We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
6 715
All photos (6 715)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“thermal pools”(377 reviews)
“turkey”(446 reviews)
“your feet”(114 reviews)
Pamukkale, Turkey
Ways to Experience Pamukkale Thermal Pools
from US$65,80
More Info
from US$106,00
More Info
from US$50,20
More Info
Reviews (6 396)
Filter reviews
2 820 results
Traveller rating
1 852
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
1 852
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsthermal poolsturkeyyour feetnatural wonderday tripcotton castlebe carefulwarm watercleopatra's poollong driveunique placeamazing sighthour driveno shoeswalk barefootwhite calciumhot springs
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2 820 reviews
Reviewed today via mobile

I was worried about the bad reviews I read here, and maybe it did help that I didn’t have any expectations after what I had read, but what I saw still blew my mind. I never believe what I see in a brochure, just like...More

Thank 706savannac
Reviewed today

It is rare to get free thing in turkey and this is it. The whole panorama was mesmerising.I will mosdef come here again!

Thank Syaril M
Reviewed yesterday

Pamukkale is a place I had seen in pictures and always wanted to visit but I never got round to it, just back from Turkey and it is a lovely place. I've read some of the reviews and I'd say the best way to see...More

Thank Iain K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent a lovely few hours at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. It was extremely busy and I think would most likely be better early morning or late afternoon. Fascinating place and great fun to climb into the pools.

Thank Jacqui B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Things I can confirm from my trip to the pools: 1. Yes, it looks nothing like the postcard pics taken in the 90s. There are only about 4 or 5 pools that are knee depth at best 2. Yes, it gets ridiculously overrun with tourists...More

2  Thank Nadeem L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really the best natural wonder I've seen in years. 100% recommend staying the night in Pamukkale and going to the salt flats first thing in the morning to avoid crowds, as most tour groups and buses arrive in the afternoon from neighbouring areas. You really...More

Thank svrac
Reviewed 3 days ago

lovely place to visit amazing that this is in the middle of knowhere the pools are brilliant but a bit sore on the feet as you cannot wear any form of footwear lovely scenery and plenty to do if you go to cleapatras pool and...More

Thank roger s
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

İts one of the best destination for travelers. You guys should see this place before you die. But please follow the rules,dont climb or walk on the travertines that your not allowed to... Remember: its ours.

Thank Traveler0734
Reviewed 4 days ago

Most people come to Pamukkale for the travertine terraces and they are really impressive to see. However, the pictures used for marketing purposes are far better that what you will experience. Most of the pools are dried up and the place is totally run over...More

Thank saltacity
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is so much different as compare to what you see on internet or their advertise broucher. Wonder what had happen. The crowd was not too bad as our guide did advised us in advance to go early to avoid crowd and hot weather. We...More

1  Thank Yat-Keong W
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 28 hotels in Pamukkale
Hal-Tur Hotel
602 reviews
.26 km away
Artemis Yoruk Hotel
398 reviews
.42 km away
Ayapam Hotel
210 reviews
.47 km away
Kocak Otel Pamukkale
25 reviews
.54 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 51 restaurants in Pamukkale
Asian Kitchen & Coffee
406 reviews
.43 km away
White House Restaurant & Cafe
322 reviews
.44 km away
White Dragon Restaurant
230 reviews
.39 km away
Lamuko's Lokanta
250 reviews
.46 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 24 attractions in Pamukkale
1 166 reviews
.94 km away
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi
238 reviews
.47 km away
Pamukkale Natural Park
1 157 reviews
.20 km away
Mount Honaz National Park
94 reviews
.35 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
14 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from trippyyazza | Reviewed this property |
I'd say January would be a pretty good time to bathe in the pools, the water levels will be higher than in the summer and you will probably have less crowds to contend with. However, word of caution, find out what is the... More
Suz S
10 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Jon N | Reviewed this property |
The South Gate opens at 630am and the other two gates open at 8am. Think the entrance fee is 20 or 25 lira. We used the 15-day museum pass and hence did not buy the single entry ticket. There’s a museum inside that you need... More
Suz S
10 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Nadia S | Reviewed this property |
It’s open quite late in to the summer, the first bus to arrive in to Pamukkale from Kusadasi (where we travelled from) for example is 4pm. I think they’re open to about 9 pm.