Hierapolis & Pamukkale

Hierapolis & Pamukkale

Hierapolis & Pamukkale
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
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06:30 - 18:30
Monday
06:30 - 18:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 18:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 18:30
Thursday
06:30 - 18:30
Friday
06:30 - 18:30
Saturday
06:30 - 18:30
Sunday
06:30 - 18:30
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Iran-farazh
Sanandaj, Iran122 contributions
Sep 2021
You may visit both Pamukkale thermal pools and Ancient Hierapolis complex together. I found the Pamukkale thermal very interesting but as you walk up there you will found your self in Hierapolis complex site were you can visit many ancient site from a museum and an ancient amphitheatre to even a hot pool. It's a very good site to visit for half a day. Sandals will be very useful and do not forget your cameras.
Written 23 May 2022
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Weka53
Esher, UK10 contributions
May 2022
First visited 40 years ago and it has been so much improved in that time. One of the most unique attractions anywhere and well worth the visit.
Written 17 May 2022
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chapman-chloe
Hertfordshire, UK312 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Make sure you have enough time to walk around and see more than the standard sights. This will give you better photo opportunities away from the crowds. The salt lakes were very busy, this took away from the beauty. It was hard to navigate around the lakes as quite uncomfortable underfoot (shoes are not allowed). The hierapolis is beautiful allow yourself some time here.
Written 11 May 2022
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Kenny Foong
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia103 contributions
May 2022
After a long journey from cappadosia, we arrived at pamukale and visited this beautiful place. A 10 to 15mins walk from the entrance and we arrived at the lime stone pools of water and it was a magnificent view from the top. Had some snacks and walk around the ancient city of hierapolis took some pictures but unfortunately we cannot see the sunset as it was covered by the clouds. Dipped my legs in one of the pools and it was nice and refreshing. 10/10 would recommend to visit this magnificent place.
Written 10 May 2022
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Aqua_Uomo
Toronto, Canada7,379 contributions
Mar 2022
Don't get excited seeing all those nice pictures with pristine blue waters in the natural white silica pools. They are probably old, or fake.

Me an friends were there on March 25. Except some man-made pools that are functional, everything else is dry and tarnished. We walked for the bottom (town) up to the South Gate, to the Thermal bath and shops, then all the way to the North Gate. Everything is dead. There are some terraced pools between the Hierapolis and Necropolis, towards the North Gate, those are also dry and dirty. What once was beautiful and attracted thousand of people now is in disarray.
A guy in town that sold us some guides and postcards told us to go see the Red Waters, same idea of pool with hot thermal waters. We went but that proved to be another waste of time. I'll write a review on that as well.

I though the white pools will be nicer but I ended up liked the ruins instead, those didn't change much.

Advise: check before you go, might not be worth the drive, our case exactly, we drove a lot to make this attraction a priority.
Written 5 April 2022
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Sidra
New Zealand12 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
This place is the most beautiful place i have seen in Turkey. Weather combination was very good too. Outside was cold but ground and water was warm. It was little yellowish that i didn't like
Written 19 March 2022
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Aglaya Zolo
Manchester, UK4 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
it was really very beauti place. i really love it. it was like we are in some magical world. like outside weather was cold but water comming out in pool was warm without any machinery. it was really very great experience.
Written 13 March 2022
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Amethyst456
United Kingdom41 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
The day trip to Hierapolis/Pammukale was probably one of my worst and most disappointing.
I don’t know which era those pictures with the pristine white travertine are from - maybe the 90s! - but sadly today they are a yellow-stained grey colour. The whole cliff looks like dirty melting snow. I cannot believe I just spent 16 hours on a coach to get to this. Seriously do not waste your time - it’s just an ugly tourist trap.
Written 1 March 2022
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ceo
Erzurum, Turkey4 contributions
Jun 2021
The flight is carried out at sunrise. Our team members provide transfer service from your accommodation to the area where the balloons are located in the early hours of the morning. The journey is short and made for your convenience in a comfortable and modern car.

The day begins with an interesting and important briefing about the flight. Professional and experienced pilots are about to give you the essential information you need to know about hot air balloons and safety procedures. If you want to know anything else, feel free to ask them. The pilots are fluent in English and will be happy to answer your questions.

During the flight, you can expect to feel positive emotions with a surge of adrenaline. In fact, you are about to witness a dreamlike environment as the flight takes place during the sunrise. As the sun begins to rise in front of you, warm colors are about to reflect on the ground and nearby sites.

The views from the basket of the balloon are impressive. You will be able to see the impressive travertines and admire their natural beauty. You can also see the ancient city of Hierapolis from above and take pictures of the ruins. Therefore, it is important not to forget your camera!

The flight takes about 40 minutes and depends on weather conditions and wind direction. After spending some time in the air, the balloon begins to follow a safe landing mode until you reach the ground.

After the flight you will attend a small celebration. The pilots will offer you a glass of champagne and flight certificates. This small celebration is the ideal way to be proud of your achievement and take photos that will make your memories last forever.

At the end of the celebration, a modern, fully air-conditioned bus will drop you back at your hotel. This amazing and dreamy experience comes to an end in the morning hours and creates a lifetime experience for people of all ages.

TOUR ROUTE
Join our Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon flight and feel the extraordinary atmosphere of sunrise in the air. Ideal for people of all ages, this activity promises to provide you with long-lasting memories. Enjoy the flight as you observe the famous Cotton Castle and ancient city. Feel the morning breeze and the charm of the sunrise and take imposing photos with a unique activity during your vacation.

RECEIVE
The price of this activity includes pick-up from your hotel. More specifically, a professional driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Pamukkale and take you to the flight area. The car is comfortable and fully air-conditioned.

PREPARATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS
When you arrive at the hot air balloon station, you will meet the pilots in charge of the flight. They are experienced and fully licensed to fly. During the meeting, the pilots will provide important information you need to know about the flight and answer your questions. After that, you can see the balloon preparing for flight. You can take some photos during this time as the process is quite interesting.
Written 18 November 2021
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Kumar786
Bengaluru, India576 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
A magnificent place with a lot of history and creation of the nature. The remains of the place is breathtaking. One will thank oneself for having made the trip.
Written 1 November 2021
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