Hierapolis & Pamukkale
Hierapolis & Pamukkale
4.5
6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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  • bebe s
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    very good tour - pammakule day trip
    tour was really nice . driver stopped at a farm and we got to see the olive, pomgranate, cotton trees which i never seen before except the pomgranate. Would suggest to do the travertines and the hierapolis first , then the rest of the our. Guide every good as well and explained everything . Lunch was delicious too.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 October 2023
  • tinkle_24
    Northampton, United Kingdom1,780 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love Cleopatra’s pool,
    Interesting museum with ancient artefacts. Also marble tombstones with engravings. A theatre. Highlight was an ethereal clear green Cleopatra’s pool. Inviting waters and you could have dip for 200 lira. It us one source of thermal pools.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 October 2023
  • Kregg J.
    Seattle, Washington128 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Ruins are well worth the visit!
    Perhaps the only time you'll see the Pamukkale pools empty is at dawn or from the top if you find the closed-off section because by early morning and late afternoon, there are literally thousands of tourists visiting the sites. The ruins of Hierapolis, up above the pools, are incredible, though, and well worth a visit. For those wanting a dip in Cleopatra's Pool, you can do that at the top of the cliffs for a small fee.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 October 2023
  • Sue W
    Ilkeston, United Kingdom1,184 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge site with various attractions
    This is another huge site to cover. After parking the first area you reach is the top of the Pamakkule limestone terraces so you can see them close up and paddle if you fancy. Then you can walk around the vast site of the ancient city. There is also a pool for swimming close to the museum. We didn't realise how far we'd walked until the next day when we saw it from above whilst in a hot air balloon.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 October 2023
  • Ankit2385
    Bengaluru, India640 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing and Unique
    This place is worth visiting. Thermal pools are natural wonders and Ancient Ruins are historical. Can easily spend 3-4 hours here. Entry price is 700 TL and there are 2 entry gates - North and South. There is a Cafe at the South entrance and another small cafe near the Thermal pools. Museum was also great to visit. Antique pool is just waste of time and unnecessarily hyped. There is also option to use Electric vehicle/van to go from Gates.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 November 2023
  • angelmusicmaven
    New York City, New York254 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    History and hot water
    The ruins are mind-blowing. Study up and you'll enjoy all the history on the signs and walk at your own pace, or book a guide or tour. If you want to spend serious cash or can't walk for too long, you can hire a golf cart at the entrance. Park at the south gate so then you can see the ruins, then Pamukkale cotton castle, then museum, then the thermal pool if desired (it didn't look good so we didn't swim)- there is a cafe there with continental junk food, and the cotton castle has a coffee shop right there at the top.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 December 2023
  • Wood77
    Los Angeles, California3,287 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vast Architectural Ruins & Travertine Springs
    The ancient city of Hierapolis encompassed a huge area. Be ready to do lot of walking to see many of the ruins. The hot springs, aka cotton castle, looked spectacular from a distance. The spring water rich in carbonate minerals was flowing. White color is from calcium deposits. The travertine pool water weren’t warm , same as the air temperature. No shoes or flip-flops allowed. All surfaces may be slippery and contain sharp rocks and stones, be careful. Artificial “Angel Wings” rentals are an available for those special Instagram photos. Hierapolis Museum is worth a visit. They have on display many sarcophagi from Necropolis.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 December 2023
  • Atis B
    Kharagpur, India1,175 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Roman city in ruins
    It’s an old Roman city over the rocky area near Pamukkale. There are so many things but most of them are only pieces of rock and very difficult to understand unless guided by a good tour guide. There is an open air theater which is most commonly visited by tourists & other spots are not highlighted.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 January 2024
  • Sid5515
    Bangi, Malaysia952 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ancient Spa & Thermal City
    Pamukkale travertine is the white limestone-blue pool terrace, together with Hierapolis Ancient City located at nearby Pamukkale town. The complex consists of the travertine, museum, pools and several ancient remnants like the Theatre & Bath. It is accessible via the carpark at the east side of the site where the entrance located. For entrance fee, we purchased 15 Days Museum Pass which cost ₺4000 per person. Estimated time to wander around the complex is 2-4 hours. Even though in the start of winter, the pool terrace is actually warm but be cautious that the terrace is quite slippery. Do avoid the darker part of the rock and walk on the white part.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 January 2024
  • Elizabeth M
    Dammam, Saudi Arabia9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hierapolis is impressive; the travertines are ok
    Hierapolis is impressive. The necropolis was my favorite part of the ruin, full of interesting tombs and sarcophagi dating back to the Hellenistic Era (BC). St. Phillip's church, tomb, and sanctuary are important early Christian remains. I'm not a huge fan of hot springs, and while the travertines are very pretty (especially in the evenings), they are crowded. I spent about 4 hours exploring Hierapolis. My husband bathed in the Cleopatra pool and really enjoyed it.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 March 2024
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Adam C
Dahlonega, GA17 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
I visited this site with my fiance and really didn't have that great an experience. Visually, everything is stunning and beautiful and the ruins and theater are nice to see. However, there was absolutely no adherence to CV safety - masks were not enforced and most people did not wear them. The person selling tickets for entrance was rude when we asked for some information about locations within the site. I also asked the staff for a new mask when mine was wet and they told me they had none, although I could easily see a box of masks on the desk where I asked. The food and refreshments available are very limited and overpriced compared to other attractions and places I visited in Turkey. The toilets here were not clean at all, a bit disgusting actually. I would suggest a hot air balloon ride over this site rather than an actual visit to the site. For me, it was more visually beautiful from the air than in person. Also note that shoes are not allowed when walking on the thermal springs and the landscape is very aggressive to bare feet.
Written 2 November 2020
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A2345FUjohnl
Tampa, FL135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Wading in the pools of Pamukkale was the highlight of this trip. The water is clear and warm. The crowds were very light due to covid. The ancient city ruins were also interesting, there is little shade available so bring water.The admission fee was 80 Turkish Lira which did not include the ancient pools.
Written 6 November 2020
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Selim Catkin
Nottingham, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
I've seen the white cliffs and the hot springs many times before but what I am fascinated by is the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis. The area is so vast that it takes few hours to walk around to digest it all. They have been excevating the city for 50 years and they need several hundreds of years to unearth the majority of the area. Hierapolis is a must visit place if you're into archaelogy. Late autumn is the perfect time to visit since only few tourists around and the hot springs are not jam packed.
Written 2 November 2020
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Sid5515
Bangi, Malaysia952 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Pamukkale travertine is the white limestone-blue pool terrace, together with Hierapolis Ancient City located at nearby Pamukkale town. The complex consists of the travertine, museum, pools and several ancient remnants like the Theatre & Bath.

It is accessible via the carpark at the east side of the site where the entrance located. For entrance fee, we purchased 15 Days Museum Pass which cost ₺4000 per person. Estimated time to wander around the complex is 2-4 hours.

Even though in the start of winter, the pool terrace is actually warm but be cautious that the terrace is quite slippery. Do avoid the darker part of the rock and walk on the white part.
Written 9 January 2024
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kekenu
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg834 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Solo
Came from Izmir, 300km, 3h time and payed 75€. Luckily I had a fantastic driver and have to admit it was the best I had in all these years. Pamukkale cost 80tl, 100tl with the museum is even less impressive .the pictures you see with this beautyfull blue, in reality do not exist. It's a grey blue. It's not very clean and cold in this period of the year (11/2020).
If you want to see, check on YouTube my video, search: wcAuP0_msag
Written 6 November 2020
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angelmusicmaven
New York City, NY254 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The ruins are mind-blowing. Study up and you'll enjoy all the history on the signs and walk at your own pace, or book a guide or tour. If you want to spend serious cash or can't walk for too long, you can hire a golf cart at the entrance. Park at the south gate so then you can see the ruins, then Pamukkale cotton castle, then museum, then the thermal pool if desired (it didn't look good so we didn't swim)- there is a cafe there with continental junk food, and the cotton castle has a coffee shop right there at the top.
Written 6 December 2023
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Kregg J.
Seattle, WA128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Perhaps the only time you'll see the Pamukkale pools empty is at dawn or from the top if you find the closed-off section because by early morning and late afternoon, there are literally thousands of tourists visiting the sites. The ruins of Hierapolis, up above the pools, are incredible, though, and well worth a visit. For those wanting a dip in Cleopatra's Pool, you can do that at the top of the cliffs for a small fee.
Written 22 October 2023
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AzRat
Arizona2,282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
October 2021. Definitely another wow factor site. Hired a small van to drive us to the far end of the large site and several stops on return to the entrance. Was well worth the 38 TL price for the van. From the Necropolis, through the city gates, the amphitheater, public pool and thermal hillside pools there was much to explore. Impressive site. Sadly no time at end of day to visit the site museum.
Written 29 October 2021
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Kenny Foong
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
After a long journey from cappadosia, we arrived at pamukale and visited this beautiful place. A 10 to 15mins walk from the entrance and we arrived at the lime stone pools of water and it was a magnificent view from the top. Had some snacks and walk around the ancient city of hierapolis took some pictures but unfortunately we cannot see the sunset as it was covered by the clouds. Dipped my legs in one of the pools and it was nice and refreshing. 10/10 would recommend to visit this magnificent place.
Written 10 May 2022
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Merrowmum
Guildford, UK1,343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This is easily a full day out as there is so much to see here - we had about 3.5 hours allocated here as part of our trip and we all agreed that we could have happily had much more!
Apart from the pools (separately reviews) Hierapolis is interesting in its own right. We only scratched the surface of the huge necropolis (but did see the semi-buried tombs) as well as looking at the agora, Byzantine church and the very well laid out museum. I would have loved to go to the theatre and spend more time in the necropolis but there just wasn't time !
Written 18 June 2022
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