A natural masterpiece combines with an ancient one for this excursion. Discover Pamukkale and Hierapolis, bathing in calcium-rich waters and then journeying back in time to one of the world's oldest health spas.
First up is in Pamukkale, which means Cotton Castle. It's a spectacle of terraces formed over thousands of years that look like a cascading snowy waterfall but are filled with calcium carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. On arrival, you'll firstly have lunch at the Pam Hotel and hit the thermal pools there before heading to the thermal pools of Pamukkale.
The waters have always been thought to bring health benefits, which is why the Romans built the nearby spa town of Hierapolis. You'll enjoy a guided tour of its ancient streets, a 13,000-seat theatre and, of course, thermal baths. A dip is extra but well worth forking out for the experience of bathing in in an oasis scattered with Roman ruins.