The ruins of Hierapolis are the other main attraction once you are in Pamukkale. The city was founded in 190 B.C.
by Eumenes II, king of Pergamon. In the 2nd and 3rd centuries, it reached the height of its development as a Roman
thermal bath center.
Hierapolis has such extensive ruins which is suggested: the city walls, the octagonal Martyrium of St. Philip,
the 2nd century theater, Temple of Apollo, basilica then the necropolis which covers 2 km. and contains some of
the best examples of tomb styles ; it is one of the best-preserved cemeteries in all of Anatolia. The East Bath
is in archaeology museum housing many of the remains from Hierapolis.
Dating back to the Calcholithic age, this was the site of a settlement of the earliest communities, and changed
hands continuously, becoming the center of various civilizations in different time periods. The ancient city of
Laodikeia is here, within the borders of Denizli, with its ruins awaiting for the sightseers. In addition to Triopolis
which was known as the center of bishops, while Christianity spread.
The wide forests and numerous picnicking and camping areas here contribute to this natural and archaeological richness,
while its position as a stopover between the major provinces like Izmir, Ankara and Antalya, increases the tourist
attraction of Denizli. The thermal resorts also attract visitors to the provinces with their spring waters of therapeutic