1. Turkey
  2. Aegean Region
  3. Kusadasi
  4. Pamukkale

Pamukkale: Full Day Tour from Kusadası or Selcuk

Product ID: 128544
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On this tour visit the Domitian Gate, Colonnaded Gate, Cathedral, Red waters of Karahayit, Pamukkale Museum & The Travertine of Pamukkale.
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Duration 8 hours
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English

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Travertines of Pamukkale
  • See its most important sights
  • Explore one of the sacred sites in Hierapolis
Full description
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 reveal themselves with different colours and shapes in the form of terraces with pools, overhanging surfaces and fascinating stalactite formations. Pamukkale takes its name from these formations.
Includes
  • Entrance tickets
  • Local expert guide
  • A/C minivan transportation
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks