Located 20 kilometers from the town of Denizli in
the Aegean region of Turkey, Pamukkale is one of the most
interesting places in the world, justly famous not only for the
entrancing beauty of its unique geological formations but also for
its historical remains. The calcium oxide-rich waters flowing down
the southern slope of Caldag located north of the ruins have, over
the millennia, built up deposits of white travertine on the plateau
thus fully justifying both the site's ancient name of Hierapolis
(Holy City) and its modern one of Pamukkale (Cotton
Pamukkale is an extraordinary wonder of
nature. The calceouse water rise from the ground at a temperature of
36,5 Celsius degrees and tumbles down the mountain from a height of
100 meters, forming a myriad of pools. Cream- colored stalactites
are formed as the water overflows the pools, creating a breath –
taking sight unequalled in the world. Water is the architect of this
gleaming fairy – castle resembling cotton or spring which are
recommended in the treatment of heart diseases, circulatory
problems, high blood pressure, nervous disorders, rheumatism, eye
and skin diseases, nervous and physical exhaustion, digestive
maladies and nutritional disorders.
After pick up from the hotel, we start our
journey to Pamukkale, which takes about 2,5 – 3 hours, with break on
the way for refreshment.
First we will visit Red Springs, just outside Pamukkale – boiling
waters of which have emerged from thousands of feet below the
Earth’s surface to form ribbons of deep red, blue and yellow on the
After this we are heading to town
for lunch, open buffet ( drinks are extra charge ).
Next we visit the ruins of Hierapolis – the Theatre, The Temple of
Apollo, Christian Basilica, the ancient agora ( market ). This is
the largest ancient graveyard in Anatolia with more than 1200 tombs
that range in date from the late Hellenistic period to early
Christian times. We will then view the calcite terraces of
Pamukkale, you will have free time to explore them.
Duration: 9-10 Hours
The above excursion can be operated at any time with the
mentioned rates that include transportation with A/C,
non smoking vehicles, professional licenced guide, all
entrance fees and VAT.