Pamukkale is a snow-white miracle created by nature and included in the UNESCO World List. This place, like few others in Turkey, is the pride of the country, and therefore every day crowds of tourists rush to buy an excursion to Pamukkale from Bodrum and take a photo against the backdrop of snow-white terraces. Another reason for this popularity is the thermal springs, which were discovered during the time of the Romans. The water in the "Castle of Cotton" is saturated with calcium, has healing properties, and also gives a rejuvenating effect.
Once there, you can walk along the travertine paths, but only barefoot, so as not to violate their integrity, then plunge into the Cleopatra pool, where thermal springs, like mineral water, cover the body with bubbles. You cannot stay there for more than 2 hours. At the bottom of this pool are the remains of destroyed columns that once adorned the ancient city. The entrance to Cleopatra's pool costs about EUR 10. The price may vary slightly depending on the season.
After an interesting and eventful walk, we go to Hierapolis, once a favorite place of the Roman emperors. There they rested in full and eliminated their health problems. The most ancient and monumental theater of Apollo will take you to the era of gladiator fights and various festivals. Here you can imagine how the sports competitions were held, see how many guests were accommodated in the amphitheater and where the most important persons of the evening sat. The acoustics there is very powerful, the architects of that time built everything so that the sound could be heard even in the most distant rows without the help of any modern equipment. The opening hours of the complex are from 06:00 am to 20:00 pm.
Another must-see while on vacation in Turkey is an Excursion to Ephesus from Bodrum. You can book this tour inexpensively on the Minister Tours website.
Pamukkale is not far, just 17 kilometers away, there is the Denizli district, famous for its domestic animals - special roosters that crow “until they lose their pulse”. The rooster is considered a symbol of the area because of the history in which, thanks to his cry, they were able to save the whole city from fire. To this day, cockfights are held there, which is interesting for everyone to attend. This place also attracts the people with the production of textiles and a factory for processing onyx stones, as well as products from it. Tourists will go there and can choose first-class quality bedding at the best price. Also here you can see the process of processing onyx in the workshop. If you have long dreamed of visiting Cotton Castle, we recommend that you book this tour during your stay in Bodrum.
The distance from Bodrum to Pamukkale is only 250 km, which is two times closer than, for example, from the same Antalya.
The shimmering crystals of travertine terraces, the purity and transparency of mineral springs, and, especially, the historical monuments of the ancient city of Hierapolis create a fabulous landscape, which more than five thousand tourists come to see every day. All details about the Excursion to Pamukkale from Bodrum, as well as the conditions of promotions, discounts, and cost, can be checked with the manager. All information on the site corresponds to the program.