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  • Address: Pamukkale, Turkey
  • Hours: Open year-round

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Hierapolis & Pammukkale

Hierapolis is an ancient city of the Lycus River valley famed for its sacred hot springs. Its ruins are a popular day trip from Antalya as are the spectacular white cliffs of Pamukkale.

As you near the ancient city ruins of Hierapolis, you won’t be able to miss seeing Pamukkale’s iced-white terraces. Easily viewed from the ruins, these terraces are created by a natural build up of calcium carbonate, a by-product of the hot spring water that flows down the slopes.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pamukkale shares its World Heritage status with Hierapolis, whose original inhabitants built the city to take advantage of its proximity to the hot springs.

Hierapolis’ most popular attraction includes the thermally heated Sacred Pool where you can swim among the remains of ancient Roman columns, toppled into the water by various earthquakes.

Among the ruins at Hierapolis are the remains of the Temple of Apollo (Apollo was believed by ancients to have been the divine founder of the city), the Gate of Domitian, the tomb of Flavius Zeuxis, necropolis (graveyard), the Plutonium (a cave believed to have been the entrance to the underworld), and the theater.

Among these, the theater is perhaps the most well-preserved. Constructed around 200BC, it could hold 20,000 spectators in its day. These days, just 30 rows remain. 


Practical Info

Hierapolis & Pamukkale are 178km (110mi) northwest of Antalya.

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Private Tour: Pamukkale and Hierapolis, Izmir, null
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Private Tour: Pamukkale and Hierapolis

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

There's nothing quite like the unique experience of Pamukkale. It is known as the "Cotton Castle" as it boasts dazzling white, petrified castles and ...  Read more

Location: Izmir, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $180.00
Pamukkale Day Trip from Istanbul Including Flights, Istanbul, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Pamukkale Day Trip from Istanbul Including Flights

Pamukkale Day Tour from Istanbul (Including Domestic Flights). Pamukkale, Hierapolis Ancient City

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $348.25
Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour from Alanya, Alanya, Day Trips
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Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour from Alanya

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Experience the wonders of Pamukkale and Hierapolis on this full-day guided tour from Alanya. Visit the UNESCO-listed Pamukkale hot springs that contain ...  Read more

Location: Alanya, Turkey
Duration: 20 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.59
Pamukkale and Hierapolis Full-Day Guided Tour, Side, Day Trips
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Pamukkale and Hierapolis Full-Day Guided Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Enjoy this full day tour from Side to visit Pamukkale hot springs and travertines, which contains terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. ...  Read more

Location: Side, Turkey
Duration: 18 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.92
Full-Day Pamukkale Terraces and Hierapolis Ruins Tour From Kusadasi or Selcuk, Kusadasi, Day Trips
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Full-Day Pamukkale Terraces and Hierapolis Ruins Tour From Kusadasi or Selcuk

Take a full-day tour to Pamukkale, known for its unreal landscape featuring a series of terraced hot spring basins which look like snow and ice-covered cliffs ...  Read more

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Pamukkale Day Tour from Marmaris, Marmaris, Day Trips
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Pamukkale Day Tour from Marmaris

Visit Pamukkale hot springs that contain travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. Then visit the ancient city of Hierapolis.

Location: Marmaris, Turkey
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.59
Full-Day Pamukkale Hot springs and Hierapolis Ancient City from Side, Side, Day Trips
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Full-Day Pamukkale Hot springs and Hierapolis Ancient City from Side

Visit miracle of the world – cotton castle of Pamukkale - white terraces, down of which the thermal water is flooding. Bathe in a thermal antique Cleopatra’s ...  Read more

Location: Side, Turkey
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $59.23
Pamukkale Hot Springs and Hierapolis Ancient City from Alanya, Alanya, Day Trips
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Pamukkale Hot Springs and Hierapolis Ancient City from Alanya

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Visit miracle of the world – cotton castle of Pamukkale - white terraces, down of which the thermal water is flooding. Bathe in a thermal antique Cleopatra’s ...  Read more

Location: Alanya, Turkey
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $59.23
Pamukkale Hot Springs and Hierapolis Ancient City, Belek, Day Trips
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Pamukkale Hot Springs and Hierapolis Ancient City

Visit miracle of the world – cotton castle of Pamukkale - white terraces, down of which the thermal water is flooding. Bathe in a thermal antique Cleopatra’s ...  Read more

Location: Belek Belediyesi, Turkey
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $86.67
Pamukkale Hot Springs and Hierapolis Ancient City, Bodrum, Day Trips
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Pamukkale Hot Springs and Hierapolis Ancient City

Visit miracle of the world – cotton castle of Pamukkale - white terraces, down of which the thermal water is flooding. Bathe in a thermal ...  Read more

Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $45.50

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