Turkey Day in Turkey:
Doing a day trip from Selcuk to Pamukkale is difficult, but possible.
The bus ride from Selcuk to Pamukkale was approximately 3 hours with one transfer in Denzli. When we arrived, we were immediately assaulted with the usual Turkish salesman attempting to sell us a tour of the region. Since we did only have a few hours and we wanted to make our time in Pamukkale worth the trip, we negotiated the price a bit and decided to take a tour.
Our tour began with the red springs.
From there, the bus dropped us at the entrance to the ancient Greco-Roman and Byzantine city of Hierapolis.
We saw the Antique Pool, where Cleopatra swam.
Then, we photographed our way through the Travertine terraces, which are comprised of calcium deposits.
|It was really bright!|
Since we paid for a private tour, we also were provided with a private bus ride back to Selcuk, a nice perk that shortened the trip by about 40 minutes.
Back in Selcuk, we celebrated Turkey Day Turkish Style!