Pamukkale Tours - Excursions, Trips to Pamukkale from Belek - Turkey
meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural
site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The
city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces
of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It
is located in Turkey's Inner Aegean region, in the
River Menderes valley, which has a temperate climate
for most of the year. Travertine terrace formations
at Pamukkale, Turkey. May 21, 2011
The ancient Greco-Roman and Byzantine city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white "castle" which is in total about 2,700 metres (8,860 ft) long, 600 m (1,970 ft) wide and 160 m (525 ft) high. It can be seen from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli, 20 km away.
Tourism is and has been a major industry. People have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. As recently as the mid-20th century, hotels were built over the ruins of Heropolis, causing considerable damage. An approach road was built from the valley over the terraces, and motor bikes were allowed to go up and down the slopes. When the area was declared a World Heritage Site, the hotels were demolished and the road removed and replaced with artificial pools. Wearing shoes in the water is prohibited to protect the deposits.
The dream land where you will have an unforgettable vacation.
Pamukkale lies in eastern Anatolia, in the center of what is now Turkey. The relief consists of a high plateau over 1000 m in altitude that is pierced by volcanic peaks, with Mount Erciyes (ancient Argaeus) near Kayseri (ancient Caesarea) being the tallest at 3916 m. The boundaries of historical Pamukkale are vague, particularly towards the west. To the south, the Taurus Mountains form the boundary with Cilicia and separate Pamukkale from the Mediterranean Sea. To the west, Pamukkale is bounded by the historical regions of Lycaonia to the southwest, and Galatia to the northwest.
Pamukkale is a tourist attraction. It is
recognized as a World Heritage Site together with
Hierapolis. Hierapolis-Pamukkale was made a World
Heritage Site in 1988.
The underground volcanic activity which causes the hot springs also forced carbon dioxide into a cave, which was called the Plutonium meaning place of the god, Pluto. This cave was used for religious purposes by priests of Cybele, who found ways to appear immune to the suffocating gas.
Our company organizes daily guided tours, excursions, daily trips from major cities as Antalya, Belek, Serik, Kadriye, Gebiz, Boğazkent, Denizyaka Village, Manavgat, Alanya, Lara Beach, Kundu, Kaleiçi, Old Town, Downtown, Kemer, Gazipaşa, Kas, Kalkan, Patara, Üçağız, Demre, Finike, Kumluca, Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara, Bodrum, Kuşadası, Fethiye, Marmaris, Konya, Mersin, Adana and other holiday villages. This scheduled trips takes 1 or 2 days depending on cities. If you are planning to have travel those cities, we recommend you to book " Pamukkale tour " and visit this world of wonder place.
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|Tour Duration||: 2 Days / 1 Night & 1 day|
|Tour Price||: Click to see price table||Included||: Guidance, AC Coach, HB Accommodation, Breakfast + Dinner, All Entrances|
|Highlights||: White Catton Casttle, Travertines, Hierapolis Antique City, Carpet Factory, Pamukkale Museum, Landscape, Thermal Springs, Hot Water Pool, Turkish Night Dance Event||Not Included||: First Day Breakfast, and All Lunches, Beverages, Personal Expenses, Thermal Water Pool Usage, Turkish Night Event|