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Pamukkale is in Aegean Turkey.

Get in

Take a dolmus, a type of cheap communal taxi usually seating about 10 persons (but it's possible they'll squeeze in more), from nearby Denizli. Frequent mini-buses serve the village of Pamukkale in a 15min ride.

From Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, you can take the train to get to Denizli. It is slower than bus ride but much cheaper.

Get around

Even when you're way on the edge of the village, you can reach everything (the village center and the travertine pools) on foot in about ten to fifteen minutes.


The travertine hot springs.
  • The petrified waterfalls/travertine are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are a beautiful sight.
Roman theater

The 12000 seat Roman theater should not be missed.


You can walk down barefooted in the waterfalls from the village on top. The place is crowded when the tour-buses arrive. If you stay at one of the small pensions they might give you a tour of the ruins and travertines at night. It is worth seeing the remains of the ancient city of Aphrodisias. You can rent a van to get there. Also there are thermal baths at the top of the travertine pools and the ancient city of Hierapolis with a great Amphytheatre. Of moderate interest might be Denizli it's a bit dull but there's a lively market.




You should try turkish national drink called Ayran, which is very healthy. It is an aquired taste though.


There are small family-run pensions at the village south of the travertines. Most have swimming-pools filled with the warm greenish milky water from the travertines. They also offer very delicious Turkish food.

  • Allgau motel Melrose Place (what's in a name) is a nice family-run pansion at the eastern end of town with nice rooms for about 32 YTL and upwards. The friendly owners serve cheap but tasty home cooked meals. There's a laundry service and a pool filled with spring water. They also used to allow campers to put up their tents.

Get out

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