Cleopatra Pools

Cleopatra Pools, Pamukkale: Address, Phone Number, Cleopatra Pools Reviews: 4/5

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Simon B
186 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
The price for the pool is rather high.
First you got to buy a ticket for the Pamukkale thermal pools and then for Cleopatra pools as well. There is no combined ticket offered (maybe from some tour agencies)
Prices for foreigners
Pamukkale thermal pools: 80 lira
Cleopatra pools: 100 lira
It is not allowed to take any electronic devices to the and take your own pictures, they got a photo service charging 60 lira for one picture (did not ask for discount if buying more since too expensive).
From outside the pool you can of course take pictures, maybe the staff will tell you not to do that.
In general the ticket is for single entrance only, but you can take like 10 minute breaks for drinking and toilet, just ask the staff when leaving the pool.
The water temperature is pretty high, like 36-38 degree, so mind your swimming time. They recommend not to stay longer than 2 hours (at bathtub with same temperature it is recommended up to 20 minutes). Also there are not many shady places, only in the late afternoon or when there very early.
The water quality is good, but there is a lot of moss swimming in the pool. Employees almost all the time remove some of it but seems not really effective.
Pool is ideal for non swimmers and also has some deep places for swimming. But not for exercise, therefore the water is much too hot.
Written September 1, 2020
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Jon D
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Dec 2020 • Couples
The pool is nice and warm, and the columns in it are very cool to see. However, it is crowded and very touristic. The area’s design clashes with the greco-roman aesthetic of the city and the overall impression is that of swimming in a theme park pool with some columns tossed in. Also, you can’t take your own photos (they want you to pay for the photo service), so don’t expect to get some amazing shots for the ‘gram. Honestly I would doubt you could get very good photos anyway - it’s too steamy. I recommend you think of it as a nice break to soak your sore feet after seeing Pamukkale and Heiropolis rather than a must-see destination.
Written December 29, 2020
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msuhich
Miramar, Florida290 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
So I read a lot of the reviews on here and was skeptical that i would enjoy it but I have to say it was great. You can walk in and see the pools before deciding to pay to get in them so you can judge the amount of people. You are allowed to bring cameras/GoPro into the water. Granted we went during pandemic times, there were only a few other people in the pool and it was a really nice temperature to relax.
Written April 7, 2021
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S Sam
India174 contributions
Apr 2022
Its an antique pool which is most famous in the name of Cleopatra. Very clear mineral water. Lot of peoples are used to bath here. Entry is allowed with 100TL fee and dress cost also another 100TL.
Written May 5, 2022
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK5,251 contributions
Sep 2020
There is an additional entrance fee for the pool, now an exorbitant 100tl per person to swim. You can get in and view the pool for free but I suppose the attraction is swimming in a thermal pools of 36c used since Roman times and actually swimming amongst the fallen pillars of that era. It is not deep in parts, you can use stones to move about but some swimming is definitely helpful. there was only just about enough room in these Coronavirus days, I don't know what they do to control numbers in normal times when it would be significantly busier.
Written October 12, 2020
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Yuri D
St. Petersburg, Russia103 contributions
Dec 2020
Natural pools on travertines are much nicer. Here guys tried to make it more "antique" adding just pieces of styled pillars and statues on the bottom. Nothing special, especially if you are unlucky to appear here during crowded hours.
Written January 6, 2021
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Western-Mimosa
Europe202 contributions
Sep 2019
In September, the pool is not that crowded, you can relax there and even have space to swim! The water is warm, I usually need a few minutes to enter in the water, but here's so easy. I just feel like an empress while relaxing between the stones and pillars.

The entrance costs 50 liras. A shop also sells bathing suits for those who didn't bring theirs. I'd advise everyone to first visit everything in Hierapolis before going to the pool. After the pool, you'd feel so relaxed that you would refuse every extra effort!

There are photographers to shoot pictures. The shooting is free so you can still try out and it's ok not to buy the photos if you don't like them as they're quite pricey.
Written January 13, 2020
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Ilovetheatre
Birmingham, UK287 contributions
Mar 2022
There is an additional cost to enter Cleopatra's pool but it is reasonable and well worth it. It does get quite busy as the day goes on so I suggest you probably go here first. We bathed here early and it was quite empty, then spent 3-4 hours walking Hierapolis and one hour on the terraces...it worked for us.
Written May 11, 2022
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A2345FUjohnl
Tampa, FL121 contributions
Oct 2020
It was interesting to swim amongst the fallen columns. It is unfortunate that you are not allowed to bring in any camera, this is to increase their sales of pictures taken by their photographer. If you want pictures of yourself in the water with the columns you need to have someone in your party stay out of the water. We waited until the afternoon thinking it would be refreshing after being in the heat, it was not as it is warm water which was close to the air temperature. Entrance fee was a little high at 100 Turkish Lira. If i were to return I would probalby not go in the water. The showers were very cold which was more refreshing than the pools.
Written November 6, 2020
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Football Foodie
Bolton, UK340 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
I visited the Cleopatra Pool as part of the tour to Pumakkale, and for me, it was very much worth the £10 to enjoy it properly.
There are no photos, as I was swimming 😜 and I forgot to take some before hand.
You can walk round the area for no charge and there are facilities on site including toilets, changing roons, lockers, snack places to eat and drink. I didn't purchase anything, so I'm unsure of the prices.
The actual pool was pretty ace and very warm, and as stated in the title, it's a lot bigger than I expected. You can stay up to 2 hours here if you wish, though I only stayed half an hour as I wanted to spend more time at Pamukkale.
It was really lovely swimming and stepping on the different stones in the pool, aswell as enjoying the small fountains.
I'd definitely say that if you're on a decent tour than gives you the time to experience this with plenty of time at Pumakkale, to spend about half an hour here. I would definitely recommend for the experience itself.
Written October 13, 2020
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