08:00 am ─ You will be picked up from your hotel in Kuşadası or Selçul.
You will be transferred to Pamukkale. Then, the Pamukkale tour starts.
- White Calcium Terraces: The first region to be visited during the tour will be Pamukkale Travertines. These structures are fancy structures that are formed as a result of natural processes that take place for quite a long time. The structures, which are completely white in color and have a high mountain appearance, are called travertine. These structures contain a high percentage of minerals, vitamins and calcium. Travertines are also hot water sources. From the moment you enter the area, you will encounter hot water currents. You can easily walk through these currents if you wish. Vitamins and minerals can improve health problems in your feet and legs.
How did Pamukkale Travertines come into being? The final appearance of these structures is estimated to have reached about 400 years ago. There is a huge earthquake in the Menderes River. After this earthquake, the changing landforms from the Pamukkale Travertines over time. This structure has caused the region to gain a high tourist value. Because the travertines are listed and protected by UNESCO as a world heritage site.
- Hierapolis Ancient City: You will see an ancient city very close to Pamukkale Travertines. This city was designated as the second destination within the scope of the tour. This ancient city has a very high altitude. According to the researches, it is known that the city was used and founded by the Phrygians. The city is was established during approximately BC. II century. At the time of its establishment, the queen of the region was named Hiera, who is an Amazon queen. Therefore, the name of the city was Hierapolis.
Here what you are going to see in the Hierapolis Ancient City:
- The Necropolis: In the past, religious belief was largely shaped by religion about life after death. Therefore, in almost every city, cemeteries were clustered in close proximity to their habitats. The necropolis is located in the ancient city of Hierapolis, very close to the living area. The necropolis contains important artefacts that can be traced from the Late Hellenistic to the early Christian period. The grave structures in the region are quite interesting.
- The Temple of Apollo: Apollon was the most important god believed by individuals living in Hierapolis. This sanctuary in the name of Apollo was considered a place of worship. Rumour generally says that this is exactly where Apollo came to visit the city. This structure was built in the 1st century BC. In the 3rd century BC, some changes were made in the structure and the structure became more modern.
- Cleopatra Antique Thermal Pool: This pool is one of the most interesting tourist destinations with its hot spring. You will also have the chance to visit here as part of the tour. But if you want to swim in the pool you will have to pay extra. It is believed that Cleopatra swam in this pool.
16:00 ─ When the Pamukkale tour ends, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Kuşadası or Selçuk.