Pamukkale is one of the unique natural monuments of Turkey, which attracts tourists from all over the world. Tourists come here to see the snow-white travertine terraces and visit the ancient Hierapolis. Travelers who wish to improve their health, travel to healing springs and a rejuvenating pool.
Pamukkale is located just 200 km from Kusadasi. It takes three hours to reach the destination in a comfortable bus enjoying picturesque views of the Turkish province.
In translation from Turkish, «pamuk» means cotton, and Pamukkale – «castle made of cotton». According to the legend, in this area titans grew this plant. After the Olympic gods overthrew them, the cotton remained and over the years turned into stone.
According to the scientific version, warm mineral water has been flowing down the slopes of the plateau for millennia, creating small limestone pools (travertines). Thanks to the abundance of calcium in the water, the slopes have turned white and look like giant springs of white cotton.
The healing properties of local sources have been appreciated by people since ancient times. In the 2nd century BC Hierapolis, one of the first known resorts of the ancient world, was built in Pamukkale. Famous doctors came here from Babylon and Mesopotamia to treat patients in hot springs.
In antiquity, people believed that Pamukkale was the gateway to the realm of the dead. As you walk through the city, you will see the ruins of Plutonium, a temple dedicated to the ruler of the underworld. It was built at the entrance to the cave with toxic fumes. Priests surprised the parishioners by throwing animals tied with a rope into the cave. When they pulled out the dead carcass, they demonstrated that the cave was fatal and then they entered it themselves.
According to legend, in Hierapolis, Queen Cleopatra took a rejuvenating bath. You will be able to dive into the swimming pool named after her to test the magic properties of the local hot springs.
The tour to Pamukkale will provide you with a relaxing and energetic experience, as well as enriching your knowledge of ancient history.[:]
• Collection of guests from hotels;
• On the way, a stop will be made where those who wish can have breakfast;
• By 11:00 we arrive in Pamukkale;
• Historical complex of Pamukkale; The ruins of the ancient city “Hierapolis”, the thermal spring “Cleopatra’s Pool”, the ancient cemetery “Nicropol”.
• Time to visit the complex 3-3.5 hours;
• Lunch buffet;
• Visit to the factory center for the production of home textiles and the center for the production of souvenirs from onyx;
• Return journey to the hotel.
✔ Transfer from / to the hotel
✔ Lunch (buffet)
✔ Comfortable bus
✔ Russian-speaking guide
✔ Entrance tickets
✘ Any personal expenses (photos, souvenirs, etc…)
✘ Any drinks during the tour
Have a Passport with you;
The transfer time from your hotel is indicated in the Voucher that will be sent after booking the tour;
Transport for the tour should be expected on the street in front of the entrance to the hotel, at the barrier;
In case of transport delay for more than 15-20 minutes, contact the operator. there are vacancies;
Babies sit in their parents’ arms. To purchase a separate seat on the bus, contact the operator.
Beach accessories, drinking water on the road;
Comfortable clothes, hat, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, sunblock/sun cream;
Money to pay for additional services and all kinds of purchases
For early excursions, order Breakfast (lunch package) at the hotel.