Pamukkale Travels

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Kaklik Cave


KAKLIK CAVE AND LAODİCİA TRANSFER

The start time of the tour depends on you.İts time flexible.

 

We will first pick you up from the hotel for the daily trip.After we are going to Laodikeia.

Laodikeia is situated in a good geographical location on the South side of the Lycus River,6 km North of Denizli.The city was called ‘Laodikeia on the side of the Lycus’ in ancient sources,the city was founded by Antiochos II in 263-261 BC and named after Antiochos’ wife.

Ruins of Laodikeia


Big Theater : It’s situated on the northeast of the city.It is built in Greek Style ,which is similar to Roman construction style.The scene is completely destroyed, but the cavea and orchestra are stil standing.It’s seating capacity is about 20,000.


Small Theater : It is situated 300 m northwest of the big Theater.It is also inGreek Style.The cavea and orchestra are partly remaing; the scene is completely destroyed.
 
Stadium and Gymnasium : They are southwest of the city ctretching from east to west.The buildings between the stadium and gymnasium were connected to each other.The stadium was completed in 79 AD.It is 350 meters long and 60 meters wide.IUt construction is in amphitheater style with 27 rows od-f seats.Most of it is destroyed.According to the inscription,it was built in the 2nd century A.D.by the proconsul Gargilius Antioius in honor of Emperor Hadrianus and his wife Sabina.
 
Monumental Nypheum : Its at the intersection of the main street.Its a Roman double-faced building with a pool and niches.It was repaired in the Byzantine Period

Council Building : It’s on the soutwest side of the city.The building is rectangular extending east-west.The main entrance is on the east end.

Zeus Temple : The Temple is situated on the east side of the columnar street between the Small Theater and The Nypheum.

Big Church : It's situated next to the columnar street. Only the ground floor remains. The main entrance is on the west side of the church.
        

Syrian Street,South Necropol


After all nicer pleace next stop for Lunch Çağlayan Kaya(waterfall).You will eat with very nice view.

After Lunch we will go great pleace Kaklık cave

Kaklık cave, on Denizli- Afyon- Ankara and Denizli Çivril highways, and 30 km away from Denizli provincial centre, 2 km away from main tour route which is over road route at international Çardak Airport at 45 km and in Kaklık town of Honaz District is uniquely beautiful in respect of its formation and development feature as well as its interesting travertines and pools similar to Pamukkale, and dripstones, stalactites and stalagmites. Due to both underground stream that flows through the cave and the spring that has come out beside the cave and has let some of its water into the cave close masses and petty small foliate ivy-like plants have grown on the walls of hydrologically active Kaklık cave, that receive direct sun light and permanently drip and leak. These plants that take on different tones of green during the day depending on the light contribute a distinct beauty to the cave.

The environs of Kaklık cave which is a doline-spring collapse ponor located active cave is composed of Mesosoic lime stones, Eosine marn, clay sandstones and conglomerates, miosen-polisen old clay, sand, marn and lime stones and travertine and alluviums pertainingto quaternary.

Kaklık cave has a length of 65 m in Nortwest southeast direction and 40 m in northeast direction and a circular entrance of 13x11 size. According to the entrance, the deepest point is 190m, the cave whose ceiling height varies between 2-5 metres has a second section in the southwest end of the cave. This section, which goes for approximately 40m, is covered with collapsed blocks inside. On the contrary, the almost whole area of the main gallery is covered with travertines with marvellous colors that are formed by the spring water that comes out outside the cave by waterfalls. There is one more water source about 78 m west of the main source. Those two sources have the same specialty.These white travertines that develop in pools in the form of steps and that develop on these blocks according as a result of the collapse of the ceiling is a small miniature of Pamukkale.

TOURS INCLUDED ;

  • Lunch in Çağlayan Kaya
  • Transfer with A/C and Professional driver.