Excursions in Pamukkale

Pamukkale offers everything for a wonderful holiday: a pleasant climate, historical sites, natural pools, excitement, hotels, and friendly residents. Besides, this city has an impressive cultural history and beautiful landscapes. There is something to do here in Pamukkale for every type of holidaymaker. We have put together a top 8 excursions for you so that you don’t have to miss anything when you’re in Pamukkale.

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Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon

See Pamukkale from above with an exciting hot air balloon ride! Your day will start early to catch the sunrise. When you arrive at the launch site, you will see how the balloons are inflated, and you can even help! The flight will last approximately one hour, and your experience will be celebrated with a traditional champagne toast. This activity is subject to weather conditions so try to book your flight on the first or second day of your holiday. If your balloon ride is cancelled due to bad weather, you will be flexible to go on a different day.

Pamukkale Paragliding

Paragliding has become more popular in Pamukkale in the last few years. Pamukkale is one of the best areas to fly above. Besides that you “share the air with the birds” you will fly over the sacred hot springs, the ancient city of Hierapolis and the white travertines. You don’t need experience to book a paragliding excursion. Your professional certified tandem instructor will give you pre-flight instructions and a quick gear orientation. Paragliding is a safe way to explore Pamukkale from the sky.

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Travertines

Pamukkale is perhaps one of the famous touristic sensations of Turkey. The white travertines are a special natural phenomenon located on a hill in the province of Denizli. The white limestone terraces are also called the eighth natural wonder of the world. The white limestone pools in combination with the blue water provide a gorgeous view. There’s enough reason that Pamukkale is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The hot springs ensure that the temperature of the water in the limestone pools is 36 degrees.

The ancient city of Hierapolis

One of the most important constructions is the ancient Theatre. Other main sights are the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, Plutonium, and the necropolis Artefacts that were found in Hierapolis and surrounding ancient cities are exhibited in the Hierapolis Museum.

Pamukkale Antique pool

If you’re looking for excursions in Pamukkale then swimming amongst Roman ruins in this antique pool is highly recommended. The antique pool in Pamukkale, also known as Cleopatra’s Pool is a modern spa complex with a thermal pool that is open to the public in exchange for an entrance fee. The nearby temple of Apollo has fallen into the pool during an earthquake. You can still see these magnificent columns on the bottom of the pool.

Remains of Laodikeia

There are many other sights to discover during a tour in Pamukkale. The historic city of Laodikeia is located at about 10 km south of Hierapolis which is a 15-minute drive from Pamukkale. This city was once called Diopolis, which stands for “the city of Zeus”, but in the third century B.C. the name changed to Laodikeia, after the name of the wife of Antiochus. The city was often destroyed and rebuilt over the centuries. You can now visit the historical remains, including a theatre and the main street.