Situated in the inner part of the Aegean Region, is Denizli, a tourist attraction city with its numerous beauty.

Dating back to the Calcholithic age, this was the site of a settlement of the earliest communities, and changed hands continuously, becoming the center of various civilizations in different time periods.

The ancient city of Laodikeia is here, with its ruins awaiting for the sightseers in addition to Triopolis which was known as the center of bishops, while Christianity spread. Laodikeia was one of the Seven Churches mentioned in the book of Revelations. The city is still the subject of excavations.

Pamukkale chalk formationsHierapolis is another ancient city, being a historical treasure, while it also offers a real wonder of nature. Named as “Pamukkale” (meaning Cotton Castle in Turkish) this place is astonishingly beautiful, and unique in the world with its white travertine offering marvelous scenery.

The wide forests and numerous picnicking and camping areas here contribute to this natural and archaeological richness, while its position as a stopover between the major provinces like Izmir, Ankara and Antalya, increases the tourist attraction of Denizli. The thermal resorts also attract visitors to the provinces with their spring waters of therapeutic effects; Gemezli, Cezmeli, Tekke and Kizildere are the main spa resorts, besides the thermal centers of Pamukkale and Karahayit.Denizli rooster”Denizli Rooster”, the symbol of Denizli is a domestic species which is well known all over Turkey with its color and body building, harmonious long and beautiful crowing. According to some rumors, Berat roosters having long crowing were brought to Istanbul during Ottoman Empire from Albania and then brought to Denizli and crossbred with domestic local chicken and thus Denizli Rooster species were originated. Probabily this is not true because there are no similarities between the two species when compared in terms of color and body structure. Denizli rooster was probabily originated upon great care shown by the local people to long crowing rooster for centuries.

Denizli rooster’s eyes are black and blackened with kohl. Its legs are dark grey or purple, its comb is in big axe comb, and atrium is red or white spots on red background; general color is black and dirty white together. Sometimes wing features have brown colors as well. Red roosters have black-white mixture. Their live weight is about 3-3.5 kgs (7 pounds). They are divided into 3 groups according to their colors, body building and comb types. According to their colors they are classified into 6 groups as: Demirkir (iron), Pamukkir (cotton), Kinali (henna), Al (red), Siyah (black) and Kurklu (with fur). According to their body shape they are divided into 3 types: Yuksek Boyun (high neck), Sulun (fasan) and Kupeli (with earings). According to their combs, they are divided into 2 types: Genis Ibik (big comb) and Dar Ibik (small comb).

Denizli roostersThe sound of Denizli roosters are classified according to the tone and clearness. According to sound tones they are divided into 3 groups: Ince (low), Davudi (bass), Kalin (high). Davudi voice is between high pitched and deep voice and is the only sound close to deep voice. According to clearness, they are divided into 4 groups: sad voice, shrill voice, wavy voice (funny voice).

Crowing of Denizli roosters is performed upon use of all abilities. Crowing is divided into 4 groups depending on body position during crowing, which are Lion crowing, Wolf crowing, Hero crowing, Pus crowing.

A good Denizli Rooster must have: alive appearance; long and strong legs and neck; wide and deep chest; sharp and sloped toward head tail. The same features are true for the chicken. The crowing period of Denizli Roosters in the first year must be 20 to 25 seconds.

Breeding roosters are selected under the control of Directorate of Province Agricultural Affairs and the rest are sold according to the demands made from various parts of the country between March – April, and sales of chicks are made between March – June.


The first and most important settlement in Denizli Beycesultan Tumulus' roll. (Today Beycesultan, 5 km from the town of Çivril. Çivril to the south of Denizli is located to the right of the highway.) Settlement from the present 6000 years ago BC Chalcolithic period is expected to begin in 4000.
By the first known inhabitants of the region of Denizli has been Arzawalılar historical periods. After the Dark Ages lasted from 1200-1700 BC the Phrygians came to dominate the region. One of the most important settlements in the west by Xenephon'a Collosai Phrygia (today Honaz) was the city. After the destruction of the Phrygians, Lydians in the region fell into the hands. According to the famous Greek historian Herodotus, the eastern border of the State of Lydia's Karura placement. Today in the town of Denizli is connected to Karura Saraykoy.
Denizli region in western Anatolia, and thus by the Romans in 129 BC, the Province of Asia began to be governed by connecting prokonsüllerce. Roman province of Asia in terms of existing roads rehabilitation of Pergamum and Ephesus and Miletus direction of the flow of the road turned. Has become an important point of east-west direction in Denizli.
M. Roman Empire S 395 is divided into two in Anatolia remained under the administration of the Eastern Roman or Byzantine. Time of the Byzantine Empire lost its importance in the Denizli region, Hellenistic and Roman periods, and after a while the region was conquered by the Turks.