Pamukkale Tours – Courseway To Ecstacy

Mediterranean | | May 30, 2009 at 4:16 am


A tour through Pamukkale, the mesmerising region of Turkey promises to be a journey far surpassing your expectations.

As one commences the trip, one arrives at the lively town of Atca, which has fascinating sights of quaint provisional booths bursting with a profusion of citrusy and dried fruit varieties owing to the liberal sharing of the riches by the Buyak Menderes Valley and moderate climate. One can get lost in the countless Turkish delicacies, the most popular being backlava.

One can help but feel embezzled by the warmth and hospitality offered by the Turkish locals as one drives through the charming town of Izmir, which is located on the course to Pamukkale. One will be amazed by the historic significance of North Denizli, the site of century’s old Roman remains.


Those who yearn for sun and sand, the seaside retreat town of Kusadasi on the Aegean Sea is the ideal stopover. One must stop to sample the gorgeous sights of sun-kissed sandy beaches overlooking the calming views of shipping boats disappearing into the horizon. One can also visit the historical site in Ephesus and the abode of Mother Mary during her final days.

pamukkale-3Ephesus, the ebbed town on the shoreline of the Aegean Sea, is an apt epic to Goddess Artemis. Other prime attractions are well maintained latrina, well-equipped library with structures of the famous Eros and Nike. One can witness numerous actors giving live performances at the Theatre Ephesus.

After about a couple of hours drive from Kusadasi, is the primeval town of Greek influence, the Hierapolis located at a height of 360mtrs. Hierapolis is home to numerous innate limestone springs. One can see numerous miniature lakes, naturally formed by the innate waters rich in calcium and carbon dioxide flowing into them from southern hillsides. The snow colour in this area is due to its rich calcium depositions which form exemplary, naturally formed figurines. Hierapolis was an affluent city in earlier centuries and the abode of one of Christ’s apostles, St. Phillip, makes it a religious hub for many.

As one inch closer to Pamukkale, one enters this myriad of glistening, blue hued waterfalls and water basins, which date back to the prehistoric Roman era, when the Romans held it high regard owing to the medicinal properties of the thermal springs. A dip at the renowned Cleopatra’s Pool, known to be a curer of all ailments like heart disease, skin infections, high blood pressure to name a few.

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  1. Mehmet says:

    Good article. Thanks for sharing

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