Private Guided Historical - Cultural - Ancient Sightseeing Tours to Pamukkale Hierapolis from Kusadasi Turkey by Taxi - Cab - Chauffeured driven Car.
Private Pamukkale Hierapolis Tours - Excursions :
Destination to Kusadasi :225 km
How you go there :Driven Across Aydin Nazilli Denizli takes 2 ,5 hours from kusadasi by Taxi
Charge of the Entrance :3 .- Euro per Adulth person.
Information :Guidebook and Map of about Pamukkale Hierapolis - Turkey, is avaiable to find in Kusadasi or at Place .(if wanted)
Private Taxi Minibus Cab Tour Prices :Here you will see our Taxi Excursion tour Prices for Pamukkale with different Variations
Reservation /order : You can Order you taxi if you click on the taxi sign or direct by Telephone and Fax
DISCOUNT / SPECIAL . If you booking 3 different Sightseeing Excursion you will got from the Total 7 %.
| Taxi Excursion / Tour to Pamukkale Hierapolis from Kusadasi for||185,00.- Euro|
| Aphrodisias & Pamukkale for||230,00.- Euro |
| Aphrodisias , Nysa & Pamukkale, Denizli over night stay for||258,00.- Euro |
On the Prices for the Excursion by Taxi are the Entrance Fee -Parking Fee -Meal -Guide not Included .The Price are for taxi , not for each person ,our taxi have 5 seats,aiconditioned, comfortable.And Our driver has knowledge about around and speaking English .
Photos :On the bellow you will see some photos pictures of Pamukkale.
History :About the History of Pamukkale Hierapolis
This antique city situated in the Pamukkale region is 220 km from Kusadasi. It is also known for its thermal springs. It is cited on the list of World Heritage of UNESCO.
Hierapolis was established by King Eumenes 2 and was given the name of "Hiera" in the honour of the wife of Telephos, the legendary establisher of the ancient Pergamum. Hierapolis was visited frequently by the people from the nearest cities and Laodicea -the ancient site established before Hierapolis, for using the thermal springs known for its curing properties to various illnesses. From the 3 BC, as the fame of Hierapolis increased continually, migrations started from around and Hierapolis became an attractive and a favorable settlement, a rival city to Laodicea.
Hierapolis was given to the Roman Empire in 133 BC, in the will of Pergamon King, Attalos 2. The city was destroyed completely by an earthquake in 17AD, in the reign of Tiberious. The re-construction of Hierapolis was started in 60 AD, during the reign of Nero. Hierapolis reached its high and lived the most prosperous periods during the reign of Severus and his son Caracalla, around the years of 196AD and 215AD. A considerable development existed in the city, in art and culture. Many rich marble mines were founded and the marbles of Hierapolis were used in Hagia Sophia of Istanbul. Hierapolis was governed by a Roman governor of Ephesus, in the Roman period. Sources stated that the city was also visited by Hadrian. With the division of the Roman Empire into two in 395 AD, the city was ruled by the Byzantine. Hierapolis became the capital of Phyrigia during the reign of Constantine. The acceptance of Christianity created a new stage for the social and religious structure of Hierapolis becoming a patriarchal center. Also, in 80 AD, St. Philip -one of the 12 Apostles, was thought to have been killed in Hierapolis. The city lost its prior importance from the early of the 6th century, continuing to the 11th century. The dreadful earthquake in 1354 meant the city was emptied, totally and has not settled properly since that date, even in Turkish-Ottoman periods. The city was covered by the uncontrolled waters and travertine. Today the thermal waters of Hierapolis reached to its former fame and became an interesting touristical center for foreigners. Hierapolis was not reputed only for its thermal waters, but also for its various temples and social activities including the lively festivals and music concerts, favored by all. Therefore, tourism was one of the main incomes of Hierapolis, during that era. Textile was also developed gradually and became the principal source of the cities prosperity.
An unusual natural and historical site with the sparkling white castle -like cascades, Pamukkale is one of the most important highlights of Turkey, unique in the world. The site is named in Turkish as "Pamukkale", that means "cotton castle", parallel to the glorious and spectacular view of the site. The dazzling white calcareous castles are formed by limestone-laden thermal springs, creating the unbelievable formation of stalactites, potholes and cataracts. Waters in the terraces are the sediments of the springs with calcium bicarbonate in 33C. Waters, containing mainly calcium salts and carbon-dioxide, run off the plateau's by depositing calcium while carbon-dioxide disappearing. The marvelous landscape of Pamukkale has been created by this gradual formation, leaving a cotton-like image. Located above the theatre of Hierapolis, the mineral water sources from the thermal springs of Cal Mountain. It is collected in a pool, known as the "Sacred Pool" of ancient times, where you can swim amidst the historical remains of Hierapolis. The Sacred Pool is now located inside Pamukkale Hotel.
The water of Pamukkale is famous for its benefits to the eyes and skin; and its curing properties to the ills of asthma, rheumatism, as well. The remains of the ancient Hierapolis are situated on back of the thrilling white terraces, standing wondrously in the area. The fairyland Pamukkale is a must-see traveling through this region, during a holiday in Turkey..