Turkey’s most well-known tourist attraction has been enticing travelers to visit for centuries, despite the fact that it is little known outside the country. Pamukkale’s sparkling white travertine terraces are stunning and empty at the right time of day. Pick the wrong time and a mass of sweaty sunburnedistan speedo clad bodies awaits you. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a spectacular sight, but you will need to plan your visit in order to avoid the crowds. Pamukkale charms more than 2 million visitors each year, so in this Visit Pamukkale guide we aim to help you plan to visit when most of them aren’t there!

The geological phenomenon of the Pamukkale travertine terraces is by no means unique. You’ll find terraces and the pool that they contain the world over, Huanglong National Park, China and Mammoth Hot Springs in the USA are two examples. However, combine your visit with the preserved ruins of the Greco-Roman Spa City of Hierapolis, which is also included in the Pamukkale ticket price and you’ll appreciate it all the more.