Pamukkale Tour from Bodrum – Thermal Water

Pamukkale is a complex of underwater thermal springs, which has been named as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is easy to visit Pamukkale from Bodrum or Marmaris with the scheduled tours that these areas offer. It was here that the films Odyssey and the Phantom Racer 2 were filmed. This unique place was created by nature itself. Translated from Turkish, Pamukkale means “Cotton Castle”. Looking at the snow-white slopes from the side, they, in truth, resemble a mountain of cotton.

You can travel to Pamukkale from Bodrum to the province of Denizli, where the natural and cultural monument is located. A large amount of cotton grows here in early autumn and the fields are covered with snow-white rosettes filled with a soft cotton mass. This is where a large number of textile factories that provide Turkey with textiles are located. Locals, inspired by the cotton growing in this area, named the famous attraction “Cotton Castle”. The colour of the mountain in Pamukkale also plays a part in it’s nickname. Even in ancient times, the fame of this miraculous place spread throughout the world. Near the thermal springs of Pamukkale, the city of Hierapolis was erected. The ruins of this city can be explored today on a trip to Pamukkale from Bodrum.

You will see not only the Cotton Castle itself, but also the ancient city, as well as the Cleopatra’s Pool. It was from the pool that the queen Cleopatra herself took baths and drew her beauty and youth from this unique creation of nature. You can see all of these things when you participate on a tour from Bodrum to Pamukkale.

Learn about Pamukkale on the Bodrum tour

As a result of the constant circulation of thermal waters saturated with calcium on the hillside, a white calcium deposit formed. This hardened and took on bizarre shapes over the course of time, and cascaded down the mountain of Pamukkale. The water eventually made small pools of water called travertines. The height of the hill on which the thermal paradise is located is about 200 m.

The thermal water that form the travertines comes from only one of the 17 sources located in the vicinity of Pamukkale. The water temperature in this spring is 35.5 ° C but the water temperature in the remaining springs varies from 35 to 100 ° C. The composition of each of them is also different, so had the thermal water come from other sources, the mountain may not have taken on its famous appearance. To see such thermal pools in the West of Turkey you would need to go on the Bodrum to Pamukkale tour,

Cleopatra’s Pool in Pamukkale

On the Bodrum to Pamukkale Tour you will see Cleopatra’s bath. How it is seen today was formed as a result of an earthquake in the 7th century AD. It was once covered by a beautiful temple and after the earthquake many ancient fragments (columns, murals, etc.) fell into the huge geothermal bath. You can now swim in the pool amongst the ancient artefacts. Water in Cleopatra’s Pool has a composition that is useful to treat diseases of the heart such as hypertension and atherosclerosis. In the Roman era the area was used as a luxury health spa, and many wealthy Romans retired to the area. You’ll be lucky to visit here on the Pamukkale tour from Bodrum.

Cleopatra's Pool
Cleopatra’s Pool

See The ancient city of Hieropolis on the Bodrum to Pamukkale day Tour

During the tour to Pamukkale from Bodrum you will also see the ancient city of Hieropolis. The ancient city of Hieropolis in Pamukkale was founded in 190 BC by the King of Pergamum. His name was Eumenes II. The first buildings on this site appeared in 2 thousand BC. The city was destroyed by earthquakes and rebuilt several times during its history under different civilizations. In 133 BC the city was conquered by the Romans and was held by them until the 4th century AD. The city gained its popularity among the Roman aristocrats as a resort city because it was a miraculous hospital of the time healing ailments of many kinds.

Hieropolis flourished and it was here that one of the 12 apostles named St. Philip helped the city play a large role in the spread of Christianity. In Hieropolis City lies Martyrium, the place of death of St. Philip. The first Christian communities were formed in this amazing luxury spa city. After the Roman rule, Hieropolis City and Pamukkale came under the rule of Byzantinians and then the Turks in 1210. In 1354 it was destroyed by a powerful earthquake and now only the remains are left. Visit this important historical site on the Pamukkale tour from Bodrum.

Excavation of Pamukkale begins

The first excavations began in 1887 and the ancient city has retained many attractions. Some of which include one of the largest ancient theatres seating 12,000 spectators. And the largest necropolis in Turkey is open to the public so you can be amazed by its wonder. A venture up to the top of the theatre is worth a visit because an unforgettable view of the city of Hierapolis and the thermal complex of Pamukkale can be seen from there.

The ancient city of Hierapolis, the cultural and natural complex of Pamukkale, and Cleopatra bath are unique places that are worth visiting at least once in a lifetime. Pamukkale is located at a distance of 230 km from Bodrum. Bodrum is one of the closest resorts from where you can reach Pamukkale on a scheduled tour so you should take advantage of being in this resort. Booked yourself onto a tour to Pamukkale from Bodrum and make your holiday unforgettable.

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