GEMS of AEGEAN 01 ‘’VOICE of WHITE PARADISE’’ / PAMUKKALE ; HIERAPOLİS ANCIENT CITY & MUSEUM / THE MAGNIFICENCE OF WHITE PARADISE AND TURQUOISE COLOR
You’ll drive early morning at 08:00 o’clock to Pamukkale.The journey will take app. 3 hours 30 minutes..
When you arrive to Pamukkale ,you ’ll visit Hierapolis Ancient City and Pamukkale
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 inTurkey’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 Cultural Heritage site. With over two million visitors annually, it is also Turkey’s single most visited attraction.
The ancient city of Hierapolis, which is not only our country but also the most important ancient city areas of the world, is located in the UNESCO World Heritage List just like the travertines. The unique antique legacy left by the Kingdom of Bergama was famous for its thermal springs and medicinal properties even in 197 BC, when it was founded.
Hierapolis, which takes its name from the presence of a thermal springs and a cave out of the gas (carbon dioxide) that causes the living creatures approaching to it to die, is "the Holy City". The earthquakes that lived in 133 BC and 60 AD destroyed the city, which was recognized by the temples of the world, but later rebuilt by the Romans.
Hierapolis ancient city ;Known as Hell Gate, Pluto's Gate or Ploutonion, the cave is located near Hierapolis. Animals slaughtered with carbon dioxide gas leaked from the cavern, which was considered the entrance gate of the underground world ruled by God Plouton and his wife Persophone, were sacrificed by the priests.
You’ll have lunch at the local restaurant nearby Pamukkale
You’ll drive back to İzmir
İZMİR : 11 hours
KUSADASI : 10 hours
ÇESME : 12 hours
THE GUIDE MAY CHANGE THE ROUTE FOR THE VENUES
THE CAPACITY OF THE TOUR MAXIMUM 12 PAX
MUSEUM CLOSED ON MONDAYS İN TURKEY
For Children, those younger than 4 year old are free of charge, between 5 and 9 year old are charged with the half price, children beginning from 10 year/old are charged with the adult price. Therefore, please inform us about the children’s ages.
Children need to have ID card or Passport for visiting ancient ciities and museums.
• There is no shop visit and shopping in the content of the tour.If the whole group demands and confirm and there is enough time ,the shop can be visited
• Comfortable walking shoes, comfortable clothing, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellents are recommended. Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid accidents.
• Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.5 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces in ruins.
• Temperatures can reach extreme highs during summer months; We recommend that you have a lot of water and use suitable sunscream while on the tour.