Cultural Corridors of South East Europe

South East Europe / Via Anatolia


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Corridor: Via Anatolia
Country: Turkey, Denizli
Type: Cultural Landscape
Epoch: Antiquity
World Heritage: Cultural and Natural Heritage (mixed)
AntiquityCultural LandscapeCultural and Natural Heritage (mixed)

Deriving from springs in a cliff almost 200 m high overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have created at Pamukkale (Cotton Palace) an unreal landscape, made up of mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and a series of terraced basins. At the end of the 2nd century BC the dynasty of the Attalids, the kings of Pergamon, established the thermal spa of Hierapolis. The ruins of the baths, temples and other Greek monuments can be seen at the site.