You will be picked up from your hotel/location in Kusadasi at around 08:00 for the tour of Pamukkale. We will drive to UNESCO World Heritage Site and see why this natural site’s name means cotton castle.
The word Pamukkale means Cotton Castle and it was formed thousands of years ago when calcium rich spring water cascaded over the hillside and reacted with air to form a brilliant white snowy chalk coat.
Learn about the geology here, which consists of white travertine rocks that have created a natural wonder of plateaus. Gaze over Pamukkale’s mineral deposits and hear how the hot bath’s water travels 656 feet (200 meter) down the cliffside to create the appearance of snowy terraces.
Next, stroll alongside your expert guide and observe the geology up close as you learn how these natural baths were formed. Stop to snap photos of this amazing site, and then continue to the ancient city of Hierapolis to observe its diminishing ruins and dip into hot springs.
As you enjoy a nice bath stare up at the Greco-Roman columns which surround the pools. Stop for lunch after bathing at a café and then rendezvous with your guide for a walking tour through Hierapolis.
Marvel at the ancient ruins such as the necropolis (Roman graveyard) and the immense Roman theater which once had a capacity to seat 12,000 people. Finally, stop at St Philippe Martyrion (Basilica of St Philippe) and hear about this historical Christian house of worship. Afterwards, hop back on your coach and return to Kusadasi where your tour ends.