This private tour gives you the chance to visit the antique site of Pergamon. Of immense importance in ancient times, and probably underestimated in the history of the medical world, Pergamon was founded in the Stone and Bronze ages, and grew to be a major player in the then known world, it became a centre for medical treatments and development throughout these years. Hippoocrates and Galinus were born and worked here. To give you an idea of how important this city and its famous inhabitants were, Doctors still repeat the Hippocratic oath to this day, when they graduate from medical school.
You will have the opportunity to see the Asklepion which is the hospital itself, where they taught and worked, overlooking the ancient site and vast in size, its importance becomes instantly recognisable. With many things of interest in this place, such as the Altar to Zeus at the top of the acropolis (and yes, if it looks familiar, that will be because it is modelled on the same Athenian acropolis). The library of Celsus in Ephesus , is famed as one of the greatest in the ancient world, but Pergamon has that beaten too! The Athenaum Library once held an astounding 200,000 volumes and was indeed the largest library in ancient times. It was given as a wedding gift to Cleopatra, no less, by her husband, Mark Anthony.
In 2023, price of Kusadasi Pergamon Asklepion Tour is 37 € for adults, 17 € for children between age 5 and 7, free for children under 4 years old.
As a private tour, you will make the decisions as to which day and time you leave. The distance from Kusadasi to Pergamon is covered in around 2.5 hours. Of course you can choose to take a comfort stop when you wish. Your English speaking guide will remain with you throughout the day, leading you to those places of great interest and informing you accordingly. Guides are professionally qualified and educated to university level.
Your guide service is between the hours of 08:30 and 19:30 and are available seven days a week to perform this service.
The Asklepion is a little way from the centre of ancient Pergamon, so your air conditioned transport will take you to the Asklepion, which is the second part of your tour.
A lunch will be served at the restaurant of your choice along the way.
After you have visited the hospital at Asklepion, and perhaps enjoyed a little free time to explore (if you wish), your transport will take you back to Kusadasi and your hotel.
This is a great way to explore a little further afield and at your own pace, away from the tourist crowds. You are sure to have a unique and wonderful experience!
Cost of Kusadasi Pergamon Asklepion Tour is 37 € for adults, 17 € for children between age 5 and 7, free for children at and under 4 years old in 2023.
Your air conditioned, comfortable transport throughout the tour, picking you up from your Kusadasi hotel and returning you to the same at the end of your tour.
Driver and English speaking guide service.
All museum entry fees.
Your personal expenditure for the day, such as souvenirs.
Anything you purchase to eat or drink (this includes lunch).
It is not recommended as suitable for very young children, or anyone with mobility difficulties. Essentially a walking tour, you should consider this when booking.
Firstly, good walking shoes are essential. Wear loose comfortable clothing, and don’t forget your sun creams and sun hat. Sunglasses are also a good idea.
Bring some money with you for optional extras such as food and drink. It is also recommended that you carry a water bottle with you throughout the day.
If you have insect repellant it is always a good idea to bring some along with you.
Not essential, but highly recommended that you bring a camera with you to capture this amazing piece of human history.
In the event that you are bringing younger children with you , it is wise to carry their passport throughout the tour. This is only to be shown at museum entry gates to verify their age. In the interest of child education, there may be discounts applied to child entry fees.
Remember at all times, this is your private tour. If you need to stop and take a break, just let your guide know. Your guide is there to do just that, guide you with the best of their advice and knowledge. Enjoy!