Hierapolis, which consists of cotton-like travertines shaped by calcium-oxide waters and the remains of the late Hellenistic and early Christian periods, is one of the most spectacular centers of antiquity.
Hierapolis was converted into the Byzantine Empire in 395 AD. The city continues to develop, but rather than healing, it becomes a religious center. The most important reason for this was the murder of Apostle Philip, one of Jesus’ 12 apostles, in the city in 80 AD.
Many religious buildings are added to the city between the 4th and 6th centuries with examples of early Christian architecture such as the cathedral, baptistery and church. Roman baths are converted to basilica. The city becomes the episcopal center. In 531, the Byzantine emperor Justinian raised the bishopric of Hierapolis to the metropolis. The city now has an archbishop and Hierapolis becomes increasingly important for Christianity.
Hireapolis is invaded by the Persian armies in the early 7th century. Then there is another earthquake. Although the city was taken under control by the Seljuk Sultan of Konya in the 12th century, new demolitions were experienced and abandoned during the crusades.
The Seljuks built a fortress in the 13th century and resettled the city. The new settlement is also abandoned at the end of the 14th century.
Main street and doors
Hierapolis is an arrangement with streets that cut the main street in parallel and vertically. The main street, Frontinus, divides the city from north to south. The street, which is approximately 1,500 meters long and 13.5 meters wide, has colonnaded porches, shops, warehouses, houses and public buildings. On both ends of the street are large doors made of large stone blocks and surrounded by towers.
It is thought that the theater was built during the Hadrian period after the earthquake of 60 AD. There are eight sets of stairs and fifty rows of seats divided into seven sections for the audience to sit in the theater with a length of 91 meters. In the middle of the audience there is an imperial lodge and a wall about 2 meters high for the orchestra.
The necropolis is the name given to the area where cemeteries and mass graves are located in archaeological cities. There are also many funerary monuments in Hierapolis. Their number is about 1,200.
Temple of Apollo and Plutonion
In Christian times, the entrance to Plutonion was closed. The entrance of the cave was uncovered in 2013.
Hierapolis has given great importance to cleanliness. When the passengers entered the city, they built baths at the entrances and exits of the city to be clean. The city has three baths.
Tours in Pamukkale
We can organize tours in Pamukkale according to your demands. Tour plan can be flexible, it depends on you.
We have a lot of opportunities in this region. This region is famous for its archaeological and historical sites.
If you plan a tour including Pamukkale, you will be able to visit following tourist attractions.
1 Pamukkale Travertines
2 Hierapolis City Ruins
3 Hierapolis Theater
4 Pamukkale Antique Pool
5 Hieropolis Museum
6 Pamukkale Castle
9 Caravanserais near Pamukkale
11 Karahayıt Hot Springs
Hot-Balloon tours are available in Pamukkale now. If you want to book this amazing and unforgettable activity, contact and ask us to book for you.
1-day sample tour program is available here.
This is a very good solution for those who do not have much time but want to know Pamukkale and the natural pools of thermal waters.
The itinerary would be done literally in a private way.
Here’s how this tour will work step by step:
We’ll pick you up at the hotel in Istanbul at 6 a.m. to catch the flight from Istanbul to Denizli.
Travel will be so easy without a suitcase and without much.
The number of is TK2576
Our flight leaves at 7:25 a.m.
and arrives at 8:30 a.m. in Denizli.
Meet our guide at the airport and we go to the tourist site of Pamukkale where the thermal pools and the ruins of Hierapolis are in.
We will visit the martyrdom of St. Philip, the apostle of Jesus Christ who took refuge in the city and after he invited people to believe in the Christ, he was punished by the pagans and was stoned by the stoning.
Subsequently the Roman empire itself built a martyrdom to honor it an octagonal temple.
We will have typical breakfast with GOZLEME
We will be touring with our local guide and we will enjoy the pools of the site.
We will have lunch typical in the region with exotic dishes composed of special regional vegetables.
At 17:00 we will return to the airport and catch our flight at 18:50. We will be in Istanbul at 20:00.
We pick you up at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.
Transfers in Istanbul,
Domestic round-trip domestic flights
The tour guide and driver in the Pamukkale area during the day.
The guide service will be in English.
Pamukkale touristic site has a lot of accommodation options, if you want more detailed tour, this is quite easy, we ca do this for you. There are a number of safe and comfortable accommodation facilities we are working with.
From Pamukkale to Fethiye
After Pamukkale tour, we can plan a tour to Fethiye. Fethiye is 200 km from Pamukkale. Fethiye is famous for its beaches, sights and yacht tours. Oludeniz, Butterfly valley, Blue cave and other magnificent places must be seen.
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