CAPPADOCIA


Cappadocia is situated in the middle of Turkey, in central Antolia. The region is mostly known by the three popular towns of Göreme, Ürgüp and Uçhisar but actually it is the name of the very big region spread through the cities of Nevşehir, Kırşehir, Niğde, Aksaray and Kayseri.

The narrowed rocky region of Cappadocia include; Uçhisar, Ürgüp, Avanos, Göreme, Derinkuyu, Kaymaklı, Ihlara and surrounding areas… Cappadocia is situated about 3 hours drive from capital Ankara.

The secret of Cappadocia is hidden with the geographical formations dating back to 60 million years. The smooth layers formed by the lava and ashes spewed out from the Mount Erciyes, Mount Hasan and Mount Güllüdağ has become rocky formations first and than corroded with the rain and wind for million years and finally showed up today’s geographic formations.

Cappadocia has also been home to many civilizations since the stone age throughout history. Using the advantage of this structure of the region, many rock-cut settlements, houses, monasteries, churches, chapels and underground cities were built. This is how most of the fairy chimneys are located inside.

Tours can be organized on daily or with one night (two days) stay basis.

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