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$59.79 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full Day Pamukkale Tour

Enjoy relaxing soak in the hot springs of Hierapolis, one of the sacred sites of Turkey, dates back thousands of years and also admire the white limestone terraces, known as travertines of Pamukkale. Take a dip in the hot springs, which were used in Roman times because of their therapeutic powers. After breakfast, we set off for our Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour. On the tour you will cherish visiting Domitian Gate, Colonnaded Gate, Cathedral, Red waters of Karahayit, Pamukkale Museum & The Travertine of Pamukkale.Pamukkale has always been a very popular settlement where the hot springs were. Hot springs are believed to have healing powers because of that city became the centre of a pagan cult in antiquity. Now it is outstanding spa resort.The city was on the borders of Caria, Lycia and Phrygia and had a mixed population. Citizens were usually involved in the wool and textile industry. The terraces were formed by running warm spring water, temperature is around 35 C, containing calcium bicarbonate. When the water loses its carbon dioxide it leaves limestone deposits. These are shows themselves with different colours and shapes in the form of terraces with pools, overhanging surfaces and fascinating stalactite formations. Pamukkale (cotton castle), takes its name from these formations.According to scientists, if the water had always flowed at this rate, the terraces must have begun forming 14,000 years ago. A little further away from Pamukkale, near Karahayit village is another thermal spring, Kirmizi Su (the Red Water) has warmer water but less carbon dioxide gas where the running water creates a reddish effect different then the white cotton terraces of Pamukkale. Hierapolis, whose name means ‘sacred city’ , was believed by the Ancients to have been founded by the god Apollo. It was famed for its sacred hot springs, whose vapors were associated with Pluto, god of the underworld. During this tour you will see: Domitian Gate, Colannaded Gate, Cathedral, Hierapolis and Pamukkale were listed on the world Heritage sites of UNESCO in 1988. year.  Tour finishes around 4.00 pm and we take you back to your hotel.

$186.53 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Pamukkale Hot-Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise

One day prior to your tour; we contact you and advise the exact your hotel pick-up time.Day of the tour; You are picked up from your hotel one hour before the sunrise (around 06:30 during winter and 04:30 during summer) in our VIP vehicles and taken to the take off area. While witnessing an amazing sunrise up in the air, you will get to see the perfect panoramic views of Pamukkale.Our routes of flight offer you a great variety of unique beauty of Pamukkale. The landing point of your hot-air balloon will depend on the weather conditions of that day for the right spot. Once your balloon is landed, we celebrate your hot-air balloon experience with fruit juice and cake.Your flight certificates which are prepared in your own name are also handed by our pilots before you are dropped off back at your hotel.

$161.42 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Pamukkale Hierapolis and Aphrodisias Tour

You will meet your private guide at the lobby of your hotel or airport of Denizli and drive 1,5 hours for Aphrodisias from Pamukkale/Karahayit or 2,5 hours driving from airport of Denizli. Aphrodisias is one of the oldest sacred sites in Turkey. Dedicated to the ancient Mother Goddess and then the Greek goddess Aphrodite, it was the site of a magnificent Temple of Aphrodite and the home of a renewed school of marble sculpture. The Temple of Aphrodite later became a Christian basilica through an impressive swapping of columns. Today, the Temple of Aphrodite is well-preserved and partially restored; it is not hard to imagine its ancient splendour. Aphrodisias also offers ruins of a large theatre, a stadium and other structures, as well as an on-site museum displaying artifacts. Next see, The museum of Aphrodisias (Closed every Monday) is one of the most outstanding museums of western Anatolia. The monuments of unsurpassed value which have been found at the excavations are displayed here. Join the lunch and rest for a while then drive through to your drop off point.

$85 Day Trips & Excursions

Pamukkale Tour From Hotels in Pamukkale and Karahayit

We will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and tour will start around 09:30am. First of all, you will visit the Hierapolis which is one of the biggest ancient cemeteries in Anatolia with 1.200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, and the Main Street, Byzantium Gate. Then, you 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. You can see the gleaming white travertine terraces of Pamukkale, located next to the ruins of Hierapolis. The extraordinary effect is created when water from the hot 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). If you like to swim in the Ancient Pool (excluded entrance fee for swimming in pool) which is also called Cleopatra s Pool they charge extra entrance fee. The Cleopatra Pool is warmed by hot springs and littered with underwater fragments of ancient marble columns. Also you will find a chance to take photos of the best spots in Pamukkale while walking through the travertine without shoes/slippers and socks. After visited Pamukkale & Hierapolis you will enjoy with the Onyx fabric and Textile shop. The tour will be finished around 16:00pm and we will drop you to your hotel or where you want. Also The tour includes lunch in a local restaurant.

$80 Day Trips & Excursions

Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour From Selcuk Kusadasi Pamukkale

After breakfast drive to Pamukkale which is the center of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. Due to the chemical properties in the water, pure white colored travertines and stepped water terraces have been created on the mountain slope. It is for its resemblance of cotton piles that it is called 'Cotton Castle' in Turkish.Visit the travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Nekropol with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. The sacred pool also is one of the highlights of the site. There shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath.

$86.09 Day Trips & Excursions

PAMUKKALE DAILY TOUR BY U CAN TRAVEL

Hierapolis (“Holy City”) was an ancient Greco-Roamn city in Phrygia located on hot springs in South West Anatolia. Its ruins are adjacent to maodern Pamukkale. Hierapolis is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hot springs there have been used as a spa since the 2nd Century B.C.E. and people came to soothe their ailments with many of them retiring or dying here. Some of the highlights; the large necropolis is filled with sarcophagi, the main street with the gates and latrines, cathedral, the theatre and St. Philips tomb. The hot springs causing cascades which are called the Cotton Castle. Because of the distance we have to leave Antalya early and return late but its worth it to experince this wonderful place. Included Hotels pick up and drop off Lunch Entry tickets Professinoal licenced guide Insurance Extras Drinks Kleopatra Pool (mineral hot water)