Hierapolis, Pamukkale

4.7
Explore ancient thermal spas and take a dip yourself at Hierapolis, a World Heritage Site. Originally a thermal spa in 2nd century BCE, the Greek ruins of baths, temples, and monuments are still visible today at Hierapolis. Visit the on-site Hierapolis Archaeology Museum to see tombs, monuments, and ruined theatre artifacts. Nearby Pamukkale is a diverse arrangement of hot springs--some for swimming and some for scenic appreciation. One notable area, sometimes referred to as Cleopatra's swimming pool, features a set of tiered travertines on top of which bright aquamarine water gathers. Arrange to visit Hierapolis and other attractions in Pamukkale using our Pamukkale trip planner.
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  • An ancient city intertwined. The entrance fee and the museum card are 60 tl. Students under the age of 18 are free of charge. 8-17 entrance times in winter, 8-21 in summer. What you can do is you'll be able to walking in the old city, drinking the Pamukkale shawl you brought with you with you, visiting the archaeological museum inside, seeing the ancient pool nearby. If you have sandwiches and water with you, your walk can last all day. Have a good walk.
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  • I came here with my family today, visiting the Pamukkale thermal terraces has been in my to-do list for decades. The historical ruins of Hierapolis and the amazing amphitheater were incredible added b...  more »
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  • A swim in the ancient pool (Cleopatra's pool) is a must. Just so you can say you've done it! I suggest arriving as early as possible too! We were the first and only ones swimming for... about 5 minutes... until a bus load of people rolled in.
  • History in all its grandeur. One cannot help but marvel at this great historical structure. Just imagining how it must have been there in old times with kings and princes and their subjects sitting all around on these steps is invigorating.
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