[Unesco World heritage site]
World-famous geothermal hot springs and almost salt-like or snow-like color calcium deposit travertine terraces of Pamukkale was used as a healing center and a trading post as a trans-regional border town for centuries.
This unique natural site embraces an Ancient Roman city called Hieropolis which has the largest known graveyard of the Antiquity gives this site another unique character.
One of the best preserved Theaters in the world is located here.
Standing at the view point near the Travertine Terraces, one will be seeing a snow-like form of the White Travertine Terraces and further than that the lush cotton plane accompanying the Terraces with a contrast and further distance two Mountain Ranges with the highest point of the Aegean Region of Turkey with 2500 meters, covered in snow mostly by the mid June.
An amazing Indoor museum with exhibitions of small findings and sarcofagi from the ancient Hieropolis
A mile walk through
Ancient Graveyard (Necropolis)
and the Theatre are the highlights of the Hieropolis Ancient City.
This activity has 1 hour duration.
Pamukkale Calcium Deposit Travertines:
The above admission also covers the Travertine Terraces.
Calcium deposit Travertine Terraces are only available for visitors to walk in the geothermal water at a certain path.
10mins. of Explanation and 30min. Free time
Moderate - slow and careful walk on barefoot on a slippery limestone surface with algae.
No shoes or slippers allowed.
Swimming in the Antique Geothermal Pool is allowed which is also surrounded by ancient marble columns and ruins.
Swimming in the antique pool is optional.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Kusadasi Hotels
End location: Kusadasi Hotels
Duration: 10 hours
Transportation with air-conditioned, clean, modern and spacious minibus.
Private Transport with a Modern Airconditioned Van
Estimated Local Cash Needed
150 Turkish Lira - Admission to Pamukkale
Admission to Indoor Museum
Lunch & Beverage
In accordance with the amendments of laws regarding tour guiding in Turkey, the guides are not allowed to directly sell tours. So, please note that the tours guaranteed here are to be by means of an officially registered A Class Tourism & Travel Agency.
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Tugrul was a fabulous guide for our stay in Izmir. We hired several guides during this trip and he was the best. He was open, warm, enthusiastic and welcoming, which all of our guides were. Tugrul distinguised himself by being so informed and educated. For every question we asked, he had an informed answer. He used visual aids, books, and internet sources to support and expand upon what he was telling us. He was the perfect guide for us.