PRIVATE PAMUKKALE TOUR
Your guide will meet you in the hotel or port. Head to Pamukkale, (literally “Cotton Castle”), is an absolutely unique natural wonder, as well as a spectacular archaeological site with unusually well-preserved ancient ruins. The name derives from the cottony appearance of the site’s travertines, white or light-colored calcareous rock deposited by the area’s rich mineral springs. Just above the travertines lies Hierapolis, founded circa 190 BCE as a curative center by Eumenes II of Pergamon. Its spectacular Roman theater, built in stages by Roman Emperors Hadrian and Septimius Severus, could seat more 12,000 spectators. A path from the theater leads up the hill to the fascinating Martyrium of Saint Philip the Apostle, an intricate octagonal structure on the very spot where Saint Philip was supposedly martyred. End of the day, return back to your hotel or port.