Pamukkale Day Trip From Fethiye

Pamukkale Day Trip From Fethiye

Duration:

4 Hours

Departing:

Fethiye

Time:

06:30 am

Pickup Point:

Fethiye

Highlights:

Cleopatras Pool, Hierapolis Ancient City, White Calcium Travertine Terraces,

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Regular Price:

€ --- Per Person

Pamukkale Day Trip From Fethiye

"Pamukkale literally translates to ’Cotton Castle’... Once you get here, it’s easy to see why. This natural phenomenon; designated a UNESCO Heritage site in 1988, with spectacular white calcium cliffs and beautiful turquoise blue pools is truly sight to behold. Pamukkale is like an alien landscape, you have never seen anything like it before".

You will be picked up from your Hotel, Fethiye Marina or the Fethiye cruise ship port. Your Local Turkish Guide will hold up a sign with your name on it so you can easily find your way to the correct Pamukkale tour bus. Your Pamukkale Trip Guide will provide you with a complimentary Pamukkale Map, Hierapolis Map, Turkey map and Turkey brochures.
Pamukkale is 233km from Fethiye, taking approximately 4 hours to drive. After the Pamukkale Day Trip from Fethiye, we will drive you back to your hotel in Fethiye, Fethiye Marina or Fethiye harbour.
White Terraces -Calcium Travertines
Pamukkale or ‘Cotton Castle’ when translated has been drawing tourist from all 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 actually 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 mountain side spilling over petrified cascades of stalactites into milky pools below. These saucer-shaped travertines (or terraces, as they’re also called) wind sideways down the powder-white mountain, providing stunning contrast to the clear blue sky and green plain below. To protect the unique calcite surface, you are obliged to traverse the area barefoot. Although the terrace pools aren’t particularly deep, you can get fully submerged if you want, don’t forget your towel! Don’t worry, if you don’t have a bathing suit or towel, you can buy or rent some onsite.
You shouldn’t leave Pamukkale without having a healing dip in the sacred fountain of Cleopatra’s pool.
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 an amazing collection of striated columns and capitals, a striking reminder of the pool’s pedigree.
Cleopatra’s Pool has warm clear fizzy water that bubbles from the springs source, but in these days has now blocked off to prevent divers from disappearing into its hidden depths. 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, whıch had previously benefited the ancient Greek and Roman peoples for centuries. This curative water with its thermo mineral and magnesium, calcium, carbon dioxide, sulfide and bicarbonate is suitable in many areas as a curative treatment.
The nearby ancient Hierapolis and its accompanying museums may be overshadowed by the springs but are also fascinating and well worth the visit. 
After taking a walk along the terraces we will take a short walk to Hierapolis City, which is 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 close proximity of the hot springs and vapor-emitting cracks would ease their journey into to the Underworld. Among the tombs lies the Martyrium which is a 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 were 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 a selection of ornately sculptured statues, columns and arches amongst other decretive elements.
During Pamukkale Day Tour, you will have one hour free break time to rest, take in the views, and of course take some refreshments from the onsite cafeteria. You can use the provıded Pamukkale Map to visit other nearby sites in the allotted free time. The tour of Pamukkale will finish at around 17.30 and then you will be transferred back to your pick up point.

Overview

First you will be picked up for your Pamukkale Day Tour from your Hotel in Fethiye, Fethiye Marina or the Fethiye cruise ship port where you local Turkish guide will provide you with a Pamukkale Map, Hierapolis Map, Turkey map and Turkey brochures.
Drive from Fethiye to Pamukkale, approximately 4 hours, during which your Local Turkish Tour Guide will provide you of an overview of the areas that you will visit and pass through on your drive with an accompanying Turkey Map. The Local Turkish Guide will also be able to answer any questions you have regarding the sites you will visit and will be able to provide insight into turkey as a whole.
We will stop for a open buffet lunch during the journey from Fethiye to Pamukkale in a local restaurant.

*Pamukkale Day Tour documents with details and confirmations will be e-mailed to you after booking.
*Private Pamukkale Tours run every day and is available all year round.
*You will be provided with a Pamukkale Map, Hierapolis Map, Turkey map and Turkey brochures. 

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