Middle Gate


The middle gate to Hierapolis is at the bottom of the travertines, on the edge of Pamukkale village.

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1. Gymnasium

0.37 MILES

Only a few Doric columns remain from Hierapolis' 1st-century gymnasium, which was one of the social hubs of the ancient city. An earthquake in the 7th…

2. Byzantine Gate


The first monument you come to if you enter Hierapolis at the south gate is this 5th-century travertine block and marble gate.

3. South Gate

0.41 MILES

This entrance gate to Hierapolis is about 2.5km up the hill from Pamukkale village.

4. Byzantine Church

0.44 MILES

Hierapolis' scant Byzantine church ruins are a bit of a jumble and difficult to decipher. They're behind the museum.

5. Hierapolis Archaeology Museum

0.45 MILES

Housed in former Roman baths, this excellent museum exhibits spectacular sarcophagi from nearby archaeological site Laodicea and elsewhere; small finds…

6. Travertines

0.45 MILES

The World Heritage–listed saucer-shaped travertines (or terraces) of Pamukkale wind sideways down the powder-white mountain above the village, providing a…

7. Temple of Apollo

0.54 MILES

The foundations of the Temple of Apollo at Hierapolis remain today. Once the heart of the city, this was where people came to consult the temple's oracle…

8. Hierapolis

0.56 MILES

This ancient spa city's location atop Pamukkale's tourist-magnet travertines is quite spectacular. Founded as a curative centre around 190 BC by Eumenes…