depart from the hotels in Kuşadası is at 8:00 am and; 08:30 am in Selçuk, in
Selçuk we will meet our professional guide and we will head to Pamukkale witch
will take aproxemately 3 hours time including a toilet and smoke stop for 10-15
Hierapolis is listed
in Unesco's World Heritage List as 'Natural Site' and 'Ancient City'; and is
famous for herhot springs which are believed to be having healing powers. The
travertines are formed by a multifaceted chemical reaction and subsequent
precipitation of various causes and environments. Water springs from ground
with high level of Calcium Hydrocarbonate at a temperature of 35.6 degrees C;
and this causes carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide to evaporate and leave
calcium carbonate to precipitate and form the travertine.
Hierapolis has been a settlement of different
cults and cultures throughout history; and the city is believed to be founded
by Eumenies II, the Attalid king of Pergamon at the end of 2nd Century BC; and
to have been named after Hiera, the beautiful wife of Telephos, the legendary
founder of Pergamon. However, ancient historians like Strabon and Ptolemaios
states that Hierapolis was a Phyrgian settlement.
played an important role in spreading Christianity in Anatolia, and it was the
place where Phillip, one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, died. For this
reason, Hierapolis became an important religious center in the 4th century AD.
Later it assumed the title ofthe ‘Guide of the East’; and the city came under
control of Roman Empire in 395 AD; and became a metropolitan bishopric.
Our tour in
Hierapolis includes Necropolis, Domitian Gate, Frontinus
Street, the Agora, the North Byzantine Gate, the Gymnasium,
the Foundatain with Triton, Apollon Temple, the Martyrium of
St Philip and bridge, the Column Church, the ruins of Basilica,
Plutonium, Latrina and the Roman Baths.Our guide will show
you pamukkale and it will take about one and an half hour , after that you have
free time to look around, if you bring tour swimming clothes you can also visit
the cleopatra pool but they charge an entrance fee from 50 lira extra this is
not included our tour program.
Hierapolis and travertine tour, you will be transfered to your hotel in Selçuk
or Kuşadası around 07:30 pm.