Admire the marvels of history and the beauty of nature in the Aegean region of Turkey on this full-day tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis from Izmir. Bathe in thermal pools, see unique lime cascades, and explore the fantastic ruins of an ancient Roman spa.
What to Expect
Enjoy a full-day private tour or shore excursion from Izmir to wondrous Pamukkale and the ancient Roman ruins of Hierapolis.
Meet your local guide at your hotel or cruise ship terminal and head to Pamukkale, the stunning geothermal springs that form a fairyland of dazzling white, petrified lime cascades nearly 10,000 feet long, 2,000 feet wide and 500 feet high. It is the largest and most stunning example of elaborate calcium formation in the world, abd dominates the landscape for miles around. On the plateau, you'll get a chance to visie the thermal centers and pools before exploring the ancient Roman ruins of Hierapolis.
Hierapolis was founded as a spa resort in 190 BCE, taking advantage of the mineral waters in the area. Before entering the archaeological zone, visit the museum which has a collection of sculptural treasures, Greco-Roman statues, and ceramics dating from Bronze Age. Afterward, enjoy ample time to explore the Roman amphitheater, the Temple of Apollo, the city walls, the necropolis, and Hierapolis' other amazing sites. In addition to many fascinating Roman ruins, Hierapolis also offers a thermal pool in which you can swim among ancient artifacts.
- Pick-up and drop-off service from port, hotel, or airport
- Private deluxe transportation
- Services of an English-speaking guide/driver
- Entry fees to museums and sites
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
- Optional activity costs
Cruise ship port or your hotel
Know Before You Go
Should more than 6 people wish to take the tour together, please ask for discounted group prices.
The exact starting time will be emailed to you after booking.