Pamukkale is an UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site, and a natural beauty, located in the Denizli region, about 208 km. from Marmaris. Day tours to Pamukkale from Marmaris has become very popular with the tourists who are looking for somewhere interesting to see around Marmaris. And so there are several travel agents organizing day tours to Pamukkale. Pamukkale is also Turkey’s one of the most visited sites, famous for wellness travellers and receives millions of guests every year, especially from early April to late October.
The white stone wonderland, which is topped by the ancient city of Hierapolis above, and sitting on the plateau forms the Pamukkale’s main area of interest. The area contains many hot springs and carbonate mineral terraces, also called travertines.
These travertines were formed with the reaction of the calcium and hydrogen carbonate to form calcium carbonate and limestone as a result. This calcium carbonate gives the region and the pools the white coloration.
Why Visit Pamukkale?
Pamukkale, also called as Cotton Castle, is famous for its spectacular white landscape, the ancient Roman baths, Cleopatra’s Pool, thermal spring having therapeutic powers and the Amphitheatre, Hieropolis World Heritage Site.
What to Expect?
You will be picked from your hotel (mostly about 06:30 am.) in Marmaris and make about three hours journey (with break) in an air-conditioned coach for Pamukkale.
You’ll see the white cotton castles of Pamukkale, with the thermal spring water plunging down the mountainside that has created a natural formation of stalactites, cataracts and basins. The thermal waters is believed to have therapeutic powers.
Here, you’ll enjoy these white terraces, travertines, pools and castle-like formations. Also you’ll have chance to swim at the Roman-built Cleopatra’s Pool, one of the many ancient Roman baths in the region.
After the pools visit, you’ll be taken to the other must see sight in the region, the archaeological city of Hierapolis. There, you’ll see the Amphitheatre, Hieropolis World Heritage Site, temples, theaters and the famous necropolis of 1,200 tombs.
You’ll have a lunch after at a local restaurant, and you’ll continue the tour for learning about the craft of Turkish carpet weaving, in a popular carpet centre.
And afterwards, you’ll take your bus to get back to your hotel in Marmaris.
Typical Tour Highlights
* An all-inclusive day trip to Pamukkale from Marmaris with hotel pick-up and drop-off
* You’ll enjoy two of Turkey’s most visited sites in a single day
* You’ll swim in the waters of Turkey’s famous Cotton Castle” and at famous Cleopatra’s Pool
* You’ll experience the region’s stunning textile factories, with time to shop
* Meals, entrance fees, and transportation included