Pamukkale Tour and Laodikeia locate next to the ruins of Hierapolis. Its magnificent formations of travertine, Pamukkale is welcoming you in a world of wonders. The natural hot spring pool is going to be one of the most precious moments of your Pamukkale tour. While visiting an ancient site, you will have an extraordinary chance to swim in the pool where beautiful Cleopatra once had taken a bath.
Hierapolis, whose name means “sacred city,” was believed by the ancients to have been founded by the god Apollo. Hierapolis is one of the most fascinating ancient sites that have a hidden history dated back to the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Beyond that, you will visit the amazing ancient theater that has been restored recently.
Laodikeia is an ancient city located in the Lycus River Valley of Anatolia, near Hierapolis in Denizli province. It is one of the largest and most important archaeological sites in Turkey. Laodikeia is the home of unique and magnificent structures dating from the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial, and Early Byzantine Periods. The area of the city covers more than five square km.
Laodikeia boasts the following impressive remains: the largest ancient stadium of Anatolia, two theatres (Western and Northern Theatres), four bath complexes (East, Central, West and East Roman baths), five agoras (East, Central, West, South and North Agoras), five fountains, two monumental portals (Ephesus and Syria Gates), a council house (bouleuterion), houses with a peristyle design (House A Complexes, Peristyle House with Church), temples, churches (East, North, West, Central, Southwest Churches and Laodikeia Church), public latrines, two large water distribution terminals and monumental colonnaded streets (Syria, Ephesus, Stadium Streets). The city has cemeteries (necropoleis) on its four sides.
After passing a day full of history and relaxed moments in the spring pool, we have the chance to visit Jewelry, Leather, Carpet, or Ceramic centers.
When we finish all visits in Pamukkale and Laodikeia tour, then we turn back to Izmir in 3 hours.