Pamukkale Tour From Kemer – a tour of the most iconic and visited tourist destinations in Turkey. Every year, more than 2.5 million travelers travel hundreds and thousands of kilometers to see unique travertines, a snow-white mountain slope with cascades of ponds and the ruins of the ancient city, which was previously the first spa resort of the majestic Roman Empire.
The history of the ancient settlement of Hierapolis goes back centuries, and the origin of the snow-white slopes of Pamukkale dates back hundreds of thousands of years – that is how long it took for the mountain slopes to form under the action of volcanoes, and the calcium-saturated waters of high-mountain springs painted travertines white.
You can walk barefoot on the plateau, touch the unique centuries-old limestones, see the ruins of the ancient city, wander through the ancient market squares and winding streets by joining the Pamukkale Tour From Kemer.
Pamukkale National Park is located in the province of Denizli, 255 kilometers from Kemer, away from the noisy coast and tourist areas, among mountains and primeval forests. A comfortable bus will cover this distance in 3.5 hours, but it is better to leave at dawn. Climbing the mountains along steep serpentines, you will see from a bird’s eye view the most picturesque panoramas of cities and ports, coastlines and snow-white beaches, shores buried in greenery and cliffs high to heaven.
Only the guide’s fascinating stories about the majestic Roman Empire, legendary battles and invincible heroes, mythical demigods and invulnerable warriors can distract from such unusual views. The road from Kemer to Pamukkale will seem easy, along the way you will have several stops to relax and enjoy the pristine nature.
In one of the most picturesque places, on the terrace of a cozy restaurant overlooking the mountains, you will find a traditional Turkish breakfast – fresh pastries and cheeses, homemade yogurt and olives, national scrambled eggs and homemade jams, and of course strong tea or fragrant Turkish coffee. Such a breakfast will energize you for further travels, give you strength for hiking and new discoveries.
Few people know that the famous travertines are more than 400 thousand years old, the process of painting the mountain slope white took more than 400 centuries, all this time the waters of high mountain springs gradually descended the slopes, enriching the sheer rocks with calcium and forming a white coating.
As a result, unusual pools were formed on mountain plateaus, which look like baths or terraces. The local geothermal springs have a unique composition and are the only ones in the world. Since 1988, the entire complex of 17 springs has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and is under state protection. Making a Pamukkale Tour From Kemer, you can not only enjoy unusual views, but also take many pictures against the backdrop of snow-white slopes and ancient cities, natural pools and ruins of fortress walls.
In the vicinity of the cotton castle, in the shade of luxurious cedars and cypresses, surrounded by high rocks and green mountain slopes, natural reservoirs filled with the purest mineral water hid from prying eyes. People from all over the area come to relax in these springs, because according to legend, the local waters have a miraculous effect of giving eternal youth and beauty.
Even the Egyptian queen Cleopatra drew vitality from mineral pools, magical waters charged her with vigor and energy, rewarded her with calmness and inner balance. With Pamukkale Tour From Kemer, you will have a chance to verify the veracity of the legends and experience the effect of magical waters, relax in the shade of cedar trees and breathe in the purest mountain air.
The ancient city of Hierapolis was the progenitor of modern spa resorts, located near geothermal springs, the settlement was fully adapted for a comfortable and carefree holiday – the amphitheater and market squares, temples and basilicas, chapels and fortresses are still preserved and demonstrate the former greatness of the Roman Empire.
Walking among the destroyed arches and fragments of sculptures, you involuntarily feel the atmosphere of ancient eras, heroic battles and legendary emperors.
The Hierapolis amphitheater is the largest monument of ancient history and architecture in Turkey. Built according to all the canons of Roman architecture, it consists of several levels. The lower tier once housed utility rooms and rooms for performing artists and athletes, the middle rows were occupied by ordinary inhabitants, and luxurious boxes for the imperial entourage flaunted on the upper levels.
Despite the fact that the Roman amphitheater was founded in the 2nd century BC, columns and fragments of sculptures, arches and ornaments have survived to this day, conveying the majesty of the ancient era.
On the territory of ancient Hierapolis are the largest ancient burial places – this is the city of the dead Necropolis. Previously, it served as a burial place for wealthy Romans, but later common people were also buried there, which is why the cemetery can be found decorated with sarcophagi, family crypts, Lycian graves, life-size statues and modest stone slabs.
Another attraction of the ancient city is the Church of St. Philip, decorated with frescoes and mosaics, marble columns and arches. Being in the ancient city, it is impossible not to feel the atmosphere of ancient times and historical events, centuries-old temples and medieval castles.
Pamukkale tour from Kemer will remain in your heart for a long time and will be remembered as a meaningful, active and eventful day, transferring in time and space, filling with positive emotions and a thirst for knowledge, inspiring new discoveries and exciting travels.
The easiest way to get to Pamukkale from Kemer is joining a guided Pamukkale tour from Kemer.
Pamukkale is 179 km far away from Antalya.
Close to Pamukkale, in Denizli there is an airport.
You can swim in Cleopatra Pool.
One day enough to see Pamukkale.
Pamukkale Tour From Kemer for one person is 30€.
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