TRIPS TO TURKEY



Day excursion to Bergama

AYVALIK – BERGAMA – ASCLEPION – ACROPOLIS

Departures every Thursdays

Gather at 8:00 in the morning at the International departures at the port. Once we pass through passport control at customs we board the ferry and depart for Ayvalik. Arrival at Ayvalik Port after 1 hour and 30 minutes and after customs control board the tour bus and depart for Pergamon. The city of ancient Pergamon (or Pergamum, today's Bergama) was created by the newly-founded royal dynasty in the mid-third century BC. It became one of the classic late-Hellenistic cities, on a dramatically steep site, with imaginative solutions to the urban design problems created by the site, wonderfully embellished by the generous attention of its royal (and other) patrons. The site divides into two main sections, the steep upper town and the flat lower town. Though today's Bergama is entirely in the lower areas, a number of important remains have survived even there: the Asklepieion, one of the major healing centres of antiquity, the Red Hall (Serapeum), the stadium, a Roman Bridge and tunnel. But it is the upper town that captures the imagination, with its extensive remains, innovations, and drama. One of the most richly decorated structures of the Hellenistic period, the remains of the Altar of Zeus are now located in the Pergamum Museum in Berlin. At the end of our tour we will sit at a central tavern in Bergama were we can enjoy our Lunch and there after visit a carpet shop before our return back to Ayvalik for our departure at 18:00 hours. We arrive back to Mytilene at 19:30.

 

Includes:

  • Round trip ferry tickets from / to Mytilene and Ayvalik
  • Tours of the Asklepieion & Acropolis
  • Meal at local tavern 
  • English speaking tour guide
  • All port taxes

 

Not included:

  • Drinks and refreshments
  • Entrance tickets to the archaeological sights

 

Price per person: 55 €

Note: If you are staying in the north part of the island (Molyvos or Petra) a round trip transfer can be arranged by bus with an additional of only 5 Euro per person. Prior booking is required.



Ferry to Turkey Valid for summer 2013 (April to September)