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History of Pamukkale

2nd century BC - Hierapolis Established by Attalids, the Royals Kings of Pergamon. Named for Hiera, the wife of Telephos who founded the Pergamon.

129 BC - Control of Hierapolis by the Eastern Roman Empire

87 AD - Philip the Apostle converted it and was crucified at Hierapolis

1984 -Hierapolis Archaeology Museum established

1988 - Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site



Antique Pool

Situated above the Pamukkale white travertine pools is one particularly spectacular location fed by the same hot springs. Here you can bath in the same waters in which Cleopatra once swam! A professionally run modern spa facility allows you to enjoy these historical healing waters.

Unlike the white water of the lower pools the Antique Pool favored by Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, is pure clear warm water. Once it was surmounted by a Roman Temple to Apollo with ornate roof held up with Doric columns. Imagine how Cleopatra must have experienced this when you imagine it in it's glory day.

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