The Acropolis
The Acropolis
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  • Mike D
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pergamum
    This is a fascinating g place that requires loads of time and patience.h There are Esentially three levels to this site.....a Lower Acropolis Level, a Middle Acropolis Level and an Upper Acropolis Level. I would reccomend doing this trip on a day with good weather as the Upper Acroolis Cable Car Station will shut early if it is too windy and visibility poor. Also it is recommended that you have good walking shoes as a lot of the terrain can tend to be a little uneven. All the main attraction spots can be seen in a day, but leave very early in the morning if you want to see all the sites. My advice is start at the Lower Section and then take a cable Car to the Upper Acropolis. You can then walk down to Middle Section before taking the Cable Car back to the Lower Section. Also bear in mind the light and glare from the sun in bright sunlight. I would advise taking plenty of drinking water. There is a toilet at the Lower Acropolis. But bear in mind other tour groups as well.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 19, 2023
  • Brandylady
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom1,312 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Some columns still standing
    This is situated on top of a hill and is reached by a cable car for which you pay. Once up you pay again at turnstiles to enter the site . Some impressive columns still standing from the temple but sadly earth quakes have caused most to fall ..some difficult footing ,so wear decent shoes. Avoid midday as very hot and no shelter from the sun
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 15, 2024
  • deborahbC3444RB
    324 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive but don't just stop for the big ticket ruins
    The Bergama acropolis (Pergamum Acropolis) is certainly impressive living up to what you read about it. It is on the top of the hill overlooking the town and can be reached by a lift next to the ticket booth- it is possible to drive to a carpark at the top- not sure how many spaces are available. We visited in March so it wasn't as crowded as I am sure it gets in summer but it was still quite crowded with tour buses. The god thing is that they tens to visit just a few key features before leaving so if you work around them it is possible to enjoy some of the main features relatively crowd free. There are colour coded routes if you prefer to follow these. We wandered all over the acropolis and spent about 5 hours there exploring all the levels and finding some gems in the wander. The big ticket items: Library of Trajan, theatre, Temples (Dionysus, Athena) Altar of Zeus are the crowded areas but if you detour into the other areas there are also some beautiful ruins such as the preserved and recently uncovered mosaics, upper and lower Agoras, gymnasium... Its worth spending the time wandering the site if you are visiting independently.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 28, 2024
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Brandylady
Aberdeen, UK1,312 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is situated on top of a hill and is reached by a cable car for which you pay.
Once up you pay again at turnstiles to enter the site . Some impressive columns still standing from the temple but sadly earth quakes have caused most to fall ..some difficult footing ,so wear decent shoes. Avoid midday as very hot and no shelter from the sun
Written April 15, 2024
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Mike D
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
This is a fascinating g place that requires loads of time and patience.h There are Esentially three levels to this site.....a Lower Acropolis Level, a Middle Acropolis Level and an Upper Acropolis Level. I would reccomend doing this trip on a day with good weather as the Upper Acroolis Cable Car Station will shut early if it is too windy and visibility poor. Also it is recommended that you have good walking shoes as a lot of the terrain can tend to be a little uneven.

All the main attraction spots can be seen in a day, but leave very early in the morning if you want to see all the sites. My advice is start at the Lower Section and then take a cable Car to the Upper Acropolis. You can then walk down to Middle Section before taking the Cable Car back to the Lower Section. Also bear in mind the light and glare from the sun in bright sunlight. I would advise taking plenty of drinking water. There is a toilet at the Lower Acropolis. But bear in mind other tour groups as well.
Written December 19, 2023
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Bahgon60
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The first time I had seen this site was nearly 20 years ago. Now the excavation works have revealed a very conserved city . You should see it absolutely. It is not hard to reach. You can use either the air lift or can reach by car. Both arrive at the entrance.
Written November 14, 2022
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Dilek M
Brooklyn, NY19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
While traveling to Ephesus, took only a day to visit this beautiful quaint, historic town. Only upon visiting all the places to see, did we realize that we should've booked at least another day if not more. The Acropolis is at the top of the mountain in the town and being up there, you appreciate how hardworking and savvy the ancients were...check out the water containers and channels and pulleys. The view from amphitheater is amazing and the back side of the mountain has views of the winding river...makes perfect sense to feel like a god up there!
Written July 30, 2015
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rainbowbiscuits
Thailand80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
Ever since the cable car was built, it was made compulsory for all visitors to take it hence private tour buses stopped going there (became too expensive to be included in bus trips). This is good cos there's not too much people and true enough, my mum and I were the only few ones.

You can walk to the cable car from the city centre in 5 - 15 mins it's easy then the cable car costs 10tl for one way and 13tl for two way. Really recommend that you read about this place before you go up because unlike the attractions in Istanbul, there are no tour guides on demand. Would be nicer to know what you're looking at. Entrance ticket costs 25tl and the last cable car down is at 7pm. At 7pm, they'll demand everyone to get out but just tell them you want to walk down via the gymnasium. The walk down is worth it and easy but you might want to be time conscious about sunset.

Don't bother about Askelpion, entrance is another 20tl and if you've seen Acropolis first then you will be very very disappointed with Askelpion. Museum entrance is 5tl but nothing special cos the real altar is in Berlin. The important artifacts are all either at Istanbul archaeological museum or internationally misplaced.

Oh and when you walk down the Acropolis, there are some fences but it's easy to find a loophole somewhere and climb out.
Written May 2, 2015
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Wise L
Hong Kong, China178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
We did not plan to come here originally but were recommended by the hotel it can't be missed so we came.

Once we arrived the hill, oh my god! Such a ancient ruin on the hill built by the General of Alexandra. It is really crazy one with ancient ruin seeing wonderful view here!

Excellent place that I really think it is as good as Ephesus (or even better)!!
Written September 21, 2015
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Dengy L
London, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
My second visit, and I was amazed as much as the first time. This is one of the best historic sites I have seen. Imagining its magnificence back in its day is just mind boggling. If only the Zeus Altar was also standing there in its original location.
Written August 4, 2015
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Zenon30
Ottawa, Canada98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
The acropolis in Bergama is located on a towering hilltop above the city and are truly spectacular. The theatre in particular is very unique with it's steep incline and view over the valley. While the ruins are on a smaller scale than Ephesus, it some ways they are much more impressive given the location on the hill top. It is unfortunate that the Temple of Zeus was taken away by German archeologists in the 19th century to the Pergamon museum in Berlin and reconstructed there.
Written November 24, 2014
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TravelOMonstress
Kigali, Rwanda62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You can drive up to the modern cable cart building, park & purchase cable car tickets to go up (12TL/person). We tried to drive all the way up, but the road was blocked.

It only took 5 Minutes for the cable to go up. Then, we purchased tickets to go inside the Acropolis (25TL per person).

The site is magnificent. The high Roman structures, the Grand theater good for 10,000 people. From the top, you can view the entire city below and far beyond. It is very windy on top & can make one feel powerful.

On the other side, you have a large river flowing around & through the land. Very beautiful for pictures.

The site and the last cable car closes at 7pm. We arrived 30 minutes earlier. It was a bit of a rush. So I would suggest to have about an hour planned out for the visit.
Written August 13, 2014
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Antonio T
Strathfield, Australia91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Amazed by the beauty of the scenery and the history of area.

Bring a wind jacket as it can get cool with the wind.
Written November 11, 2019
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