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Travel Guide to Denizli

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  • Turkey
  • Denizli
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General Information About Denizli

Denizli is nestled against the hillside at the southern side of the plains of Menderes River. It is the second fasted growing city in the Aegean region and the commercial and transportation hub of inland region of southeastern Aegean Turkey.

Denizli means "with the sea," which is exactly what this city is not. It's a modern concrete city of more than half a million people almost 3-1/2 hours' drive (200 km/124 miles) east of the Aegean's blue waters.

An extra incentive to visit Denizli is Pamukkale. This "Cotton Castle", known as Pamukkale, is located approximately 20 kilometers North of Denizli. The calcium carbonate rich hot spring water comes down the mountain evaporates and forms white (Cotton castle) travertine deposits, from a distance, looks like a cotton. The sight as you arrive at Pamukkale is breath-taking. Also, the famous Hierapolis ancient city is located in the area.

Denizli Çardak Airport is about 45 minutes drive from the city.

Transport

The best way to get around Denizli and the surrounding area is to hire a car. But you can also use public transportation or walk along the streets. Below you may find advantages and disadvantages of most popular ways getting around in Denizli and area nearby.

Getting around Denizli is also easy using the Dolmus (a small minibus). The Dolmus runs frequently and can is available on all key routes. Running every 10 mins, all you need to do is to wave and it will stop and let you get on. Prices are low approx. 1-3$ per person.

As everywhere around the world you can use a taxi in Denizli, but is a resort town, so keep in mind that the cost of a taxi is quite expensive (like in other resort towns of Turkey). All taxis in Turkey are equipped with taximeters but after midnight we recommend to ask driver the cost before the trip as the cost may be higher in comparison to daytime.

Nature

Modern Denizli is a city of hotels, parks and broad streets. Denizli has a rich natural landscape for resources for visitors all over the region. Eco Tourism in Denizli is fast growing tourism activity with its lakes, rivers, caves and waterfalls.

The main nature sight is a world-famous Pamukkale. Pamukkale travertine terraces are one of the top tourist attractions in Turkey. It is often referred as the 8th Wonder of World and once you get Pamukkale, you will understand the reason behind that. It is a spectacular sight that looks made out of snow or cotton. The literal meaning of Pamukkale in Turkish is “Cotton Castle”. Pamukkale terraces are right next to ancient Roman city Hierapolis and it used to be health center in ancient times. It is still visited for both travel and health purposes.

If you come to Pamukkale and want to discover other natural beauties in the region, you can visit waterfalls in the area. Denizli currently has 3 waterfalls that are open to visitors.

Kaklik Cave is one of the lesser known places among visitors in Denizli region. Kaklik Cave is usually referred as the Underground Pamukkale and it’s easy to understand why. Kaklik Cave has the same travertine structure as Pamukkale. The difference, however, it’s smaller in size and it’s inside a cave. The cave came to light after the collapse of its roof. After opening to tourists in 2002, Kaklik Cave started to earn visitor traction.

Weather

Denizli in between Aegean and Mediterranean regions as crossroads so it is the under influence of two climates. In general, summers are hot and dry, winters are mild and rainy. Most rain and rarely snow can happen in December and January. The average annual number of rainy days are 80 days of the year. When you go further inland of the province in winter, the climate begins changing as to have coldest weather as snow in highlands so the province has so many ski centers in which are fully packed out by ski-lovers. In summer, it is really hot in July and August so the sights are available for visitors and holiday makers. All of these climate data and conditions make Denizli worth visiting for both strangers and foreigners with its natural beauties.

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About sport in Denizli

Honaz Mountain, the highest mountain in the Aegean Region, is situated in this city and a perfect location for a variety of sports such us paragliding. Don't lose a chance to see Pamukkale from the highest. Also, here you can enjoy a cycling in mountains or around the city.

In winter time, the resort attracts lots of guests for skiing and winter king of sports.

Popular GYM in Denizli

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Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
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Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
Mekan ismi
Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
Mekan ismi
Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
Mekan ismi
Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
Mekan ismi
Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
Mekan ismi
Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
Mekan ismi
Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
Mekan ismi
Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
Mekan ismi
Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
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Denizli Culture and History

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History

The city was built by II Antiokos in the name of his wife in between the years of 261 - 246 B.C and called as "Laodecia". Hellenistic time began with Alexander the great in 334 BC and after his death, one of his generals, Selekos I ruled the area for twenty years then the province became the part of the Pergamene kingdom and in 129 BC the city, especially Hierapolis and Laodicea became two important cities of the Roman province of Asia. Laodicea became the rich city as the banking center and the city of purple dye with eye solve and Hierapolis became the spa center for Roman troops and aristocrat families. Rome also made big highways for safe trade.

After the Roman Empire was split into two at the end of the 4th C AD, the area was ruled by the Eastern Roman empire called Byzantine and the glory was ended up in 7th and 8th centuries as the less populated small town. Arab raids began in 9th and 10th centuries. In 1040, Turkoman troops took over the city just after the Dandanakan battlefield and Turkish era began. Denizli and its surroundings changed hands between the Turks and the Byzantines until the end of the 12th century and finally when Seljuk Sultan Kaykhusraw I took over the throne of Selçuk Empire in 1207, passed into the hands of the Turks again. The Sultan permitted to settle about 200.000 Turkmen tents of the Nomadic Turcoman families down in and around the city.

In Ottoman period was in 1360 first but Tamir Lenk destroyed the Ottoman state at the battle of Ankara in 1402 and, as a result, the town was given back to Germiyanoglu principality. In 1429, the whole Germiyan land with Denizli passed into the hands of the Ottomans. The city had a chance to get developed in Ottoman period in 15th C AD due to the famous Turkish guilds founder called Ahi Evran came to Denizli and established a big guilds association here. Buldan has become the famous textile town for Ottoman Janissary troops as to make military uniforms and nice clothes and fabrics in looms and workbences have produced Buldan clothes for concibunes and Queen mothers for centuries. Denizli divided into three major states under Ottoman rule till 1920 and it became a province as Denizli in 1923 when Turkey was proclaimed as a new country.

The old city is 6 km north of the modern city and was built by Antiokos and named Laodicea after his wife. This city is mentioned in the Book of Revelations as one of the seven churches. The nearby city of Triopolis was known as the center of bishops. Hierapolis, also called Pamukkale, is another historical city which is marked by its stalactites, cataracts and basins and offers a stunning spectacle.

Among the historical ruins, the most prominent are the Roman and the Byzantine ruins, which are better preserved than others. Later the Muslims - Seljuks and Ottomans - introduced the beauty of Islamic architecture to Denizli.

Historical city center

Denizli with its antic Laodicea, it’s a paradise for a history lovers with a wide of historical sight in one place.

The existing remains attest to its former greatness. The ruins near Denizli (Denizli) are well preserved and as of 2012 are being substantially renovated. Its many buildings include a stadium, baths, temples, a gymnasium, theatres, and a bouleuterion (Senate House). On the eastern side, the line of the ancient wall may be distinctly traced, with the remains of the Ephesus gate; there are streets traversing the town, flanked by colonnades and numerous pedestals. North of the town, towards the Lycus, are many sarcophagi, with their covers lying near them, partly imbedded in the ground, and all having been long since rifled.

Particularly interesting are the remains of an aqueduct starting several kilometres away at the Baspinar spring in Denizli, and possibly having another more distant source. Unusually, to cross the valley to the south of Laodicea, instead of the usual open channel carried above the level of the city on lofty arches as was the usual practice of the Romans.

The terminal tank has many clay pipes of various diameters for water distribution on the north, east and south sides which, because of the choking by sinter, were replaced in time. The stadium, which is in a good state of preservation, is near the southern extremity of the city. The seats are arranged along two sides of a narrow valley, which appears to have been taken advantage of for this purpose, and to have been closed up at both ends. Towards the west are considerable remains of a subterranean passage, by which chariots and horses were admitted into the arena, with a long inscription over the entrance. The city ruins bear the stamp of Roman extravagance and luxury, rather than of the stern and massive solidity of the Greeks. Strabo attributes the celebrity of the place to the fertility of the soil and the wealth of some of its inhabitants: amongst whom Hiero, having adorned the city with many beautiful buildings, bequeathed to it more than 2000 talents at his death.

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local tastes and cousin

The very first one that is worth a mention of these is Denizli Kebab. This local type of kebab is also known as Tandır in some other regions of Turkey. Denizli Kebab is best eaten around noon. Also, another option would be Kaşarlı Alabalık—a kind of meal made from fish covered with some grated cheese in a very special oven.

There is a local company called, "Hacı Şerif" that sells all kinds of sweets from Turkish Delight (locum) to hard candies and chocolates. They have a large shop in downtown Denizli (Çinar) and smaller shops throughout the rest of the city. They are a family business, started in 1938, and well known locally. Besides their Turkish Delight, you should try their Dondurmalı İrmik Helvası. Irmik helve is a dessert made with semolina and pine nuts. Hacı Şerif places a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a small cup and packs warm irmik helves in around it. The resulting dessert is a delicious mixture of warm and cold.

The is also famous with its wine from grape and other fruits; it worth to try it.

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Denizli Nightlife

When the hot sun finally goes down Denizli comes to life with a whole myriad of bars and restaurants to choose from all along streets. There are many places to choose from with family friendly establishments kitted out with games consoles to keep the children entertained. For those preferring a quieter evening, there are many cosy bars in which to relax with a drink and take in the wonderful ambience.

Popular Restaurants and Bars in Denizli

 

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Mekanın Adresi buraya yazılacak Tel. : +90 000 123 4567
 
Mekan ismi
Mekanın Adresi buraya yazılacak Tel. : +90 000 123 4567

Famous Clubs in Denizli

 

Palace Name1

Mekanın Adresi buraya yazılacak Tel. : +90 000 123 4567
 
Mekan ismi
Mekanın Adresi buraya yazılacak Tel. : +90 000 123 4567
 
Mekan ismi
Mekanın Adresi buraya yazılacak Tel. : +90 000 123 4567
 
Mekan ismi
Mekanın Adresi buraya yazılacak Tel. : +90 000 123 4567

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