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  • Pamukkale and Hierapolis: 1-Day Tour from Fethiye

    1. Pamukkale and Hierapolis: 1-Day Tour from Fethiye

    Explore the unique travertine terraces of Pamukkale (literally “Cotton Castles” in Turkish), and enjoy a full-day trip to one of Turkey’s most popular attractions. Depart Fethiyefrom Oludeniz and transfer by air-conditioned coach to Pamukkale, known as the “8th Wonder of the World” to those in the know. Explore the natural landscape of clear water pools, hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by flowing water. Inscribed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1988, Pamukkale attracts some 2 million visitors every year. Get a view of the terraces from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli. Then, go to the ruins of the ancient Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis, built on top of the “Cotton Castles” in the 2nd century BC. See the remains of the Roman amphitheater, and visit the former Turkish Bath, now converted to an archaeologica...

  • Ephesus and Pamukkale: Day Trip by Plane from Istanbul

    2. Ephesus and Pamukkale: Day Trip by Plane from Istanbul

    Enjoy a full-day package trip that takes you on a guided tour from Istanbul to 2 of Turkey’s most fascinating attractions: the ancient cities of Ephesus and Hierapolis. Spend a full day marveling at ancient, multi-cultural architecture and monuments without worrying about any of the details of traveling and organizing. You’ll start your day with pickup from your hotel in Istanbul, bright and early at 5:15 AM for a transfer to the airport for your 7:30 AM flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted and brought to Ephesus to meet with your guide and take your Ancient City Tour. Ephesus is an iconic former-Greek city, built in the 10th century, famed for its temples, monuments, and theaters. Known as the commercial, religious, and social center of antiquity, this is sure to be the highlight to your whole visit to Turkey. Explore the city’s combination of Greek, Roman and Byzantine mar...

  • Pamukkale: Tandem Paragliding Experience

    3. Pamukkale: Tandem Paragliding Experience

    Take a unique look at Pamukkale, meaning “Cotton Castle” in Turkish, with the help of a professional tandem pilot who will help you soar to new heights while taking in breathtaking views of the white limestone cliffs. Pick up is provided from Pamukkale hotels and it will take approximately 20 minutes to reach the jump off point in the mountains. After a safety briefing, you are ready for take-off. Flying time varies from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on wind conditions. This activity will take approximately 1 hour in total. At the end of the adventure, hotel drop-off is provided.

  • Pamukkale and Hierapolis Full-Day Guided Tour

    4. Pamukkale and Hierapolis Full-Day Guided Tour

    Visit Pamukkale and Hierapolis on a 7-hour guided tour. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot springs and take in the unique white limestone terraces, known as travertines. The ancients believed that Hierapolis, or Sacred City, was founded by the god Apollo. It was famed for its hot springs, whose vapors were associated with Pluto, the god of the underworld. The hot springs were popular in Roman times because of their therapeutic powers. Visit the Domitian Gate, the colonnaded street and the cathedral. Explore the Pamukkale Museum and marvel at the limestone terraces of Pamukkale. The healing powers of the hot springs led to the establishment of a spa resort.

  • From Istanbul: Ephesus & Pamukkale 2-Day Trip with Flights

    5. From Istanbul: Ephesus & Pamukkale 2-Day Trip with Flights

    Visit the ruins of Ephesus and the pools of Pamukkale on this 2-day tour from Istanbul. Fly from Istanbul and stay overnight in Kusadasi as you travel to Turkey's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Day 1 Begin your travels with a pickup from your hotel in Istanbul. Your driver will take you to the airport so you can board your 1.5-hour flight to Izmir. At your arrival, you wıll be greeted by your driver and safely taken to Selcuk to meet with your group participants and start your full-day tour. During the course of your day break for lunch. Head to the House of Virgin Mary, a church built on the top of the foundations of a structure thought to be the house where the Assumption happened and Mary spent her last days. Continue on to Ephesus, an archeological treasure and well-preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean. See one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Temple of Artemi...

  • From Antalya: Pamukkale 1-Day Group Tour with Lunch

    6. From Antalya: Pamukkale 1-Day Group Tour with Lunch

    After being picked up from your accommodation in Antalya, you will transfer to Pamukkale (which was known as Hierapolis in ancient times), a 250 km drive that will take around 3.5 hours.  On the way, there will be two breaks for coffee, tea, and breakfast. If you inform your hotel 1 day in advance of the tour, they may be able to prepare your breakfast to take with you (if breakfast is included with your accommodation).  Just before arriving in Pamukkale, there will be time to stop for lunch. Then, continue on towards the ancient holy city, located just 5 minutes from the lunch stop. Your guide will help you to gain an understanding of this ancient and fascinating city. Take some time to admire the natural spring water terraces or perhaps take a dip in the Cleopatra Pool (not included in the cost of the tour). Other highlights include the main street (also known as Colonnade Street) a...

  • Pamukkale: Full Day Tour from Kusadası or Selcuk

    7. Pamukkale: Full Day Tour from Kusadası or Selcuk

    Enjoy a relaxing splash in the hot springs of Hierapolis, one of the sacred sites of Turkey, dating back thousands of years. They were used in Roman times because of their therapeutic powers. Also admire the white limestone terraces, known as travertines of Pamukkale.  Pamukkale has always been a very popular settlement, because of its hot springs, which are believed to have healing powers. Through this, the city became the center of a pagan cult in antiquity. Now it has transformed into an outstanding spa resort. The city was on the borders of the ancient states of Caria, Lycia and Phrygia and had a mixed population. Citizens were usually involved in the wool and textile industry. Its beautiful terraces were formed by running warm spring water. The temperature is around 35 C, containing calcium bicarbonate. When the water loses its carbon dioxide it leaves limestone deposits. These re...

    Wasted too much time driving the tiny village roads on the way back, so we spent almost an hour longer to drive back from the site than it took to drive there! Our guide was awesome! Would recommend him to our friends!

  • Ephesus to Pamukkale, Konya and Cappadocia Tour (Private)

    8. Ephesus to Pamukkale, Konya and Cappadocia Tour (Private)

    1. DAY You will join the tour at Izmir airport or Izmir Bus station and travel to Kusadasi Hotel in the city of Ephesus.  2. DAY You will be picked up from your hotel in Ephesus at 9:30 AM. You will wonder at the Pergamon Acropolis and Asclepion, Ancient hospital, health center and propylaeumof the Temple of Athena. You will then return to your hotel for the evening.  3. DAY You begin your second day in Ephesus at 9:30 AM where you are picked up from your hotel Kusadasi and proceed to the House of the Virgin Mary. Then you will see Ancient Ephesus and Temple of Artemis (Diana). Your tour will finish at 5:30 PM and drive to Pamukkale. Upon your arrival to Pamukkale you will be transferred to your hotel for the night. 4. DAY Your Pamukkale day tour begins, by pick-up at 9:30 AM. First, you will visit the red springs in ...

  • Kusadasi or Selcuk: Pamukkale Guided Group Tour

    9. Kusadasi or Selcuk: Pamukkale Guided Group Tour

    Depart from your hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk in the morning and meet your guide. Travel to Pamukkale to see its dazzling sights and learn about its history and culture. View the fascinating travertines of Pamukkale, formed by a complex chemical reaction from the nearby hot springs. Visit the site of the ancient city of Hierapolis, and admire its Necropolis, Domitian Gate, Agora, Temple of Apollo, and more. Learn about this fascinating city that played an important role during the spread of Christianity through Anatolia.

    Have some free time to wander around at the end of your tour. Bring your swimsuit and enjoy an optional dip in the Cleopatra Pool (not included). Get transferred back to your hotel in Selcuk or Kusadasi at the end of the day.

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What people are saying about Pamukkale

Overall rating

3.3 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Good tour. Driver took major highway there, but not back!

Wasted too much time driving the tiny village roads on the way back, so we spent almost an hour longer to drive back from the site than it took to drive there! Our guide was awesome! Would recommend him to our friends!

Cotton castle

Everything went well. A Guide did a greatjob. Only very long journey. But I recommend everyone to visit this amaizing place. Breakfast and lunch included to price.