Visit the thermal spa of Pamukkale made of limestone terraces and then make your way to the ancient ruins of Hierapolis.
What to Expect
Join this tour to visit the thermal spa of Pamukkale to find out why today its thermal waters continue to attract thousands of visitors every year, making it one of the most visited attractions in Turkey. Get to see the natural phenomenon of limestone pools and be enchanted by its charm while also visiting the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis.
After an early morning pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the airport and board a flight to Pamukkale where upon arrival you will start the tour with a guide. The guide will lead you to these places together, a proclaimed World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Meaning literally in Turkish ”Cotton Castle,” Pamukkale is one of the most important monuments that the nature of Turkey has to offer. It consists of a series of limestone terraces formed by the action of the hot springs that create a waterfall. The water contains a high concentration of carbonic acid and lime, which emerges as the particles settle and form these unique terraces, and falls as it flows downhill to form stalactites, waterfalls and basins. There are only a handful of these strange formations around the planet and you have to see to believe it. The contrast with the rest of the landscape is breathtaking.
Nearby are the ruins of Hierapolis, where the Roman baths were converted into a church during the Byzantine period. The Roman Theater and well-preserved ancient thermal baths have been restored and turned into an archaeological museum. Other attractions include the Temple of Apollo, the Necropolis and the Ninfeo, in addition to the fourth-century basilica.
The important thing about this site is its vast necropolis and buried here are the remains of many of the patients who came to heal on its hot springs and failed. Each grave tells a story and are small masterpieces.
You will also have time to walk Pamukkale and bathe in its waters, reflect and rejuvenate even in its waters. Time also to enjoy the pool of Cleopatra (ticket not included). After the tour and time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to Istanbul.
Upon arrival in Istanbul, a representative will be waiting to take you to your hotel
- Transfer hotel-airport–hotel
- Licensed guide by the Ministry of Tourism
- During all tours private transportation in luxury vehicle with AC (non-smoker) and driver
- Domestic flights Istanbul-Denizli-Istanbul
- All entrances to museums and sites to visit
What's Not Included
- Cleopatra pool
- Personal expenses