Visiting a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Capturing spectacular photos of the white travertines
Exploring the site of the old Roman spa town, Hierapolis
Opportunity to immerse yourself in the fizzy, spring water
Visiting an onyz and marble atelier
About this activity
What's included, what's not
A full day tour to the white travertines of Pamukkale & the Roman spa town Hierapolis
Entrance to Cleopatra's pool
Know Before You Book
Children aged 3 years and under go for free
Pick-up and drop-off from hotels in Oludeniz, Hisaronu, Calis and Fethiye areas
The name of your accommodation should be provided when making your booking
What you can expect
Pamukkale is a series of mountainside terraces where natural springs have solidified into snow white travertines. The effect is absurdly exquisite- it almost looks like a winter wonderland of pools in various little tiers. The Romans were the first to realise its potential healing powers and established a health spa above the travertines, known as Hierapolis.
The drive from Fethiye takes you through some stunning scenery, travelling over the Taurus Mountains and on to the city of Denizli at the end of the Menderes Valley. Once we have arrived at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis to see as well as the magnificent travertines of Pamukkale itself.
The Hierapolis site has a well-preserved Roman theatre and ancient thermal baths which have been restored and converted into an archaeological museum as well as a temple, Necropolis, Nymphaeum and a 4th century basilica to see.
There is also an outdoor pool known as Cleopatra's pool which can be visited but is not included in the itinerary. This pool is filled with the locally sourced thermal spring water and scattered with ancient columns and other Roman artefacts. Swimming or just soaking in this pool is like being immersed into a bath of fizzy champagne as the warm spring water tingles against your skin.
The day is rounded-off with a visit to a local onyx and marble atelier.