Tour Bodrum – Pamukkale
Pamukkale is an ancient city nicknamed "Cotton Castle". Come and discover it with our Bodrum Pamukkale excursion! White basins in which hot water has been flowing for millennia, laden with minerals of dazzling whiteness.
When: 2 days a week
Location: Pick up from your hotel in Bodrum
Duration: full day with lunch - Bodrum Pamukkale excursion
Bodrum Pamukkale Excursion Program (Hierapolis)
- Early departure from your hotel
- Route to Pamukkale from Bodrum crossing mountain ranges. A feast for the eyes.
- Arrival in Pamukkale. A fascinating natural landscape to discover in Turkey, a pure geological wonder unique in the world. Since 1988, the Pamukkale site has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rules are stricter for visitors, in order to protect this fragile landscape as much as possible.
- Free time at the Pamukkale site, based on your guide's commentary.
- At the end of the afternoon, return to the hotel in Bodrum.
The history of Pamukkale
Pamukkale is also a historical site called Hierapolis and founded in the 2nd century BC. J.C. by the king of Pergamum Eumenes. In Roman times, it was attributed healing properties thanks to its natural hot springs. There is a large necropolis, Roman baths, temples and a theater (15,000 seats and very well preserved - one of the most beautiful of the ancient Greco-Roman theaters). Churches built during the Byzantine era can also be seen in Pamukkale.
The Geology of Pamukkale
The astonishing geological formation of Pamukkale derives from the many hot springs in the surrounding area (it is a volcanic region). The water infiltrates the limestone rocks and is therefore enriched with minerals but also with CO2. Through various chemical reactions, calcium carbonate is deposited on the rocks going down the hill.
After evaporation, this forms a layer of solid and white limestone. Several basins forming natural basins follow one another in this way. Once filled by the springs, they overflow, thus creating waterfalls petrified with the same calcium carbonate. This is called a tufa.
To give you an idea of the size of the site: it measures 2750 m long and 155 m high. From a distance, Pamukkale is reminiscent of an ice cream parlor or a cotton castle (Pamukkale means in Turkish "cotton castle"). Since 1988 Pamukkale has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As a result, the rules are stricter for visitors, in order to protect this fragile landscape as much as possible.
Bodrum Pamukkale Price
- 60 € per person
- Child: (00–06) free :)
- Private English speaking guide
- Transport included
- Lunch included
- 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- For those who have limited time it is an ideal formula to see the surroundings of Bodrum
- No waiting in the queues
- Payment on the spot
- Entrance tickets to the program site included