8 - 9 Hours
Kusadasi Port or Hotel
What is Included:
Licensed professional Tour Guide, Transfer from port and back, Transportation with a luxury non-smoking air conditioned van/coach, Entry fees to the museums and sites, Parking fees
In our private Pamukkale and Hierapolis tour from Kusadasi, you will see the rock formations which are one of the most visited attractions in south-western Turkey. On this full-day tour, you’ll see a series of white terraces that are saturated with dissolved calcium bicarbonate that bubbles up in the water from the foot of the nearby Cal Dagi Mountains. Hot springs emerge in the middle of what was at one time the ancient Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis. The archaeological zone of Hierapolis lies to the west of the village of Pamukkale and is reached via a narrow road. The main features of the site include the Temple of Apollo and the adjacent cavern of Plutonium. There's also a restored Roman theater to the east, dating from the 2nd century A.D. and with an amazing amount of elaborate relief intact. One of the most interesting parts of the city is the colonnaded street which once extended for almost a kilometre from a gate south-east of the sacred pool, terminating in monumental portals a few paces outside the walls. To the south of the arch is the elaborate tomb of Flavius Zeuxis. This was the first of more than a thousand tombs of the necropolis, which is the largest in Asia Minor. It extends for nearly 2 kilometres. There's also a museum, placed in the restored 2nd-century A.D. baths.