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Cappadocia
Travel Guide

Cappadocia showing interior views and heritage architecture

Hover in a balloon over this Mars-like landscape to see its fairy chimneys. On land, delve into its complex underground cities.

Cappadocia has a wonderfully bizarre appearance. Fairy chimneys, valleys and mountains take on a honeycomb look from man-made craters containing cave dwellings. Features inside the rock vary from small rooms to enormous cathedrals and underground cities. View the impressive site from a hot air balloon.

Visit the Göreme Open Air Museum in the center of Cappadocia to investigate an extensive collection of churches crafted into the rock by monks. Be sure to see Aynali Church and Tokali Church, just outside the museum. The latter is Cappadocia’s largest church.

Follow passages in Cavusin Church before delving into the bottom of the underground maze of Derinkuyu Church. See the complex of Selime Monastery, among the largest cave structures in Cappadocia.

Float on a hot air balloon above the Fairy Chimneys to observe weird and wonderful features. Mushroom-shaped rock formations reach heights of 130 feet (40 meters). Similar rocks rise from the earth in Pasabag, near a vineyard and the refuge of a former miracle worker.

The breathtaking valleys attract hikers and walkers to this scenic region. Red Valley and Rose Valley offer miles of hiking paths among scenic red rocks. The glowing effect of dusk on the picturesque areas is best seen from Sunset Point. For a visit among X-rated fairy chimneys, amble through the Love Valley, where nature forgot to censor its phallic rocks.

Learn about the use of birds as messengers and pets in the dovecotes of Pigeon Valley. Head west to Uçhisar Castle, appearing like a giant anthill rising from the earth.

The bizarre terrain results from wind and water erosion. In the 4th century, religious groups carved churches, homes and subterranean cities into the rocks and the community remained there for almost a millennium.

Take a taxi or bus from the airport in Kayseri, which has airline and train services to Istanbul and Ankara.The picturesque wonders and fascinating historical cave dwellings of the otherworldly realm of Cappadocia will stay with you for a lifetime.

Sultan Cave Suites
Sultan Cave Suites
Aydinli Mah. Aydinli Sok. No. 40, Nevsehir
The price is £80 per night from 14 May to 14 May
Located in the heart of Nevsehir, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Göreme National Park and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Uchisar Castle. Roman Castle and Göreme ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (229 reviews)
"My fiancé and I had a wonderful, peaceful and serene stay at the Sultan Cave Suites. The hospitality and service was A the food was well prepared, the suite was spacious, clean and comfortable and the location of the hotel was central to A variety of restaurants and souvenir shops within walking ..."

Reviewed on 29 Apr 2021

Sultan Cave Suites
Ottoman Cave Suites
Ottoman Cave Suites
4 out of 5
Okul Sokak Avcilar Mahallesi, Goreme, Nevsehir, Nevsehir
The price is £52 per night from 20 May to 20 May
Located in the heart of Nevsehir, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Göreme National Park and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Uchisar Castle. Göreme Roman Castle and Roman ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (602 reviews)
"Amazing place."

Reviewed on 6 Apr 2021

Ottoman Cave Suites
Hotel Taskonaklar Cappadocia
Hotel Taskonaklar Cappadocia
4 out of 5
Gedik Sok. No: 8, Uchisar, Nevsehir, Nevsehir
The price is £124 per night from 20 May to 20 May
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Pigeon Valley and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Love Valley. Zemi Valley and Pasabag are also within ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (179 reviews)
Unbelievable stay & a must choose!
"I am a frequent traveler, and this hotel exceeded the expectations by far! When choosing a hotel many pictures can be deceiving however in this the pictures wouldn’t even do it justice! The views were beyond exceptional! It is a short ride (30 lira) from the main area Goreme, one day we even decided ..."

Reviewed on 29 Dec 2020

Hotel Taskonaklar Cappadocia
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Kayhan Cave Villa
Kayhan Cave Villa
Yenicami Mah. Istiklal Cad. No 52, Ürgüp, Urgup
The price is £86 per night from 14 May to 14 May
Located in the heart of Urgup, this villa is within a 10-minute walk of Göreme National Park and Urgup Museum. Temenni Wishing Well and Asmali Konak are also ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Luxury of a villa + cave hotel experience
"My wife is a little bit claustrophobic and we were afraid to stay at a cave hotel with no windows. On the other hand, I wanted to get the experience of living in a stone cave. This villa checks all the boxes - there is a "regular" Cappadocian cave downstairs while the upper floor is full of sunlight. ..."

Reviewed on 25 Apr 2021

Kayhan Cave Villa
Doctor House Residence
Doctor House Residence
Harman Mah. Eyüp Sultan Caddesi No: 30, Talas, Kayseri, Kayseri
The price is £24 per night from 14 May to 14 May
Situated in the historical district, this apartment building is 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Ali Dagi Underground City and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from University of Erciyes. ...
4.4/5Excellent! (25 reviews)
"Her şey güzeldi"

Reviewed on 16 Jul 2020

Doctor House Residence
Timucin Rezidans Suite
Timucin Rezidans Suite
Mevlana Mahallesi, Meliksah Cd. No 6, Kayseri, Talas
Situated in the shopping district, this residence is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from University of Erciyes and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Cifte Kumbet. Ali Dagi Underground City ...
Timucin Rezidans Suite
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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