This daily tour from Istanbul to Pamukkale by flight provides you to see the beauties of travertines of Pamukkale and the ancient Greco-Roman & Byzantine city of Hierapolis with its valuable survivals. You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul early morning and transferred to airport for your flight to Pamukkale. Once you arrive at airport you will be picked up by our luxury tour busses. Our tour will begin with visiting the red springs in Karahayit region then we will enter Hierapolis from the North Gate, after visiting Travertines you will have free time to swim in Cleopatra Antique Thermal pool.
Early morning pick up from your hotel. Transfer to the airport in İstanbul. Flight to Denizli (Pamukkale). Pick up from the airport and transfer to our Company Office in Pamukkale. Departure for Daily Pamukkale Tour.
Karahayit Red Springs: While Pamukkale's terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by mineral water rich in calcium carbonate, the terraces at the red springs have been shaped by spring water rich in iron and sulfur which leave reddish metallic deposits at the point of exit. In both cases the deposits left by the mineral-rich natural springs are the result of thousands of years of crystallization. The area has been attracting visitors to its thermal springs since the time of classical antiquity.
Hierapolis Ancient City: The city of Hierapolis was founded in 190 B.C. by Eumenes II as part of the great Empire of Pergamum and was probably named after Hiera, the wife of the legendary founder of Pergamum. Previously Phrygian, Greek and Byzantine, the city’s development reached its peak under Romans. Around the city, there are many ancient ruins such as a Necropolis, Baths, a Basilica, the monumental entrance to the city Frontinius Gate, Frontinius Street, Latrina, Northern Byzantine Gate, the Fountain of the Tritons and the Temple of Apollo. Together, Pamukkale and Hierapolis are now under the protection of their status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are ‘must see’ for a tourist excursion.
Travertines: The unusual geological feature of the travertines, shaped by an underground water source that comes to the surface through springs which form streams of thermal water that flow over and down cliffs, shaping small thermal pools. This mineral water is saturated with dissolved calcium bicarbonate and as it cools in the pools, the calcium residue solidifies. It becomes a hard white chalk like substance known as travertine. You are very welcome to walk in and submerge your bare feet in the thermal waters.
Cleopatra's Thermal Pool: You will also have chance to have enough free time to swim in the Antique Thermal Pool of Cleopatra, so do not forget to bring your swimsuits with you and enjoy the healing waters.
End of our Travel in Turkey Pamukkale tour, transfer to the airport for your evening flight back to Istanbul, and then transfer to your hotel.
Pamukkale Day Trip From Istanbul (By Plane)