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Hierapolis (Turkey)

Practical information on Hierapolis

  • Family
  • Spa and massage
  • Romantic
  • Viewpoint
  • Waterfall
  • Place or Religious Monument
  • Archaeological Site
  • Museums
  • Handicraft
  • Place or Historical Monument
  • Unesco World Heritage
  • Essential
4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
235km by road from Izmir
When to go
From March to January
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Hierapolis

Timothée D. Seasoned Traveller
271 written opinions

An ancient site overlooking the limestone formations of Pamukkale, Hierapolis sits in a breathtaking location, despite its status as a kind of Disneyland of ancient sites.

My suggestion:
Though of very limited interest in itself, the eponymous village of Pamukkale, which lies just below the two sites, serves as a good base from which to explore these natural and ancient marvels.
My review
It's difficult to imagine a better location for Hierapolis, which sits on top of a rocky headland that dominates the valley below and overlooks the extraordinary, pristine white, terraced limestone formations of Pamukkale. And the fact this relatively well-preserved site contains wonders such as its amphitheater and its numerous ancient city gateways makes this all the more true.
Ines Sancelot Seasoned Traveller
24 written opinions

Hierapolis is known for its thermal springs. Situated at the top of Pamukkale's cliff, it's also a fascinating, ancient Roman site.

My suggestion:
If you want to visit the ruins, go early in the morning before the hoards of tourists arrive. Shoes are forbidden in the thermal springs site, so remember to take a bag in which you can carry them.
My review
My time in Hierapolis was one of my favorite moments during my trip to Turkey.
The day I spent walking around the Roman baths at Hierapolis is a memory I will treasure.

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