Nestled against high mountains near the Buyuk Menderes (Meander) River is Denizll. Surroundect oy tne natural beauty of a verdant valley, the area 5 also rich in culture and history. The Luvians were the first inhabitants, followed centuries later by the Hittites.
Throughout centuries the fertile plain nourished other cvilizations: The Phrygians, Lydians. Fersians, Macedonians, Romans,Byzantines, Seijuks, and the Ottomans. Modern Denizli is a city of wide streets, parks and hotels. The Ataturk Ethnography Museum in the city center displays folk art and ethnic artifacts. While shopping in the Kaleici Carsisi look for souvenirs of copper, jewelery, towels and silk blouses. You can choose among Camlik, Incilipinar or Gokpinar Parks for a rest, picnic, or simply a walk through the forest in the shade of pine trees. The fresh water springs and thermal baths attract many visitors. A magical and spectacular natural site, unique in the world,Pamukkale (Hierapolis) is a fairyland of dazzling white, petrified castles.
Thermal spring waters laden with calcareous salts running off the plateau's edge have created this fantastic formation of stalactites, cataracts and basins. The hot springs have been used since Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Both the thermal center with its motels and thermal pools, and the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis, are situated on the plateau. Another thermal center northwest of Pamukkale.Karahayit is known for its water's high-iron content.Honaz Dagi National Park is 20 km east of Denizli, near the town of Honaz. Mt. Honaz is one of the most beautiful and highest peaks (2528 m) in the Aegean region.
It is covered with a gorgeous alpine forest. Early Christians settled on the northern slope; the name of this ancient site is Colossae,
and remains of the settlement can be seen.