Pergamon is founded in the county of Bergama (Izmir), where the Aegean and Anatolia regions come together. Pergamon’s ancient riches include many architectural structures such as a temple dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena, revered as the protector of the city.
The first settlements in Pergamon are known to date back as early as 3000 BC. Because of its lucky location at the heart of commercial and cultural activity, the ancient city never fell from prosperity. While staying in Izmir, one of the nicest modern Aegean cities, you can visit Pergamon with its acropolis, the ancient medical center of Asclepion (built in honor of Asclepius), basilica, and the ancient spa settlement, Allianoi.