may... More 

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Wallace, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

It was amazing to take the funicular to the Acropolis which is located high above the contemporary town of Bergama in Turkey. The rocky site also overlooks beautiful Kestel Baraji lake. The ruins are Greek and Roman and date to before the 2nd century BC (I think), and are very evocative. Among the most well known are the Temple of... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Our guide said that this is her favorite archaeological site. Having seen it, I can see why. It has a spectacular location on the top of a mountain. Very hot in the summer, but well worth seeing.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Pergamum is yet another Incredible Ruins Site, it has it's own amazing structures and features as with all the ruins we have seen throughout Turkey. The difference between this site and the others throughout Turkey is it's location on the hilltop above the town of Bergama, it's a difficult walk and you need to be very careful when walking down... More 

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