One Day Trip Bergama
Are you ready for a journey from UNESCO World Heritage Bergama, which has been hosting the International Festival of Bergama, Turkey’s first local festival, since 1937, to Foça’s mythological Siren Rocks?
Famous for its countless historical and cultural values, Bergama is the 999th place to be named a World Heritage by UNESCO, and only the 13th from Turkey to make the list. It’s not only the homeland of the parchment but also the city of Galen, the father of pharmacy.
Built on a hill overlooking the Bergama Plain, you can go to the Akropolis, which is the first settlement in Pergamon, to take photos of its unique view. The Temple of Athena, the Traian Temple, the Altar of Zeus, the world’s steepest theater, and the Pergamon Library will be waiting for you in all their glory.
Red Hall Basilica
One of the most important structures in Bergama (Pergamon), which has a very important place in the history of Christianity, is the Red Yard. It is thought to have been built during the reign of Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century BC. The Serapion (Basilica), thought to have been built in the name of the Egyptian gods Serapis and Isis, is famous for its high walls, huge gate, and large yard. By visiting the Onyx Stone ateliers, you can get more information about this famous stone that is being extracted in the area.
An Ionian civilization in the Ancient Era, Foça was called Phokaia for the Mediterranean monk seals that lived in its waters and this name reached our present day in the form of Foça. It is one of those places that fascinate you with its natural beauties. The Siren Rocks mentioned in Homer's Odysseia are located in this district. When you visit Foça, you can see these volcanic rocks, the islands, and also taste the delicious fish and other seafood, the indispensable ingredients of Foça cuisine.
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İzmir Bergama Kurtuluş Mahallesi
1 April - 31 October
Opening time: 08:00 - Closing time: 18:30
31 October - 1 April
Opening time: 08:30 - Closing time: 17:00
Closed Days: Open every day