Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
4.5
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, this stunning landscape of white travertine terraces is a natural collection of mineral pools formed by calcite-laden waters from hot springs. Together with the Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis, it's recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. An entrance ticket grants access to both sites. Enjoy the unique experience of walking barefoot in some of the pools and soak in the selected areas open to the public. Early morning is the best time to visit so spend a night in the nearby towns. Or join a bus tour from seaside towns like Kusadasi and Antalya. – Tripadvisor
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  • Srdjan R
    Rijeka, Croatia21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    This place is like nowhere else I`ve ever been before. Beautiful pools with warm water. I am delighted I could experience walking on the travertine to wet my feet in the pool. I only regret it was raining but, however, it was lovely.
    Visited November 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Shak09
    United Kingdom33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Be the early bird
    We decided to visit in the morning at 6:30am via the south gate. This was the best decision and I would highly recommend anyone wanting to visit to go at this time. The coaches start to arrive from 7am and it gets very bust after that. When we arrived there were a handful of people and we were able to take in the stunning views and appreciate the experience in our own time. There are some slippery areas so be careful when walking. We witnessed a couple of people who ignored the caution signs and fell. Take your time and make sure to go all the way down to the main thermal pools as that is where you get the best views and experience.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 13, 2023
  • mariavelniceriu
    Northampton, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place that makes you feel like you are out of this world
    Amazing experience. We loved this place so much last year, that we planning to go again in September. Hopefully, the weather will be great again cause I wanna dip in the thermal pool again. Just magical!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 22, 2023
  • Oren Investment
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a blast
    It's like stepping into a warm bubble bath that's been brewing for centuries. The white terraces look like giant ice cream scoops, and you can totally wander around barefoot. But watch out, 'cause some parts are slippery like a banana peel! The water's kinda mineral-y, but it's like giving your skin a fancy spa treatment. I'd say go, but bring your grip socks and maybe a mud mask for the ultimate chill day.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 28, 2023
  • Kaleem a
    35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit - lots to see
    Be careful of the tour you go with, as we travelled from Maramris it was a very long day (12 hours). The tour only gave us 3 hours in the Pamukkale which is not enough especially if you have small children. 700TER entrance fee. In hindsight I wouldn't bother going in the Cleopatra Pool (extra 200 ter fee) but nice to look at.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 4, 2023
  • Riyaz E
    Toronto, Canada68 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    THERAPEUTIC WHITE CLIFFS WATER TERRACES PAMUKKALE
    We started our drive from Kusadasi with tour guide Funda AKIN of Latitude Tours and we drove to Karahayit rust red hot mineral water springs then moving on to a tour of the ancient Roman ruins at Hierapolis. Later the white cliffs of Pamukkale and pool terraces which was a tough deal of walking to be done as the sharp ridges in some of the terraces were lancing on bare feet and water was warm but slippery too. The white cliffs and the serenity of the greenery as well was a great back drop of photography Our guide Funda was very knowledgeable, friendly and shared the history of Pamukkale and Hierapolis giving us the insights of Turkish culture and language Recommend this trip anytime A big thank you to Funda! Riyaz Essa, Toronto, Canada
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 26, 2023
  • enjeekay
    206 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxation for the mind and body
    Visited the thermal pools or Travertines of Pamukkale after visiting the ancient city and the Museum. The color of the water with the calcium deposited rocks made a beautiful contrast. The water was refreshing. It is an obviously crowded place. One needs to walk carefully to avoid slipping. One needs to walk barefoot over the travertines.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 17, 2023
  • Sera K.
    Frankfurt, Germany90 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hieropolis bath town, absolutely amazing Pamukkale thermal pools
    Pamukkale is really worth visiting and even at this time of the year it was 32 degree Celsius, while we were there. Since there are lots of tourist coming by bus or on a day trip by groups, I should say, they must pay more attention by introducing the tourist with dos and dont's. It is not allowed to bath on the thermals anymore, though people still do it. Garbage you find everywhere on the thermals too. It must be restricted, what to bring into the thermal area, otherwise this amazing area will be destroyed:( The town of hieropolis was built here ( which was a bath in the 6th century a.c.) It is absolutely amazing to visit. Excavation area for ongoing archeologic work.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 18, 2023
  • stevenCA
    45 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct sunset
    We went at the end of the day for sunset after a visit to Ephesus. Driving a rental car.. Crowds were less and sunset spectacular. Take south entrance. Stayed in town overnight Worth a stop
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 20, 2023
  • Rhiannon
    Bristol, United Kingdom60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    NOT TO BE MISSED - A MUST SEE
    A MUST SEE! No other place like it in the world - bring a small towel for paddling. Great cafe at the top too & WORLD UNESCO site Roman amphitheatre, hot springs & lots more.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 24, 2023
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Football Foodie
Bolton, UK662 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Solo
I went here with a company called Altinkum Travel after cross referencing several companies and they did not disappoint.
From picking me up spot on time in a Mercedes Sprinter, to only having a small group of 5 and the actual time spent at the place, it was fantastic.
The journey was easy and very comfortable, with about 3 hours there, and 3 hours back. We got around 4 hours at this site, which included Hierapolis, Cleopatra Pool and the main reason for the trip, Pamukkale.
I was very lucky, as with it being the Pamdemic, numbers were very low, even for a Sunday. The place is awesome and absolutely breathtaking.
There are shops/snack places on site, where a big bottle of water is less than a £1.
You have to go barefoot on the actual Thermal Pools to preserve it. It's slippery at the beginning and slightly hutrs your foot in a couple of parts, but nothing too major. Well worth it to see this beauty.
I spent around 90 minutes going all the way down and back up, taking in the sites, experiencing the many thermal pools and taking 1 too many pictures.
It was an absolutely amazing experience and even though we got plenty of time there, I would revisit it and spend a couple of days there. I can only imagine what a sunset/sunrise would look like. I would also like to experience one of the Thermal Hotels and possibly a hot air balloon ride taking in all the sites.
A must see place that I would highly recommend.
Written October 13, 2020
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McCarthy
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
When planning your visit, you have to be lucky that rains prior, otherwise most pools will be dry. There is an entry fee at the main entrance that is good for 5 days, that needs revalidation every time you enter, that allows entry to everything. Wear comfortable clothing, and shoes that can get wet, you need to remove your shoes to walk up/down the pools to access Cleopatra's pool, museum, ruins, and everything else. It got really hot and sunny in June even tho the temperature was in the 70fht. I'm sure the following month will be hotter.
Written June 23, 2022
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Dinka M
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
The Pamukkale are really unique, unfortunately when we were there only a couple of pools had water, the rest was drained. Yet the enthusiasm was not lacking. It can be seen from a distance that this locality is unique, because that whiteness sticks out on the mountain and gives a contrast to everything around. Unfortunately, we only had 2.5 hours to visit the thermal pools and Cleopatra's pool and Hierapolis, and we decided to dedicate the maximum time to the pools, because that's why we came and we will do the rest on another occasion. You have to arm yourself with patience because they are big crowds. All those pictures on instagram and google where someone is standing alone in the pool and only the whiteness around is very difficult to take pictures. The people are constantly rushing into the frame, someone is passing by, peeking ... but it's worth it and everything works out. The water in the pools is very shallow so it is also suitable for children because in the deepest part it is up to the knees. Just prepare some upholstery because the swimsuits you use there may not be able to be washed. I washed mine, but my husband didn't, there were stains left. In front of the pools you have changing cabins, toilets and restaurants. There are souvenir shops at the entrance. Tickets I think are about 80tl which is about 10e.
Written September 28, 2020
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marcusp1974
Portsmouth, UK80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We visited the thermal pools late september, we were expecting it to be jam packed after seeing some of the reviews.
We arrived about 1130 and yes there were a lot of coaches already there but we were certainly pleasantly surprised there wasn't that many people at all. It was a very very warm day and you could feel the heat especially walking around.
The pools seemed quite clean and yes there was people using them and posing for pictures but there certainly was plenty of room for us (2 of us)
We visited cleoptras pool whilst we where there, that was a lot busy but still plenty of room and space, the water was kept as clean as possible by the people working there who tried to pick up any algae with nets etc.
I throughly enjoyed my day at pamukkale and would highly recommend a visit, i have heard the sunsets are magical as our the sunrises so maybe try and plan a visit around those times.
Written October 7, 2020
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Marya
Leicester, UK67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
Words are not enough to describe the beauty of this place. I was in awe of Mother Nature’s creation. Feel relaxed and rejuvenated as you dip your feet in the thermal water. There’s a nice long walk on the pristine white rocks with puddles of thermal water which felt quite nice to touch. When you reach the top of the site, there is an Ancient Greek city Hierapolis to explore which has its charms with old ruins still there. There are fun billboards with interesting history to increase our knowledge for history lovers out there. There is also a museum to explore. Would recommend this place to nature lovers and everybody who enjoys nice views. When reaching the top of the site; you also get an amazing panoramic view on the city which is breathtaking.
Written July 17, 2020
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Jenn
London, UK220 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
We had the fortune of being the first 2 people into the travertines at 8am and were able to enjoy the pools all to our ourselves (except some of the dogs who joined us!) for a good 45 minutes. The pools were an amazing serene place to spend the morning without others there, and before it got too hot - it was already 30 degrees C by 9am!
Unfortunately as the pools are manually controlled the main attraction pools which are the only genuine natural ones were not full of water which was disappointing, it was just the man-made tourist pools that were full. However we made sure to walk around the back of the main attraction pools once others started arriving where there was nobody, but tonnes more natural pools with water! We also continued on to see the ruins of Hierapolis which is missed the majority of the time, but well worth a visit! I’d recommend getting there at 8am as by 10 it’s getting pretty busy, and we were there during covid times so i’m sure far less busy than usual!
Written August 7, 2020
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Jenny
Dublin, Ireland28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Huge place to look around, you need a day for as different interesting place to go and must, like the museum, cleopatra pool is so cool, the Heirapolis theatre and don't forget to soak in the thermal pools. You need to go as early as the place open to prevent the crowd if you want to get a good photos. It's my 2nd times here but I felt I wanna go back again soon. If you going with the tour bus/car you're entrace is in the front(top) but if you're going alone, couple it's nice to entry from the foot of the pool just across the shops and restaurants, it's only 8lira entrace fee.
Written October 27, 2020
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Victor T
Perth, Australia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
This place is really amazing. the hot water coming out from earth. and in this month weather was cold but still water was warm we loved to be there. we went into the pool. it was really great. also it is very good view from there
Written November 30, 2021
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Sasha138
London, UK262 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
It took me 30 years to come here and what a waste of time. This place has 17 underground springs, so each pool is not as hot as they make out. Some of the pools are really cold. Others were almost hot. The guys who take your photos wear water shoes but the public have to go bare footed. This lead to a number of people falling and nearly cracking open their skulls. I fell a couple of times even though I was being helped. A few people fell and whacked their heads and they were not that old, some were children. This place is unsafe without water shoes. They would do well to sell the same ones the guys were wearing. As for the mystic qualities of the clay? I am not convinced by that either. Just so you all know that even the pools are slippery. I wasn't impressed. Not all the pools are open as most of them are dry at the moment and have been that way for years according to the guide. As for Cleopatra's pool? You have to pay extra to sit in an overcrowded pool, that is actually being filtered continuously. We tasted the water from the drinking fountains. Hmm, one pumped out fizzy warm water and the other was cold water. The thermal pool and mud spa at Dalyan is way better and you feel great afterwards even though it smells like rotten eggs. It is so worth it. As for the guys taking pictures with you wearing their wings, unless you're a skinny hot chick they won't entertain you paying them to take your picture. They seem to hate real with women with even a hint of a curve! No would they help anyone who fell down.
Written November 2, 2021
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,864 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The place is just amazing. You have to take off your choose not to damage the surface.
Entrance fee is 100TL
I visited in october and it was still super hot. I got a major sunburn just to walk around.
There are many empty pools and not the color you se in agency pictures. A local friend of mine told me that some hotels once took the water from Pamukkale and damaged the entire place.
Written November 5, 2020
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