Voyage to Dikili (Pergamum), Turkey

Voyage to Dikili (Pergamum), Turkey

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Cruise to a town of historic & natural charms

There are times when you just want to hang out in a new town, not worrying about the heritage sites you have to check off your list, or visiting all the “must-sees” you MUST see. Well, fellow world travelers, Dikili is just the place for you!

Mind you, there are still plenty of charms to be found, like Dikili’s coastal area that dates back over 5,000 years, where remnants of ancient civilizations still remain. There is also the volcanic crater at Lake Kargol, the wooden Merkez Mosque, and the Nebiler waterfall and caves.

And if you do want to visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pergamum is only a 30-minute drive away. Also known as “Pergamon” and, somewhat more shockingly, “the dwelling place of Satan”, the 3rd century BC ruins here include the Altar of Zeus, the Theater, and Asklepeion, the site where psychiatry was first practiced.

Then again, you could disregard everything we just mentioned, and take it easy instead by having a muddy good time at one of Dikili’s therapeutic hot springs and thermal mud baths, followed by some Turkish specialties at one of the restaurants overlooking the harbor. Decisions, decisions…


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The ancient city of Pergamum is cited in the New Testament as one of the Seven Churches of Revelation.

Explore this site with its rich variety of historical sites, including the Acropolis, Theater, Sanctuary of Athena, the Library (which housed one of the most impressive collections known in antiquity), the Temple of Dionysus, the restored Temple of Trajan, and the Altar of Zeus.


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The Asclepion is one of the most famous sanctuaries of Asclepios, the God of Healing. Shaded by pine trees, it was an ideal spot for pilgrims to enjoy the medicinal and spiritual benefits of the spa.

Walk the Sacred Way to see the Sacred Well and the Serpent Altar—the symbol of modern day medicine.

Acropolis And Asklepion

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Acropolis And Asklepion

Acropolis And Asklepion

This tour introduces you to the ancient city of Pergamum. The ruins of the ancient city of Pergamum consist of various historical sites including the Acropolis, Theater, Sanctuary of Athena, the Library, and the Altar of Zeus.

The Asclepion is one of the most famous sanctuaries of Asclepios, the God of Healing.

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Dikili (Pergamum), Turkey At a glance

Current Weather:
21°C / 70 °F
Current Time:
12:32:34 am2016/05/25 00:32:34 am
Wednesday, May 25
UTC/GMT +03:00
Turkish Lira
Exchange Rates:
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  • 1.21
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Local Details:
Size: 541.00 KM2 (208.88 MI2)
Population: 35,230
Density: 65 Pop/KM2 (25 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +90

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