Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), is considered today the eighth wonder of the world. It is presumed that the travertines were formed in the course of a process which lasted 15 thousand years. As the water, having a temperature of 34 degrees Calcius, gushing from the underground springs at an elevation of 160 m off the plain of Menderes, with calciumbicarbonate content, flows down the hillsides, carbonmonoxide gas emanates, and the calciumbicarbonate, dissolving thereby, is sedimented, thus forming the white-coloured travertines. Therefore, the area is called Pamukkale (Cotton Castle). The city of Hierapolis, which was founded on this site in the 2nd century B.C., 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 according to Stephanus of Byzantium the city was given this name because of the large number of temples it contained. Up to the reign of Augustus the city was officially described on coins as Hierapolis, the city of temples, but it seems reasonable to assume that this was not the original meaning of the name. Today, the theatre, the Apollo temple and the necropolis are the most important places to see in Hierapolis.
Tour program: Pamukkale from Antalya
- Our guests will be picked up from hotels
- Stop for Breakfast
- visit Textile shop
- Wine tasting in the wine center
- Arrival in Pamukkale (Hierapolis, Travertine terraces, pool Cleopatra)
- Detailed information about Pamukkale
- Free time (Hierapolis, Travertine terraces, pool Cleopatra)
- Departure from Pamukkale
- Stop at the Kepez for photo/video shooting
- Our guests will be dropped off at the hotels
Hotel pickup and drop-off, Transport by air-conditioned mini bus
English Guide, Insurance, entrance fees, Lunch
What's Not Included
All drinks, Kleopatra swim pool ticket, Personal expenses
What do i need to take with me?
swimsuit, towel, camera, video, Drinks, Sports shoes, Money for personal expenses
When can i go ?
How long does it take for?
From 05:00 to 19:00
How much is it for children ?
Children under 7 years old for free - Age 7-12 Half price
How do i pay ?
All you need to do click RESERVATION NOW
Meeting Point :
Pick-up outside the hotel at the security entrance.