Luxury Holidays Pergamum (Dikili), Turkey

In Pergamum, one of Turkey’s most important archaeological destinations, you will find Ancient history meets modern cable cars in. Standing on a hilltop far above modern Pergamum, you’ll have spectacular views as you tour the Acropolis, a magnificent collection of monuments including an altar likely dedicated to Zeus and Athena and a hillside theatre that once accommodated 10,000.

After a day spent time travelling, stop in a local restaurant to taste some kofte – spicy meatballs – and eggplant sautéed in olive oil. You might also head south to Izmir to shop for textiles, rugs and jewellery at Kemeralti Market, or stay closer to port and enjoy the golden beaches of Dikili.