About Excursions in Pamukkale and Salda
Nature has generously endowed Turkey with fabulously beautiful snowy peaks, mountain slopes immersed in greenery, endless steppes, perennial coniferous forests and, of course, warm seas. Nowadays, there are more and more people who love Turkey with all their heart and consider it their second home.
More than 15 million tourists from all over the world come to the country every year not only for shopping, gorgeous beaches, luxurious 5-star hotels and authentic delicious cuisine. Time after time, visiting Turkey, they discover it for themselves from a new perspective, travel to new hitherto unknown corners, make friends with new people.
If you’re looking for a beautiful day trip, Pamukkale and Salda Lake is definitely worth visiting. Located just a couple of hours away, Salda Lake is often called the “Turkish Maldives” because of its crystal-clear blue water and white sandy beaches.
During a day trip to Salda Lake and Pamukkale from Antalya, you can enjoy in the lake’s refreshing waters, sunbathing on the beach, or taking a stroll along the scenic shoreline.
To make the most of your day trip, consider booking a Pamukkale Salda tour, which typically includes transportation, guided sightseeing, and some free time for relaxing.
Overall, if you’re looking for a relaxing and scenic day trip to Pamukkale and Salda Lake is definitely worth considering. Its stunning natural beauty and peaceful atmosphere make it a great destination for travelers of all ages and interests.
During the excursion to Pamukkale and Salda, you will visit the most picturesque and historically significant places in Turkey – Lake Salda, famous for its healing clays, the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis, walk along the snow-white terraces of Pamukkale, go back to the time of the ancient Romans at the ruins of the amphitheater and swim in the unique thermal pools Cleopatra.
Despite the busy program, there will be enough time for wellness treatments, as well as for visiting attractions – you will spend 3 hours in Pamukkale and after a walking tour you can relax for 1.5 hours on the lake, which is often compared with the Maldives.
An excursion to Pamukkale and Salda will take the whole day, in 4 hours a comfortable bus will take you from Antalya to Pamukkale, after visiting the snow-white travertines and the ruins of the ancient city, the road to Salda Lake will take another 1.5 hours. And then rested and energized, you will go back to Antalya. This time you will spend about 4 hours on the way. However, constantly changing landscapes outside the window and fascinating stories of a professional guide will not let you get bored.
The first stop of the Tour in Pamukkale and Salda will take place in a unique natural place, which has no analogues in the world and which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List – Pamukkale, which means “cotton castle”. The cascade of white travertines, formed by calcium-rich waters, is located on a 200-meter mountain slope and looks more like a snow-covered hill, which makes it an attractive backdrop for photos and an excellent location for video shooting.
Ruins of Hierapolis
Once, or rather in the 60s of the 1st century AD. Hierapolis was a popular resort among the Roman elite, emperors, generals, politicians – the top of society rested here, and the city had everything to provide them with comfortable living and cultural leisure. There is a huge amphitheater, and the temples of the ancient gods – Plutonius and the temple of Apollo, and the largest Necropolis in Turkey.
Despite the fact that the first buildings date back to 2 thousand years BC. e., they are well preserved, and ancient columns, arches, city walls still keep the secrets of ancient times.
Once in the main arena of ancient Hierapolis, you will be amazed at its size – it could accommodate 10,000 spectators at the same time. The building consisted of luxurious boxes for the Roman elite, visual rows, the very venue for the competitions and numerous household premises.
On the lower tiers of the amphitheater, the speakers prepared for performances, the gladiators tuned in for victorious battles, they immediately kept wild animals, which were released into the arena to make the fight more spectacular. The ancient amphitheater of Hierapolis is the oldest monument of history and architecture and is under the protection of UNESCO.
The tour to Pamukkale and Salda passes through the Cleopatra pools, where you can take a short break for relaxation.
Not only the healing properties of mineral waters, but also legends attract tourists here, because, according to myths, it was the local clear waters that made the Egyptian queen young and beautiful. True or not, it is not known, but this place is worth a visit. In the swimming pool, surrounded by greenery, you will feel like on a tropical island, and cool water with light mineral bubbles perfectly relieves fatigue and fills you with energy.
At the mention of the Maldives, our imagination draws endlessly long white sandy beaches, the purest transparent water of the ocean, which has a unique “Maldive” color that combines all possible shades of blue, turquoise, aquamarine. There is such a magical place in Turkey.
It is known not only as an ideal resort for recreation, but also as a local health resort. Lake Salda is of volcanic origin and the clay on its shores is healing, most often it is used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
An excursion to Pamukkale and Salda harmoniously combines visiting ancient architectural monuments with a walk along the famous white travertines, swimming in mineral pools with healing on the shores of a volcanic lake.
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Excursion to Pamukkale and Salda per person 35€.
- Transfer from / to the hotel
- English speaking guide
- Ticket to Lake Salda
Salda Lake is located in the south of Turkey in the province of Burdur.
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