Pamukkale daily guided tour from Ephesus

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Pamukkale daily guided tour from Ephesus

Duration :   11 Hours
The Price :   43,00
Max People :    18
Start Location:   From Your Hotel
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Pamukkale daily guided tour from Ephesus. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water.


Pamukkale Daily Guided tour  Highlights

For discovering this amazing town and its hot springs you will meet your guide at the reception of your hotel in Selcuk / Kusadasi in the morning. and drive to Pamukkale which takes around three and a half hours.

We start our tour by having our open buffet lunch at a local restaurant in Pamukkale.

After the lunch our next step will be the ancient city of Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site which differs from all other ancient cities in being located, not on earth or rock, but on solid limestone layers formed by limestone water that flowed for centuries over this raised level plateau.

“Hierapolis” means “sacred city” and the city was given this name because of the large number of temples it had Today, the theatre, the Apollo temple and the Necropolis are the most important places to see in Hierapolis.

During the tour you will see the Necropolis (Cemetery) of Hierapolis which is one of the biggest ancient cemeteries in Anatolia Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, and the Main Street, Byzantium Gate.

Then, you will walk to the natural warm water terraces which were formed by running warm water that contains calcium. The temperature of the water is about 35 Celcius. You will have the chance to see the gleaming white travertine terraces of Pamukkale, located next to the ruins of Hierapolis.

The extraordinary effect is created when water from the not springs loses carbon dioxide as it flows down the slopes, leaving deposits of limestone. The layers of white calcium carbonate, built up in steps on the plateau, gave the site the name Pamukkale (cotton castle)

You will be given free time to swim in antique Cleopatra’s Pool ( OPTIONAL) At the end of the tour you will be dropped back to your hotel in Kuşadası / Selcuk.


Pamukkale guided tour Travel tips

Please, do not forget to bring your swimwear. During your walk on travertines mind your steps to avoid injuries. Summer period is hot and dry so please take your hat and sunscreen with you. Also you can hire a minivan for your family from us
This tour is a full day tour and departs everyday.


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Places You’ll See :

If you wish to know how to visit Pamukkale in Turkey, Pamukkale tour will be the perfect guide for you. Here we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the water pools of Pamukkale. From Pamukkale’s opening hours to where to stay and eat near Pamukkale. We also explain how to visit Hierapolis and where to travel by bus  from near Pamukkale and Hierapolis.

1Pamukkale

Pamukkale and Hierapolis Pamukkale and Hierapolis are two interconnected attractions located in close proximity to each other in southwestern Turkey.

Here's some information about Pamukkale and Hierapolis:

Pamukkale: Pamukkale, which means "Cotton Castle" in Turkish, refers to the natural site of white travertine terraces formed by the mineral-rich thermal waters that flow down the slope. These terraces, with their cascading pools of turquoise-colored water, create a stunning and otherworldly landscape. The travertine terraces are a result of thousands of years of mineral deposits from the hot springs in the area. Visitors can walk barefoot on the terraces and even take a dip in the thermal waters in designated areas. Hierapolis: Hierapolis is an ancient Greco-Roman city that once thrived near Pamukkale. It was founded in the 2nd century BC and was an important cultural and commercial center in the region. Today, the ruins of Hierapolis are a UNESCO World Heritage site and offer a fascinating glimpse into the past. Some notable attractions within Hierapolis include the well-preserved theater, the grand necropolis (ancient cemetery), the Roman baths, the Temple of Apollo, and the agora (ancient marketplace). Historical Significance: Both Pamukkale and Hierapolis have a rich historical significance. The thermal waters of Pamukkale were known for their healing properties and were used for centuries as a spa and wellness destination. Hierapolis, on the other hand, flourished as a thriving city during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Over the centuries, it experienced various influences and architectural developments, leaving behind a diverse range of ancient structures. Visitor Experience: Visitors to Pamukkale and Hierapolis can explore the terraces and ancient ruins, learning about the history, architecture, and cultural significance of the sites. It's a unique opportunity to witness the stunning natural beauty of Pamukkale and immerse yourself in the ancient world of Hierapolis. UNESCO World Heritage Site: Pamukkale and Hierapolis collectively form a UNESCO World Heritage site, recognized for their outstanding natural and cultural value. This designation highlights their importance and contributes to their preservation and protection. When visiting Pamukkale and Hierapolis, it's advisable to wear appropriate footwear, as the travertine terraces can be slippery. Additionally, respecting the rules and guidelines for preserving the site, such as not climbing on the fragile terraces, is important to ensure their longevity for future generations to enjoy. Exploring Pamukkale and Hierapolis offers a unique combination of natural beauty and historical exploration, making it a memorable experience for visitors to Turkey.

2Ancient city Hierapolis

Cleopatra's pool Pamukkale Cleopatra's Pool Pamukkale, also known as Cleopatra's Antique Pool, is a popular attraction located in the ancient city of Hierapolis, which is adjacent to Pamukkale in Turkey.

Here is some information about Cleopatra's Pool:

Historical Significance: Cleopatra's Pool is believed to have been built during the Roman period in the 2nd century BC. It is said to have been a gift from Mark Antony to Cleopatra, hence the name. The pool is adorned with ancient columns and remnants of the surrounding structures. Thermal Spring: The pool is fed by natural thermal springs, which are rich in minerals and believed to have healing properties. The water in Cleopatra's Pool is warm and inviting, with a constant temperature of around 36 degrees Celsius (97 degrees Fahrenheit). Underwater Ruins: One of the unique features of Cleopatra's Pool is the presence of ancient ruins submerged in the water. These ruins include marble columns, fallen stones, and parts of the ancient city's infrastructure. Swimming in the pool allows visitors to observe and touch these historical remnants. Swimming Experience: Visitors have the opportunity to swim in Cleopatra's Pool and enjoy its warm and mineral-rich waters. The pool has a depth ranging from shallow to deep areas, accommodating both non-swimmers and experienced swimmers. The water is believed to be beneficial for the skin and has a rejuvenating effect. Entrance Fee: Please note that there is an entrance fee to access Cleopatra's Pool. The fee may vary depending on the season and is separate from the entrance fee to visit the main Pamukkale terraces and Hierapolis Ancient City. Optional Activity: Visiting Cleopatra's Pool is an optional activity during a trip to Pamukkale and Hierapolis. Not all tour packages or day tours may include a visit to Cleopatra's Pool, so it's important to check with the tour operator or guide beforehand to confirm if it is part of the itinerary. Swimming in Cleopatra's Pool can be a unique and enjoyable experience, combining history, relaxation, and the natural beauty of the area. However, it's worth noting that due to the historical significance and delicate nature of the ruins, certain rules and regulations may be in place to ensure the preservation of the site.

3Cleopatra Pools

ITINERARY

DAILY GUİDED TOUR TO PAMUKKALE

07.30 AM Pick up from your hotel in Kusadasi


07.45 AM Pick up from your hotel in Selcuk and drive to Pamukkale


12.00 PM Depart for fully guided Pamukkale tour Visiting,

  • Hierapolis ( Sacred City )
  • Necropolis ( tumulus, sarcophagus and house-shaped tombs )
  • Domitian Gate
  • The Main Street
  • Byzantium Gate
  • Temple of Apollo
  • Plutonium
  • Theatre
  • Travertines
  • Cleopatra’s Pool

17:00 PM End of the tour transfer to your hotel / bus station / Denizli airport

What's Included

  • Entrance fees
  • Local Taxes
  • Lunch
  • Pick up from Hotel
  • Professional Tourist Guide
  • Transportation

What's Excluded

  • Drinks at lunch
  • Personal Expensis
  • Tips

Activities ( Optional)

  • Hot air balloon tour Pamukkale

LOCATION

Why Book With Us?

  • We are speaking your language
  • 24/7 support helpline during tour and Travel in Turkey
  • Flexible customisable tour and Activity options

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