The 2500-year-old Cleopatra Pool in Pamukkale Hierapolis Ancient City, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, attracts great attention with its deep-rooted past. The temperature in this ancient pool, which is the legacy of the Kingdom of Pergamon, is always 36 degrees.
The King of Pergamon Eumenes II founded Hierapolis at the beginning of the 2nd century BC. It was named after Hiera, the wife of the legendary Pergamon founder Telephos. The region is famous for its thermal healing waters as well as Pamukkale Travertines.
The historical pool was formed by the collapse of the structures in the region into a pit formed as a result of earthquakes and the healing and soda thermal water filling this pit. Throughout history, people have come to this thermal pool to find healing for various illnesses. Today, it continues to provide healing and contribute to tourism. The thermal water of Cleopatra’s Pool is used for the treatment of heart disease, arteriosclerosis, blood pressure, rheumatism, skin, eye, rickets, paralysis, nerve and vascular diseases, and stomach spasm.
The ancient pool in Hierapolis is visited by tourists from various countries of the world. It is believed that the Egyptian queen Cleopatra swam here. Today, visitors can swim among the ancient ruins. Cleopatra Pool offers its visitors an extraordinary experience in its admirable atmosphere.
The pool just above Pamukkale Travertines is located in the Hierapolis Ancient City Ruins. The area, which is only 18 km from Denizli center, can be easily reached using the D585 highway. To go to the Ancient Pool, you have to enter Pamukkale Hierapolis Ancient City. You can visit important places such as the ancient theater and the Apollon temple in Pamukkale archaeological site.
The ancient pool offers health services to its visitors from Turkey and abroad. Cleopatra’s Pool is visited by an average of 2,500 people per day in the summer season and around 400 in the winter. It is an incredible pleasure to swim in the pool, especially when it is raining.