Located in the southwestern part of the country, this picturesque gem has been made a Unesco World Heritage site. But that’s not all you can see once you get to the glorious city. Here’s why Pamukkale will make you fall in love with Turkey.
How to get there
You’ll have to fly to Denizli’s Cardak Airport and take a 45 minute ride to Pamukkale. There are many buses designated for tourists, so do not worry about booking ahead of time. The hotel can also arrange this for you! If you opt to take a taxi into the city, it will cost you around $14.
Where to Stay
I recommend staying at the Melrose Hotels, I personally had a wonderful time. Extremely close to the park (5 minute walk) and surrounded by great little shops for souvenirs.
What to Do
Pamukkale Nature Park – start off at the park at the base. Get a peek of the fluttering birds and a pool with water slides.
The Pamukkale Tavertines – One of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Pammukkale, meaning cotton castle, is a delightful space of flowing water that has created calcium deposits onto the steep slopes. Entry ticket costs 35 Turkish Lira. Check out their operating hours schedule as these change based on the season.
Hike all the way up, past the tavertines. Once you get to a small seating area enjoy the view from the top.
Make sure to stick around for sunset.
Downtown – just a small downtown area filled with small souvenir shops and restaurants.
Visit the ancient Greek city of Hierapolis & enjoy the view from the top of the Hierapolis Theatre. You’ll see the remains of a Byzantine church and some other ruins.
Take a dip in the Antique Pool, also known as Cleopatra’s Pool. This can get overly busy, make sure to go either early in the morning or later in the evening.
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