Pamukkale, also known as the “Cotton Castle,” is a glistening white marvel created by limestone-laden hot springs, giving rise to stalactites, pot-holes, and enchanting fairy tables. The water is renowned for its alleged benefits to the eyes and skin, offering relief for ailments such as asthma, rheumatism, and dermatitis. Paddling through the warm water provides an exhilarating experience, allowing glimpses of ancient column fragments beneath the water’s surface. While the baths are enjoyable, don’t forget to explore the ancient Hierapolis with its Theater, Necropolis, Roman Baths, and Agora. The return journey over the Taurus Mountains to Antalya provides a scenic view of mountain villages and the Lake District.
Situated 19 km north of Denizli, Pamukkale is Turkey’s premier mineral-bath spa, celebrated for its natural beauty. Hot calcium-laden waters emerge from the earth, cascading over a cliff to form dramatic travertines of hard, brilliantly white calcium that create pools.
Your full-day excursion commences early in the morning with a pickup from your Antalya hotel. After a lunch break, you’ll explore the snow-white terraced cliffs of Pamukkale, often referred to as the Cotton Palace. The calcite-laden waters originate from springs on a 200-meter high cliff, creating mineral forests, petrified waterfalls, and terraced basins.
Visit historical sites such as the Roman theater, Apollo temple, Roman baths, fountains, and the agora. Following the tour, take the opportunity to swim in thermal pools. An optional extra is a swim in Cleopatra’s Pool, available for an additional fee.
Hierapolis Ancient City
The extensive ruins of the Roman mineral water spa city, Hierapolis, feature a grand theater, a vast necropolis, colonnaded streets, baths, and numerous other structures. The Sacred Pool in Pamukkale remains from Roman times, serving as the spiritual center of the spa city. The day concludes around 8 pm.
The primary language for group tour guidance is English or multilingual available. Tours in languages other than English are available exclusively as private tours. Please note that there might be a price variation for different languages. Kindly specify your preferred language for the tour if it's not English!
Tour fees include professional English guide service or assistant service. In half-day tours, meals are not included, but in full-day tours, a set menu or open buffet meal is generally included. Kindly refer to the tour description for a detailed breakdown of included and excluded services.
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