"with the sea," which is
exactly what this city is
not. It's a modern
concrete city of half a million people almost
3-1/2 hours' drive (200 km/124 miles) east of the Aegean's
Denizli is important for
farming and commerce,
but not so
for tourism—and certainly not
for the sea.
Except that the longtime famous hot-spring
spa resort of Pamukkale is
only 18 km (11 miles) to the northeast
Thus Denizli may
become important for you in your travels:
excellent intercity bus connections
with other Turkish cities by way of its new (2014) ultra-modern Denizli
Metropolitan Bus Terminal (otogar).
useful daily trains connect
Denizli with Aydın, Selçuk (Ephesus),
Afyon and Ankara.
has an airport served by commercial
flights, most of which serve Istanbul, and arrive and depart early in the morning or late at night.
Denizli has its own selection
of hotels, which tend to be less expensive than hotels in Pamukkale Town
and more convenient for the bus terminal and train station. More...
Minibuses shuttle between Denizli and Pamukkale every 20 minutes all day long, making transport to the sights quite easy. More...
A bit of orientation:
of Denizli's several kavşaks
(KAHV-shahk, large traffic roundabouts/intersections),
the one on Highway D320 joining Menderes/İzmir
Bulvarı and Ankara Bulvarı, witha park at its center,
is most important to you (map).
Its official name is Ulusal Egemenlik Meydanı, but you may not see that on
The Denizli Gar (train
station) is northwest of this large
roundabout. The street uphill opposite
Gazi Mustafa Kemal Bulvarı, takes you
to the center of Denizli. The Denizli
Metropolitan Bus Terminal (Denizli Büyükşehir Otobüs Terminali, or Denizli Otogar for short)
is just southeast of this kavşak. Ankara
Bulvarı takes you from the roundabout
northeast to Pamukkale and Karahayıt. More...
here for more maps of
Denizli, Pamukkale & Aegean
Distances & Travel
Antalya: 221 km (137
miles) SE, 3.75 hours
km (68 miles) SW, 2.25 hours
km (78 miles) W, 1-3/4 hours
km (181 miles), 5.25 hours
km (12 miles) S, 20 minutes
km (414 miles) N, 15.25 hours
km (156 miles) W, 4-1/2 hours
Airport (İzmir): 233
km (145 miles) W, 4 hours
km (274 miles) E, 6.5 hours
km (128 miles) W, 4 hours
km (115 miles) SW, 3-1/2 hours
(Ephesus): 196 km (122
miles) W, 3.25 hours
—by Tom Brosnahan