Discover the "Cotton Castles" of Pamukkale and the well-preserved ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis on this full-day tour. See the clear pools and travertine terraces of Pamukkale and explore the amphitheater at Hierapolis.
What to Expect
Travel by air-conditioned coach to Pamukkale, known to insiders as the "8th Wonder of the World." Explore the unique travertine terrace formations at Pamukkale (literally "Cotton Castles") and enjoy a full-day trip to one of Turkey’s most popular attractions. Explore the natural landscape of clear pools, hot springs and travertine terraces formed from carbonate minerals left by flowing water.
Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, Pamukkale attracts some 2 million visitors every year. Take in the view of the terraces from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli before heading to the ruins of the ancient Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis, built on top of the "Cotton Castles" in the 2nd century BCE. See the remains of the Roman amphitheater and visit the former Turkish Bath, now converted to an archaeological museum.
Discover where Cleopatra used to swim, see the monumental tomb of the Christian apostle St. Philippe and marvel at the Necropolis of Anatolia, filled with sarcophagi including Marcus Aurelius Ammianos.
- Transportation by non-smoking, air-conditioned bus
- Entrance fees to Pamukkale
What's Not Included
- Entrance to Cleopatra's swimming pool (optional)