Discover the travertine terraces of Pamukkale, meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, on this 1-day tour from Marmaris. Explore this magnificent natural wonder as well as the sights of the ancient city of Hierpopolis.
What to Expect
On this 1-day tour from Marmaris you will visit Pamukkale, known as the 8th Wonder of the World. Meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, this natural formation contains hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. Because of the glorious white travertine and historical value, Pamukkale was added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 1988.
Pamukkale can be seen from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli, 20 kilometers away. On the top of this white “castle”, which is a total of 2,700 meters long, 600 meters wide, and 160 meters high, the ancient city of Hierapolis was built. Here you can visit an ancient Roman amphitheater, the historical museum which was formerly a Turkish bath, the ancient Cleopatra swimming pool, the monumental tomb of Saint Philippe, and the most magnificent Necropolis of Anatolia.
- Transportation (comfortable, non-smoking, air-conditioned buses)
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees