1 Day Pamukkale Tour From Istanbul

Overview

pamukkale, which in English translates to “Cotton Castle,” is located in the southwestern province of Denizli standing over the ruins of the ancient and sacred city of Hierapolis. This magical place is especially famous for its white limestone travertines shaped by calcium-rich hot springs and has been used as a thermal treatment center for millennia. The spot’s first spa dates back to the founding of Hierapolis, established by Eumenes, king of Pergamum, in the second century B.C.

 

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Pamukkale, Hierapolis ancient city and Travertines.

Merhaba! We will meet at your hotel lobby and transfer you to Istanbul Airport for your flight to Denizli. Upon arrival to Denizli we will meet and depart for our Pamukkale tour.

Pamukkale Travertens ( Calcium Terraces ): Pamukkale Travertens are natural formations of limestone with small ponds at multiple levels. You will feel the clouds under your feet. It is recognized as a World Heritage Sites together with Hierapolis. A few other places in the world resemble it, including the Mammoth Hot Springs in the USA and Huanglong in Sichuan Province of China (another UNESCO World Heritage Site). Hierapolis-Pamukkale was made a World Heritage Site in 1988.

Hierapolis Ancient City: Hierapolis, whose name means “sacred city,” was believed by the ancients to have been founded by the god Apollo. It was famed for its sacred hot springs, whose vapours were associated with Pluto, god of the underworld. The city also had a significant Jewish community and was mentioned by Paul in his Letter to Colossians.

Thermal Water: The water flowing from the hot springs on the southern slopes of Caldag rapidly loses heat during its flow through these open channels it is still hot enough to make it possible for one to bathe throughout six months of the year in the open-air swimming pools in the motels and on the terraces.

Optional visit to Cleopatra Pool (please bring bath suites and towels)

After the tour you be transferred to Denizli Airport for your flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival to Istanbul we will meet and transfer you to your hotel.  our team says so long and looks forward to be your host again until next time on your travel pleasure for other destinations. Gule Gule.

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