3 Days Pamukkale Konya Cappadocia from Denizli

3 Days Pamukkale Konya Cappadocia from Denizli

Duration:

3 Days

Departing:

Denizli

Time:

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Pickup Point:

Denizli

Highlights:

Pamukkale, Konya, Cappadocia

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Regular Price:

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3 Days Pamukkale Konya Cappadocia from Denizli

This short Turkey tour is only three days, but you will visit Turkey's most famous tourist destinations, Pamukkale and Cappadocia. After picking you up from your hotel or Denizli/Cardak airport, we will drive to Pamukkale or Cotton castle.

Pamukkale is a miracle of nature and is famous for its white thermal pools. We are exploring the ancient ruins of Hierapolis; St. Philipe; was martyred in Hierapolis. Visit the Largest graveyard of the ancient world in Hierapolis, the main street, the grand theatre, swim in Cleopatra Pool, and Calcium Terraces.

Our next stop is Red Spring. You will see red travertines here with the effect of red water. After local lunch, we will drive to Konya. The Next day! We will visit Aladdin Hill, Karatay Madrasa, and The tomb of Mevlana. After lunch, drive to Cappadocia. On the way, visit Sultanhan Caravanserai and Kaymakli Under the ground city.

On the 3'th day, explore Cappadocia as monks, Cappadocia is where dreams come true. The Cappadocia tour is incredible with the fairy chimneys, Monasteries, churches, rock-cut houses, Goreme Open Air Museum, Pasabag, Zelve valleys, Love Valley, Urgup, and Avanos.

  • 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 Konya. Overnight in Konya
  • Early Departure from Hotel
  • First Stop is Aladdin Hill
  • Alaeddin Mosque
  • Karatay Madrasa
  • The Tomb Of Mevlana
  • After the local lunch, drive to Cappadocia
  • On the way, photo stop at Sultanhan caravanserai
  • Before going to the hotel, Visit Kaymaklı Underground City
  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Early Departure from Hotel
  • Devrent Valley
  • Pasabagi (Monk's Valley)
  • Avanos
  • In one of the pottery shops, lunch in a local restaurant
  • Goreme Open Air Museum
  • Sunset in the Pigeon Valley
  • Ucahisar Castle
  • Transfer to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport

"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.

White Terraces -Calcium Travertines

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 Pamukkale, we will continue to Konya. It will take about 4 hrs 50 minutes; It is 393 km /245 miles). But there shall be stop-off breaks along the way so you can stretch your legs and grab some refreshments. Also, watch out the window as you can see some of the most beautiful scenery along the way, on the high mountains and highlanders. Overnight in Konya.

After breakfast, we will do the Konya city Tour. Alaeddin Hill, which is in the center of the modern town. Limited excavation has revealed traces of occupation from the Chalcolithic period (third millennium BC). Alaeddin Mosque, one of the Anatolian Seljuk State's largest and most important mosques, was built on Alaeddin Hill in the center of Konya. The mosque, whose construction started during the reign of Seljuk Sultan Rükneddin Mesud I (1116-1156), was completed during the reign of Alaeddin Keykubad I (1221).

The building has 41 marble columns, over forty belonging to the Roman and Byzantine periods. In the courtyard of the mosque, I. Mesud, one of the Seljuk sultans, II. Kilicarslan, I. Giyâseddin Keyhusrev, II. Rukneddin Suleyman, III. İzzeddin Kilicarslan, I. Alaeddin Keykubad, II. Gıyâseddin Keyhusrev, IV. Rukneddin Kilicarslan and III. Gıyâseddin Keyhusrev's tombs, and Izzeddin Keykavus. Then we walk to Karatay Madrasa.

Karatay Madrasa, It was built by Emir Celaleddin Karatay in 1251. Its architect is unknown. The madrasah, also used in the Ottoman period, was abandoned at the end of the 19th century. The madrasa was built of Sille stone in the "Closed Madrasa" type during the Seljuk period. It is a single story. The entrance is provided from the east by a sky and white marble door. The gate is a masterpiece of Seljuk period stonework. It has decorated with lettering and patterns.

Undoubtedly, Konya's greatest attraction is its association with the mystic Jalal ad-Din ar-Rumi, better known as Mevlana. Especially on 9 and 17 December, the Festival of the Dervishes is held, and pilgrims flock to Konya to visit the Mevlana Tekke, where the sage is buried, and to attend performances of the Sema. After lunch, drive to Cappadocia. On the way stop Sultanhan caravanserai. From Konya to Cappadocia is about 3 hrs drive. It is 243 Km/152 Miles. Sultanhani Caravanserai.

The most prominent example of the caravanserai journey is the Sultanhani district of Aksaray. A two-door inn, I. Alaeddin Keykubad built it in 1229. In 1278 II. Extended by Gıyaseddin Keyhusrev, the inn consists of two parts summer and winter. The total of these two parts is almost 5000 m2. One door opens to light and the other to darkness. We always come and go, but history stands and tells us a lot on our arrival to Cappadocia.

Visit Kaymakli or Derinkuyu Underground Cities. You will have a different experience in underground cities, and you will almost go on a time travel in the tunnels of thousands of years. The supply tanks, water cellars, and rooms on the floors that reach as one descends through the tunnels that are as low as human height fascinates the spread.

"During the Hittites era, it was used as a shelter during times of war, and the early Christians made the other subsection hide in later enclosures. There were two different worlds at that time. They live in houses inside the ground when they are at peace; they take shelter in the underground cities of the war. After the cleaning rooms in 1964," Stating that it opened to visitors in 2018. Ovenight in Cappadocia.

Our tour will start by picking you up from your hotel and heading to Devrent Valley, where you can see many different rock formations and small fairy chimneys that form a lunar landscape with their strange look. After a short walk in this impressive valley, our tour will continue to Pasabagi (Monk's Valley), where the most striking fairy chimneys are in Cappadocia with twin and triple rock caps. These shapes are unique for Cappadocia and named 'mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys.

After visiting Pasabagi, we will drive to Avanos, famous for its pottery craft dating back to the Hittite period. Red color clay comes from the residue of the longest river in Turkey called Kizilirmak. In one of the pottery shops, you can watch the demonstration of making pottery, or you can try to do it yourself. We will give a break to our tour for lunch in a local restaurant to taste the various kinds of Turkish cuisine. After lunch, our destination will be Goreme Open Air Museum.

Churches, chapels, and monasteries carved into the fairy chimneys from the 10th to 13th centuries A.D. will be the day's highlights, with frescos painted on the walls. You can take pictures to carry the moments for your future memories. It is time to catch sunsets in the panoramic Pigeon Valley, hosting countless pigeons in natural pigeon houses. These pigeons contribute to locals' living with their manure to fertilize the vineyards. Our last stop is the Uchisar Castle; once used as a defense system to defeat enemies, Uchisar Castle is now one of the most prestigious viewpoints in the world. We will drive back to the hotel or transfer to Nevsehir or Kayseri Airports in the evening.

What’s Included?

  • Pick-up from Cardak Denizli airport
  • 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
  • Entry fees to the sites and museums
  • Lunch and Drinks
  • On personal expenses
  • Tips to Guide and Driver
  • Swimming in Cleopatra’s pool

PS: If you wish, you can make either extension to your program or stay in Cappadocia, Another option you can request a transfer to another city. Such as Antalya, Ankara, Gaziantep, Tarsus, or Antakya.

*Private Short Turkey Tour runs daily and is available all year round.

*The documents with details and confirmations will be e-mailed after your pro-booking.

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