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Pamukkale 'Cotton Castle' Highlights

Price: $127.00
Pamukkale 'Cotton Castle' Highlights
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The rock formations of Pamukkale have drawn recognition for their fascinating white calcite shelves. Warm water runs over the elegant rocks, creating a glamorous travertine. Right above this natural phenomenon lies Hierapolis, a historic archaeological site in a beautiful setting. This Marmaris tour has plenty for the eyes to absorb, ideal for nature and history lovers.

Begin your excursion with a comfortable trip to the famed Cotton Castle. The rock formations of Pamukkale are one of the most visited attractions in Turkey. The sight is sure to amaze you, just as it has for thousands of visitors interested in witnessing a natural phenomenon. A travertine of white terraces is coated with dissolved calcium bicarbonate from the Cal Dagi mountains in the distance. Water drifts over the edge of the plateau and cools, creating the amazing Pamukalle Cotton Castle. Make sure to have enough room on your camera's memory to capture lots of stunning shots!

A narrow winding road leads you up to Hierapolis, a fascinating archaeological site. Highlights include the Apollo theater and the adjoined Plutonium spring, known for emitting a toxic gas Romans used for sacrificing animals. Also in view is the restored Roman theater, dating back to the second century AD. Arguably the most captivating highlight of Hierapolis is the historic and scenic colonnaded street taking you around the ancient city. See looming towers from 84 AD, Flavius Zeuxis' elegant tomb, a musem, restored baths from the second century AD, and natural scenery sure to leave a lasting impression.

This Marmaris tour has plenty to offer and is ready to provide an unforgettable Turkey excursion. Book today to experience a natural phenomenon paired with a slice of history in one convenient package.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
14 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise ship terminal
Food/Beverage Provided
Soft drinks and water with traditional Turkish breakfast and lunch that varies with starters, local pastries, salad, and catch of the day.
Recommended Dress
Comfortable lightweight seasonal clothing. Good quality sunglasses are advised, and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles.
Restrictions
Must be able to get in/out of vehicle.