There are pools, and then there’s nature’s infinity pools. If you want to take a dip in one of the most impressive natural pools in the world, then it could be time to take a trip to Pamukkale in Turkey to see them for yourself.
If you want to visit this stunning destination, then you’ll have to travel around 12 miles from Denizli. The poos are hidden away in the hills that fill the Denizli Province. To be specific, Pamukkale is found in the River Menderes valley, where it’s greeted to warm weather throughout the year.
Take A Swim In The Travertine Pools
Believe it or not, but these natural infinity pools are formed from calcium deposits. They continued to grow for many years until they stretched out and became pools. Now, visitors to the Travertine Pools can enjoy a swim with one of the best views on the planet.
Bathe In The Antique Pool
It’s not just the Travertine Pools on offer at Pamukkale. There is even an ancient pool found near the Apollo temple. In fact, the hot spring is so unique that it’s filled with marble and submerged columns from the temple.
Explore The Dense History Of The Area
The ruined city of Hierapolis is still just about standing and is great for learning all about what once stood in the area of Pamukkale. You can even take a trip to the theater in the former city. It’s resting on top of a hill that would have once looked over a vast Ancient Greek colony.
There is so much to see and do in Pamukkale that you may find yourself wondering why you’ve never been before. Of course, taking a swim in nature’s infinity pools at Pamukkale is one of the biggest attractions – and an experience unlike any other in the world.
Take a Trip to Naples and Enjoy the Authentic Italy
Often overshadowed by its more famous neighbors like Rome, Milan, or Florence, the charming city of Naples delivers a true taste of Italy with its winding cobblestone streets and delicious pizza. If you want to ditch touristy Rome, or fashionable Milan, and instead take a road less traveled, Naples is the perfect destination for you with its classic laidback Italian vibe. Here are a few reasons to take a trip to Naples.
Ancient ruins are not only for history geeks. With their peaceful silence of long lost time, ancient ruins always transport you to another age. And the ones you can see in Naples are particularly evocative. Just a short distance from this city, there are ancient ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the cities destroyed by the deadliest Mount Vesuvius eruption of 79 AD. The cities which were covered in volcanic ash that day, still stand as haunting reminiscent of the ruins and even the bones of those who were buried alive. Naples National Archeological Museum features the excavated artifacts from both sites, and also an interesting secret room full of famous erotic arts from both cities.
Of course, no list of Naples can be completed without this! Pizza is literally a big deal in this city. Forget all those flashy varieties, as Naples’ signature invention is the classic straightforward Margherita. The Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana ensures the pizzerias are following the set of stringent rules for official certification. As per the rule, the dough of pizzas can’t be stretched to more than 0.15 inches in thickness, and only a specific tomato and certified mozzarella di bufala can be used in pizza preparations. Moral of the story, Naples is the kingdom of fresh, delicious, pocket-friendly pizzas, with pizzerias at almost every street corner.
Naples is also a great gateway to several wonderful seaside destinations like the gorgeous islands of Capri and Ischia, the picturesque Sorrento town, and well, the celebrity-clad Amalfi Coast too! If you are staying in Naples, all these spots are perfect for a day trip, just a short boat, train, or car ride away.