From Marmaris to Pamukkale
About Pamukkale Tour
Pamukkale, which literally means Cotton Castle can truly be called the 8th wonder of the world. Or you can also call the place as “Aegean’s White Dreamland”… If you go through the bucket list ideas such as “The top 30 places to see in your lifetime”, we bet you will see Pamukkale in them. That is exactly why you will definitely regret if you leave Turkey without visiting Pamukkale.
Pamukkale is a small town in the western part of Turkey known for the mineral-rich thermal waters flowing down white travertine terraces on a hillside. It neighbors Hierapolis, an ancient Roman spa city founded in 190 B.C. In the ruins, there are a well-preserved theater and a necropolis with sarcophagi that stretch for 2000 meters. The Antique Pool is famous for its submerged Roman columns, the result of an earthquake. Thanks to the fine white travertine and the historical value of the ancient city of Pamukkale, it was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1988.
The mild climate of the area makes Pamukkale a frequent destination for both foreign and domestic tourists throughout the whole year. You will be captivated while exploring this enchanted place and feel like you are just passing between the pages of a fairy tale. There are numerous places to see once you enter the borders of Pamukkale: the ancient cities defying the centuries, mysterious caves, snow white travertines, Roman amphitheatre, the Historical Museum (the former Turkish baths), antique pool of Cleopatra, a monumental tomb of St. Philip, the magnificent Necropolis of Anatolia, and even more… We need to warn you that this small article won’t be enough to mention all of them but we will try our best just to give you an idea.
You can’t silence your inner voice that tells you to buy everything from the local bazaar of Pamukkale. You can find unique hand-made souvenirs for your beloved ones or yourself.
After your exploring walk between the narrow streets with the smell of history in Pamukkale, you can pop at a local cafe just to have a Turkish coffee (we believe this coffee takes away all your tiredness by the way!) or some other hot/cold drink as you wish and you can get back to exploring the area after this short break. If you hear that your stomach starts rumbling, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants that are sprinkled around the area and offer you different menus from the great variety of Aegean Cuisine. P.S: If you like mushrooms, here is an advice from us: Pamukkale is famous with the dish of mushrooms, don’t leave without trying at least one type of those dishes!
You won’t be able to believe your eyes when you see the immense travertines streaming in front of you just like icebergs. After this one minute of shock, you can take off your shoes and socks and finally begin to experience the relaxing feeling of those wonder of natures while walking on them… Please keep in mind that it is not allowed to walk on the travertines with your shoes on in order not to harm their untainted beauty.
After leaving travertines behind, you will see a small lake that is called “Antique Pool of Cleopatra”. It is said that Cleopatra herself, who was the queen of Egypt loved swimming in this lake. Well, what if we tell you that you can also experience the cool water of this unique lake yourself?
Just give us a call if you would like to join our team for this trip and let us take care of everything for you.
Included in the price of the Pamukkale tour:
• Transfer from the hotel and back to the hotel
• Breakfast with hot drinks
• Admission to Pamukkale
• English-speaking professional tour guide
• Drinks at lunch
• Admission to the pool of Cleopatra
• Personal expenses
You must bring for Pamukkale tour:
• Hair Accessories
• Towel (if you plan to visit the pool of Cleopatra)
• Sunglasses, accessories
• Budget for drinks and souvenirs
Pamukkale Tour schedule:
06.00 – 06.30 Collection of guests in Marmaris;
07.30 – 08.00 Breakfast in Muğla
11.30 – 14.30 Free time in Pamukkale
15.00 – 15.45 Lunch at the restaurant
16.00 – 16.30 A visit to the Varol textile factory
16.30 – 20.00 Return to Marmaris