What to do and see in Pamukkale, Turkey: The Best Places and Tips

January 3, 2018 Kiesha Cripe

Pristine white cliffs tower over this recently revitalized spa town with its Sacred Pool and calcium-rich mineral springs. The pool is set amid a gorgeous garden, and a teahouse is adjacent. Pamukkale is most pleasant once the crowds of summer have departed, but temperatures have not yet plummeted.
Restaurants in Pamukkale

Hieropolis-Pamukkale World Heritage Site, Pamukkale, Turkey
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Amphitheatre

Reviewed By Patricia F - Lima, Peru

Although most of Hierapolis ruins are mostly destroyed with the years, the Amphitheater has been preserved overtime due to its location within the mountain, which surrounds its walls.
You can get in, go down all the stairs to it’s center and see the stage, it’s columns and statues. It’s incredible to feel it’s history. You can’t miss this opportunity if you are in Turkey.

Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 227 reviews

Laodicea

Reviewed By maartenw2016 - Ghent, Belgium

It's quieter, but it has the same splendour. You will get views of the Street to Syria, and Ephesos, still with columns, there is an old basilic, a theater for 8000 spectators, and nature gives it a special, imaginary flavour, which reminded us of... Narnia!

3. Hierapolis & Pamukkale

Pamukkale, Turkey +90 242 519 01 90
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Hierapolis & Pamukkale

Reviewed By UBrummyZ - Birmingham, United Kingdom

An amazing trip to a natural wonder in Pamukkale. The Mountains, warm water pools, Springs, water and scenery takes your breath away. It's like a fairy tale landscape but better because its the real thing. Well maintained and very clean. The ruins of the old city interesting and makes you wonder how it would've been in it's heydays.

4. Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi

Orenyeri Kasabasi | Pamukkale, Denizli Merkez, Denizli, Turkey +90 258 272 20 34
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
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4.5 based on 216 reviews

Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi

Reviewed By zuv - Bucharest, Romania

A small museum(only three halls) housed by an ancient stone building that used to be a roman bath.Not very much to see,only fragments of marble statues,a few sarcophagi,fragments of sone columns and a lot of other small artifacts.The entrance fee is 5TL(in adition to the site entry fee).

5. Pamukkale Thermal Pools

Pamukkale, Turkey
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Pamukkale Thermal Pools

Reviewed By baghdadpilgrim - Boston, United Kingdom

What an amazing natural unique place. This was a amazing place to walk around, Roman ruins in abundance too. You can also take a dip in the Roman spa and swim amongst the Roman columns. The pools themselves were good photo ops. Always popular and a little crowded in places but well worth the visit. Don’t forget to take your swim wear. The Roman spa you swim in was naturally heated and very enjoyable on a March chilly windy day.

Denizli Yolu, Denizli, Turkey
Excellent
48%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
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4 based on 195 reviews

Karahayit

Reviewed By Helena B - Cape Town Central, South Africa

If you have some extra time visiting Pamukkale try to also visit Karahayit. It is about 6km from Pamukkale and 26km from Denizli and easily reached by mini busses that runs frequently. There is one long main road and just get out at the final stop and walk about 5 minutes to the thermal Springs. It is situated in a park and very nice and peaceful to visit. You can walk around in the pools or just sit and enjoy the atmosphere. The main road is full of interesting shops and many places to eat or just have a cup of tea. The people are friendly and it is really a pleasant experience to visit this small town.

7. Pamukkale Natural Park

Pamukkale orenyeri kocacukur alani | Pamukkale kasabasi, Pamukkale, Turkey +90 258 272 22 44
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Pamukkale Natural Park

Reviewed By Mr_Nobody_1979 - Krakow, Poland

This is quite a nice place to see beauty of the nature (thermal pools and limestone structures) and piece of ancient history (remains of Hierapolis). Few good hours is needed to fully enjoy this park.

8. Mount Honaz National Park

Denizli 20430, Turkey +90 312 207 50 00
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
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4.5 based on 80 reviews

Mount Honaz National Park

Reviewed By 1TraveltheWorld - Alice Springs, Australia

Calcium deposits over thousands of years have made a wonder of nature and a glorious landscape.
The mineral rich thermal waters are both cool and warm in various parts.
Park rangers will ensure you take off your shoes as to do minimum damage to this geological marvel.
There are great views over the Nature Park below.

9. Kaklik Cave

Honaz Ilcesi Kaklik Kasabasi, Pamukkale, Turkey
Excellent
58%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
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4.5 based on 125 reviews

Kaklik Cave

Reviewed By Kanchan Z - Istanbul, Turkey

This is yet another Pamukkale exposure which is totally underground.
Full gush of Waterfalls.
As we stepped out of the van we could smell sulphur. It is an open area so with the wind smell gets diluted. It is basically H2S gas smells similar to rotten egg. Also little bit of burning sensation to eyes.
For entry there is some nominal charges to it. Keep some local currency. Turkish Lira
A nice wooden deck is prepared to walk and view this beautiful natural formations.
This also has a thermal pool which you can see at the exit/entrance. Cary floater slippers as some places water is running over the bridge. They also have light arrangements inside.
Location on Google maps is correct. Our tour guide working for more than 25 years in the same area visited this location for first time and was really happy to find and visit it.
In case if you are searching the location, irrespective of the side you are coming, turn to the road opposite to Kaklik cami/mosque. The directions sign is removed due to road construction.
For more detailed information on this area and geological setup, read my blog.

10. Cleopatra Pools

Pamukkale, Turkey
Excellent
52%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
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4 based on 1 reviews

Cleopatra Pools

Reviewed By KerenElise - Monroe, North Carolina

I just thought this pool was okay in comparison with the free pools. Cleopatra’s pool is warm, which is nice during cooler visits, and they have snacks and drinks, which was helpful since we had kids and had been there for hours. I’m glad we experienced it, but if we went back again, I’d probably skip it. I think it would be better if the extra admission wasn’t so much.

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