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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  • AminDandia
    Kuwait City, Kuwait13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful
    It was a out of this world experience, the travestines were stunning and preserved. Best time is to visit them early morning before crowds arrive. The South Gate opens at 6:30 . In the beginning the surface is bit sharp but later on it becomes smooth. We didn’t visit the cleopatras pools which was extra ticket. The entry ticket of 400 lira included the Heriopolis historical site.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 29, 2023
  • GyFlo
    Budapest, Hungary305 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    History and spa in same place
    We visited here from Antalya with a guided tour There are many different companies that offer tours It's almost a 3 hour drive...this place is known for its mineral rich thermal waters. I thought what a great place to relax. we were hit by a huge thunderstorm. but honestly...if you're sitting up to your neck in warm thermal water, you don't mind cold raindrops falling on you, do you? Bring towels flip flops and swimsuits with. It is nice to have a break there. I was a little crowded but at least it was not a sunny day. I am sure i could get a sunburn as not much shade is there.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 6, 2023
  • patg51
    Ramsgate, United Kingdom220 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    This was a coach trip with fresh bread , dips and juice provided for breakfast and buffet for lunch. Shop around for prices as some include entrance fees and some don’t. This place is a natural beauty. The thermal pools were great and the museum was small but very interesting
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 11, 2023
  • Robyn K
    Ottawa, Canada29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great area to picnic. Water part disappointing.
    Pack a lunch and spend the day here. Buy your local lunch from one of the many kiosks locally and head up to Pamukkale park. There are shaded picnic tables overlooking pamekkule. The water is drying up so that part is not worth it anymore - don’t bother if that is all you’re going to see. Just drive by from the town at the bottom. However hieropolis is beautiful and the scenery in the park is great. Hike around and then sit for a picnic.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 16, 2023
  • Anas A
    Gothenburg, Sweden858 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thermal Pools
    One of the most fascinating nature scenes one can see. Beautiful travertines forming thermal pools. There are a few of them that people are not allowed to go on which I recommend to visit to appreciate nature. Some other traventines are open for the public to soak their feet in the pools and even rub the skin with mud.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 16, 2023
  • 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
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AshchoudhryII3
Banbury, UK74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
We visited with children,it was raining and really cold,we ended up buying umbrellas upon arrival, the only comfortable place to be was inside the hot springs or pools, its better if visited in a sunny day or even in summer, the place is a wonderful, you can spend a whole day up there if weath is good,the north gate is a bit far from pools but you come through exploring old romman buildings and cemetery. The south gate is literally at the bottom of pools as you arrive in at car park, journey form Antalya to pamukkale was enjoyed, the scenery was awesome. Highly recommended place must be visited once in life as to me it was a one of the worlds wenders. Taxi from antalya city, we asked few different drivers for a quote to pamukkale, and were quoted 1400 TL,1200TL,1000TL. and finally we found a driver who took us for 800TL. The journey each way was around 3.5 hours and drivers are happy to wait and return. In total it was a 12 hours trip we left 6am from our hotel in antalya and were back in hotel by 6pm. A journey well worth it...
Written February 25, 2020
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Jahanzeb
London, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
The travertines pools are gorgeous and stunning it is shame now a days we cannot see all of them full at the same time ( to protect the site ) but on each day you will find a certain part of the the pools full with spring water. People sometimes get upset when they see some empty pools but to me even the empty pools give a stunning view. Most people only know that the site opens at 8am (lower gate) but many people don’t know that the south gate opens at 6:30am (August 2020) in the morning so if you like to have whole site to yourself then I will recommend you to visit at 6:30am. Apart from travertines pools there is a lot to see at the site and it takes almost 2 to 3 hours to visit the full site which includes Cleopatra’s bath, ruins of Hierapolis city (huge site) and few ancient theatres. I will definitely recommend to visit all these place on the site. Also the natural travertines pools you can only see from the top there 4 or 5 man made pools in which you can take a bath are also built which you can see walking from lower gate to towards upside but personally fake pools have no match to the real travertines pools. Walk along the wooden deck to see all real pools both on south and North side of the site
Written August 11, 2020
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Ramona Rorvik Art-Tour
Paris, France239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
It seems that there are 3 such places in the world, one is in Turkey near Denizli (Pamukkale), one in Italy (Saturnia, a SPA town in Tuscany, in the province of Grosseto) and another in China. In Italy the entrance costs 100 euros per day, in Turkey 80 TRY ($ 10 /€ 8.5), plus 120 TRY (€ 13 /$ 15) the entrance to Cleopatra's pools, if you want to swim in a natural pool, among Roman ruins. Total = 200 TRY (€ 21.5 / $ 25). But you can also choose just Pamukkale natural Thermal Pools, 80 TRY ($ 10 /€ 8.5).
Nearby (included in the entrance ticket of that 80 TRY ), you can admire one of the most beautiful and prosperous Roman city, in the Roman Province of Asia Minor! Septimius Severus' Theater, temples, fountains and monumental gates, a huge necropolis that surrounds the city ... is fantastic. It is worth staying a few days for the thermal water that brought fame to the city in the Roman times. It is also worth for an experience with the balloon and for two other pearls in the vicinity. Just 5 minutes by car is Laodicea, (location of one of the Seven Churches of Revelation / or of the Apocalypse / or the Seven Churches of Asia Minor, mentioned it in the New Testament Book of Revelation) and about 40 minutes by car Aphrodisias.
I have never seen a better preserved stadium than in Aphrodisias, such a beautiful Serlian, and experience a such of deep silence !
Written October 17, 2020
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Football Foodie
Bolton, UK657 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, UK77 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, UK222 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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