Cleopatra Pools, Pamukkale

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Swim among the ruins of antique marble columns and feel the "champagne waters" bubbling against your skin at Cleopatra Pools, a World Heritage Site. This pool was shaped by an earthquake in the 7th century BCE when massive marble columns of the nearby temple of Apollo tumbled into a spring. Legend has it that Marc Anthony built a marble portico above the spring, which he gave to Cleopatra. Soak in the warm healing waters embedded in the famous "cotton fortresses" of minerals. Amenities include bathrooms, rental lockers, and a restaurant. Bring your own towel. For Cleopatra Pools and beyond, use our Pamukkale online trip builder to get the most from your Pamukkale vacation.
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  • We came for the experience of bathing in an antique pool, and it was exactly that! It is beautiful and well preserved. There were a lot of ruins in the bottom of the pool, so bear in mind that you can...  more »
  • Among the ruins of the ancient times a perfect swimming experience Fabulous sıcaklıkra a water and environment. Note to closing time go without ... Walkers and is well worth the cost, try ...
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  • Its the first spring pool Ive ever visited and its in Pamukkale. Before you will reach there you have to journey going up barefooted passing through the thermal pool to the top. Exhausting but highly ...  more »

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Where to stay in Pamukkale

The small town of Pamukkale renowned for its white, mineral-rich volcanic travertines features quaint, family-run guesthouses and hotels at affordable prices. Most offer swimming pools, which appear milky from the local water, and delicious Turkish food. Just north of the city in the town of Karahayıt, you'll find more upscale accommodations and resorts. In Karahayıt, luxury hotels and spas offer visitors therapeutic thermal pools and natural springs. Pamukkale is the closer option if you're visiting to see the nearby ruins.
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