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Pamukkale (Hierapolis) (Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat)

Adult: $35 12+

Children: $17 7-12

Infant: $0 0-6

Pamukkale is one of Turkey’s top attractions and a precious in the world with its cotton-look terraces.The underground water once gave life to the ancient city of Hierapolis now helps Pamukkale  to be one of the most important thermal centers of Turkey.Tourists and locals visit Pamukkale and Hierapolis frequently not only for its extraordinary look and its ancient history but also for wellness.Scientifically proven to cure many diseases, the waters attract people and there are many thermal hotels in the area that serve 12 months a year. 

In ancient times all religious buildings were built nearby hot or cold water sources. Beside religious buildings, some other buildings such as fountains and baths also were built for curing. The numbers of baths, fountains and also churches are evident of the importance of waters in Hierapolis and Christianity. The temples were significant trade centers and Hierapolis had many temples that made people confused about which god they would worship before Christianity. 

People in Pamukkale Hierapolis worshiped Apollo as their main God. Beside Apollo, Artemis-the goddess- had been very important too. Local people in Pamukkale Hierapolis had worshiped many other gods and goddesses such as Dionysus, Leto who was the mother of Apollo, Poseidon who was the reason of earthquakes, Pluto who was the god of underworld, Heracles etc. 

Hierapolis means “Holy City” because of its religious importance and also temples together with other religious buildings.On the other hand it is thought that Hiera was the name of the wife of Telephos. Telephos was the legendary founder of Pergamum so the founder of the city, Eumenes, named here as Hierapolis in honor of Hiera. Women took very significant place through the history of Anatolia therefore their names were used for newly founded cities.The ancient city of Hierapolis was settled in an area of 1000 x 800 m.Pamukkale Hierapolis had many destructive strong earthquakes and as a result, each earthquake razed the city. (First destructive one in 17 AD, second one in 60 AD, third and last one in 1354)

Pamukkale is about 200 km away from marmaris and we take you there on a comfortable bus journey in 3 hours time.The trafic on the freeways is not busy so do not worry about the road and enjoy this comfortable trip..

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