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Bergama (Pergamum)/Turkey

Introducing Bergama (Pergamum)

The bustling market town of Bergama is most famous as the home of the Asclepion. Though arguably it has as much as Ephesus to occupy travellers, it’s far less visited. This, together with its laid-back and friendly feel and excellent attractions, make it a must for the independent traveller. Many visitors end up falling for Bergama.

There has been a town here since Trojan times, but Pergamum’s heyday was during the period between Alexander the Great and the Roman domination of all Asia Minor when it was one of the Middle East’s richest and most powerful small kingdoms.