Cappadocia

Cappadocia

Things to do - general

Cappadocia boasts one of the most unique landscapes on earth. Formed over thousands of years, the wind and rain has worn down the soft volcanic rocks to leave a landscape of hidden valleys, fairy chimneys and spectacular rock formations.
The discerning traveller will be thrilled by the visits of the frescoed churches in the Göreme Open Air Museum, the underground settlements of Kaymaklı and Derinkuyu, the Roman rock-cut castles of Uçhisar and Ortahisar and the many other hidden treasures of the magical valleys. A hot air balloon ride at sunrise over this magical landscape is a unique experience and is a once-in-a-lifetime must-do.

Culture and history info

Cappadocia, Turkey is the historic area of central Anatolia bounded by the towns of Hacıbektaş, Aksaray, Niğde and Kayseri.

Cappadocia is Turkey’s most visually striking region, especially the “moonscape” area around the towns of Ürgüp, Göreme, Uçhisar, Avanos and Mustafapaşa (Sinasos), where erosion has formed caves, clefts, pinnacles, “fairy chimneys” and sensual folds in the soft volcanic rock.

The Hittites settled Cappadocia from 1800 BC to 1200 BC, after which smaller kingdoms held power. Then came the Persians, followed by the Romans, who established the capital of Caesarea (today’s Kayseri). During the Roman and Byzantine periods, Cappadocia became a refuge for early Christians and, from the 4th to the 11th century, Christianity flourished here; most churches, monasteries and under­ground cities date from this period. Later, under Seljuk and Ottoman rule, Christians were treated with tolerance.

Cappadocia progressively lost its importance in Anatolia. Its rich past was all but forgotten until a French priest rediscovered the rock-hewn churches in 1907. The tourist boom in the 1980s kick-started a new era, and now Cappadocia is one of Turkey’s most famous and popular destinations.

(Lonely Planet Guide)

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7 Days Turkey Tour Package

7 Days Turkey Tour Package

Istanbul, Pamukkale, Cappadocia
7 Days Turkey Tour Package – Cappadocia + Pamukkale + Istanbul 1. Day Istanbul to Cappadocia More info
Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Flight

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Flight

Cappadocia
Exhilarating and exciting hot air ballooning over our fantasy land of Cappadocia, where fairy chimne More info
Cappadocian Civilisations Tour

Cappadocian Civilisations Tour

Cappadocia
Highlights: Mustafapaşa + Keşlik Monastery + Cemil Armenian Village + Taşkınpasa + Hiking in Soğanlı More info
Half Day Hiking Tour – 1

Half Day Hiking Tour – 1

Cappadocia
We collect you from your hotel and drive to Elif Star Cave Hotel (Meeting Point & Head of Pigeon More info
Half Day Hiking Tour – 2

Half Day Hiking Tour – 2

Cappadocia
We collect you from your hotel and drive to our meeting point and brief information about our hike w More info
Heritages of Cappadocia Tour

Heritages of Cappadocia Tour

Cappadocia
Highlights: Derinkuyu + Nar Lake + Ihlara Valley + Belisirma + Yaprakhisar + Selime Cathedral + Agzı More info
Highlights of Cappadocia Tour

Highlights of Cappadocia Tour

Cappadocia
Highlights: Goreme Open Air Musem, Uchisar Castle, Kaymaklı Underground City, Urgup, Devrent Valley, More info
Horse Riding (Safari)

Horse Riding (Safari)

Cappadocia
Cappadocia, “The Land Of Beautiful Horses” can best be seen on the back of its legendary mounts, hor More info
Sacred And Surreal Tour

Sacred And Surreal Tour

Cappadocia
Marvel at the surreal rock formations and fairy chimneys in the valleys of Devrent and Paşabağ, visi More info
Sunset Hiking Tour

Sunset Hiking Tour

Cappadocia
Prepare yourself for the best ”Sunset Experience” of your life. Rose Valley will offer you a fantast More info
Turkish Night Dinner Show

Turkish Night Dinner Show

Cappadocia
Dancing is the best way to describe a culture! To see real Turkish culture, relax and enjoy your nig More info
Whirling Dervishes Ceremony at Historical Caravansarai

Whirling Dervishes Ceremony at Historical Caravansarai

Cappadocia
It is performing once each day in a Historical Carevanserai which built at 13th century on historica More info