Pamukkale means “Cotton Castles” in Turkish, so it’s no surprise that such a curious sight draws in so many. The city is most famous for its hot springs and travertines (terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water).
After an exhausting start to our trip with early mornings, long days and an overnight bus trip, a day of lazing about in these pools was exactly what we needed.
Here’s the lowdown of our stay:
Venus Hotel. Delicious buffet breakfast, helpful staff and a great little balcony off our room which was perfect to enjoy a bottle of Pamukkale wine together.
It’s all about the travertines and the ruins in Pamukkale. It’s the kind of place with not a whole lot to do, and it’s just the best thing ever. Take your time, savour the moment, slow down in the sun and realise that you’ll probably never be in a place like this again for a very long time.
Kayas Restaurant and Bar is the best cheap eat in town. 12 Turkish Lira per meal, and it’s oh so tasty.
Looking back at these photos, it’s one of those places that is nearly too real for you to believe you actually went there.
Pamukkale rocked. Stay tuned for Ephesus next.