PAMUKKALE

PAMUKKALE

Things to do - general

Pamukkale, meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It is located in Turkey’s Inner Aegeanregion, in the River Menderes valley, which has a temperate climate for most of the year.

Pamukkale Turkey

The ancient Greco-Roman and Byzantine city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white “castle” which is in total about 2,700 metres (8,860 ft) long, 600 m (1,970 ft) wide and 160 m (525 ft) high. It can be seen from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli, 20 km away.

Tourism is and has been a major industry. People have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. As recently as the mid-20th century, hotels were built over the ruins of Hierapolis, causing considerable damage. An approach road was built from the valley over the terraces, and motor bikes were allowed to go up and down the slopes. When the area was declared aWorld Heritage Site, the hotels were demolished and the road removed and replaced with artificial pools. Wearing shoes in the water is prohibited to protect the deposits.

Country Turkey

Unfortunately there are no hotels at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.

4 Days Budget Turkey Travel Package

4 Days Budget Turkey Travel Package

PAMUKKALE
Price per person $ 590
4 Days Budget Turkey Travel Package This tour covers Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Hierapolis More info
Ephesus Pamukkale 2 Days 1 Night by flight

Ephesus Pamukkale 2 Days 1 Night by flight

PAMUKKALE10 / 10
Price per person $ 399
2 DAYS 1 NIGHT EPHESUS + PAMUKKALE TOUR PACKAGE from Istanbul daily If you plan to visit Ephes More info