According to your private tour pick-up time, meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. The first visiting place is Pergamum; had a significant place of its own in all Asia. Historically the city was the capital of the greatest Kingdom that existed in this region. The city is situated at 100 km north of Izmir. The Roman historian Pliny Called it: "By far the most famous city in all Asia". The cause for this importance was this: When John wrote his Letter, Pergamum had been a capital city for almost four hundred years. After the mythical times, Pergamum Had been the scene of several cultures, ranging from those of the Stone and Bronze Ages until the Archaic and Classical Periods. Among the temples, palaces, and agora’s, the Asklepion, which were constructed in one century, belonged the big Zeus Altar and the Parchment Library. They stand as the most brilliant works of art of the fourth and third century B.C. in Anatolia. The Parchment Library housed the most famous collection of Books of that time, written on a type of processed lamb and goat skins. This was a process invented in Pergamum when the rulers of Ptolemean Egypt embargoed the export of Egyptian papyrus sheets to Pergamum. Other magnificent buildings of this period are the Temple of Athena and those of Demeter and Dionysus.
After the Lunch We will continue to Asklepion. Asklepion was known under the name of "The Pergamum God of Health". In ancient times there were in this Part of the world three favorite religious shrines and holy places. They were the Artemisia of Ephesus, the Apollo cult of Delphi and that of Asclepius Pergamum. Asclepius the deity of health and medicine served the people for several hundred years; thus, making Pergamum a medical center of very great importance. Famous medical Scholars, like Hippocrates and Galenus, were born in Pergamum and worked there. After the tour drive you back to your hotel, Izmir city