Pamukkale Hierapolis Tour From Alanya
Discover the natural wonders of Pamukkale on this 2-day tour from Alanya –Side or Antalya. See the hot springs and travertine left by flowing water. Explore the ancient city of Hierapolis including the Roman amphitheater, the historical museum, and much more.
The tour starts early in the morning with a pick up from your hotel in Alanya. First stop breakfast break in Antalya ( Extra ). Then the tour leads you to Korkutelli where there will be a short break to regain energy for the exciting day ahead. On the way to Pamukkale stop in the city of Denizli for a stunning panoramic view of the Turkish countryside.
Discover the ruins of Hierapolis, an ancient Greco-Roman and Byzantine city that was built on top of the massive white formations that make this area famous. Witness the ruins of an amphitheatre, old city walls, bathhouses, and a necropolis while learning about the history of each structure.
Then, head to hot springs of Pamukkale, and immerse yourself in the warm waters that are sunken into the bright white terraced landscape, offering a one-of-a-kind view as you bathe. After a relaxing soak, head to your hotel to enjoy a delicious dinner and comfortable overnight stay.
Start the morning with a breakfast buffet at your hotel, before heading out to visit the hot thermal springs near Karahayit town, where amazing red cliffs and rock formations line the water.
Visit a gorgeous mosque to learn more about the religious traditions of local people and then feel free to shop for souvenirs at a nearby leather market. On the way back to Alanya stop at Denizli once again for a satisfying lunch.
We have free pick up services for Pamukkale Hierapolis Tour From Alanya: Mahmutlar, Kestel, Tosmur, Oba, Alanya, Konakli, Avsallar, Incekum and Okurcalar. Pick up time from your hotel will be sent you by e-mail or by sms(whatsapp or viber).
Do you wish to see UNESCO World Heritage site Pamukkale / Hierapolis that is considered to be one of the oldest thermal cities in the world?
Pamukkale (also known as Hierapolis) is about 19 km north of Denizli and around 350 km west of Alanya. It was due to the attraction of the hot springs and the healing properties that led to the foundation of the Hierapolis city or the Holy city in 190 BC. The city is named after Hiera, the wife of Telephos, who was the founder of Pergamum.
The city was a thriving metropolis during the Roman era and was rebuilt several times following earthquakes. It was not totally abandoned until 1300 AD. Some of the ruins include a large amphitheater, a Nymphaeum fountain (which distributed water throughout the city), and the remains of the largest (ancient) necropolis in Turkey.
The surreal, brilliant white travertine terraces and warm, limpid pools of Pamukkale hang, like the petrified cascade of a mighty waterfall, from the rim of a steep valley side in Turkey’s picturesque southwest.
Truly spectacular in its own right, the geological phenomenon that is Pamukkale, literally “Cotton Castle” in Turkish, is also the site of the remarkably well-preserved ruins of the Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis. With such a unique combination of natural and man-made wonders it’s little wonder that Pamukkale-Hierapolis has been made a Unesco World Heritage site. With over two million visitors annually, it is also Turkey’s single most visited attraction.
What to Remember
Swimming at Cleopatra pool costs extra, which you can book and pay by the tour guide.
On this tour there are shopping breaks at the handicraft carpet centre and wine production centre.
The itineraries might be altered slightly by the guide for seasonal or other reasons. Visits to some museums or ancient ruins may not be possible due to renovation work. In the very hot months of July and August, breaks and visits to open-air museums and ancient ruins may be shorter than planned.
Distances to Pamukkale from:
Side 305 km – Antalya 230 km – Alanya 370 km – Kemer 270 km
Entrance fee to Pamukkale is free of charge for children up to 11 years old.
Pamkkale Tour is also available for 1 day from Alanya in Russian and .English languages