3 Days Pamukkale Hierapolis Ephesus Tour Ferry to Samos from Denizli

3 Days Pamukkale Hierapolis Ephesus Tour Ferry to Samos from Denizli

Duration:

3 Days

Departing:

Denizli

Time:

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Pickup Point:

Denizli

Highlights:

Pamukkale Hierapolis Ephesus

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3 Days Pamukkale Hierapolis Ephesus Tour Ferry to Samos from Denizli

"Pamukkale translates to 'Cotton Castle'... This natural phenomenon, designated a UNESCO Heritage site in 1988, with spectacular white calcium cliffs and beautiful turquoise blue pools, is truly a sight to behold. Once you get here, it is easy to see why. Pamukkale is like an alien landscape. The journey from Denizli airport to Pamukkale is 66 km/41 miles one way and will take around 50 minutes.

You will be picked up from your Hotel or Denizli Cardak Airport. Then drive to Pamukkale; during your journey, your local tour guide will give you lots of information about Pamukkale and Hierapolis. Your local tour guide will also hand you your Pamukkale map, Hierapolis Map, and Turkey Map to keep throughout your Pamukkale tour.

  • Pick up From Denizli cardak Airport or Denizli Hotels
  • Drive to Hierapolis, It takes about 50 minutes
  • White Calcium Carbonate Terraces and Pools
  • Hierapolis Archaeological Museum
  • Cleopatra’s Pool
  • Hierapolis Ancient City
    • Grand Theatre
    • The Temple of Apollo
    • Nymphaeum (Monumental Fountain)
    • Plutonium
    • Christian Basilica
    • City Gate
    • Necropolis
    • Martyrium of St. Philip
  • Open Buffet Local Lunch
  • Drive to Red Spring
  • Drive to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Pick up From Kusadasi or Selcuk Hotels
  • Drive to Ephesus, It takes about 20 minutes
  • The House of Virgin Mary
  • The Church of St. John
  • Isabey Mosque
  • Selcuk Castle
  • The Temple of Artemis (Diana)
  • Ephesus Ancient Ruin (the things to see in the ancient city of Ephesus)
    • Odeon
    • Roman Bath
    • State Agora
    • Prytaneum (Town Hall)
    • The Temple of Domitian
    • The Monument of Memmius
    • Relief of Niki
    • Relief of Medicine
    • Relief of Hermes
    • Relief of Pharmacy
    • Hercules Gate
    • The Fountain of Trajan
    • Scholastica Bath
    • Terrace Houses
    • The Temple of Hadrian
    • The Public Toilet
    • The Library of Celcius
    • The Commercial Agora
    • Marble Street
    • Brothel
    • Foot Print
    • Grand Theatre,
    • Arcadian Street
    • Virgin Mary Church (Church of Council)
    • Vedius Gymnasium
    • The Stadium
  • Early Departure from Hotel
  • Ferry to Samos

White Terraces -Calcium Travertines-Cleopatra Pool-Overnight in Kusadasi

Pamukkale and Pamukkale Tours is one of the top Famous Turkey Trips. Pamukkale, or 'Cotton Castle' when translated, has been drawing tourists from around the world to its thermal springs for more than 23 centuries. The Turkish name refers to the extraordinary surface of the snow-white cliffs, shaped over millennia by the accumulation of calcium deposited by mineral springs.

Legend has it that the Cotton Castle formations are solidified cotton (the area's principal crop) that was left out to dry by giants. Dripping slowly down a vast mountainside, mineral-rich water foams and collects in bowls that terrace the decline down the mountainside, spilling over petrified cascades of stalactites into milky pools below. These saucer-shaped travertines (or terraces, as they are also called) wind sideways down the powder-white mountain, providing a stunning contrast to the clear blue sky and green plain below.

To protect the unique calcite surface, you must traverse the area barefoot. Although the terrace pools are not particularly deep, you can get fully submerged. Remember your towel! Do not worry; if you do not have a bathing suit or towel, you can buy a Turkish Towel, Do not Forget it is a Cotton principal crop. As a nice suvinour, you can take it away to your home.

Cleopatra’s Pool

It would be best if you had a healing dip in the sacred fountain of Cleopatra's Pool before leaving Pamukkale Tour. A swim in the effervescent waters of Cleopatra's Pool should be at the top of any Turkey Travel Itinerary. Strewn about the bottom of the crystal-clear Pool is a fantastic collection of striated columns and capitals, a striking reminder of Pool's pedigree. Cleopatra's Pool has warm, clear fizzy water that bubbles from the source of the spring.

With temperatures of 35C, you can bathe in the natural thermal mud and waters and enjoy the curative effects (both medicinal and beauty) of the water, which had previously benefited the ancient Greek and Roman peoples for centuries. With its Thermo mineral and magnesium, calcium, carbon dioxide, sulfide, and bicarbonate, this curative water is suitable in many areas as a curative treatment.

The Ancient City of Hierapolis

The nearby ancient Hierapolis and its accompanying museums may be overshadowed by the springs, but they are also fascinating and worth the visit. After walking along the terraces, we will take a short walk to Hierapolis City, also known as ‘Holy City.’ Just outside the main entrance is the Necropolis (Graveyard), containing more than 1200 tombs and sarcophagi of people who wished to have been buried here. It was believed that the proximity of the hot springs and vapor-emitting cracks would ease their journey into the Underworld. Among the tombs lies the Martyrium, an octagonal 5th-century edifice believed to have been erected upon the site where St. Philip was martyred in 80 CE.

 The Hierapolis City Bath, the springs of Hierapolis, was particularly popular among vacationing Romans. You will notice that carved into the side of the mountain is the monstrous Grand Theater that dominates the vista of Hierapolis. At its height, the Grand Theatre could host 25.000 boisterous fans and is still largely intact until this day. It features a vast network of decorative elements from the 3rd century CE, including ornately sculptured statues, columns, and arches. After the local lunch, we will drive to Red Spring. It will take about 7 minutes.

Red Spring (Karahayit)

Karahayit (Red Spring) heals its visitors with the famous red water. Your guide will explain in detail the properties, benefits, and diseases of the waters in the hot springs. You can extend your tour and stay in the spa hotels here. Red Water emerges from its source at 60 ºC with its distinctive red color in different seasons of each year. In addition to the thermal water, whose temperature values are constantly the same, it produces thermal mud. Red Water contains very rich minerals, so it is a unique source of healing.

Green, white and red-colored travertine layers have been formed due to the mineral oxides in this hot water. The carbon dioxide rate in Red Water is also very low. Karahayit has travertines just like Pamukkale Travertines. However, don't expect a cotton-white look here. You will see red travertines here with the effect of red water. Of course, there is no unique view like Pamukkale, but a different view awaits you.

The most important feature of red water is that it contains hypotonic and hypothermal mineral waters. It is known that it is good for circulatory system disorders in humans, and this information has been proven as a result of research. It is generally known to benefit blood pressure, diabetes, brain, gall bladder, heart, asthma, and liver diseases.

After the Pamukkale day trip, we will drive to Kusadasi

After Pamukkale, we will continue to Kusadasi. It will take about 3 hrs, It is 183 km /114 miles). But there shall be stop-off breaks along the way so you can stretch your legs and grab some refreshments. Also, be sure to watch out of the window as you are sure to see some of the most beautiful scenery along the way so keep your eyes on high mountains and highlanders on the route. Overnight in Kusadasi.

After breakfast, we will drive to Kusadasi. It will take about 20 minutes. Our first stop will be the house of The Virgin Mary.

The House Of The Virgin Mary

The House of the Virgin Mary, following the Predominant Christian tradition, Mary was brought to Ephesus by the Apostle John after the resurrection of Christ and lived out her final resting years here. This is based mainly on the traditional belief that John came to Ephesus and the biblical statement that Jesus consigned her to John's care (John 19:26-27). It is located on Nightingale Mountain. In 1891, Lazarist priests, upon the dream of German nun A.Katherina Emmerick, revealed that this is the house where the Virgin Mary spent her last days. This event has been a brand discovery in the world of Christianity and has shed light on the whole world of religion.

Ephesus Ancient Ruin

After The House of the Virgin Mary, we will then head on to the next destination which will be the Ancient City of Ephesus; the tour here shall be a walking tour and will take you through one of the most magnificent archaeological sites in the entire world. You will be able to see the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastic, the Temple of Hadrian, and of course lets’ not forget the very impressive library of Ephesus.

The library is adorned with columns and statues. The Grand Theatre, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest in antiquity with a capacity of 24.000 seats. You will then return to the bus through the Arcadian Way where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession. After your 2 hour exploration around Ephesus, we will head for a lunch break for about 1 hour.

The Temple of Artemis (Diana)

Then we will continue on the tour and head on for our next stop which is the Temple of Artemis (Diana), this outstanding temple was built in honor of the Greek Goddess of hunting, wild nature, and fertility, deemed as one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world. The temple of Artemis used to be the largest marble temple in the ancient Greek world since it was four times as big as the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.

The temple served as both a marketplace and a religious institution. Offerings by thousands of pilgrims each year enable the temple to grow so wealthy that it became the world`s first bank. Today, little remains of the magnificent structure. Your guide will describe its importance, wealth, and the tension between the Romans and Christians that settled in the area over the centuries. After the Ephesus tour, we will drive back to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Our tour will start by picking you up from your hotel early in the morning. Then drive to Kusadasi Port. There are 2 ferries from Kusadasi to Samos. The one is early at 08:30 am, The second one is at 16:30. We will catch to 08:30 am ferry to Samos. After paying your port tax (10 euros), You will pass to port security. Then you will get on your ferry if you wish! Either you can visit daily to Samos or you can go only one way to Samos. After Samos, you can visit popular Greek islands Such as Mykonos, Santorini, Ios, Naxos, and Paros. If you wish, we can provide hotel and ferry tickets between the Greek islands.

What’s Included?

  • Pick-up from Cardak Denizli airport
  • Entry fees to the sites and museums
  • Transportation by a comfortable AC, nonsmoking Luxurious Car/Van
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Parking fees
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Highway price
  • Drop-off to your Hotel

What’s Not Included?

  • 2 Nights Accommodation
  • Ferry Tickets and tax
  • Lunch and Drinks
  • On personal expenses
  • Tips to Guide and Driver
  • Swimming in Cleopatra’s pool

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