BERGAMA

BERGAMA

Bergama has an era of 1.573 km2, and is 107 km away from İzmir.

Its historical name is Pergamon, taking its name from Prince Pergamos. The word “Bergama” means “cliff”.

The first money of Bergama as a medium of exchange was issued in 5th century BC.

Bergama is neighbors with Balıkesir; Savaştepe, İvrindi, Ayvalık, Dikili along with Soma, Kınık, Aliağa, Manisa

Bergama has its name written in the World Heritage List as Turkey’s 13th and the world’s 999th heritage site.

Bergama entered the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2014.

Bergama, the place where the first inflation happened along with the issue of first coin, and also the place where the parchment was invented, is backed with a rich tourism potential.

Bergama is home to many historical works such as Akropolis, Asklepion, Red Basilica, Agamemnon Hotsprings, Kozak Tableland, Arap, Müftü, Ulu, Kurşunlu, Laleli, Kulaksız and Yeni Cami, Küplü Hamam, Tabaklar Hamam, Koca Sinan Mescid, İncirli Mescid and Karaosman fountain along with the Acropolis city.

Bergama is an open-air museum with the Acropolis city which has the steepest theater in the world, one of the first psychological treatment centers Asklepieon, one of the few hotsprings of the time Allianoi, one of the first seven churches of Christianity mentioned in the Bible Basilica and the ancient Pergamon, Havra, Inns, hamams, mosques, fountains, Temple of Serapis, Temple of Athena, Temple of Dionysos and Trajan, King Palaces, the Library of Bergama, Agora, Arsenal, theater with 10.000 seats and Altar of Zeus.

The district has a tourism potential with its geothermal resources such as the Agamemnon Hot Springs for health tourism, and natural resources for rural tourism and ecological tourism.http://www.izto.org.tr/en/izmir-merkez-ve-ilcelerinde-turizm-kapasitesi