Lake Salda and Pamukkale from Kemer are the real business cards of the country, which appeared as a result of natural disasters and time. Our first stop will be Pamukkale, aka Cotton Castle - the pride of Turkey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a beautiful legend about the Atlantes who forgot to collect cotton and, petrified, he created a snow-white mountain. In fact, we admire the creation of nature, which arose as a result of an earthquake, a fault in the earth's crust and access to the surface of hot mineral springs. Calcium and magnesium salts, which are so rich in groundwater settle on the surface, cover with white color and create bizarre terraces and balconies.
The healing properties of the springs were known in ancient times. In the 2nd century BC, the city of Yerapolis, a kind of water hospital of the Roman Empire, was built in close proximity to the spring. During the tour Lake Salda and Pamukkale from Kemer we will visit the ruins of the ancient city, admire the ancient columns, arches, aqueduct, the walls of the fortress. The chapel and tomb of St. Philip, one of the 12 apostles, were also found here. In the 1st century AD he came to these lands with a mission to spread Christianity, but was not understood and brutally executed by the Pagans.
A little more of your time will ask the antique theater. The second largest after Aspendos, it is also well preserved and conveys all the atmospheric spirit and greatness of the time.
Taking a long walk along the travertine terraces and the old town, everyone can plunge into the Cleopatra Basin, which is located at the foot of the mountain and is hidden by lush vegetation. Warm mineral water and millions of bubbles envelop your body. Of course, for one visit to get healthy will not work, but a pleasant feeling of lightness and relaxation you will be guaranteed.
If you have already been on this excursion, then go to the island of Sulu-Ada - this is also an unusual place for lovers of luxury.
The Turkish Maldives will be the second stop of the lake Salda and Pamukkale from Kemer. The snow-white soft sand and azure water of Lake Salda do not leave anyone indifferent. It is the second deepest freshwater body of water in the country and also cold. Even in summer, the water temperature does not rise above the mark of 20.
The lake is valued not only for its species, but also for medicinal hydrogen sulfide mud. Despite the specific smell, it has a therapeutic effect on the skin and musculoskeletal apparatus.
This natural lake was born thanks to another cataclysm - the eruption of a volcano. It is located at an altitude of 1200 meters above sea level. In addition, Lake Salda is a protected area protected by the Turkish authorities.
Of course, the tour of Lake Salda and Pamukkale from Kemer is not only a walk through beautiful places, but also a very informative and interesting historical and geological journey. It will be interesting for both adults and children.
The distance from Kemer to Pamukkale is about 300 kilometers, but on our comfortable buses you will not notice how time will pass. Don't forget to bring a sun protection, a drinking water camera, and pre-order a lunch box at your hotel.