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Stay in Denizli or Pamukkale?

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Stay in Denizli or Pamukkale?

We are planning a short visit to Pamukkale. It would involve leaving Selcuk early in the morning and traveling to Denizli. (probably by train, although if there are better options I am open to suggestions). We would then spend the afternoon i Pamukkale. Is there much to see there other than the hot springs? And how much time should we allot for each activity? We were thinking 2 hours at the hot springs, and 2-3 hours around town. We would then spend the night and fly out early in the morning from Denizli. Would it be better to stay in Pamukkale or Denizli? Is there much to see in Denizli? Do hotels in Pamukkale offer airport shuttles, or if not are there easy airport transports from Pamukkale. Thank you very much, everyone's advise is greatly appreciated!!

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1. Re: Stay in Denizli or Pamukkale?

Our experience- we caught the 9am bus fro Selcuk to Pamukkale via Denizli.

Spent all afternoon and evening to 8pm walking around the tavertines and at the top Hieropolis, very very interesting ( imagining what the spa resort was like in Roman times ) the sun setting on the glittering white was beautiful.

Pamukkale is a very quiet little village, ( especially after the tour buses have left ) very relaxing, easy to walk around , we enjoyed seeing and hearing the milky water from the tavertines rushing thru the gutters, but there is not really anything to do there. There are some lovely guesthouses there, we stayed 2 nights,.

Denizili is a large city, I found it dirty and noisy, (sorry that is probably not fair as we didn't see a lot of it )

Caught a bus from Pamukkale to Marmaris via Denizli.

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2. Re: Stay in Denizli or Pamukkale?

Which bus company did you use from pamukkale to ,marmaris? We are thinking about doing this peninsula rather than bodrum as we hope to find a quieter spot. Did you buy tickets whilst in Denizli for this trip?

Thanks

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3. Re: Stay in Denizli or Pamukkale?

İ would also recommend to stay in Pamukkale, it is a small touristy village, but by far niver than staying in Denizli, good luck!

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4. Re: Stay in Denizli or Pamukkale?

you can take Pamukkale turizm buses from Denizli to Marmaris

https://www.pamukkale.com.tr/#

<<Did you buy tickets whilst in Denizli for this trip?<<

yes you buy the tickets at the bus station ( otogar )

<<<thinking about doing this peninsula rather than bodrum as we hope to find a quieter spot<<

marmaris is not a very quiet resort..there are other places in Turkey that I would recommend..

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5. Re: Stay in Denizli or Pamukkale?

Andrew, near to Marmaris is Bozburun peninsula which is lovely and very quiet, also Turunc is much more quiet. But near to Bodrum just out of the town are quiet place too like Gümüşlük. Like Canmom says there are so many quiet places even near to the towns.

Good luck!

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