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Republic of Turkey (R.T.), Southern Aegean Development Agency
Denizli Investment Support Office
Cover Photo : Pamukkale Travertine Close-up
Denizli Provincial Special Administration Archive - Mehmet Çakır
Now we are going to take a trip
Are you ready for a wonderful trip extending from
ancient cities to cotton travertine pools, from hot springs
to thermal mud baths, from traditional weaving looms
to historical places, from vineyards to the summit of the
Aegean Region, from waterfalls each a natural wonder
to legends, and from local folk songs to delicious dishes?
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DENİZLİ, the cradle of civilization!
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Laodikeia / Okan Koçyiğit So, where does the
name ‘Denizli’
come from?
The name Denizli etymologically
comes from Tengiz, which is the name of
a tribe that had arrived in Anatolia
from Central Asia.
There are various rumors about this and historical
sources also cite various different names.
While Seljuk records and the Denizli Court Registry
mention the name Ladik, it is mentioned as Tunguzlu
in İbn Battuta's travel notes. On the other hand, in a
book titled "Mesalikü'l Ebsar", it is also recorded as
Tunguzlu. Sharafaddin Zemdi, who wrote Tamerlane's
Triumphal Book, mentions the names Tenguzlug and
It is rumored that Tengiz, which means 'sea' in
Turkish, and Tunguzlu, which means Denizli in
current spelling, changed through word-of-mouth in
time from Tenguzlu and Tunguzlu to Denizli.
According to another rumor, the town was named
'Domuzlu' (with boar) as, in ancient times, there were
too many boar coming into town due to the plentiful
water supply, so again through word-of-mouth it
turned into Donguzlu, Dengizli and finally Denizli.
However, in a book written by Mümtaz Başkaya, a
researcher from Denizli, it is claimed that Denizli is
etymologically Tengiz, a tribe which came to
Anatolia from Central Asia. The same book explains
that it is not possible to derive the name Denizli from
boar, and that presence of too much water in the city
has nothing to do with the town's name. The author has
a realistic approach in his claim by stating that the
mentioned name was also given to other sites and that
in Turkey there are places called Denizli, or with a
similar name.
The first significant site in Denizli was founded by the
Syrian King Antiyokustheos II between 261-245 B.C. in
the vicinity of Eskihisar Village, 6 km north of the
present town, in the name of the queen as "Laodikeia",
meaning the city of Laodike the queen.
The site, which collapsed in a large earthquake in the
7th century A.D., was relocated to the modern-day area
of Kaleiçi. After conquering Denizli and the vicinity, the
Turks named the city "Ladik".
Findings from Beyce Sultan Tumulus in the north of
the town, the roots of which extend back to the oldest
Anatolian civilizations, illustrate the past of Denizli
in the period before written history. They also
provide evidence that the history of the settlement
started in the Chalcolithic Era and continued during
the Bronze Age.
Remaining under the control of Hittites during the
early years, the site was then controlled by Lydians,
Persians, Macedonians, Romans and Byzantines
The history and the cultural values of the site also stem
from the fact that it has hosted numerous civilizations.
The Turks first appeared in Denizli and the
neighborhood in 1070 and throughout the following
350 years, the town changed hands between Turks and
Byzantines until 1429 when it became Turkish land
after the town was finally incorporated into the
Ottoman Empire.
During the Ottoman Period, the municipality of Denizli,
which was then a domain of Aydın State, was
established in 1876 and together with the declaration of
the Republic in 1923, Denizli governance was changed
into a provincial administration.
Shall we cast an
eye over the
history of the city?
WELCOME to our city
Pamukkale / Denizli Provincial Special Administration Archive
bearing the cultural traces of all civilizations from Colossae, Laodikeia, Hierapolis, Tripolis and
Attuda to Seljuks and from the Ottoman Empire to contemporary Turkey of the present day;
attracting attention with its rooted history and cultural heritage, magnificent past and trade potential
extending from ancient times to the present day;
Where great cultural gatherings and experiences are staged;
With fertile arable lands, green vegetation, rich biological diversity and plentiful water resources,
which may be the origin of its name;
Hosting the wonder of nature Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis, which are in the World
Heritage List of UNESCO.
A city of industry,
A city of agriculture,
A city of tourism,
A city of healing and health for thousands of years dating back to ancient times,
A historical city that hosted civilizations such as Hittite, Phrygian, Lydian, Roman and Byzantine,
An important cradle of civilization located at the end of the Ephesus-Smyrna road that is considered to be a Holy Pilgrimage
Center of faith tourism,
A city with 7500 years of trade history,
A pioneer of production and exports,
A fortress of textiles with a weaving culture dating back to the 4th - 5th century,
A lively city redolent of nature, history, culture, art and life,
A place where the Mediterranean, Aegean and Central Anatolian climates meet,
A popular dwelling place for thousands of years.
Hierapolis / Denizli Provincial Special Administration Archive
Denizli Rooster/Denizli Province, Food, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Directorate Archive
Denizli Rooster / Denizli Municipality Archive
A miracle in the UNESCO World Heritage List,
combining the nature and culture:
Pamukkale and the Ancient City of Hierapolis
A domestic species, immediately attracting attention with
its long and harmonious crowing, black and kohl-tinged
eyes, long neck, strong chest, wide and long tail, dark gray
or purple legs, big axe comb, color and body shape...
Denizli roosters, famous with their high-pitched, bass or
deep crowing which is classified as clear, sad, shrill and
wavy (mocking)...
The crowing is named after their body positions, namely
“Lion Crowing”, “Wolf Crowing”, “Pus Crowing” or
“Hero Crowing”, and the body shape, color and shape of
comb; the symbol of the city as if it challenges itself with
every crow…
A rooster figure drawn on an ancient oil candle and
fighting roosters carved on marble found during
excavations in Laodikeia ancient city indicate that the
history of the "Denizli Roosters", the famous symbol of
Denizli, the cradle of civilizations, dates back to
ancient times.
Coat of Arms of city:
Denizli Rooster
Would you like to see the Denizli Rooster,
which commands attention with its long
crowing and attractive appearance,
in its natural habitat?
"Every rooster crows in its own coop,
Denizli rooster crows anywhere. "
With its cultural and historical values in the
Ancient City of Hierapolis and its travertines, it
is included in the UNESCO World Cultural
Heritage List as a First Degree Archeological and
Natural Site, the 8th Wonder of World:
Pamukkale / Hierapolis…
Hygiene was so important in the city that at the entrance
and exits of the city there were the Bath Church, Byzantine
Bath and Big Bath...
An ancient pool, which is one of the few in the world and
where there are historical ruins left after the earthquake in
the 7th century A.D., welcomes you with its healing waters...
The necropolis exhibits the religious beliefs of the period
and its grandeur extends out of the city walls in all directions.
The Apollo Temple was built on Plutonion, which is also
known as the old religious cave, and has survived to our
time despite facing challenges over the centuries...
A unique beauty created by the water and calcium oxide
coming from the southern skirts of Mount Çal: Cotton
White Travertines...
The Ancient City of Hierapolis, which means holy site, is
intertwined with Pamukkale, where the grave of Saint
Philip, one of the 12 apostles of Jesus mentioned in the
Bible, is located...
It was a holy site which was a complete health center
during the Roman Empire Period and which was visited by
thousands of people in order to regain their health in its
more than 15 baths.
* A glass statue of a Denizli Rooster, which has been the symbol of the
city since ancient times, was created by the Denizli Municipality and put
up in Delikliçınar Square in 2013. This statue is 2.6 meters tall (4.10
meters with the stand) and attracts attention with its glass structure. It is
the largest glass statue in Turkey exhibited in the open air.
Would you like to swim in the ancient pool where the
water temperature is 36°C when a different white of
nature meets with the whiteness of Pamukkale, and
enjoy 2 miracles of nature?
We are looking forward to seeing
you in Denizli to see these unequalled marvels and experience
many legends...Pamukkale-Ancient Pool / Denizli Provincial Special Administration Archive
Pamukkale / Denizli Provincial Special Administration Archive
Hierapolis-Ancient Theater / Denizli Provincial Special Administration Archive
Resembling a natural miracle with its unique cotton
travertines and healing waters, the beauty of Pamukkale
and its vicinity has been the subject of many legends so
far. According to mythology, goddesses swam for their
beauty in the healing waters of Pamukkale, and Hierapolis, which is also called “Land of Gods”, had been the
scene of the wars and intrigues of many Greek gods.
On the 25th anniversary of the inclusion of Pamukkale
and Hierapolis in the UNESCO World Heritage List,
restoration of the 1800-year-old Ancient Theater in
Hierapolis has been completed after two years of
intensive work. After this restoration, the Ancient
Theater is now suitable for use for concerts, plays and
similar artistic activities with its acoustic structure.
What if it snows in Pamukkale?
Nature's gift to Denizli...
Pamukkale / Denizli Provincial Special Administration Archive
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Once upon a time, many many centuries ago, there
lived a poor woodman family at the skirts of Mount
Çökelez and one day they had a daughter...
But the poor girl was so ugly that nobody looked at
her face and whenever they came across her and saw
her, they immediately turned their heads or changed
their path...
The girl felt sorry about this and she was in despair. So
one day, tired of being poor and ugly, the girl threw
herself off the peaks of Mount Çökelez and fell into a
pool full of water and sediments…
She remained in the water for a long time and gradually the girl became more beautiful...
Her face, which was touched by the water, started
shining like the sun and thus the waters made her
The handsome son of a beg or lord passing by saw the
beauty of the wounded girl in the waters and fell in
love with her at first sight. So, he took the beautiful
girl out of the water and set off to his home.
What happened then?
Of course, they lived happily ever after...
They got married and lived a happy life....
Since then, women who desire to be more beautiful
has always come here to dive in these waters...
Would you like to
listen to a legend
about Pamukkale?
Karahayıt Thermal Spring:
Meet the healing red water
Well, what are you waiting for?
We will be glad to welcome you too.
After visiting Pamukkale Travertines and the Ancient City of Hierapolis
5 km away, steer towards KARAHAYIT, whose healing waters are waiting for you,
and enjoy another wonder of nature...
Karahayıt / Archive of Denizli Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
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n Ar ch iv e The thermal water of the spring comes out at a temperature
of 60°C and the metal oxides in it cause red, green and
white colored travertines which create a wonderful natural
appearance. The thermal spring is also known as “Red
It is said that the waters of the thermal spring are good for
atherosclerosis, hypertension, rheumatism, sciatica, some
skin and nerve diseases, limbo, mange, acne and itching;
blood pressure is reduced thanks to widened veins after
taking a bath and the heart is relaxed, it is also good for
asthma. The mud bath, on the other hand, is believed to
support the body resistance and strength.
A thermal tourism center in Denizli, 20 km away from the
city center and 5 km away from Pamukkale...
Renowned as the thermal springs where the Egyptian
Queen Cleopatra took a mud bath, Karahayıt Thermal
Springs have been a source of healing for 5000 years...
The Karahayıt red water travertines with a surface area of
approximately 900 m2 …
Considered as a branch of Pamukkale Thermal Springs, the
water composition of the springs is also similar to that of
Pamukkale Thermal Spring water. The temperature is
higher than that of Pamukkale Thermal Spring and there is
less carbon dioxide.
The Karahayıt Thermal Spring waters, which have a high
radiation level, come from three springs.
2nd largest ancient city in Turkey after Ephesus.
Meeting, faith, weaving and trade center of
the period, the City of Kings invites you...Lao
di ke ia /
ka n Ko çy
iğ it • The Ancient City of Laodikeia is in the Temporary List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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ea d / U
fu k So yh an La od ik ei a Tu lip
os ai c /
fu k So yh an La od ik ei a Te xt ile
em na nt s /
fu k So yh an Laodikeia / Okan Koçyiğit
City of Kings: Laodikeia
Unearthed during the excavations in the city and engraved
on a mosaic layer which dates back 1700 years, the Tulip
Figure is a depiction of purity, cleanliness, holy spirit,
richness and of the Mother Mary. It verifies that the
motherland of the tulip is Anatolia and that it was once
grown in the lands of Denizli.
1600-year-old pieces of fabric, which were found in the City
of Kings near the Eskihisar district of Denizli, were used for
repairs in the 4th-5th century A.D. during Constantine the
Great's period and show that the weaving culture of Denizli
goes back to ancient times.
The city founded by King Antiokustheos II in the name of his
wife, Queen Laodike, is at a the intersection point of all trade
routes and dates back to the 3rd century B.C. It is also one of
the richest cities of the ancient world and is renowned for its
woven fabrics...
A cultural heritage bearing the traces of the period as it was
one of the most important and richest dwelling places of the
Roman and Byzantine periods...
An ancient city where the head of the statue of God Emperor
Augustus, who gave his name to the month of August, was
unearthed; the only other example of this head is in the
Vatican Museum...
Also a center for sports and fight games of
the era...
It is the only ancient city to rise again after an earthquake in
60 A.D. which destroyed all towns in the Lykos Valley
Along with its historical and cultural heritage, it is also a
historical and cultural treasure with great potential in terms
of faith tourism as it is the host of one of the 7 churches
mentioned in the Bible...
Holy Pilgrimage Church, Temples devoted
to Zeus and Goddess Athena...
A church in the city where the world of Christianity met in
the 4th century for holy pilgrimage, a spectacular church
with its Ambo platform and sanctuary sections; it is also the
seat of the Laodikeia consul.
The largest holy area devoted to Zeus 2000 years ago in the
ancient period was unearthed in the Ancient City of
Laodikeia where excavation works are still underway. There
are giant column galleries that are 11 meters high and
weigh 15 tons; the shattered columns are being renovated
using the same methods used in ancient times.
Tr ip ol is An ci en t C
To lg a Sa rı so y Ar ch iv e Tr ip ol is An ci en t C
To lg a Sa rı so y Ar ch iv e Tripolis Ancient City / Tolga Sarısoy Archive
Colossae Ancient City / Archive of Denizli Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
One of the most important trade and agriculture
centers of the ancient period: Tripolis
One of the most important religious centers of
the ancient period: Ancient City of Colossae
How about seeing an ancient city which is
one of the rare biblical cities with its ruins,
acropolis tumulus, room and house-type
graves cut into the rock in the north of the
It is 30 km to its contemporary Laodikeia in the Çürüksu
Valley and 20 km to Hierapolis.
Surviving many wars and earthquakes, the ancient city had
its most prosperous times during the Roman Period. Most
of the buildings that have survived until today belong to
the Roman Period of 1-3 centuries A.D.
Ruins on the surface of Tripolis, a Lydian city, show the
Roman and Byzantine Periods' architectural features and
building styles.
Having witnessed many civilizations, Tripolis, with its
theater, bath, city building and main street, is an ancient
city that has to be seen.
An ancient city founded in an area where the Lydia, Phrygia
and Karia Regions meet, now within the boundaries of
Buldan's Yenicekent County, right near the banks of
Menderes River…
A diocese city mentioned in the list attended by Lydia
patriarchs of the Niceia Consul in 325 A.D.
A dwelling place named Apollonia, Antoniopolis, Tripolis
and Diribol during various periods of history…
An important religious center very close to the 7 churches
which, according to Christianity, will not collapse until the
Judgment Day, and where biblical St. Paulus performed
missionary works...
The Ancient City of Colossae, where the first Christians
lived, is mentioned in the Bible in the section “Epistles to
An ancient city located 25 km east of Denizli and 2 km north
of Honaz town, on the southern section of the east road
which has been used since the ancient period...
One of the most important economical and cultural centers
of the ancient period, founded near Aksu Stream to the north
of the Honaz (Kadmos) Mountains that separate Phrygia
(region covering Ankara, Eskişehir, Kütahya, Afyon, Uşak
and east part of Denizli) and Karia (region covering the area
from the Great Menderes River to Muğla and western parts
of Denizli)...
One of 6 largest cities of Phrygia...
One of the leading cities in the wool and weaving industries
in the early 1st century A.D. along with Laodikeia…
However, today Hisarköy is in the area where the ancient
city was located, so no ruins can be seen on the surface;
some findings belonging to Hellenistic, Roman and
Byzantine periods can be seen by the visitors to the
storehouse in the museum.
Ancient City of
Ancient City of Attuda
High Rock:
Ancient City of Tabae
Tabae Ancient City / Archive of Denizli Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Tabae Ancient City / Archive of Denizli Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
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ul tu re a nd T
ou ri sm In the ancient city where excavations have continued since
2007, oil lamps from the Roman Period, bronze statues,
marble statue heads, Aphrodite's statue, gold ring and
numerous coins have been unearthed.
Bronze and marble statue pieces engraved in detail from the
1st, 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D. have been found during the
excavations. Cevher Pasha Mosque, which still survives
today in the ancient city, and the Pazaryeri Mosque, of which
only the minaret remains, are also interesting.
One of the most important cities of the Roman Period
located 78 km along the Denizli-Muğla highway within the
boundaries of Kale town and inhabited even until 1965, High
Rock and its numerous caves have survived from ancient
The inner walls of the city are mentioned in the book by the
famous Turkish traveler, Evliya Çelebi, who visited there in
An ancient city that has been inhabited without interruption
as the city was established in Anatolia after Alexander the
Great and also during the Hellenistic Period...
An ancient city founded in the name of Pergamum King
Eumenes II near Işıklı town on the Çivril-Dinar road…
An important city for Phrygians, religious center for
Romans and one of the important medical centers in the
ancient history…
Located on Sarı Baba Hill with an elevation of 1200 meters,
the ancient city is composed of two parts: the Acropolis,
which is surrounded by very thick city walls, and the Lower
City, which is built around the water resources. A large part
of the ancient city is already under the earth.
“Sarıbaba Hill” is the other name of the mountainous zone
and the plain area on it was used as a castle, especially in
the Byzantine Period; Eumenia’s Necropolis skirts the hill.
Sources tell about the existence of an important Medical
School in the vicinity of Attanassos Hieron where patients
were treated through suggestion and therapy.
A frontier city of the ancient period within the boundaries
of Sarayköy, some 17 km south of the town, between
Karia and Phrygia approximated to the Hellenistic
An ancient city on the shortest road connecting Tripolis
and Laodikeia to Aphrodisias, which played an important
role in establishing commercial, economical and artistic
Various sources tell about a temple built for a god named
Attuda Men and that there was a statue of God Men riding
a horse in the temple.
There are coins, stelas, Aphrodite statue's torso, tomb
covers and architectural ruins from the 2nd century A.D.
in Hisarköy, where Attuda is located. Ancient sources
mention that statues of Zeus, Apollo, Dionysus and
Asclepius as well as cult of Artemis Anaitis were in
One of the most important
medicine centers from
ancient times:
Ancient Herakleia Salbace
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rc hi ve An ancient city dedicated to many deities...
A center of healing in Vakıf Village of Kızılcabölük County in
Tavas, and whose findings enlightened the 1st century A.D.
The city is surrounded by Aphrodisias in the west,
Appollonia and Tabea in the south, Sebastapolis and
Kidromos in the southeast...
An ancient city established on the southern skirts of the
Selbase (Babadağ) mountain range on hills overlooking the
Tabea (Tavas) Plain, it is separated from Aphrodisias city in
Geyre-Karacasu by the Tmelos Stream (Kırpınar Stream).
The river deity of both ancient cities is Tmelos.
The ancient city was named after Herakles (Hercules) who,
according to legend, was famous for his strength since birth.
Major deities of the ancient city are Asclepius and his wife
Hygenia, Goddess of Health.
Herakleia Salbace was a popular city for the world of science
at the time and one of the first hospitals of ancient history
was established here and became a center of healing.
Although medicine was not a developed and well-known
discipline in the 1st century A.D., the period when the city
was founded, it was considered as a branch of science in this
ancient city.
Mythological scenes related to Artemis, Apollo, Pan,
Dionysus and Herakles and symbols representing the 12
signs are engraved on the reliefs found in the ancient city.
Deities integrated with the name of the city are on the
Roman Period coins.
Herakleia Hieron can be seen nearly 4 km east of the city, 1
km northeast of Tavas-Kızılcabölük County, in a place called
Ören Ridge and Kocapınar zone.
Highest point of Aegean Region: Mount Honaz
Paragliding / Nadir AyralMount Honaz / Archive of Denizli Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
What are you waiting for paragliding in the sky among the birds and seeing the
ancient cities, unique nature and cotton travertines of Denizli from bird's eye.
Experience the pleasure of short and long-distance flights by
paragliding in Denizli that is fully featured for such flights.
The combination of many sepulchers in the Ancient City of
Colossae, archeological richness, natural and cultural
richness: the imposing Mount Honaz...
Wouldn't you like to see the magnificent
Aegean panorama from the highest
point of Aegean Region under chirping
of birds?
In the Honaz National Park Visitors Center, you can see
miniature historical Honaz houses, Mount Honaz's living
species, flora, frozen animal species and 115 types of
At the intersection of Ankara-İstanbul and Antalya-Muğla
main highways, with some snow at the peaks in summers
and winters, planned to be a skiing center of the future , the
highest point of Aegean Region…
A peak which blends natural, historical, cultural and
archeological richness with geomorphological structure; a
peak that welcomes you with mythological stories...
A National Park since 1995 with eye-brightening biological
diversity, indispensible place of nature lovers, host of hang
gliding and paragliding competitions in the 1st World Air
Güney Waterfall / Archive of Denizli Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Güney Waterfall / Archive of Denizli Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
A wonder of nature in Denizli, Güney town, Çindere village,
near Menderes River which flows some 4 km south of the
Ranking 23rd among the wonders of nature in Turkey, it is
a unique gift of nature given to Denizli.
The waterfall flows with the gurgling sound of limewater
and is fed by the small streams 200 meters behind it.
There is also a cave opened by the powerful flowing water
and a pond above which there are stalactites and stalagmites.
Think of a freely flowing waterfall that will
take you to another period in time, then take
a deep breath and turn your face to the
Güney Waterfall.
A Wonder and Monument of nature:
Güney WaterfallWould you like a bird’s eye view of the magical city of Denizli?
Are you ready for an unmissable trip to the peak popular with
mountaineers, bird watchers and nature and history lovers?
Mount Karcı / Ümit Özgür
A place where the Kazıkbeli War took place, a symbol of
one of the most important Turkish victories that
survives until today...
Israfil Stream and Ornaz Valley as well as the valley's
source of life, the Ornaz Stream, provide panoramic
trekking tracks around Mount Karcı...
A place with harmonious waterfalls and unequalled natural
beauties, a place welcoming its visitors 12 months a year
with snow on its peaks: Mount Karcı…
A place greeting the visitors with a magnificent view that
combines history, nature and culture...
A trip to see significant bird species, artifacts from the
ancient period, its historical past...
A wonder of nature intertwined with the city:
Mount Karcı
When you visit Güney Waterfall, you can have
a picnic accompanied by the musical and
visual feast of nature or you can eat your fresh
fish casserole in the countryside restaurant
and drink a cup of Turkish coffee.
*Part of the waterfall was damaged during a landslide in May 2013. However,
thanks to the action taken quickly, the waterfall started flowing over a rigid bed
Bozdağ / Okan Koçyiğit
Bo zd ağ /
To lg a Sa rı so y Ar ch iv e Bozdağ / Tolga Sarısoy Archive Bozdağ / Archive of Denizli Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
New favorite destination for
winter tourism: Bozdağ
Bozdağ, which is 84 km from Denizli and 2420 m high,
is covered with snow 12 months a year and is popular
for its snow potential and snow settling capacity; it is
waiting for you to enjoy sports throughout all 4 seasons
with a focus on skiing opportunities.
Winter sun rising between Gireniz Valley in Acıpayam and
the Barza Plain in Tavas...
Bozdağ, a new destination in Denizli with the winter tourism
and mountain sports potential of Mount Honaz, Mount Karcı
and Bozdağ…
You will never miss the cave because the busy Denizli - Antalya highway
passes very close to this cave.
Well, are you ready to visit the Keloğlan
Cave, of the subject of these legends?
Bats / Denizli Municipality Archive
Acıpayam Plain - View from Keloğlan Cave / Tolga Sarısoy Archive
Are you ready to listen to a legend which gave the cave its name?
Keloğlan Cave
As you enter the cave, the visual feast
you will encounter in the wonderful
gallery will astonish you.
In the entrance part of Keloğlan Cave, which is frequently
visited by asthma patients in particular, there is also a small
bat colony.
An incredible wonder of nature on the north skirts of Mount
Mallı, which is 3 km to the west of Dodurgalar County in the
“List of Prioritized Municipalities for Tourism
within the boundaries of Acıpayam town in the province...
The cave, which is embellished with stalactites and
stalagmites, has a wide entrance and has many natural
chambers and partitions which contain humid and hot air.
The cave is 5 to 6 meters high and the length of catwalks
inside it is nearly 145 m.
Along the cracks inside the cave, there are many stalactites,
stalagmites, column walls and stalactite roofs.
Thus the cave is named Keloğlan (Bald Boy) Cave after
this word-of-mouth legend...
According to another legend, a shepherd who was an
asthma patient got caught in a snowstorm while taking his
sheep to pasture.
Being unprepared for a snowstorm, the shepherd went into
a cave.
Affected by the humidity and temperature of the cave, the
shepherd fell asleep for many days without realizing.
When he woke up, he realized that he was no longer ill and
that he could breathe easily.
A bald young shepherd falls in love with a beauty who is
admired by everybody. When he was not allowed to marry
the girl he loved because he was bald, the shepherd left his
village and wandered around mountains and streams.
Walking around here and there non-stop in his despair, the
young man finally felt tired and his feet ached.
He entered a cave to get some rest. He was so tired that he
fell asleep and slept in the cave for days without realizing.
As the legend would have it, when woke he up he was
refreshed and had hair.
In disbelief, the young man ran to his village.
Now he also had abundant and healthy hair...
As he entered the village, the girl he is in love with saw him
and she too fell in love. The shepherd and beauty get married
and live happily ever after.
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Keloğlan Cave / Archive of Denizli Provincial
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Babadağ, which is called “Land of Plateaus” because it has 9
plateaus, will welcome you with its weaving culture, historical
buildings, natural treasures and warm people…
One of them is Karaçöplen Plateau; it attracts your attention with
its ice cold waters during summer and warm waters in winter as
well as its natural richness and unique views.
Thermal Tourism Centers of the city are Çardak, Beylerli and
Buldan Yenicekent - Bölmekaya, Sarayköy town's Tekkeköy,
İnsuyu, Babacık and Kızıldere Region, Pamukkale - Karahayıt,
Akköy town Gölemezli Region.
In addition to the healing waters of Pamukkale that have been
famous for centuries, Denizli also promises you health and vitality
with Karahayıt Thermal Springs, which is also called “Red
Water” and is where the Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, took a mud
bath; the healing Sarayköy Babacık Thermal Springs including
Çizmeli (Yenice) Thermal Springs and Beylerli Thermal Springs;
and also Sarayköy Tekkeköy Thermal Muds and Gölemezli
You can have young and healthy skin by using the cosmetics made
from the mud while enjoying the thermal waters and mud.
Another wonder of nature: Kefe Plateau Karaçöplen Plateau in the land of plateaus
Thermal waters and mud bath pleasure
Karahayıt Kaplıca / Denizli Valiliği Arşivi
Yatağan Knives
Discover it...
A special place with its air, water and view...
If you wish to take a trip to the past, if you want the
time pass a little bit slower, if you like to see cloth
weavers, weaving looms, historical wooden houses,
to walk around Babadağ Market, natural and historical
places, then steer towards Babadağ, one of the Denizli
towns which brings together the weaving culture
from the past with the present day...
One of the richest towns in the world in terms of thermal water resources...
A health center since ancient times...
Hope to see you at the Yatağan Knife Feast
which is held on the first weekend of August
every year at the Kefe Plateau and which blends
natural treasures with labor, culture, fire and
water in the Kefe Plateau Festivities.
How about climbing to Kefe Plateau
of Yatağan County, which has been
puddling iron, quenching and shaping steel,
manufacturing swords, machetes, bayonets
and knives for centuries?
5 km from the Yatağan County of Serinhisar, with a height of
1,100 meters, on a road connecting some villages of Yatağan
and Honaz towns; Kefe Plateau…
Enjoy taking a deep breath and look around you, walk among
the black pine, Calabrian pine and juniper trees while
singing birds accompany you...
A place where you can find everything that will comfort you
with decent water, air, the view and you can meet other nature
When you visit Yatağan, do not forget to buy a symbol of
cultural accumulation, the Yatağan sword and knife
souvenirs merge the dance of iron with flames
Kefe Plateau / Archive of Denizli Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Kefe Plateau / Archive of Denizli Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism Healing Thermal Water / Archive of Denizli Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Babadağ Karaçöplen Plateau / Babadağ Municipality Archive
Thermal Mud Springs which offer health and beauty
with healing waters and mud
Built to the south of the Silk Road, the trade route that connects the east and
the west, this historical treasure, which is named after its white
front walls, dates from Anatolian Seljuk Period and displays the magnificence of social,
commercial and cultural lives of the period. It is waiting for your visit...
With its sulfurous thermal waters good for skin
diseases and with its visual feast, Kaklık Cave is open to visitors…
Akhan / Denizli Municipality Photograph Archive Kaklık Cave / Denizli Municipality Archive
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and culture meet: Akhan Caravanserai
Natural protected site:
Kaklık Cave (Cave Pamukkale)
The Underground Pamukkale is ready
to meet you and allow you to see and
enjoy this beauty...
With the figures of birds and another symbols of Denizli,
the dolapci Turkish tumbler pigeon reliefs represent peace,
trust and power in Akhan…
The building that can be seen on the Denizli-Afyon highway
is now within the city and is just at the entrance of Akkale.
Composed of two parts, namely the outdoor and indoor parts,
Akhan, which has two epigraphs, is built on an area of 1,100
m² and has a symmetrical layout.
Historical heritage completed in the 13th century on the
caravan route connecting Denizli to Konya via Dinar...
This example of cultural value, together with other Seljuk
Caravanserai buildings along the Denizli-Doğubeyazıt route,
is on the UNESCO World Heritage Temporary List…
A monumental building example in the westernmost part of
Anatolia which dates back to Seljuk period and which has
survived until today with its clean-cut stonework, rich and
intense stone embellishments, spacious designs and its
castle-like appearance that attract attention...
The Kaklık Cave in Honaz is a must for anyone who wishes
to greet a mysterious world or practice speleology and
anyone who loves nature. It’s waiting for you with its
hidden treasures...
You will experience a visual feast in the cave with its
stalactites and stalagmites, terraced travertines like
Pamukkale, and the dancing sunlight inside the cave...
Bozkurt Houses / Bozkurt Municipality Archive Bozkurt Houses / Bozkurt Municipality Archive
Bozkurt Houses / Bozkurt Municipality ArchiveBozkurt town Karagöl / Tolga Sarısoy Archive
A town where nomadic culture
is kept alive: Bozkurt
If you want to see and learn the culture, social life and cultural richness of nomads at first hand
and like to taste the delicious products of a traditional culinary art, you must at once visit this
lovely town to the east of Denizli.
An area of fertile lands; Hambat Plain…
The dazzling Karakısık Canyon with widths from 4 meters
to 200 meters…
Karagölü, a crater lake surrounded by pine trees fed by
melting snow and rainwater and…
a rich, delicious and rooted culinary style...
A place named by great leader Ataturk where nomadic
culture is kept alive and can be seen at close hand...
Mud-brick houses with one floor and a large courtyard built
by Turks emigrated from Bulgaria as a synthesis of the two
cultures and differentiated by their varied architectural
style: the Bozkurt Houses.
Carpets and rugs woven with great effort carry the traces of
cultural life, longing, joy and union...
Crying Rock / Çal Municipality Archive Çal Çakırlar Cave / Çal Municipality Archive
Çal Kısık Canyon / Çal Municipality Archive
Add Kısık Canyon to your itinerary
plans to combine water and nature.
An important
(Crying Rock)
You will be dazzled by the valuable natural
treasure of the Saklı (Hidden) Valley which
you can reach by climbing Mount Çökelez…
Sakızcılar Waterfall to the north of Mount
Çökelez is within the boundaries of Çal town
and is fed by the Darıdere. It is formed at a
height of 950 meters above sea level by the
water falling from 30 meters high.
It is a place where you can taste delicious
fish, listen to the relaxing sounds of the
water and enjoy nature in the middle of
summer thanks to its cooling breeze...
You can enjoy the unique
view of this wonder of nature,
which is also called Crying
Rock, by eating trout or
having a picnic.
Place where time takes a rest:
Çalçakırlar Village
Are you ready to see a mystic place behind Mount Çökelez
where houses with stone walls and earth roofs take you back
in time to a place far away from the busy world and
with a different architectural style?
With nostalgic narrow streets cut into the rocks and bridges
extending from the roof of one house to the other, Çal's
Çalçakırlar Village is a different world.
How about a warm chat with the
villagers who preserve their traditional
When you stop by, you can also visit 1st Degree Natural
Protected Site, Çal Çakırlar Village Cave.
Composed of two galleries connected to each other, this
wonder of nature, which has to be visited and is of particular
interest to speleologists, can only be entered by crawling.
Çal Kısık Canyon / Çal Municipality Archive
Rafting / Archive of Denizli Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism Rafting / Archive of Denizli Provincial Directorate of Culture and TourismMedele / Nizami Çubuk
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How about rafting since you are in Denizli?
A combination of nature,
water and adrenaline: RaftingA hidden cradle of
history and culture:
Bekilli Medele Village
(Yeşiloba Village)
The source of life, the Great Menderes River, starts
getting ill-tempered, churlish and rises once it arrives at
Bekilli town boundaries; it starts to play with you as the
excitement builds…
The address where you can encounter a great fight with
rising waters, excitement and a fantastic view is Bekilli
Stream, which is among the top 10 rafting routes in
Turkey with its 9.5 km length.
In Bekilli Stream, the water level varies according to the
season, but rafting is possible in any month of the year.
However, the most suitable time for rafting is the period
between may and july when the snow melts.
A challenging track with a 3-4 difficulty level that can be
completed in approximately 2 hours and an easier 11 km
long 2nd track that can also be completed in 2 hours on
the same water zone...
At the start of the track, the 5-km long Mankırın Kısık
Canyon, where Great Menderes flows through a narrow,
70 cm area offering a marvelous panorama, has been the
theme of many tragic stories and legends.
With a view overlooking Menderes River and traces of
ancient civilizations, here you can visit a completely
different world with its traditions and customs, dowry and
deathless rugs, ancient period architecture, inscriptions and
statue pieces from ancient times, entombed saints, and
traditional motifs of Turkish art; Medele Village…
An impressive view struggling
with nature, adrenaline and
legends; come on, what are
you waiting for?
A corner of heaven:
Akdağ Tokalı Canyon
A waterfall refreshing the people passing
under it: Homa (Gümüşsu) Waterfall
The cool waters of the stream, which is
full of fish passing through the canyon,
is the perfect environment to meet and
to embrace nature after trekking ...
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The canyon at 1600 m elevation is reached after a 7-8 hour
walk and then ends at Gümüşsu County of Çivril at 900 m
elevation. The 1200 meter section of the Tokalı Canyon is
formed of rock masses with occasional heights of 200 m,
which have frequent splits, and a stream, the widest and
narrowest points of which are 4 meters and 1.5 meters
respectively, which flows among these rocks. As you climb
towards the skirts from the stream bed, Işıklı Lake and
Gümüşsu County can be seen.
Another wonder of nature within the boundaries of Çivril town
in Denizli and Sandıklı town in Afyonkarahisar...
The cool waters of the canyon, which is 26 km long, invite you to
have an adventure with its ecological diversity, challenging
track and a view that stimulates different feelings...
The narrowest part of canyon is 1.5 m where the sky becomes
invisible. The reason for this is a huge rock that fell from 25 m
above and got stuck between the walls of the canyon. A legend
about this mass of rock and canyon says that; during the Roman
times, there was a door with golden lock in the narrowest and
most impassable part of the canyon behind which gold were
kept; however, one day a big rock fell from above and closed
the door with the golden lock. Since then nobody has been
able to enter the canyon.
Today, nobody knows anything about the existence of this
treasure or the reality about these legends. The canyon remained
impassable for the people in the region for many years; however,
in November 7, 1993, a group of 10 people passed the canyon
for the first time and made it a tourist destination.
Çivril-Dinar Tectonic Basin, which is rich in terms of natural
and cultural treasures, includes:
In addition to Işıklı and Gökgöl Lakes, Akdağ Natural Park,
Işıklı, Yuva, Gökgöl, Suçıkan Springs, Ancient City of Işıklı ,
Beycesultan Tumulus, another wonder of nature: Homa
The waterfall on the Çivril-Dinar road in Gümüşsü County,
30 km from Çivril, is another gift of nature...
After enjoying a picnic accompanied by the sound of water and the tranquility of greenery,
surrounded by natural and cultural wonders near the easy-to-reach waterfall, which is located near
to Akdağ Natural Park boundary, Pınarbaşı (Kocapınar) spring, Tokatlı Canyon, etc., you can steer
towards other nearby treasures.
A wonderful nature with the monumental Black Pine Woods, Kartal Lake and
Topuklu Plateau at the skirts of Mount Sandıras is waiting for you...
Preparations for consecration and sacrifice
traditions commence a couple of days prior to
the celebrations, and one day before the feast,
people climb up to Kartal Lake, set up tents, lay
beds for the night and visit other tents. On the
celebration day, people wake up early and set off
at dawn, after one hour of walking they come to
Eren Place, walk around there with the animals
to be sacrificed, pray, make wishes and then
start sacrificing.
As you climb up to the peak of Mount Sandıras, you suddenly
see a forest with thousands of trees that have defied the years
and which dazzle you with their grandeur and draw you to
the land of fairytales...
They have been standing still for centuries like wise old men
who have closely witnessed the evolution of human beings,
the creation of civilizations, rising of religions, flowing of
eras, many natural changes, and incidents that have affected
the history of mankind...
The ages of the trees in this forest, which is unique in the
world, vary from 500 to 1500 years...
A First-degree Natural and Archeological Site that hosts
Lynx wildcats, which are very hard to see in the wild, and
which emigrated from Central Asia along with Turks and
wild goats…
An application has already been filed to register this in the
UNESCO World Heritage List as the oldest black pine in the
world and the 1,309-hectare area with thousands of trees at
the summit of the mountain, which also includes the Kartal
Lake in Çiçekli Region, is a Nature Protection Area.
If you are visiting at the end of august, you can attend the
Eren Day Feast held in the name of Çiçek Baba (Father
Flower). The Eren Day Feast preparation and celebration
stages will open the doors of a completely different world to
Monumental Black Pine Woods / Ümit Özgür
Monumental Black Pine
Woods at the peak of
Çiçekbaba in Beyağaç
which include many
native species
Osman Bey Manor
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aspects of their period to present day, the adjacent
Konyalıoğlu House (Blue House) and Osman Bey
Manor and Ibrahim Çallı Art House salute you in the
city center and then you start your journey into history…
Would you like to experience history while sipping
your coffee or eating healthy dishes peculiar to Denizli?
Appointment with the Past in Denizli Center
Now, we are in Buldan
Do not leave before you visit one of the historical Buldan
Houses, which has opened its doors to visitors and which
combines the past with the present; a living witness of
Buldan's particular values, woven fabrics, dishes and
social life; Evliyazadeler Manor…
Experience the pleasure of regional olive oil dishes and
specially served Turkish coffee under the porch of a
traditional Buldan house.
Meet the traditional architecture in Old Buldan... Enjoy a
trip into the past in the historical streets...
What about enjoying a stay in a historical place, Buldan
Çelebiler Manor, and also tasting the regional foods of
Historical Kaleiçi (Inner Castle) Bazaar
Life inside the castle started in the 11th century after
Laodikeia, which is 5 km away, was abandoned. Marketplace
walls were built during the Byzantine period before Turks
came to Anatolia. The historical marketplace has 5 gates:
Bayram Yeri Gate, Küçükkapı, Demirciler Gate,
Gökboyacılar Gate, Dörtçeşme Gate and Yenikapı. There
are 7 fountains, 2 water-tank fountains, 6 ablution
washbasins, 2 mosques, and water reservoirs in the
marketplace. The water spring under the Kurşunlu Mosque,
which was built by the Seljuks, meets the water
requirements of the marketplace.
The 800-year-old marketplace, one of the sightseeing places
in the city that smells of history; Historical Kaleiçi (Inner
Castle) Bazaar
One of the places you can find the Yatağan knives and
Serinhisar earthenware jugs as well as Denizli's historical,
cultural and traditional woven fabrics that reflect the city's
Traditional crafts, copper, tin and engraving's last masters
and shaping and tin plating of copper can be seen and
handicraft products can be bought here…
The historical marketplace, which is almost 800 meters long
and surrounded by 1-meter-thick city walls invites you to
enjoy some nostalgic moments...
We are continuing our trip into history with the
Babadağ Historical Houses...
Babadağ is the town that accommodates most of the
historical houses in the province...
The largest room of these colorful houses is called 'home'
by the local people; houses are built in 3 storeys at most,
their engraved wooden doors and window frames are
eye-catching and they have stone fireplaces called hollow
furnaces which are used to heat and cook; there are also
divans covered with colorful rugs and laceworks on cup
Even in the plateau houses of this land of
plateaus it is possible to see the architecture
reflections of the past.
Historical Inner Castle Fountain / Denizli Municipality ArchiveHistorical Inner Castle Market / Ümit ÖzgürBabadağ / Babadağ Municipality Archive Babadağ / Babadağ Municipality Archive
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We may not have a sea, but we have lakes
Denizli is a lucky city in terms of an abundant supply of water...
What about watching our lakes, which provide a different view every season, together
with the chirping birds and enjoy the peace in the heart of nature?
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From Süleymaniye Lake in Buldan to the Kartal and Karagöl
Lakes in Beyağaç, from Işıklı Lake in Çivril to Acıgöl in
Çardak, from Ucarı Lake in Acıpayam to Saklıgöl in Honaz,
and from Sülüklügöl in Bozkurt to Çambaşı-Karagöl, the city
is surrounded by lakes.
Nature has been generous to Denizli by providing
underground waters and lakes, thermal water springs and
The water city Denizli has no sea and is instead surrounded
by lakes rich in flora and fauna that accommodate many
living creatures, present magnificent visual feasts and give
rise to various commercial activities...
Let’s meet the oxygen store parks in the city.
Işıklı Lake / Ümit Özgür
İncilipınar Park / Denizli Municipality Archive
Views from Çamlık Park / Southern Aegean Development Agency Archive
There are a lot of parks to take you away
from the stress of daily life, to allow you to
relax and be at peace by yourself or spend
happy times with your loved ones in
Denizli, which was named "The Most
Eco-Friendly City in Turkey" by the
Ministry of Environment and Forestry
and granted a "Healthy City Certificate" by
the United Nations World Health
Organization (WHO).
Çamlık Park,
İncilipınar Park,
Adalet Park,
Kent Forest,
Yunus Emre Park,
Sümer Park,
Eskihisar Park,
Bağbaşı Park,
Sevindik Park,
Hasan Gönüllü Park,
Tekin Akmansoy Park.
Areas that will allow you to
embrace the nature in the center
of the breathing city, Denizli:

Çamlık Park / Denizli Municipality Archive
A place where you can embrace nature in the
middle of the city: Çamlık Park
A protected area in the city where you can step into a
completely different environment...
Do not forget your appointment with nature in the middle of the city...
While the trees in the forest greet you with all their
grandeur, birds are performing a symphonic concert...
Çamlık Forest Recreation Ground, or in brief Çamlık
Park that has an artificial pond, zoo and chlidren's
playground where you can rest your head and do sports or
picnic among tweeting birds and sounds of water….
Picnic areas, natural trekking routes, jogging track,
walking tracks laid with tiles and stones, 3 ponds, 3
wooden snack buffets and car parking areas will make you
feel in heaven in one of the most special green areas...
View from Çamlık Park / Southern Aegean Development Agency Archive
Çamlık Park / Southern Aegean Development Agency Archive
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There is a wide range of commercial
activity areas and great potential for
investment opportunities in Denizli, from
the textile and garment industry to the
marble sector, from organic farming and
greenhouse cultivation to metal works and
metal rolling, from the copper, wire and
cable industry to machine manufacturing,
from leather processing to glass and
cement, from chemistry and plastics to
soilless agriculture, from thermal tourism
to viniculture to winemaking, from faith
and cultural tourism to nature tourism.
Kızılcabölük and Weaving
Buldan Weaving / Archive of Denizli Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Buldan Weaving Looms / Tolga Sarısoy Archive
Kızılcabölük / Kızılcabölük Municipality Archive

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Buldan and Weaving
Ibn Battuda wrote about Buldan “…. Unequalled gold inlaid
cotton fabrics are manufactured there. Its woven fabrics
are long lasting due to the strongly spun quality cotton
threads. The fabric is named after the town.” In the 14th
century, weaving was a lifestyle.
During the Ottoman Period, courtiers of the palace believed
that this fabric had a healing effect; Buldan Fabric keeps
you cool in summer and is a light and comfortable fabric…
Woven fabrics have been embellished with handicrafts and
dyed with madder for centuries...
It is rumored that the weaving culture is 7000 years old in
this Denizli town, which has its own cultural texture and
social life.
Some woven products from Buldan include the undergarments of Ertuğrul Gazi, father of Osman Bey, the founder of
the Ottoman state, the headgear and surcoat of his
grandson Murat Hüdavendigar, the wedding gown of
Sultan Yıldırım Beyazıt's daughter, the shawl of Barbarossa,
the Ottoman admiral, and shirt of Sultan Genç Osman…
A place where weaving is still carried out using wooden
looms here to maintain the rooted and traditional weaving
process despite the technological developments…
Fabrics which are produced here in human-powered looms
are popular worldwide and each motif tells its own story…
In his travel notes, Evliya Çelebi mentions the weaving
industry in this 600-year-old town as “Kızılcabölük Fabric
Production” …
It is a place where the clothes of many grand viziers, crown
princes and state officials during the Ottoman Empire were
The little big town where the costumes for Troy, a film
starring by Brad Pitt, were manufactured…
When you go to modern, small and picturesque Buldan,
which still protects its local culture and whose citizens
still attract attention with their chic dresses and
hospitality, do not forget to walk among the weaving
looms, to buy handicraft products, to visit Süleymanlı
Lake (Yayla Lake) and Kestane Stream, to see
Evliyazadeler Manor and enjoy Turkish coffee, to eat
eggplant and onion (or balcan - sovan, as in Denizli
accent), to climb the Toprakçı Kaş, which is a popular
hill for sightseeing that overlooks a great part of Buldan
and a wide area as far as Pamukkale, and to enjoy
walking on the stone pitched roads.
A province that is able to grow diverse agricultural products thanks
to its fertile arable lands and geographical features...
Have you tasted;
The Kale pepper, which contains 6 times more calcimum
than the standard pepper and is grown only in Kale town and
the Kale honey;
Kızılyer quince which is exported worldwide;
Making a significant contribution to our country's
sunflower production, Baklan’s sunflower seeds and
Çivril’s sunflower seeds;
Sarayköy’s tomatoes and green plum, famous for their
geothermal greenhouse production;
Also known as physalis, the ground cherries are a source of
health produced chiefly in Denizli Çameli;
Constituting 80% of Turkey's production, which is located
mainly in Serinhisar, Tavas Kızılca County and Central town,
the Denizli's roasted chickpeas;
Trout raised in the delicious and cool waters of Çameli?
Honaz cherry, which has a unique taste, quality and flavor;
Çal’s Çalkarası grapes with their unique flavor, smell and
color are good for anemia and for the renewal of human
The green and black grapes are grown in Buldan
Yenicekent, the center for seedless grapes;
Güney grapes from which the most delicious wines in the
world are produced;
Acıpayam melon, watermelon and thyme notable in terms
of flavor, durability and smell;
One of Turkey's main towns in terms of apple growing,
Çivril’s apples or Çameli apples different in terms of taste
and aroma;
Grown in Irlıganlı and famous for its red skin, dark red seeds
and sour taste, the Hijaz pomegranate.
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Grapes and
Wine Production
Haven't you tasted our grapes with unequalled
flavor and tasty wines made from them?
Denizli; an outstanding city with important vineyards;
table wine and dried grapes...
Buldan - Yenicekent, Çal, Çivril, Güney, Acıpayam, Honaz,
Baklan, Bekilli Grapes…
Unequalled delicious wines from vineyards of Güney
Wines made from Çalkarası grapes...
Organic Farming
and Geothermal
Greenhouse Production
Greenhouse production in plastic and glass greenhouses
has been maintained in Sarayköy, Çameli, Buldan,
Acıpayam and Beyağaç towns. Greenhouses in Sarayköy,
Buldan and Akköy towns are heated using geothermal
energy thanks to the geothermal energy
Denizli is waiting for you with its significant investment
potential in agriculture and agro industries thanks to
its fertile arable lands and rich product range...
One of the outstanding investments in Denizli, which
has one of the most important geothermal sources in
Turkey, is organic farming and geothermal greenhouse
Sarayköy, Kızıldere, Tekkehamam, Babacık, Buldan,
Bölmekaya, Yenicekent, Akköy - Gölemezli, Karahayıt Pamukkale and Çardak regions are the areas with
geothermal springs. In Sarayköy, a town devoted
to geothermal greenhouse production, a
Specialization Organized Industrial Zone
has been established.
This area, which is a first in Turkey, is waiting for
A registered traditional taste: Denizli Roasted Chickpeas...
Our registered travertines and marbles embellish bathrooms and
kitchens as well as the houses of Hollywood celebrities...
Roasted Chickpea Production
80% of Turkey's roasted chickpea production is
maintained in Serinhisar, Tavas Kızılca County and
Central town.
They call me roasted chickpea
I'm piping hot
With my unforgettable taste
Denizli is my town...
As a result of linking traditional production style with
technological developments, more than 30 types of
roasted chickpea appealing to any taste are currently
produced, from yellow roasted chickpea to chocolate,
from spicy to the carnation candy, from mocha aroma
to sesame and honey roasted chickpeas.
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Denizli is also a city with great potential for milk
production and milk processing.
7 of the 14 milk farms with an EU standards
certificate in Turkey are in Denizli.
Travertines and Marble Sector
in Jordan and Ephesus. As a result of the excavations carried
out, it has been determined that the marble culture dates
back to the Roman Period, processed marble columns were
unearthed and it could be seen that Romans cut marble
coatings by water, wire and sand using the power of water.
Being one of the richest places in Turkey in terms of visible
marble and travertine reserves, Denizli has a marble
production capacity of 600 thousand cubic meters. Having a
Marble Specialization Organized Industrial Zone, the city is
unique with its developed logistics facilities and experience
in the sector.
Most registered Denizli Travertine is quarried from
Kocabaş Ballık gorge...
A city where the marble culture dates back hundreds of
years, Denizli…
The approximately 1500-year-old marble coating and
cutting workshop unearthed during the excavations in the
Ancient City of Laodikeia prove this. The marble cutting
workshop unearthed during the excavations is estimated to
be the third cutting workshop in the same period after
similar workshops such as that in the Ancient City of Gerasa
Copper Wire and
Cable Industry
A city where the copper wires in cables
used by NASA are manufactured...
Haven't you found a place at your home for the
Çeşm-i Bülbül (Nightingale's Eye) or Beykoz
Glasses, which have found global success in glass
processing and emerged from the heart of this city?
One of the main sectors in Denizli...
The high rate of exports achieved by the sector, which
predominantly manufactures electrolytes, copper wires
and power cables, and the existence of companies among
the first 1000 largest firms in Turkey indicate the
strength and the advancement of the sector.
Glass products, which are the artifacts of a challenging
journey to the present day after their golden age in the
Ottoman Empire Period, salute the whole world from
Çeşm-i Bülbül (Nightingale's Eye) and Beykoz Glasses are
elegant examples of Turkish glass art, which emerged
from a blend of cultural accumulation, experience, and
from the dreams and feelings of the glass master,
Our guests from the past to today and
from palaces to our homes...
Just open your hearts and say hello...
Copper Wire Factory
Çeşm-i Bülbül (Nightingale's Eye) / Denizli Governorate ArchiveÇeşm-i Bülbül (Nightingale's Eye) Production / Archive of Denizli Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Outcomes of the love between earth and fire:
Çeşm-i Bülbül (Nightingale's Eye) and
Beykoz Glasses
Let's meet the master in the Historical Kaleiçi
(Inner Castle) Bazaar to witness this adventure
more closely.
Copper while Tin Plating / Ümit Özgür Copper while Being Straightened / Ümit Özgür Copper Ornaments Processed by Master Adem Canıtez / Southern Aegean Development Agency Archive
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master with fine workmanship: Coppersmith
A traditional craft in Denizli that dates back almost a
A journey from the skillful hands of the master in
Historical Inner Castle Market to our homes...
As an attractive metal with a gleaming crimson color,
copper is a part of our lives and is used in everything from
everyday objects to arms, from cables to ornaments.
The master talks to it eagerly as if meeting an old friend,
then processes and shapes it. Being shaped in the hands of
its talented master, copper revisits places, but this time
either as a functional product or an ornament.
How about drinking water in an earthenware
mug from an earthenware jug which keeps
the water cool?
Would you like to see what kind of an
adventure the clay experiences in the hands
of the master and then how it arrives
in your homes?
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from the soil:
Beautiful examples of handicraft which are shaped by
expertly kneading the red soil ...
The raw material, soil and clay extracted from Mount
Kızılhisar in Serinhisar pass through a preparation phase
lasting approximately 6-months before being used in
earthenware jugs and mugs.
The clay, which is shaped by the feelings, experience and
sweat of the master, is turned into an earthenware jug,
mug, pot or pan, dried under the sun and sent to dance
with fire; then it is embellished with patterns to be fully
ready to meet you, its true friend.
Earthenware jugs, mugs, pots and pans
which reflect centuries of cultural
Copper Ornaments Processed by Master Adem Canıtez / Southern Aegean Development Agency Archive
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Yeşilyuva Shoemaking
Consisting of facilities established on a 40,000 m2 area that
include 7 blocks and 1 service building which incorporate
254 stores to keep pace with the changing and transforming
world’s technological developments and to maintain
shoemaking healthily and in accordance with the standards,
the Yeşilyuva Shoemakers' Small Industry Zone draws
attention as the largest industrial site among others in
counties and towns in Turkey in terms of surface area and
number of worksites
Secret heroes of the sector:
Women of Yeşilyuva
Studious and prolific women of Yeşilyuva show the power of
ladies in the sector, not only through the moral support they
give to their spouses, but also by their efforts in processing
the front part, that is the upper during the production
Another little big town of Denizli that sends its products to
large shoe firms in Turkey and 42 countries including Italy;
A craft maintained in Yeşilyuva for centuries, handicraft
products made with fine workmanship and sweat; Leather
Shoemaking, which is a continuation of cultural
accumulation over almost 850 years, is still an important
economical activity for Yeşilyuva today. Yeşilyuva is already
an important shoemaking and leather processing center.
However, shoes which used to be made by hand in the old
times have been replaced by machine-made shoes as a result
of technological developments. Shoemaker masters
currently make only certain parts of shoes by hand.
Nevertheless, fully handmade shoes can still be
manufactured by the masters upon request.
Leathers Dyed at Tunnel Exit / Archive of Denizli Leather Specialization Organized Industrial Zone Directorate
Haven't you tasted the special Denizli kebab
made of lamb meat which has been famous
for its flavor since the 1920s?
We are waiting for you to taste the Denizli kebab which
is traditionally served without knife and fork.
Unique taste:
Denizli kebab
During preparation of the Denizli kebab, the carcass of
lamb is first divided into two, then into eight pieces and
skewed with stainless steel skewers at both ends, then they
are ordered carefully in the oven and cooked. The cooked
meat is weighed by a double-scale balance. Kebab pieces
laid on pitta bread on the wood are cut with a chopping
knife and served on serving plates.
This delicious dish can only be enjoyed by eating by hand.
The story of this dates back to earlier times. After serving
Denizli kebab as to be eaten by hands by the cooks during
1920’s for the first time, this style became a traditional
way of eating the dish
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Central Asia: Leather Processing
Another rooted craft in Denizli that dates back as early as
weaving; Leather Processing
This craft had been brought over by the Turkish Tribes from
Central Asia and leather processing was established upon
the conquest of Honaz Castle by the Turks in 1071.
In the Ottoman Period, this craft was practiced in the forms
of shoemaking, boot making, binding, arm accessories
and saddlery. Harnesses and saddles in that period were
made from leather and cowhide leather.
Being one of the pioneering cities of the country in leather
processing, cowhide leather and other leather products,
Denizli also draws attention with cowhide leather
The majority of the cowhide leather requirement of the
country is met by Denizli, the giant of leather sector.
Now, how about tasting a
çaput meal?
Bon appétit...
Another taste:
Çaput Meal
1 glass of Baldo rice is washed in plenty of water and left
in cold water for about 15 minutes, then 30 g butter is
melted and fried until it is consistent.
In a separate pan, 100 g lamb meat is fried by adding
adequate quantity of salt, cumin and black pepper. 50 ml
sour grape juice, 10-12 finely cut fresh vine leaves and 1.5
glass of hot broth are boiled altogether. Previously fried
rice is added to this and cooked until water is absorbed;
the çaput meal is now ready to be consumed hot.
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with crushed wheat.
We invite you to try this tasty soup
which is served hot...
Love of health and taste...
traditional taste:
Dry Cowpea Soup
The cuisine of Denizli is predominantly composed of
vegetable dishes. In this beautiful city of the Aegean
Region, breezes from the Aegean kitchen welcome you;
healthy and tasty dishes are blended with olive oil…
How about tasting dry cowpea soup, one of the unique
flavors of Denizli cuisine?
For the recipe, 1 glass of dry cowpea is boiled and drained,
put in a pan, 5 glasses of water/chicken broth are added to
it and cooked until it softens; meanwhile, 1 coffee cup of
rice is washed and drained and added to the cowpea pan.
1 tablespoon of butter is heated up in a separate pan, 1
tablespoon of tomato paste and salt is added to obtain the
sauce. The sauce is added to the pan when the rice is
cooked and it is boiled for 1-2 minutes more.
Dry Cowpea Soup
There is one more flavor you should absolutely taste when you visit Denizli...
Remember to taste this new
flavor when you visit Denizli...
Blend of health and taste:
Denizli Delight
World-famous Turkish Delight has a new delicious and
healthier form in Denizli after being blended with
granulated anti-aging miracle grape seeds, natural honey
and molasses.
Can not Get Enough of Tasting the delicious
Stuffed Dry Eggplant
How about experiencing an unforgettable taste?
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Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Tavas Baklava
Denizli Delight / Mehmet Ökti
2 dried green peppers are barbecued on the cooker,
chopped and added into the mixture. After adding pomegranate syrup, the ingredients are mixed well and the
cooker is turned off. Dry eggplants are stuffed to leave
more than a finger of empty space and are carefully put in
a saucepan together with the dry tomato which has been
boiled in another pan until slightly soft. Hot water is
added to cover half of the neatly arranged eggplants, the
saucepan's cover is replaced and the eggplants are cooked
on moderate heat until the water is absorbed. Prior to
serving, the sauce is prepared by adding olive oil, 1
tablespoon of tomato paste, 1 coffee spoon of powdered red
pepper and 1 piece of garlic.
Half a dozen dried eggplants are boiled in a pan without
letting it soften too much and are set aside to cool. 1 glass
of rice and 1 bowl of dried eggplant pulp are moistened by
boiling water after adding salt. Half kg of minced meat is
put in a large pan and fried in olive oil. After adding
desired amount of salt, flaked red pepper, black pepper,
dried mint, thinly minced parsley and 3 sliced dry onions,
all ingredients are fried well. 1 bowl of dried eggplant pulp
waiting in hot water is mashed with a spoon, drained and
added to the ingredients. 1 coffee spoon of pepper paste
and 2 tablespoons of tomato paste are added while
continuing frying. Rice waiting in hot water is drained and
added to the ingredients.
So, you are in Denizli and thinking about what to eat
In addition to many other flavors, do not forget to taste our unique delicious regional dishes like
Pepper tatar,
Eggplant onion,
Denizli Keşkek,
Baklavas of Tavas and Kale-Davaz,
Tavas pitta with honey and tahini..
Bon appétit...
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that tug at your heartstrings,
living human treasures and
world-famous artists
Denizlisalutes you...
A place where art meets history...
Denizli Municipality Conservatory
Maintaining their activities within the body of Conservatory,
the Turkish Folk Music, Turkish Art Music and Children's
Choirs fascinate art lovers with their concerts and activities.
Courses such as modern dance, reed, violin, bağlama,
guitar, and piano are also given in the Conservatory.
Denizli Municipality Conservatory which holds its lessons
in the restored historical Külahçıoğlu Flour Factory, one of
the significant symbols of national struggle...
The embracing of culture and history in the historical
building that still stands despite challenges over the
centuries and is evidence of value given to art in Denizli.
If you have not danced to- a folk song,
especially the one called “Cemilem
(a traditional Aegean woman name)”at a
traditional wedding, you have not yet been
entertained ...(this folk song is accompanied
by a special folk dance).
Özay Gönlüm Monument / Kızılcabölük Municipality Archive
Symbol of our culture:
Our folk songs
Özay Gönlüm, who is dear to people's hearts with his
Denizli folk songs, represents a cultural richness passed
from generation to generation and his special instrument
Yaren, a combination of three types of Turkish musical
instrument, is one of the cultural symbols of Denizli.
These folk songs are sung from Acıpayam to Tavas, from Çal
to Çivril, from Buldan to Güney, from Honaz to Serinhisar,
from Çameli to Kale, from Sarayköy to Bekilli, from Babadağ
to Akköy, from Beyağaç to Baklan, and from Çardak to
Bozkurt in this province and they embody the natural,
historical, archeological and cultural mosaic...
Cemile'min Geçtiği Yollar Meşeli – Local folk song from Acıpayam Town
Zobalarında Kuru da Meşe Yanıyor Efem - Local folk song from Tavas Town
Allı Mendilim - Local folk song from Buldan Town
Hele Bakın Şu Gül Yüzlü Güzele - Local folk song from Denizli
Tellidir Yavrum Anam Tellidir (Asmam Çardakta) - Local folk song from Denizli
Çatkemer Folksong - Local folk song from Tavas Town
Yaveş Yaveş Esen Seher Yeli Mi? - Local folk song from Denizli
Gine Yeşillendi Acıpayam Yolları - Local folk song from Acıpayam Town
Gara Gabak Kökeni - Local folk song from Çivril Town Çapak Village

Al Yazmamı Düreyim - Local folk song from Acıpayam Town
Mendil Verem mi? - Local folk song from Denizli
Tenikeler Tıngıramasın - Local folk song from Çameli Town Gökçeyaka Village
Salına Salına Girmiş Bahçaya - Local folk song from Sarayköy Town
Ak Çeşmem Akıp Durur - Local folk song from Güney Karagözler Village
Denize Dalayım mı? - Local folk song from Cankurtaran County
İki Teşrisani Günün Ortası - Local folk song from Bekilli Town
Tavas Zeybeği - Local folk song from Tavas Town
Samples of Denizli Folk Songs
Examples of İbrahim Çallı Works
World-famous painter from Denizli: İbrahim ÇALLI
Born in Çal town in 1882, İbrahim ÇALLI, one of the most
important artists from Denizli, created landscape, still-life, nude
and portrait paintings. As well as being a good artist, he also
taught painting to significant names and contributed to their
education. Şeref Akdik, Refik Epikman, Saim Özeren, Elif Naci,
Mahmut Cuda, Muhittin Sebati, Ali Avni Çelebi, Zeki Kocamemi
and Bedri Rahmi Eyüpoğlu are some of his students.
1914 generation painters are named Çallı Generation after the
famous painter who was born in Denizli and died in Istanbul in
1960 leaving unequalled elegant works.
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Great Master Hayri DEV
Bir bahar akşamı rastladım size…
(I stumbled upon you in a spring evening…)
Nereden sevdim o zalim kadını….
(How would I loved that cruel woman…)
Bakışı çağırır beni uzaktan…
(Even just a glance of her, calls me
from far away…)
Kalmadı bende ne arzu ne gönül…
(Neither desire nor love left in my heart…)
A source feeding
our souls:
Selahaddin PINAR
Born in 1933 in Çameli town in Denizli, which is famous
for its cool waters and weather, this cultural legend,
shepherd and musician, Hayri DEV, was in love with
Listed in UNESCO's List of Living Human Treasures
with his beloved three-string instrument and his pine
whistle, this cultural treasure became a world celebrity
after being visited by the French musicologist Jerome
CLER of Sorbonne University in 1992, who came to
Turkey upon hearing the fascinating sound of bağlama, a
Turkish musical instrument, and found the great master…
Hayri Dev’s life, which is devoted to art in his region, is
the theme of a documentary titled Behind the Woods,
and the great master was invited to France many times
and gave various concerts. On the other hand, a
Frenchman who is in love with music came all the way
from France to Çameli to take lessons from DEV.
Despite his talent in many crafts which brought him the
nickname great master, Hayri Dev spent his life with
music and being a shepherd. In order to maintain this
culture, professors of Denizli Municipality Conservatory
are taking lessons from the great master.
You all remembered these beautiful songs that are among
the most elegant works in Classical Turkish Music and
started to croon them, didn't you? Probably there is not a
single soul that is not affected by these precious songs…
The composer of these beautiful songs is also a cultural
treasure from Denizli, composer, lute and tambura player
Selahaddin PINAR.
Selahaddin PINAR, who created many Turkish Classical
Music compositions and is owner of many popular songs,
was born in Çal in 1902. He died in Istanbul in 1960 after
leaving significant cultural works which will always be
listened to with pleasure.
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Elegant Denizli, the cradle of cultural activities from
festivals to concerts and from exhibitions to festivities...
One of the doyens of Turkish theater:
Inseparable part of the city: Festivals
The celebrity theater and movie star, who became dear to
Turkish audiences' hearts after playing Nörü Gantar, a
character from Kayseri who he played for many years in
the famous TV series with such success that the actor
himself was thought to be from Kayseri, is one of the
significant cultural treasures from Denizli.
The artist was granted the title of National Artist in 1998
as one of the unforgettable treasures of Turkish theater
and has always been a supporter of the public
story-telling tradition. Born in 1924 in Sarayköy, he died
in 2013. The great master left many important works
behind him from the dramas he directed and played to
these TV series and films.
Blend of production and culture; Çivril Culture and Apple
Festival in Çivril, one of the apple production centers
Cherry Festival, for famous delicious Honaz cherries
A feast that blends an ancestor sport with production; Old
Castle Davaz Oil Wrestling and Pepper Festival,
The Kızılca Municipality Roasted Chickpea and Culture
Festival, which is a blend of labor and cultural accumulation in Kızılca, one of the roasted chickpea centers of
Denizli, which produces 80% of the total production in
One of Denizli's weaving castles, Babadağ’s Traditional
Textile, Tourism, Culture, Art Festival and Pacer Horse
A feast that welcomes the waking of nature and spring with
a new life energy , Bozkurt / Ovaçeşme Spring Festivities,
Buldan Süleymanlı Country and Snow Festivities,
Tavas Culture, Production and Bağpazarı Festival,
Yatağan Knife and Kefe Plateau Festivities,
A place whose traditional weaving products have reached
Hollywood films; Kızılcabölük’s Traditional Culture, Art,
Textile and Fashion Festival,
Babadağ Traditional Horse Races,
Baklan Traditional Horse Races,
Yumrutaş Traditional Horse Races,
Denizli Municipality Minstrels' Holiday.
Annual feast lasting 4 days and visited by more than 2
million people; the International Buldan Weaving,
Culture and Handicrasts Festival,
A feast where the visitors come to see the healing red water
that flows over the red, green and white travertines; the
International Karahayıt Thermal Red Water Culture
and Tourism Festival,
A feast held by the Denizli Municipality for 28 years; the
International Amateur Theaters Festival,
Turkey's first “Glass Festival”, Denizli Municipality Glass
A blend of labor and cultural accumulation; Yenicekent
Tripolis Culture and Grapes Festival,
The International Turkishvision Music Festival, which
was first held in 2009
The International Folk Dance Festival, a celebration of
cultural richness
The Bozkurt Hayrettin Village Crown Imperial and
Plateau Festival, where dry beans of Bozkurt and pilaf are
eaten on giant tables and the crown imperial or kaiser's
crown is presented,
Indication of cultural accumulation from the past; Beyağaç
Traditional Eren Day, Kartal Lake Yörük Festivities,
A blend of rooted cultural accumulation and economy;
Acıpayam Economy and Culture Festival,
The Serinhisar Roasted Chickpea and Culture Festival,
which is a blend of labor and cultural accumulation in
Serinhisar, one of the roasted chickpea centers of Denizli,
which produces 80% of the total production in Turkey
Glass Festival / Denizli Municipality Archive
Theater Festival / Denizli Municipality Archive Turkishvision Music Festival / Denizli Municipality Archive Turkishvision Music Festival - Hierapolis Ancient Theater / Denizli Municipality Archive
Folk Dances Festival / Denizli Municipality Archive Folk Dances Festival / Denizli Municipality Archive
Minstrels' Holiday / Denizli Municipality Archive Karaçöplen Plateau Keşkek Feast / Babadağ Municipality Archive
Buldan Weaving, Culture and Handicrafts Festival / Buldan Municipality Archive
Kızılcabölük Traditional Culture, Art, Textile and Fashion Festival / Kızılcabölük Municipality Archive
Çal Jumping Sheep Festivities / Nadir AyralSerinhisar Festival / Serinhisar Municipality Archive
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• Almelo/NETHERLANDS • Betzdorf/GERMANY • Bralia/ROMANIA • Lodz/POLAND
• Jiasouza/CHINA • Larisa/GREECE • Muan/SOUTH KOREA • Mogilev/BELARUSSIA • Pavlador/KAZAKHSTAN
• Kazvin/IRAN • Sarajevo/BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA • Samarra/RUSSIA • Tbilisi/GEORGIA • Amasya/TURKEY
• Bursa/TURKEY • Tokat/TURKEY • Muş/TURKEY • Bilecik/ TURKEY
Yatağan Knife and Kefe Plateau Festivities / Denizli
Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Indian Film Stars at Film Shooting in Pamukkale / Denizli Provincial Special Administration Archive
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The costumes used in Troy, in which the international
celebrity Brad PITT played the warrior Achilles, were
produced in the textile giant Kızılcabölük Town in
During the costume and fabric preparation, which took
four months, the designs of vases unearthed in Troy’s
excavations were mainly used as fabric patterns, and
chlamyses were sewn using seven layers of fabric. Some
fabrics were singed to eliminate the lints, and patterns
were created by the local manufacturer. 10000 meters of
chlamys fabric that resembles the fabric used 3000 years
ago was woven by 80 people in 20 days.
As in Ghost Rider 1, in the second film, which starred Nicholas
CAGE again, some parts of the finals scenes in the Ghost Rider
2 were shot in Pamukkale’s Ancient City of Hierapolis .
Other Significant Hollywood Films
• Pirates of the Caribbean,
• Batman,
• Last Samurai
costumes were all woven in Denizli.
BOLLYWOOD prefers Pamukkale, what about you?
With cotton white travertines, the world's
unique natural wonder Pamukkale is
preferred by the Indian film and video clip
Films and video clips shot by Indian
producers are very popular in India, one of
the world's most crowded countries, and
arouse great curiosity about Pamukkale.
Pamukkale-Ancient Pool Fashion Show / Denizli Provincial Special Administration Archive
Conquest 1453
Costumes for the Fatih 1453 picture, which tells the story of Fatih Sultan Mehmed's
conquest of Istanbul which hailed the start of a new era, were also woven in Buldan
and Kızılcabölük.
The costumes are embellished with motifs from the most colorful years of the
Ottoman Empire and were made of Buldan silk, Buldan crimped fabric, velvet, satin,
taffeta, silk and dastar which are embroidered with cordonnet, lace, industrial
machine embroideries through suzeni (hoop work) and relief technique, and spangles
and beads were used for embroidery.
Magnificent Century Series
This TV series, which is broadcast not only in Turkey but also in many different
countries, tells the story of the period of Suleiman the Magnificent which put its
mark on the Ottoman Empire; products used as nightgowns and breechcloth in the
series are made in Buldan.
Once Upon a Time Ottomans
The fabrics used in this TV series, which tells of the Ottoman Period and which was
shot on the largest film set with the greatest ever budget in Turkey, are also supplied
by Denizli, the fortress of textiles.
Denmark Royal Orchestra
Izmir State Opera and Ballet
Indispensable set of fashion shows:
Costumes for many films,
TV series and activities in addition to these are also
woven in Buldan and/or the
Kızılcabölük towns of Denizli.
Evoking a feeling of walking on among the clouds, Pamukkale also offers an incredible
environment for fashion films and fashion shows...
Pamukkale's beauty meets world-famous beauties...
World's fashion giants also choose Pamukkale for the combination of the unique panorama with reality of designs
Bikini and swimsuit shots in a white environment as if covered with snow are unique due to their reality.
Interesting shots can be taken while the models are floating over the travertines and ancient pools like swans.
Kocayayla / Çivril Municipality Photograph Archive
Natural, historical and cultural treasures,
Unequalled ancient cities from civilizations it has accommodated,
Pamukkale, which is unique in the world and which is on the UNESCO
World Heritage List,
Biblical places where first Christians lived,
Authentic places where you can see how the weaving culture that dates
back to ancient periods is still maintained on local and traditional looms,
Handicraft souvenirs for yourself or loved ones such as woven fabrics,
embroideries, towels and bathrobes that carry a cultural accumulation and
richness and which are preferred by many celebrities and nobles,
Canyons, mountains and caves that provide nature tourism possibilities,
Areas that are gifts of nature to the city where you can watch birds and
which fascinate with their biological diversity,
Çeşm-i Bülbül (Nightingale's Eye) and Beykoz Glasses, products of the love
of earth and fire for which you can find a nice corner at your home,
Places which will make you think that time has stopped ...
And many more….
Are you ready to make investment in a city which exports to
166 countries with success in many sectors?
Investment areas in Denizli
Natural, historical and cultural treasures,
Transportation options and facilities,
Biologic diversity and climate,
Strong industry infrastructure,
Significant commercial experience,
Entrepreneurship potential,
Weaving culture with historical past,
Export potential,
Fertile agricultural lands and products,
Potential of best agriculture practices and opening to foreign markets,
Great energy investments that are underway,
Geothermal energy and geothermal greenhouse potential,
Underground treasures,
Belief, culture, thermal, botanic and nature tourism potential,
Power of competition and branding,
Textile and weaving • Cable sector • Marble and travertine operation
Organic farming and geothermal greenhouse production • Soilless agriculture • Glass industry • Thermal tourism
Belief and culture tourism • Nature tourism • Machinery sector • Leather processing • Agriculture-based industry
One of the seven churches mentioned in the Bible is in
Laodikeia Ancient City in Denizli,
The grave of Saint Philip, one of the 12 apostles of Jesus
mentioned in the Bible, is in Hierapolis,
The church on top of Hierapolis Martyrdom Hill, which was
built in the name of Saint Philip who is considered a martyr,
is called Martyrion; with this in mind, archeologists carried
out excavations for many years as they thought that the
grave of St. Philip should be in Martyrion Church and the
magnificent grave was unearthed in 2011; the grave of St.
Philip was transferred in the 5th century during Byzantine
Period from the church which had been built in his name to
this grave,
There are five letters in the holy Bible addressed to
Colosseans, the first Christians who lived in the Ancient
Cities of Laodikeia and Hierapolis,
80% of the towels and bathrobes exported from Turkey are
actually produced and exported from Denizli, the pioneer of
40 thousand embroidered towels, which were given as the
wedding invitation for the dream wedding of Prince William
and Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011 were produced in
Denizli and sent to England,
The costumes used in the film "Troy", which starred the
international celebrity Brad PITT, were produced in
Kızılcabölük town in Denizli,
Denizli has 40% of the travertine reserves of Turkey, which
covers 60% of the travertine reserves in the world,
90% of travertine reserves in Denizli is located in Honaz,
Ballık Gorge Travertine Basin,
Denizli…. Denizli…. Denizli
Denizli Travertine was registered in 2012 with Geographical
Mark Registration Certificate,
Denizli ranks second in terms of visible marble reserves
after Balıkesir, and third after Balıkesir and Afyon in Turkey
in terms of total marble reserves,
In Denizli at Sarayköy, Kızıldere, Tekkehamam, Babacık,
Buldan, Bölmekaya, Yenicekent, Akköy - Gölemezli,
Karahayıt - Pamukkale and Çardak regions, there are
geothermal springs,
The most important manganese bed of Turkey is in Denizli
and approximately 4 million tons of manganese reserves out
of total 4.5 million tons in Turkey are in the towns of Kale
and Tavas,
Almost 90% of Turkey's thyme production, which is a
healing plant for many illnesses, is met from Denizli,
Denizli roasted chickpeas, which constitute 80% of total
production in Turkey, has geographical marking registration
The first roasted chickpea industry in Turkey was founded in
96 types of agricultural products are exported to 62
countries from Denizli, including primarily table grapes and
pomegranate, quince, peach, apple and cherry as fresh
products as well as roasted chickpeas, thyme, sunflower
seed, anice, cumin, hashish, raisin etc. as dry products,
Turkey's highest production of ground cherry-physalis,
which is a mythological fruit and was used by Incas for
many centuries for healing purposes, is in Denizli Çameli.
Denizli is one of the cities with largest Hijaz pomegranate
production, which is used in food, beverage and
pharmaceutical sectors with its red skin, dark red seeds and
sourish taste,
Denizli, which is located in a special position at the
intersection of Aegean, Mediterranean and Central Anatolia
Regions and has many lakes and wetland areas, is also a bird
paradise that occasionally hosts almost 250 species of birds
out of 464 species that stopover in Turkey, the only country
on the migration routes of birds,
Mount Honaz is the highest point of the Aegean Region and
is the host city of hang gliding and paragliding competitions
in the 1st World Air Olympics,
Towels and bathrobes for the celebrity players playing for
the world-famous clubs such as Juventus, Milan and Inter
are made in Denizli?
Hierapolis Ancient City St. Philip's Grave / Archive of
Denizli Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism

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Photo courtesy:
Photographs used in this work are courtesy of,
Denizli Governorate Photograph Archive,
(We thank the Governorate Press and Public Relations Directorate and Soner KARABAŞ for their help in providing photographs.)
Denizli Provincial Special Administration (Pamukkale and Ruins Directorate of Culture, Tourism and Operations)
Photograph Archive,
(We thank Pamukkale Operation Directorate and Rafet Ferit KAZAN for their help in providing photographs.Photographs of
Pamukkale and Hierapolis are taken by esteemed photographer Mehmet ÇAKIR. We thank to Rafet Ferit KAZAN for his
photographs also.)
Photograph Archive of Denizli Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
(We thank Provincial Director Mehmet Korkmaz for his help in providing photographs and the Touristic Map of Denizli, and
also to Aziz Nebi ÇAVUŞOĞLU from the IT Department. The Provincial Directorate's website has been used for some of the
photographs of local dishes.)
Photograph Archive of Denizli Provincial Directorate of food, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry,
(We thank the Provincial Directorate for their help in providing photographs.)
Denizli Municipality Photograph Archive,
(We thank the Mayor’s Office for their help in providing photographs.)
Babadağ Municipality Photograph Archive,
(We thank the Mayor’s Office and Ali GÜRAĞAÇ from the Accounting Directorate for their help in providing photographs.)
Bozkurt Municipality Photograph Archive,
(We thank the Mayor’s Office and Funda CENGİZ, Münir ENBATAN and Refko Photo for their help in providing photographs.)
Buldan Municipality Photograph Archive,
(We thank the Mayor’s Office for their help in providing photographs.)
Çal Municipality Photograph Archive,
(We thank the Mayor’s Office and Directorate of Execution for their help in providing photographs.)
Çivril Municipality Photograph Archive,
(We thank the Mayor’s Office and Hakan KEYSAN from the Press and Public Relations Unit for their help in providing photographs.) Municipality photographs are taken by the esteemed photographer Tayyar KARABULUT.)
Serinhisar Municipality Photograph Archive,
(We thank the Mayor’s Office and Gönenç ÇETİNBAY from the Press and Public Relations Unit for their help in providing
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photographs by the esteemed Zeki AKAKÇA.)
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(We thank the Mayor’s and Director Gülay ZİFTÇİ for their help in providing photographs.)
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the Organized Industrial Zone for their help in providing photographs.)
Photograph Archive of Southern Aegean Development Agency
(Photographs have been taken by Denizli YDO Coordinator, Ayşe Esin BAŞKAN, within the scope of this work.)
Esteemed Photographers from Denizli Photographers Association Ümit ÖZGÜR, Okan KOÇYİĞİT, Nizami ÇUBUK,
Nadir AYRAL and Atilla AĞIRBAŞ,
Mehmet ÖKTİ,
Photographs of Tolga SARISOY from his natural and cultural trips.
Other photographs within the work were provided from the Archives of Çağ Agency and MacArt Agency
We would like to acknowledge our deepest gratitude to the Denizli
Governorate in the first place as well as related enterprises and
institutions, esteemed photographers, journalists and bosom friends,
who have contributed to this work with their photographs and devoted
themselves to the promotion of Denizli.
The above-mentioned photographs ensured that the work was designed
in accordance with its spirit and helped to present Denizli's visual richness
to you.
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