After pick up, drive to Pergamum Acropolis. Bergama, with historical and cultural richness, is one of the most special cities of Turkey. In its history of about three thousand years. Bergama witnessed many civilizations and continues to share the traces and manuscipts of this background with today. The atlar of Zeus, Basilica as one of the seven churches of christianity, Asclepion is one of the first hospitals in history, The physician Galen, who is founder of pharmacy and parchment presented by Pergamon to the humanity.
Arrival to Pergamon, will get the cable-car for Acropolis, It will take about 5 minutes, Then visit Pergamon Acropolis is completely reinforced city with its social and commercial structures constructed on the land terraces between streets and squares. The Atlar of Zeus, the Temple of Dionysus, the Temple of Demeter, the Great Library containing 200.000 bundles of books, Theater, Gymnasium, Royal Palaces, the Temple of Trojan, Aqueducts, Fountains and Cisterns, and Arsenals are the most important structures constructed in Pergamum Acropolis. After Pergamon Acropolis, drive about 10 minutes to Pergamon Asclepion, ancient historian was shortly saying for Asclepion ,The place where Death is Forbidden to enter and Testaments are not opened which is the largest medical center of the period including serpentine column as the symbol of modern medicine and pharmacy, was constructed in the name of Asclepios, the god of healing and medicine, and remained as a famous thretament center until A.D IV century, The findings reveal that surgical operations were also performed in Asclepion in addition to diets, hot and cold baths and physical exercises as the three basic components. Futhermore, patients were treated in this center with medicines, herbs, music, mud and sun baths, and psychotherapy based on splash, inspiration and dream interpretation. Asclepion, accessed from the Sacred Way, 1 km long street, now hosts its visitors with its Library, Theater, The Temple of Asclepios, Sacred Fountain, and Underground Passages.
Optinal Pergamum Carpet Weaving School
Pergamum is also an important city in terms of Carpet business. Pergamum carpets, among the most advanced crafts of the city and having an ethnographic value, gained world wide reputation. Pergamum Carpets are grouped under 18 main headings and four regions according to the color, pattern, shape and weaving techniques used. These regions are as follows.
Kozak Region/Pergamum Turkey
Yuntdagi Region/Pergamum Turkey
Yagcibedir Region/ Pergamum Turkey
Karadag Region/ Pergamum Turkey
Today, the most known carpet among these four regions is Yagcibedir Carpet, also called as Kiz(girl) Bergama.