DAILY FETHIYE PAMUKKALE - HIERAPOLIS TOUR
The first buildings on the site of Hierapolis appeared in the 2nd millennium BC. King of Bergama Attalus II in 190 BC has built a new city on the site and called it Hierapolis (“the holy city” in Greek). The city was later destroyed by an earthquake and rebuilt. In 133 BC the city came under the protection of Rome. Walking through the ruins of Hierapolis involves passing on foot to the largest ancient Roman necropolis in Turkey. Overcoming about two kilometers tourists may see a variety of tombs and sarcophagi some of them were well preserved and some were skillfully restored. In addition the excursion includes a visit to a number of well-preserved sites of the ancient city – a complex of baths, Roman and Byzantine gates, as well as objects that were reconstructed by archaeologists – latrines, the ruins of the fountains and the municipal Theatre. By the way the tomb of the Apostle St. Philip was found in the ruins of Hierapolis in Turkey. In 1988 the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Wander what things to do in Fethiye to Pamukkale tour? Tour to Pamukkale from Fethiye, Hisaronu or Oludeniz is unthinkable without walking on the side of a mountain covered with deposits of calcium – it is one of the most famous Pamukkale attractions. Tourists take their shoes off and get down slowly along the slippery slope of snowy mountains that was created by travertine. This is a unique place on the planet where you can see natural cascades through which mineral-rich water drains forming ponds separated by limestone barriers. Thousands of years the flowing water evaporating of the ground formed a bizarre travertine that seem to be the snow-white palace. By the way Pamukkale means “cotton castle” in Turkish.
The Oludeniz – Hisaronu – Fethiye to Pamukkale day trip offers some free time so true lovers of archeology or history may take a walk along the mountainside to explore the ruins of the Roman ancient city of Hierapolis. Good Christians can climb up to the shrine and Basilica of St. Philip who was executed and buried there. Others can enjoy the mineral waters of the ancient Pool of Cleopatra. Cleopatra’s Pool is artificially formed pond. There are columns and architraves of portico that surrounded the building on all four sides and was destroyed by an earthquake in the 7th century AD. Mineral water in the reservoir has a temperature of the human body – 35-36 C degrees and enriched with calcium. It has amazing healing and rejuvenating properties. Pamukkale thermal pools cures rheumatism, rickets, cardiovascular, neurological, skin and gastro-intestinal diseases, lumbago, psoriasis and eczema. The distance from Oludeniz to Pamukkale on tour is 235 km, from Fethiye to Pamukkale – 230 km, Hisaronu Pamukkale – 232 km. You will never regret visiting Hierapolis and Pamukkale tour from Fethiye, Hisronu and Oludeniz.
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Guided tour from Fethiye, Hisaronu and Oludeniz to Pamukkale and Hierapolis includes at least three parts – visiting the ruins of the Roman ancient city of Hierapolis, walk along the side of a mountain covered with travertine deposits and swimming in the Pool of Cleopatra.
Hotel pick-up and drop-offEnglish speaking guideOpen Buffet BreakfastEntry Fee of Pamukkale
Tour Does Not Include
Personal expensesTips and gratuitiesOptional activity costsEnrty Fee of Cleopatra -s poolLunch
Free cancellation: 1 day prior to date of activity.
50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): 12 hours prior to time of activity.
100% cancellation Fee (No reimbursement): Cancel on the date of activity.