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Old 11th April 2011, 19:59   #1 (permalink)
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Pamukkale trip

Hi everyone
My husband and I are coming over this Sunday for a week on our own and kids joining us the following Easter week.
We are thinking if doing the Pamukkale hot springs trip which is overnight and wanting to know if it's worth such a long trip.(think it's near Bodrum)
Any advise?
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Old 11th April 2011, 20:06   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Pamukkale trip

I went there 17 years ago, thoses days it was a fantastic place, you could just sit in the shallow pools. It really looked the same as the postcards that you see in the shops.
I took some friends there 3 years ago and I was shocked, nearly all the white had turned to grey and you was restricted where you could walk. I think they they were trying there hardest to get it back how it was......I hope it has worked. Well worth the visit. Enjoy !!!
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Old 11th April 2011, 20:12   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Pamukkale trip

Thankyou Spurs
Do you know if the overnight stay is in Bodrum so at least we can sight see a little.
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Re: Pamukkale trip

We went last year. It is quite a way from Bodrum. We had an overnight trip from Bodrum. There were no restrictions as far as I remember as to where you could go and the white was all white. It was quite spectacular and, combined with the compulsory visit to Ethesus, was a fantastic trip.
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Re: Pamukkale trip

Sorry to hijack you thread madeline, is Pamukkale far from Akbuk? I have never been but had thought it was alot further away than Bodrum.
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Re: Pamukkale trip

Thanks guys
Sorry about my geography as its clearly not near Bodrum. I think we will give it a go as we are on our own as our kids would hate the long journey.
Some of the older posts on other forums say the tour takes you to various factories and I remember from experience on other trips this was a nuisance.
Any help in how to avoid this and roughly cost of trip.
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Re: Pamukkale trip

You could always get the regular bus to Denizli, then change for the many minibuses heading for Pamukkale. There are loads of hotels in the village, you'll almost certainly be met, touted etc, the hotels are on the whole much the same so it is no big shake to go with the flow, and it is a pleasant enough village.
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Re: Pamukkale trip

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I went there 17 years ago, thoses days it was a fantastic place, you could just sit in the shallow pools. It really looked the same as the postcards that you see in the shops.

I took some friends there 3 years ago and I was shocked, nearly all the white had turned to grey and you was restricted where you could walk. I think they they were trying there hardest to get it back how it was......I hope it has worked. Well worth the visit. Enjoy !!!
As you say, a fantastic place, I was there about 14 years ago and even then they had people walking around telling both tourists and locals not to walk with their shoes on.
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Re: Pamukkale trip

The geography!!!
If you drew a E_W line from Bodrum to Antalya then made that the base of a triangle the top point would be about Denizli ( Pamukkale just outside)
Bodrum- Denizli is 245km
Antalya- Pamukkale is 225km
so about 3 .5 hours from whichever.... but go- it is well worth it!
For anyone - like me , who went years ago, forget what you saw. I went again last year- it was a revelation- all the crappy old hotels and shops gone off the ridge, the water flowing controlled over the ridges- all white again, and Museum, ancient pool, and other sites of the city with more excavations and well marked. All worthy of being a UNESCO World heritage site...
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in my opinion it is definitely worth the trip, it is amazing.
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