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TravelPod Member ReviewsTraverten Hotel Pamukkale
Very relaxing, quiet, excellent and hearty food, hot water pool in February -- one cannot want more for 50 TRL
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Today I found myself in quite a melting pot of Australians :). Although the tour to Pamukkale/Hierapolis was pretty heterogeneous (couples from Australia, India, Canada, and two guys from Singapore), the tour bus was decked out with Australian flags and a small koala bear keychain. Even my hotel has various homages to Down Under placed throughout the lobby, and I'm not even staying at one of the various "Wallabies" hotels around town. I never knew that so many ...
... OMG I can't believe I did it. Yen!!!! The views were spectacular but we had to concentre so hard we couldn't enjoy until our rests.
We had to pay 8 lire which is like $4 for a seat and umbrella, well worth it. We had a corona with lime which they plucked of a tree and it was cold and refreshing.
Tonight we go into the near by town of Fethiye for tea and some exploring.
Tomorrow back on public bus to Kas.
... of Pamukkale (Cotton Palace). Located in the province of Denizli, this extraordinary landscape was a focus of interest for visitors to the nearby Hellenistic spa town of Hierapolis, founded by the Attalid kings of Pergamom at the end of the 2nd century B.C., at the site of an ancient cult. Its hot springs were also used for scouring and drying wool. Ceded to Rome in 133 B.C., Hierapolis flourished, reaching its peak of importance in the 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D., having ...
... and tried Gözleme for the first time (fried pastry filled with spinach, chili and feta) - yum!
With the sun finally shining, we were amazed by the beauty of the travertines. Honestly, words cannot describe them. Shoes off, we wandered down hill and admired the incredible view, stopping to bathe our feet in the warm waters.
On the way home we picked up snacks for our overnight bus ...
... library facade was awesome. Following the road and seeing all the remains of buildings along it including temples, public toilets, market place... it really gave a good look into how they lived then. The theatre here was huge - in fact it seated 25,000 and is how they estimate the size of Ephesus as being 250,000 at its peak.
We paid the extra to see the Terrace Houses which was where the rich and important lived. In some places they still ...