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Pergamum

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Built essentially by Eumenes II, Pergamum (modern Bergama) is famous in antiquity for its library. Eumenes II was a passionate book collector and his library (said to have held over 200,000 volumes) was a symbol of the cultural and social power of Pergamum. In its time, it was thought to have rivalled the great library in ancient Alexandria. In fact, the Egyptians were so greatly afraid Pergamum and its library would attract famous scholars away from Alexandria, they cut off the supply and importation to Turkey of Nile papyrus (used to make books). Instead, Eumenes, set his scientific henchmen to work, and they came up with pergamen (Latin for parchment),

a writing surface made from animal hides as opposed to pressed papyrus reeds! Sitting in a stunning location on top of a hill, Pergamum is also famous for it’s awesome hillside amphitheatre, one of the steepest in the classical world. Down the hill (and viewable from the ancient city) is Pergamum’s Asclepion (medical centre).

The centre came to the fore under Galen (AD131-210). Born here, he studied in Alexandria, Greece and Asia Minor before setting up shop as a physician to Pergamum’s gladiatorial combatants. Recognised as perhaps the greatest early physician, Pergamum’s Asclepion became renowned. His work was the basis for all Western medicine until at least the 16th century! The Asclepion is entered along a Roman street where upon entering, there is a Roman column carved with snakes, the symbol of Asclepios.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Pergamum, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Turkey

Blue Mosque | Istanbul | Turkey
Aegean Explorer
7 Days FROM $1,279

Kicking off in the powerhouse of the Ottoman empire, discover exciting Istanbul, embrace Gallipoli, impressive Roman ruins, the Aegean Coast and Pamukkale's beautiful cascading mineral pools.

Traditional gulet | Turkey
Istanbul to the Med
7 days FROM $1,499

Following the famed Aegean coastline, we discover Ottoman Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, ancient Ephesus and Pamukkale, finishing in coastal Marmaris - gateway to Greece and the stunning Mediterranean Sea!

Cappadocia | Turkey
Turkey Unplugged
10 Days FROM $1,599

Explore Istanbul and its bazaars and grand Mosques, wander round the battlefields of Gallipoli, see Roman ruins, the beautiful Aegean Coast, Pamukkale and the jewel in Turkey’s crown - Cappadocia, with its amazing underground cities and whimsical landscape.

Australians at the ANZAC dawn service site in Turkey
Anzac in Focus
8 days FROM $1,799

ANZAC 2015. This popular tour takes you to the top spots of Turkey and down to the cove for the ANZAC Day remembrance Dawn Service and beyond to some of Turkey's greatest offerings including Ephesus, Pammukale Kusadasi and more!

Remembrance Day
10 days FROM $1,999

This exciting classical tour of Turkey with great 4 - 5 star hotels, takes in the amazing sights of Ottoman Istanbul, the Roman ruins of Ephesus and Pergamum, mythical Troy and fairytale Cappadocia. Coinciding with Remembrance Day, on November 11th we make our way to the battlefields of Gallipoli to pay our respects and attend the moving Remembrance Day Commemorations.

Hot air ballooning | Cappadocia | Turkey
Turkey Discovered
14 Days FROM $2,299

Discover Turkish treasures on a trip that packs in Ottoman Istanbul, ancient ruins, Gallipoli and the Aegean, fine Mediterranean beaches, whirling dervishes, stunning Cappadocia and UNESCO Listed Safranbolu. This is ultimate Turkey, in two amazing weeks!

Acropolis | Athens | Greece
Istanbul to Athens
14 days FROM $4,299

From Istanbul - the great capital of the Ottoman Empire, to Athens - the ancient capital of Greece in 14 magical days. Discover archaeological treasures and natural wonders and discover the jewels of the Greek Islands; Rhodes, Santorini and Mykonos

Paros Island | Greek Islands | Greece
Turkey & the Greek Isles
15 days FROM $6,399

Take in the sights and delights of Turkey, from bustling Istanbul to coastal Marmaris, before hopping over to the beautiful Greek Isles of Rhodes, Santorini and Paros. Top off your holiday in historic Athens - Greece's capital city, on this incredible two week adventure hosted by a senior member of our team from On The Go HQ.

Akdamar Island | Lake Van | Eastern Turkey | Turkey
East Meets West
18 days FROM $4,299

Explore the two sides of Turkey with an adventure from Ottoman Istanbul in the west to the hinterlands of the east. En route discover battlefields, magnificent ruins and underground cities. Enjoy beach time by the Med before travelling east to mysterious mountain shrines, Neolithic hilltop temples, beautiful lakes and the Silk Road.

The iconic ANZAC hat on the beach of ANZAC cove
Anzac Smoko
8 days FROM $1,299

ANZAC Day Tour, Gallipoli 2016. Starts: 20th April. Kicking off in Istanbul, take a dip in Pammukale's thermal pools, explore the Roman ruins of Ephesus and Pergamum before experiencing the memorable ANZAC Dawn Service at Gallipoli.

The Temple of Ephesus framed by poppies
Anzac Bonzer
11 days FROM $1,799

ANZAC Day Gallipoli 2016. Starts: 23rd April. Commemorate the brave ANZAC's and embrace history at Gallipoli. Then check out amazing Turkey taking in Roman ruins of Ephesus, Perge and Aspendos; the stunning Mediterranean and spectacular Cappadocia.

Flying Carpet Crystal Coast
9 days FROM $2,699

Take the family on a holiday to the Orient. Marvel at the many minarets of Istanbul and get swept up in the city’s colourful bazaars, discover the Roman ruins at Ephesus and the ancient city of Troy, walk the battlefields of Gallipoli and spend the final days of your holiday, beachside – enjoying sunshine and a turquoise blue sea

Library of Celsus | Ephesus | Turkey
Crystal Coast
7 days FROM $3,779

See all that is iconic to Turkey, magnificent Istanbul, extraordinary Ephesus, moving Gallipoli and dream like Pamukkale. Short, sharp and sweet, truly a Turkish Delight.

Traditional gulet | Turkey
Diamonds of the Med
17 days FROM $8,189

See the very best of Turkey, then up anchor at Bodrum and spend 7 blissful days aboard a traditional gulet, sailing the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean and exploring the beautiful Dodecanese Greek Islands.

Wellington Battalion
11 days FROM $2,399

Starts: 23rd April 2015. Commemorate the brave ANZACs and embrace history at the 100th Anniversary at Gallipoli in 2015. Then take a journey of discovery through the ever changing landscapes of Turkey with its Roman ruins, underground cities, fairytale chimneys, striking calcium pools and beautiful Aegean coastline.

The iconic ANZAC hat on the beach of ANZAC cove
Gallipoli Uncovered 2015
11 Days FROM $2,749

Explore the poignant WWI battlefields, landing sites and memorials of the Gallipoli Peninsular and enjoy a boat trip off ANZAC Cove on this indepth tour which also takes in Roman ruins, the surreal landscape of Cappadocia and exotic Istanbul.

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