Pamukkale is one of the most popular historical,  the city of  Hierapolis,  as well as hot spring resorts in Turkey.   Located  about 20 km from the town of Denizli lies in the easternmost part of western Turkey.  Pamukkale  is  foremost important  due to  its natural beauty formed over the centuries from hot  calcium-dissolved spring waters. Hot warm mineral water pouring out from  the earth cracks and fissures  wash down over the cliff faces and form dramatic brilliantly white calcium  travertine  formations or  travertine pools. The area gained wide spread popularity in the Roman times, a temple was  dedicated to God  Apollo and a large pool was constructed by the temple at the source of the spring where you can swim in it today.

Finding a suitable accommodation will be of no problem as  Pamukkale has numerous small hotels, pensions and restaurants.  Not far from Pamukkale is Karahayit a small town with small pensions with their own small warm mineral water pools and  also large resort hotels serving for large  tour groups. Note that mineral water of Karahayit is not white as of Pamukkale  but a sort of red due to its dissolved ferrous content.
Pamukkale is on the tourist destinations starting either from Antalya on the Mediterranean coast or from the west,  Kusadasi on the Aegean coast.
Otherwise, you can get  to Pamukkale, via the city of Denizli, on a  guided tour  from most of the  places, once on the way to Pamukkale you can spear time to visit Aphrodisias, the ancient City of Aphrodite, goddess of love.


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