You'll have time to stretch your legs and have a coffee before your tour starts. We will start the day with a visit to the red springs of the nearby village of Karahayit, where the high iron content of the water turns the water red. We will then start our visit to Hierapolis by entering through the north gate, strolling through the ruins of Hierapolis as your guide explains the importance of this ancient Roman spa town as a place for healing in Roman times and tells you tales of some of the characters who lived here. Some highlights of your walk will include the Necropolis, or graveyard, one of the biggest of its kind, the Roman bath, the theatre and the Agora (ancient market).
Our next stop will be at the Cleopatra Antique Pool where you have the unique opportunity to swim in invigorating thermal waters over Roman columns which are believed to have toppled into the water following anearthquake. Please note than entrance is an additional 32TL payable directly at the pool.
You will then have free time to paddle in some of the pools as you stroll down the hill to the natural lake and park where you will meet your guide for a late lunch.
After the tour you will have approximately half an hourfree time to have a stroll around the small village of Pamukkale, before being transferred back to Denizli airport at approximately 16:30 for your 19:15return flight to Istanbul. You'll arrive back in Istanbul at approximately 20:45, and will be transffered back to your hotel, arriving at approximately 21:30, depending on its location.
What to bring to ensure you have a great day out:
- Sun Glasses
- Flip Flops / Waterproof slip on shoes
- Sun Cream