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Explore ancient thermal spas and take a dip yourself at Hierapolis, a World Heritage Site. Originally a thermal spa in 2nd century BCE, the Greek ruins of baths, temples, and monuments are still visible today at Hierapolis. Visit the on-site Hierapolis Archaeology Museum to see tombs, monuments, and ruined theatre artifacts. Nearby Pamukkale is a diverse arrangement of hot springs--some for swimming and some for scenic appreciation. One notable area, sometimes referred to as Cleopatra's swimming pool, features a set of tiered travertines on top of which bright aquamarine water gathers. Arrange to visit Hierapolis and other attractions in Pamukkale using our Pamukkale trip planner.
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Pamukkale Small Group Tour From Kusadasi / Selcuk Hotels
Duration: 9h - 11h
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Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Pamukkale Small Group Tour From Kusadasi / Selcuk
Duration: 8h - 11h
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BOOK WITH VIATOR 5-Day Aegean Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pamukkale and Hierapolis
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Pamukkale Hot Springs and Hierapolis Ancient City from Alanya
Duration: 18h - 20h
Tours from $82 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Full Day Pamukkale Tour From Antalya with Lunch & Dinner & Entrance Fees
Duration: 12h - 13h
Tours from $65 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Pamukkale Small Group Tour From Kusadasi or Selcuk Hotels
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from Selcuk we took a 3.5 hour train then a half hour mini bus to get here. so a total of 8 hours of travel for a 3.5 hour visit. we had a wonderful day but not sure that would be worth the hassle...
from Selcuk we took a 3.5 hour train then a half hour mini bus to get here. so a total of 8 hours of travel for a 3.5 hour visit. we had a wonderful day but not sure that would be worth the hassle... more »
This second century ancient ruin is worth spending a couple hours exploring. An entrance ticket without audio guide cost 400 tl that includes Hierapolis archeological site, Hierapolis museum and...
This second century ancient ruin is worth spending a couple hours exploring. An entrance ticket without audio guide cost 400 tl that includes Hierapolis archeological site, Hierapolis museum and... more »
Very very good visit ,after overnight stay we drove to South /main gate and took a buggy cart ,the nice young man (forgot name) who drove this cart also pointed out various monuments and acted as a...
Very very good visit ,after overnight stay we drove to South /main gate and took a buggy cart ,the nice young man (forgot name) who drove this cart also pointed out various monuments and acted as a... more »
We visited on a group tour and had two and a half hours only, but I would recommend at least half a day if you have time! The ruins are in a very big area, including the martyrdom place of St. Philip. The thermal pools are also fun to wade through, and don't forget to rub on some of the mud sediment and then wash it off!
Definitely worth a visit after spending time at the pools below! Some of the features are beautifully restored! Good facilities for tourists as well with bathrooms and restaurants! Could easily spend a couple of hours walking around here.
Beautiful amphitheatre..its a beautiful walk up from the pools (the pools are included in the same ticket).. there is also a nice food court at the base of it which is a nice break between seeing the travertines and exploring all the historical sites.. wonderfully restored.. awestruck by how far back these date
The best ancient city I've ever seen. Amazing. An absolutely must. Pay the 70 lira for the audio guide, it's well worth it. Be prepared to spend an entire day here
I stopped here as part of a tour and was pleasantly surprised at how great this site was. Most of the site is ground ruins, so you have to use your imagination, but some columns, arches, and facades still rise. The theater is an incredible spot that shows the mountains in the background. I was only here for 3 hours but could have stayed for 5. The site is well equipped, though the washrooms are pretty spread out, and it was not too busy for a Tuesday in January. (2022)
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