Day 1 - (L)
Around 7:30 AM, you will be picked up from your hotel for this wonderful all-day tour.
Your guide will take you on a guided tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis and will explain the history and geology of this unique region. Then, you will have free time to explore, swim and enjoy Pamukkale.
After the tour, at about 6:00 PM, you will be transferred to your hotel, or we can drop you off downtown.
Sites you will see today:
* Pamukkale ("cotton castle" in Turkish), is a natural site that contains hot springs and travertines, and terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It is located in Turkey's Inner Aegean region, in the Menderes River valley, which has a temperate climate for most of the year.
Pamukkale's terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs.
The former Roman Bath of the ancient city of Hierapolis has been used as the site of the Hierapolis Archaeology Museum since 1984.
In this museum, alongside historical artifacts from Hierapolis, there are also artifacts from Laodiceia, Colossae, Tripolis, Attuda and other towns of the Lycos valley. In addition to these, the museum has a large section devoted to artifacts found at Beycesultan Hüyük that includes some of the most beautiful examples of Bronze Age craft.*
Hierapolis is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was founded as an ancient healing care center in 190 BC, taking advantage of the mineral waters. It was one of the most important intellectual, artistic, religious and commercial centers of the Roman Empire. Over time, the city hosted large numbers of both Jewish and Christian residents. The Hierapolis Archaeology Museum, since 1984, has displayed artifacts from Hierapolis, as well as from Laodiceia, Colossae, Tripolis, Attuda and other towns of the Lycos valley. In addition to these, the museum has a large section devoted to artifacts found at Beycesultan Hüyük that includes some of the most beautiful examples of Bronze Age craft.
* The Tomb of St. Philip is nestled in the hills behind Hierapolis. St. Philip met his death as a martyr, and in honor of his service to God, the Christians erected a matyrium over the site of his tomb. Special ceremonies and
meetings were held here in the name of St. Philip.
Price: 65 Euro per person - (available on certain dates, with with us for the avaiable dates)
* Pick up and drop off at the hotel
* Professional, English-speaking tour guides
* Admissions to Pamukkale and Hierapolis
* Lunch at a local restaurant
All taxes and service charges