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Pamukkale Thermal Pools

7,566 Reviews

Pamukkale Thermal Pools

7,566 Reviews
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Traveling by hire car to Pamukkale’s calcium pools and ancient Hierapolis from Antalya means a long drive. Skip the effort and go with a guide for ease and added insight on this small-group tour. Explore and learn about the ruins of the Greco-Roman spa town of Hierapolis, swim in Cleopatra’s thermal Roman pool, and admire Pamukkale’s bright-white terraces. Lunch, admissions, and hotel transfers in and around Antalya are included.
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pasta85 wrote a review Oct 19
London, United Kingdom238 contributions80 helpful votes
Definitely worth a visit! The travertine pools are so unusual and interesting, and behind it all are some of the most amazing ruins I've seen anywhere. Incredibly well preserved and so many too! The museum is worth a visit as there are some brilliant tombs, statues and artefacts. There is also Cleopatra's pool. which was nice too! A bit more gimmicky, but still worth a dip with all the roman columns under you. A great day out!
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Date of experience: October 2020
Ramona Rorvik wrote a review Oct 17
Paris, France20 contributions
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 !
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Date of experience: October 2020
Football Foodie wrote a review Oct 13
Bolton, United Kingdom397 contributions32 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2020
Kevin S wrote a review Oct 12
Pontypridd, United Kingdom4,051 contributions754 helpful votes
World famous, and rightly so because this is a fantastic sight. The trouble is it’s fame. It gets very busy. We stayed overnight for an early start and there are few people in our photos. It won’t look like that after about 11.00 when the tour buses arrive and the photo posing starts. Ridiculous posing by people of all sizes contorting faces into what they consider attractive. It is the location that’s the attraction. Thankfully the tour buses are all gone by about 3.00pm when calmness returns. Panorama photos can be just as good for free from the roadside in the town below. For the whole site at a leisurely pace, the travertine terraces, the theatre and other ruins, a dip in Cleopatra's pool you will need half a day or more.
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Date of experience: September 2020
marcusp1974 wrote a review Oct 7
Portsmouth, United Kingdom71 contributions19 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2020