PAMUKKALE TOUR ITINERARY:
You will be picked up by your guide from your meeting point. Your first stop will be The Ancient City of Hierapolis, where you will spend about 90 minutes
– Visiting The Ancient City of Hierapolis including (approx. 1,5 – 2 hours)
The Great Theater,
– Visiting Hot Springs ( approx. 1 hour )
Sites to Visit
- Ancient City of Hierapolis: Pamukkale and The City of Hierapolis is on the world heritage list determined by UNESCO.
- Hot Springs: Would you like to swim in the world’s most private ancient thermal pool?
This will be your Private Pamukkale Tour, which means the duration of your tour depends on your interest. For the general idea, you will spend about 7 or 8 hours on this tour.
Recommendations: There are uneven ancient streets in Ancient cities, please have your comfortable shoes and clothing, If you visit in summer please get your hat and sunblock creams and your water.
Private Tour prices are changing according to the number of adults. Please ask the price.
Pamukkale Tour – Places to see in:
When we go to Pamukkale, there are 2 entrance gates to enter the ancient city of Hierapolis. One of them is the southern gate, which is close to Pamukkale’s thermal pool and travertines, and the other is the northern gate, where the cemeteries add an incredible atmosphere to the ancient city of Hierapolis, especially gladiator tombs. But remember, every road leads to Pamukkale.
The Temple of Apollon and Plutonion: You can visit the magnificent temple of Apollo, which was brought to the ancient city of Hierapolis in 2022, and the legendary entrance gate Plutonion, which opened to death. On the staircase behind the temple, there is an area filled with pieces from the Temple of Apollo, column bodies, architrave pieces, capitals, and pedestals. In this structure, BC IV. A qualified female statue with curvy clothes was found, renewing the sculpture schemes of the 19th century. As it is understood from the inscription, Zeuxis’ daughter Apphia was dedicated to the imperial gods and Demos.
Pamukkale travertines: A visual feast created by thermal waters in the Büyük Menderes basin after a series of earthquakes 400 thousand years ago. Located in Denizli, Pamukkale is famous for its snow-white travertines, which are visited by millions of people every year, healing thermal waters, the fascinating Cleopatra Pool, the Ancient City of Hierapolis, and its magnificent ancient theater. Its healing waters are good for digestion, respiratory, circulatory, and skin diseases.
Hierapolis Theatre: The great structure was built on four islands. The perpendicular cave is divided into two parts by the diazo, 9 cuneus Summa cavea gallery, and 8 steps are placed vertically. The stage building has a login and a large backstage and is connected to the stage. The three orders of the skene frons are seated on the podium by marble monolith columns, with a decorated cornice dedicated to Apollo and Artemis.
This magnificent structure was built during the reign of Emperor Septimius Severus AD III. It was built in the 16th century, by engulfing and destroying the previous phase (the Flavian Period). It was used until the Late Roman Period, and it is understood from the inscription on the underside of the architrave, dated to AD 352, that the scene frons was repaired.
Hierapolis Agora: Pamukkale Hierapolis Ancient City Agora; After the earthquake in 60 AD, it was organized as the Hierapolis Commercial Agora as a result of the change made in a large area between Frontinus Street and the slopes of the hill to the east. This area was used as a necropolis and workshop outside the settlement before the earthquake. Ceramic kilns with circular cooking chambers and embossed megara bowls dating to the 2nd – 1st century BC were found. In the 2nd century AD, one of the largest agoras in Asia Minor, 170 meters wide and 280 meters long, was built on this wide area.
Hierapolis Tombs: The necropolis area is one of the largest areas that can be seen in the city. Grave owners had various cursed information written on their pediments to scare people and prevent them from entering the grave. Over time, some of the tombs surrounded by travertines have disappeared. You can also visit the tombs of famous gladiators here.
The Great Bath Complex: There are traces of the interior of the building, whose massive walls and some vaults have survived, covered with marble. The plan of the bath is like other typical Roman baths. First, there is a large courtyard at the entrance, a closed rectangular area with large halls on both sides and then the main bath structure. In the side wings of the palaestra, two large halls, one in the south and the other in the north, were reserved for the emperor and ceremonies. Remains of the bath complex AD. II. It is dated to the century. The vaulted closed spaces adjacent to the large hall are used as museums today.
Hierapolis Archeology Museum: You can see incredibly beautiful historical artifacts, sarcophagi, coins, statues, and daily use items from both the Phrygian and Roman periods in the ancient city of Hierapolis excavations in Pamukkale Hierapolis Archeology Museum. You do not need to pay an extra fee for this. Because the museum is in the ancient city of Hierapolis.
Martyrion of St. Phillip: Hierapolis, besides being a source of healing with its unique thermal waters, was considered a holy city both in Pagan times and in the Christian era. The reason for this is A.D. St. Philip, one of the 12 apostles of Jesus, who came to spread Christianity in Hierapolis in A.D. 80 years, was killed by crucifixion here. After Christianity became the official religion in the A.D. 4th century, martyrdom was made in the place where St. Phillip was killed in his name. The building, which was built as a religious and spiritual treatment center, has an octagonal plan. In the middle of the marble-covered trowel is the tomb of St. Phillip.
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