Private Tours of Pamukkale (Hierapolis) from Kusadasi, Selcuk and Sirince
Ancient Hierapolis was founded by Pergamum Kingdom. Due to the existance of thermal waters which healed people. Thousands of patients came to the area to get cured. The ones who were not able to be cured died and burried in the area. Today the site has the largest ancient necropolis. The number of thumbs like sarcaphaguses excavated is over 1600. The total number is expected to be over 3000. St. Philip the apostle lived in the city and martyred during the persecution time to the christians. This is a must see site for travellers.
Pamukkale (Hierapolis) is a Unesco Heritage Site
White Terraces of Pamukkale
Pamukkale is 3 hours drive from Kusadasi. Due to the limited time of the cruise ships, this tour is not recommended to the cruise ship passengers but for travelers overnighting in Kusadasi, Sirince or Selcuk.
Kindly note that the duration of this tour is approximately 10 hours.
For the travelers who will be staying in Kusadasi, Sirince or Selcuk, besides Ephesus we recommend to visit Pamukkale (Hierapolis). Pamukkale is a Unesco heritage site which has a unique white rock formation and largest ancient necropolis of the world. This is a huge breathtaking site.
After departing from Kusadasi, drive east approx. 3 hours. Enter the site from North Gate and walk through the Ancient Necropolis (Cemetery). So far Italian archaeologists excavated over 1200 tombs in the area. The total number is expected to exceed 3000. No where in the world you can see such a gigantic ancient cemetery. Afterwards see the Roman Bath, walk through Domitian Gate, Frantinus Avenue to see the other remains. View the huge Roman theater having a capacity of 10000.
Walk on the calcium deposit terraces of Pamukkale. Enjoy the stunning views. The water temperature is 32 degrees. For the ones interested there is an opportunity to swim at the ancient pools of Cleopatra. Kindly note there is an extra entrance fee approximately 6.5 Euros (32 Turkish Liras) per person.
Hierapolis (Pamukkale) is mentioned in the new testament (Col. 4:13). This is the city where St. Philip the apostle is martyred. Hireapolis is located close to biblical sites Colossae and Laodicea. Please clicik here, for more information about the biblical importance of Hierapolis, Laodicea and Colossae
If requested Aphrodisias or Laodicea ancient cities can also be added to private tours of Pamukkale. There is no excavations for Colossae, therefore we do not recommend a visit to Colossae.
For more information and costs please contact us.
Applicable Costs for Private Pamukkale Tour :
Ancient Necropolis of Hierapolis
Mercedes V-Class (Upto 6 people) + Guide: 180 Euro
Mercedes Minibus (Upto 12 people) + Guide: 220 Euro
Mercedes Minibus (Upto 14 people) + Guide: 240 Euro
- Services of an excellent English speaking Guide
- A/C vehicle.
- All transportation costs.
- Tax, service charges
Rates Do Not Cover:
- Entrance & Parking fees to the sites. (Cost of Entrance Fee: 35 Turkish LIras = 6.5 Euro per person)
- Drinks during lunch
For the travellers who request to be dropped to Denizli Cardak Airport at the end of the tour of Pamukkale. The additional transfer charge is 40 Euro. Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines have direct flights from Denizli to Istanbul. Denizli Cardak airport is 1 hour drive to Pamukkale (Hierapolis)
Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines offer flights from Denizli Cardak Airport to Istanbul. Pegasus Airlines fly to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport that is located at Asian Side of Istanbul. Turkish Airlines fly to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.
Pegasus Airlines has two flights everyday. One leaves at 8.10am and the other one leaves at 9.15pm. This is a 1 hour 10 minutes flight. Turkish Airlines has 3 flights everyday. Flight leaving times are: 05.50am, 07.50am and 7.15pm.
* Private tour of Pamukkale (Hierapolis) can be combined with Ancient city of Aphrodisias or Ancient city of Laodicea. There could be a surcharge for these additions. For accurate prices, please contact us.
* For travellers who have limited time and staying in Kusadasi, Selcuk, Sirince Village or Pamukkale hotels, we offer Pamukkale and Ephesus in one day. For more information please visit the following link:
Ephesus and Pamukkale in one day from Kusadasi, Selcuk, Sirince
If you would like to do this tour in a slow pace, then we recommend a two or more days tour program. Here are our tours including Pamukkale:
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There is no prepayment required for the reservation. To avoid disappointment, we recommend to make your private Pamukkale (Hierapolis) tour reservation at earliest possible.
For travellers who would like to overnight in Pamukkale, we recommend the following hotels: (booking.com links)