What is Pamukkale?
Pamukkale is an area located in the region of Denizli. The place of interest on the Bodrum to Pamukkale tour is the spectacular landscape of the protruding mountain. ‘Pamukkale’, in Turkish means ‘cotton castle’ and it’s named this because of it’s white cotton-like appearance.
The white coating on the mountain is in fact calcium, which over thousands of years has flowed down the mountainside and solidified, forming pools in which mineral enriched thermal water sits.
The thermal water comes out of the mountain at around 33-36 degrees. It is these thermal water filled pools that entice visitors from all over the world to see Pamukkale.
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BODRUM TO PAMUKKALE TOUR DETAILS
|Tour Days:||Mondays & Fridays|
|Start Time:||Approx 6 am|
|Return Time:||Approx 8 pm|
|Concession Prices:||7 to 12 years old – HALF PRICE. 0 to 6 years old – FREE.|
|Things You Need To Bring:||Comfortable shoes, Sun Glasses, Camera, Sunscreen, Extra money|
Thermal Travertines – Visitors can walk all the way down the mountainside through the thermal water pools. The water looks as blue as the sky against the white background of the mountainside. This is probably the most recognised part of the Bodrum to Pamukkale tour.
Cleopatra’s Pool – Guests can swim in the pool of natural thermal water which is full of minerals. The pool is filled with the same thermal water that cascades down the mountain. Although Cleopatra’s pool lies in the Pamukkale grounds, you can’t gain access to it without paying an extra entrance fee. It is optional to swim in the pool.
Hieropolis City- It’s an ancient Greek city that was built on top on the Pamukkale mountain. Many ruins remain intact including the great Amphitheatre, which will excite history buffs. You can access all areas of the ruined city having paid the Bodrum to Pamukkale tour fee. There are also 2 small museums on site which have a separate entrance fees.
It peaked as a tourist destination in around the 3rd century AD where it was used as a luxury spa centre. The enriched mineral water is said to have healing properties and the rich and sick used to frequent Cleopatra’s pool. Which was then a lavish pool enclosed by a temple of ornate columns. Many of these columns are either still standing or have fallen into the water.
After about 1 hour of travelling, you will stop at a restaurant. You may buy breakfast here if you wish. There are toilet facilities at this stop. There will be 1 more scheduled stop along the way at a gold or leather centre where there are also toilet facilities.
Once you’ve arrived at Pamukkale you will have about 3 hours to explore the city, travertines and Cleopatra’s Pool if you have chosen to.
After your time at Pamukkale, you will stop at a restaurant a short drive away where you will eat lunch included in the price of the tour (drinks not included).
On your return to Bodrum, you will make 2 scheduled stops at gold centre or similar where there are toilet facilities.
You’ll be back in Bodrum at around 8pm providing there are no unforeseen road closures, heavy traffic, or mechanical vehicle problems on the day.
Money – to buy breakfast, drinks and souvenirs, entrance to Cleopatra’s Pool if you wish.
Bathing Suit – you may want to wear this on the travertines, but you’ll definitely need one for Cleopatra’s Pool.
A sunhat and sun cream – there is little shade when walking on the travertines and through Hierapolis city.
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