ABOUT CAPPADOCIA


Where History survives in Natureā€¦

In an amazing mixture of nature's creation and human imagination, Cappadocia is one of those unique places that should be experienced at least once in a lifetime. With its original rock formations, landscapes, impressive walking trails, underground cities and rock-cut churches, Cappadocia is the most preferred touristic destination in Turkey.

Located at the south center of Turkey and neighbored the southeast of Ankara, is most well-known place for its exceptional geological features called fairy chimneys. The big, cone-like shapes were formed over time by erosion of the moderately soft volcanic ash around them. Historical cultures have carved them for building houses, castles and even whole underground cities like Kaymakli and Derinkuyu, used as secured places by early inhabitants. Nearby Kayseri is the entryway to the area.

Cappadocia is very rich for the accommodation. There are many luxury and authentic hotels which are formed as cave or inn dug into the rocks. These hotels are visited by thousands of tourists every year.

Goreme

A small town plainly was created into the volcanic rock; Goreme is the doorway to the Goreme National Park, a vast UNESCO World Heritage Site that hosts stunning 10th- and 11th-century cave churches. The park is very famous for its chimney rock shapes and is well known with backpackers. Furthermore, it is very important with its Turkish cuisine.

Urgup

The Cappadocia region's most fashionable and attractive tourist town, Urgup has a lot of luxury and authentic hotels, many dug into and around centuries-old cave houses. The city and its surrounding area are well-known for their mysterious fairy chimneys, early Christian rock churches and cave houses. A combination of antique and modern, Urgup is a heart of conventional handmade carpets and it has a lot of modern restaurants and cafes. Hot air ballooning is one of the most fantastic way to see the area's beauty from above.

Uchisar

The rock castle of Uchisar is one of the most unique and magnificent structure of the region. Hiring a hot balloon is preferred for exploring the hand-carved hallways and the surrounding view. This attraction is perceived as a natural experience by the viewers.

Touristic Attraction

There are a lot of attractive places to see in Cappadocia that you could spend a lifetime here and still discover new places.

  • Underground Cities, which are tunnels and caves, located in Kaymakli, Derinkuyu, Gaziemir, Ozkonak and Mazikoy districts.
  • Old Greek houses in Sinasos
  • Goreme Open Air Museum: cave churches with frescoes
  • Ihlara Canyon: the deepest gorge of Anatolia
  • Avanos: center of pottery since the Hittites
  • Pasabag: mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys, monks valley
  • Dark Church in Goreme open air Museum
  • Zelve Open Air Museum: an empty cave town with churches
  • Devrent: animal-shaped fairy chimneys, imagination valley
  • Hacibektas: center of Bektasi sect of Islam
  • Gulsehir: first settlements in Cappadocia
  • Forgotten Cave Churches: churches located in the valleys
  • Caravanserais: 13th century hotels on the silk road
  • Selime Cathedral
  • Gumusler Monastery
  • Hiking through Guvercinlik and Rose Valleys
  • Cross Golf
  • Ballooning