The Sparkling Aegean-Day 5- Dikili

Dikili is the coastal town and the district of the city of Izmir in the north Aegean part of Turkey. Dikili is located in a unique geography with its special sun, deep blue sea, 40 kilometers of blue flagged beaches, green hills & productive plains and thermal cure in its hot springs which provide health for centuries. These specialties make Dikili a very unique and remarkable summer & beach holiday resort in Turkey.

It is a very rare concept in the world that a holiday town offers nature, history, beaches and thermal cure all together in one place. You may both have a great holiday in the company of the warm sun and charming Dikili beaches or have a thermal cure at the Dikili hot springs for all year round in your Dikili, Turkey holidays. Together with its festivals, culture and art, Dikili also has a unique place for the Aegean peace…

Diliki is also the nearest port to Pergamum. Pergamum (or Pergamon) was an important kingdom during the second century BC, having grown from a city-state captured by Alexander the Great.

Upon Alexander’s death in 323 BC, his generals fought for control of the parts of his empire. Lysimachus took command of the Aegean coast, but was killed in 281 BC, leaving Pergamum in the control of Philetarus the Eunuch, who used Lysimachus’s treasure to increase his power.

Philetarus’s nephew and heirs built on their inheritance, and Eumenes II (197-159 BC), King of Pergamum, became the most powerful ruler in Anatolia. He beautified his capital city by building the Altar of Zeus, by constructing numerous buildings in the “middle city” on the slope of the Acropolis, and by expanding and beautifying the Asclepion medical center. More…

Eumenes II’s son Attalus III was not his father’s equal. Pergamum’s power declined, and on Attalus’s death in 129 BC, the Kingdom of Pergamum was willed to Rome and became its Province of Asia (Minor).

Roman Pergamum was still a rich, important city. Some of its most important monuments, such as the Temple of Trajan, date from Roman times.

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