Lycus River Hotel
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Leaving Izmir we headed east for Pamukkale (meaning cotton castle). Here we toured the ancient Greek and Roman hot springs at Hieropolis in present day Pamukkale.
The city stretches between a colonnaded street, paved with limestone, known as the Plateia that ran north and south from the southern gateway to the northern Arch of Domitian …
Amazing limestone formations and thermal calcium rich pools.
We depart Antalya this morning and once again cross the Taurus Mountains, heading to Pamukkale. Once we are over the mountains we pass a number of poppy fields being grown for the pharmaceutical industry. I was surprised by the size of the pods.
Our stay at Pamakkale was in the Lycus river Hotel, a huge complex with natural thermal baths and pools. After a couple of days on the road, spending some time in the thermal baths was refreshing and invigorating.
Pamukkale is one of those soulless, functional tourist towns. Why does it exist? Huge white sinter terraces (like the pink and white terraces without the pink), ruins, and hot pools.
A lot of visitors here are daytrippers. We stayed the night so we could get a headstart on the tour groups the next morning. So we had to deal ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLycus River Hotel Pamukkale
The hotel has a lovely thermal pool but the rooms feel a bit cramped. Would be nice with a bit less furniture.
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