You will be/can be met at the Hotel in Kusadasi (between 7:00 - 7:15am from centerally hotels of Izmir. You will be transferred to the meeting point of the group. It will take one hour drive to get to meeting point and another three (3) hour to get to Pamukkale.
As we arrive at Pamukkale it will be to the North Gate side where you will see the Necropolis (cemetery) of Hierapolis which is one of the biggest ancient cemeteries in Anatolia with 1.200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, and the Main Street, Byzantium Gate. Then you will take a walk over to the natural warm water terraces which were formed by running warm water that contains calcium. The temperature of the water is about 35c all year round and you can see the gleaming white travertine terraces of Pamukkale, which are closely located to the ruins of Hierapolis. The extraordinary effect is created when water from the hot springs loses carbon dioxide as it flows down the slopes leaving deposits of limestone. The layers of white calcium carbonate built up in steps on the plateau and by this effect is how the site got its name Pamukkale because it resembles a huge mountain ball of cotton.
There shall be a lunch stop that is served as an open buffet style and after lunch you will have the chance to take part in some swimming in hot red thermal pools. Then If you like to swim in the Ancient Pool which is also called Cleopatras Pool but to do so you shall need to pay a small extra charge fee. Cleopatra Pool is warmed by hot springs and covered with underwater fragments of ancient marble columns. Possibly associated with the Temple of Apollo the pool provides today's visitors a rare opportunity to swim with antiquities! During the Roman period columned porticoes surrounded the pool; earthquakes toppled them into the water where they lie today.
Once the tour comes to an end it will be time to get back on the bus and to be driven back to your allocated drop off points, we trust that your tour with us today has been excellent and hope to see you again!
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Private Professional Licenced English Speaking Tour Guide.
Private Deluxe A/C VIP Vehicle.
Parking Fees of vehicle.
Entrance fee to Hierapolis ancient city except Cleopatra swimmig pool.
Pick up from and Dropp off to Hotels.
What’s Not Included
Gratuities to the guide and driver (Optional).
No extra hidden cost !