PAMUKKALE TOUR FROM MARMARIS, ICMELER AND TURUNC RESORTS
Pamukkale is the most visited tourist attraction in Turkey and is often called the 8th Wander of the World. Being just 3 hours drive away from Marmaris, makes this resort the most convenient for visiting the famous Cotton Castle. Pamukkale is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list and many thousands of tourists are visiting this unique destination every year. During Pamukkale tour you will have a free time of 3 hours to walk around and discover this beautiful place by yourself. We are sure that you will like this unique place.
Pamukkale and its thermal pools
There is a warm water pool, numerous mineral baths and a great deal of small natural water springs, which are flowing down from the top of the hill. Pamukkale, which is often called the “Cotton Castle”, is comprised of white travertine patios that originate from the carbonate minerals of the water springs. Since antiquated times people used to visit this famous SPA-town to cure various sicknesses. Tourists take their shoes off and walk down slowly along the slippery travertine slope. This is a one of a kind spot on the planet where for many thousands of years mineral-rich water dissipating of the ground shaped an intricate travertine cascades, which look like a snow-white castle.
Ancient City of Hierapolis
A trip to Pamukkale is very attractive to ancient history lovers, as you will have a chance to see the remains of the Roman old city of Hierapolis. Archaeologists think that this city was built by one of the Pergamum Kings. The King Telephos’s wife’s name was Hiera, hence the name Hierapolis. The city was dedicated to the god of wine Dionise in Byzantine period. Initially, some buildings on the site of Hierapolis were built in the second thousand BC. It was in 190 BC, when the king of Bergame founded here a city called Hierapolis. The magnificent city was later destroyed by an earthquake and rebuilt. Then it became a part of the Roman Empire. Visiting the Hierapolis includes strolling through the biggest antiquated Roman necropolis (an ancient graveyard) in Turkey. Walking by foot for 2km, tourists will see various tombs and sarcophagi, a complex of antient bath, Roman and Byzantine gates as well as an ancient theatre, which could accommodate 10 000 visitors. In 1988 Hierapolis was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
While in Pamukkale, you can also swim in the mineral waters of the antiquated Pool of Cleopatra (this is optional). There are sections and architraves of the colonnade at the bottom of a natural pool, which are clearly seen through transparent water. Mineral water in the pool has a temperature of the human body (around 36C) and is rich in calcium. The Cleopatra Pool is famous for its renewing and reviving properties. Pamukkale warm pools cure ailment, rickets, cardiovascular, neurological, skin and gastrointestinal sicknesses, lumbago, psoriasis and dermatitis.
Note:The trip is with airconditioning bus and Professional guide.
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- Pick up :06:30
- 30 min break for brakfast:08:30
- Arriving to Pamukkale:10:30
- Visiting Pamukkale travertines for 1,5 hour:12:00
- Open buffet lunch:12:30
- Visiting Hierapolis for 1 hour:13:30
- 60 min free time:14:30
- Departure back to Marmaris:15:30
- Returnal to Marmaris:19:30
Note:Pick up times for Icmeler and Turunc are different. Please consider the pick up times written on your booking vocher send to your e-mail