PAMUKKALE (COTTON CASTLE) TOUR FROM CESME (Full Day)

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Duration: 10 hours (aprox)
Departure: Everyday
Route: Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) and Hierapolis Ancient City


Description

You shall be picked up from the Cesme Harbor, Izmir Port, Izmır Airport, Cesme Hotels, Cesme cruise ship port. Your Cesme guide will hold up a sign with your name on it so it will be easier fr you to find your way to your correct tour bus. Your cesme tour guide or turkish local travel agency will provide you with a complimentary Izmir a City  map,Turkey map and Turkey brochures. Cesme tour will take approximately 10 hours and afterwards will drive you back to your Cesme Harbor, Izmir Port, Izmır Airport, Cesme Hotels, Cesme cruise ship port in Turkey.

Day trip to Pamukkale from Izmir, Just one way driving takes about 3 hours. Whether as Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) or ancient Hierapolis (Holy City) ,this village has been drawing the weary and the curious to its thermal springs for more than 23 centuries. The Turkish name refers to the extraordinary surface of the snow white cliffs, shaped over millennia by the accumulation of calcium deposited by mineral springs. Legend has it that the formations are actually solidified cotton (the area’s principal crop) that was left out to dry by giants. Dripping slowly down a vast mountainside, mineral rich water foams and collects in bowls that terrace the decline, spilling over petrified cascades of stalacties into milky pools below. The site of ancient Hierapolis and the accompanying museums are overshadowed by the springs but are nevertheless fascinating.You shouldn’t leave Pamukkale without a savory dip in the sacred fountain at the Pamukkale Cleopatra pool. Warm, fizzy waters buble at the springs source, now blocked off to prevent divers from disappearing into its depths. On the pool’s flor rest remains of the Roman columns, toppled by the earthquake that opened the source. The warm baths at Pamukkale buble with oxygen. There are two series of Terraces situated on either side of the main road down into the village. Swimming time in Cleopatra pool and Terrcaes. Elagant, shallow pools locvated infront of the Pamukkale Museum gradually become deeper farther down the slope.In the trerraces freetime for swimming.After the walking on the terraces we will walk the  Hierapolis City,Out side the main entrance is the Necropolis (Grevyard), with more than 1200 tombs and sarcophagi.People who wished to be buried here believed that proximity to the hot springs and vapor-emiting cracks would ease their trip to the Underworld.Among the tombs lies the Martyrium,an octagonal 5th centruy edifice believed to have been erected upon the site where St.Philip was martyred in 80 CE.Hierapolis City Bath,The visible portions of this 1st century structure are all that remains one of the Asia Minor’s greatest ancient tourist industries:Hygienia.The springs of Hierapolis were particularly popular among vacationing Romans. After the earhquake leveled the 2th-3th centuries CE. The cith bath’s glossy marble interior has now been converted intoa mediocre Archaelogical Museum.Carved into the side of the mountain,the monstrous Grand Theater dominates the Vista of Hierapolis.Almost all of the seating area for 25.000 is intact,and various ornately sculpted decorative elements adorning the 3rd century CE..After you have taken in the sights your Pamukkale Cotton Castle Tour in Turkey, your tour guide will give you approx one hour free time to stroll at your leisure or relax have some refreshments in the the Cleopatra Poll and Cafe Garden. When the tour has finished your Pamukkale tour guide will return you to your pick up point. You can take a Private Pamukkale Tour where you can be picked up by your Izmir Tour guide at your convienence, where your Izmir Tour guide will pick you up at approx 08.00 hours for your Pamukkale tour.Day trip to Pamukkale from Izmir finishs about 20:00

PS: Aphrodisias Tour we provide are private tours which means they include a driver and a separate tour guide who speaks english and they will accompany you throughout the tour and they will be able to answer any questions or queries during your tour. Those who book in advance avoid the rush and tight squeezes of traveling with all of the crowds.

What’s Included

  • Private Professional Licenced English Speaking Tour Guide.
  • Private Deluxe A/C VIP Vehicle.
  • Parking Fees of vehicle
  • Pick up From Cesme Harbor, Izmır Port, Izmir Airport, Cesme Hotels
  • Drop off to Cesme Harbor, Izmır Port, Izmir Airport, Cesme Hotels

What’s Not Included

  • Gratuities to the guide and driver.
  • Lunch.
  • Personal expenses.
Private Pamukkale Tour From Cesme Prices Per Person
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A tour document with details and confirmations will be e-mailed after booking.
Private Pamukkale Tour From Cesme is runs everyday and available all year round.