In the ancient city of Hierapolis and during the Roman Empire, there were more than 15 baths around the area, that attracts thousands of people for health purposes. The current bath was formed by an earthquake that occurred in 7th century A.C. During the earthquake 1st century Ionian archways collapsed into the bath, giving the mystique setting to the water that still stands today.
Because of its temperature, antique pool is effective in treatment of many diseases, as well as in relaxing.
According to the researches done on the antique pool, the water is good for hearth and blood vessel diseases, arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, rheumatism, skin, eyes, rickets and paralysis. These benefits explain why there were continuous health centers around the Antique Pool since the Roman Empire.