PRIVATE PAMUKKALE TOUR
You will arrive at the North Gate of Pamukkale (Hierapolis). You’ll see the Necropolis (necropolis) of Hierapolis, one of the largest ancient necropolises in Anatolia, with 1,200 tombs, Roman baths, the Domitian Gate and the main street, the Byzantine Gate. Then hike to the natural hot water terraces, formed by flowing calcareous hot water. The water temperature is around 35°C. You can see the brilliant white travertine terraces of Pamukkale, next to the ruins of Hierapolis. A remarkable effect occurs when water from a non-swelling spring loses carbon dioxide as it flows down a slope, leaving behind limestone deposits.
The gradual accumulation of white limestone formations on the plateau gave the site its name Pamukkale (Cotton Castle). Swim in the hotel’s hot red hot spring pool after lunch. If you then want to swim in the Ancient Pool (also known as Cleopatra’s Pool), you will need to pay an additional entry fee. The Cleopatra Pools are heated by hot springs and are dotted with underwater fragments of ancient marble columns. The swimming pool was probably connected to the Temple of Apollo, offering today’s visitors the rare opportunity to swim with the antiquity! In Roman times, colonnades surrounded the swimming pool. The earthquake threw them into the water today.
Including: Licensed English speaking guide, Deluxe transportation with A/C vehicles, Lunch, Entrance fees, All taxes
Excluding: Beverages at lunch, Tips, Personel expenses