Pamukkale, meaning `cotton castle` in Turkish, is a natural wonder famous not only for the entrancing beauty of its unique geological formations but also for its historical remains. The calcium oxide-rich waters flowing down the southern slope of Caldag located north of the ruins have, over the millennia, built up deposits of white travertine on the plateau, thus the name of Pamukkale. These waters are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pamukkale`s ancient name was Hierapolis (Holy City), and the well-preserved ancient theater of Hierapolis offers magnificent view of the plain below.
Discover the bustling bazaars, stunning landscapes, and fascinating history of fabulous Turkey! Visit Istanbul (a city straddling rich history and modern cosmopolitan scene); Ankara (the capital of the country and an important cultural and commercial center); Cappadocia; Pamukkale (with entrancing natural beauty and unique geological formations); Kusadasi (with broad sandy beaches and turquoise water); Pergamum; the ancient site of Troy (the infamous, historic Trojan Horse); Canakkale; Dardanelles and Gallipoli all in the comfort of a deluxe motorcoach under the guidance of a licensed tour guide.