Enjoy a full-day tour from Marmaris to Pamukkale to explore the unique rock formations of this site also known as "Cotton Castle." Marvel at the white terraces saturated with dissolved calcium bicarbonate and visit the nearby ruins of ancient Hierapolis.
What to Expect
The rock formations of Pamukkale are perhaps the most visited attraction 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 Köyü, 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 kilometer 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 kilometers along the road. There's also a museum, housed in the restored 2nd-century A.D. baths.
- Entrance fees as mentioned in the description
- Transportation by fully air-conditioned coach
- Return transfer to your hotel (at approximately 20:00)