Çardak Han was built in the 13th century as a fortified inn, or Caravanserai, to protect caravans passing along the Silk Road on the western frontier of the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum
A land of wide valleys and low limestone mountains, the province of Denizli is home to beautiful ancient cities, medieval battle fields, and stunning white travertine pools formed by the area’s rich geothermal activity. The ancients quarried the limestone slopes for fine marble and travertine, the preferred materials for builders and artists in the Greco-Roman world.
Despite being a landlocked province, the name Denizli, means “with the sea”, in reference to its rich lakes and rivers with waters vast like the sea. While not directly on the coast Denizli shares the same warm Mediterranean climate as its coastal neighbours, and if you happen to get cold there’s lots of natural hot springs to warm up in.