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Highlights of Pergamum
Dikili Shore Excursion - Highlights of Pergamum


 



This 4.5-6 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port of Dikiki
  • Private English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Vehicle
  • Included Interior Visits- Pergamom Acropolis, Asclepion

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Tour Number:
TDIKI-01


Select Group Size (Prices in USD)*:
2 People - $238 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $218 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $172 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $144 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $124 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $112 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $102 Per Person (Private Tour)
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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 

Dikili Shore Excursion

This Dikili private shore trip explores the Acropolis of Pergamum and the ancient health center of Asclepion. You have the option to include a local lunch stop in Bergama, a true cultural experience!

Your licensed guide will meet you at the cruise pier in Dikili. As your drive west from Dikili you pass fertile fields and olive groves on your way to Bergama, once known as Pergamum, a great center of ancient culture. The ancient city was a capital of the Pergamum Kingdom, and it was here that parchment paper was invented.

Today, Pergamum is one of Turkey's finest archaeological sites. Explore the Acropolis to see the remains of the citadel and the city walls, the foundations of the Zeus Altar (the carving of which are now in Berlin at the Pergamum Museum), and the Royal Palace. The famous Pergamum Library once contained 200.000 scrolls that were given as a gift to Cleopatra by Mark Anthony after the burning of the Library at Alexandria.

Walk through the Agora and see the restored Trajan Temple and the remains of the Demeter, Athena and Dionysus Temples. On the steep slopes of the Acropolis you will overlook the Theater which once held as many as 15.000 spectators, and see the modern town and surrounding hills stretch out into the distance.

Next you visit the Asclepion, a healing center from the 4th century BC and one of the most important sites of Pergamum. Here fortunate patients received herbal, aquatic, physical and psychological treatment for their ailments. Then you visit the Temple of Asclepios, the amphitheater, and walk through the sacred corridor and down the ancient, arcaded, marble-paved boulevard while the Acropolis towers above you in the distance.

Early this afternoon you return to the cruise terminal in Izmir.

Lunch Option (Meal not included) - You could return to your ship for lunch after a morning tour or we can arrange a stop in Bergama for lunch. This is a rural part of Turkey so you will not find high end restaurants but you will be able to have very typical Turkish meal for local working class people. Very little English is spoken here so the guide will join you for lunch and will translate / make suggestions etc. for the meal. Please note that in many restaurants alcohol is not served. If you want to stop for lunch then the price of the tour is the same and the excursion will be about 6 hours instead of 4.5 hours. A nice cultural experience! Just let us know at the time of booking.

Mobility: No Wheelchairs


If you cannot find what you are looking for our Dikili tours and Dikili Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Dikili tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing is approximate based on your interests & traffic
  • Depart Dikili and drive to Pergamum - 1 Hour
  • Visit Pergamum - 1.5 Hours
  • Drive to Asclepion - 15 Minutes
  • Visit Asclepion - 1 Hour
  • Optional Lunch Break - 1 Hour and 15 Minutes
  • Return to Dikili- 1 Hour