Laodicea & Pamukkale Tour
Laodicea founded by Seleucid King Antiochus II and named after his wife Laodice. Laodicea became a wealthy Roman City, famous with woolen and cotton cloths. Also Laodicea Church is mentioned in Book of Revelations as “Lukewarm Church of Apocalypse” Just 10 kilometers from Pamukkale, Laodicea is an important part of Christian History and a worth to see ancient site.Pamukkale is famous with its white cascades of calcium springs. There are 17 hot water springs in Pamukkale. When the hot spring waters come up to surface, they loose the carbon dioxide in the water and calcium bicarbonate subsides to shape the beautiful white cascades of Pamukkale. It is a worth to see natural site, an eye candy. You can walk through Pamukkale and even find a chance to relax in the hot water of ancient pool.Built just above the hot spring waters of Pamukkale, Hierapolis is a mighty ancient city and one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Hierapolis built in 2.nd century BC by the King of Pergamon then became aRoman City. City was famous with several important sanctuaries and also it was an important trade center. Hierapolis was famous for purple die and cloth making as it is still famous with textile products.
We pick you up from your hotel in Karahayit or Pamukkale at a determinated time. Laodicea & Pamukkale tour starts at 09:30.First place to visit is Laodicea antique city. You will see Zeus Temple, Theater, Church, Monumental Fountain, Odeon, Imperial Cult, Caracalla Fountain, Syria Avenue, Gymnasium and Stadium.Next you will visit the antique city of Hierapolis. The places to visit are Necropolis, Roman Baths, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Oil Factory, Frontinious Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Cathedral, Apollon Temple, Plutonium, Theater and Antique Pool.Last destination of the tour is the white travertine terraces of Pamukkale. You will walk down the hill among the travertine pools. This is the best opportunity to take photos of this unique beauty of nature.The tour ends at 16:00 and you will be transferred back to your hotel in Karahayit or Pamukkale.What’s Included?Entrance fees to sitesTransportationProfessional English speaking guideOpen buffet lunchWhat’s Not Included?Personal expensesSwimming in the Cleopatra pool