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Travel Guide to Cappadocia

Introduction to Cappadocia

travel guide of cappadocia

The region of cappadocia resembles another planet, One that is transformed from one color to another every season of the year every hour of the day. Basalt rock, covered in tuff by spewing volcanoes thousands of year ago, and mystical fairy chimneys make one wonder where exactly one is.
It is impossible to be unaffected by the enchanting mystery of this incomparable natural wonder.
In this site you will find detailed information that has been prepared for your travels to what is perhaps Turkey’s most mystical region.

What is there to see in Cappadocia, how do you get there and what can you do? The region is a paradise for those who enjoy discovering variety and contrast. In excursions to the valleys adorned with fairy chimneys you can discover places that have never been visited before, and if you are interested in photography you will be able to take extremely diverse pictures. You can hike, ride horsback, enjoy a incredible hot-air ballon ride, and even observe a demonstration of sema, the whirling of dervishes. You can visit the valleys and underground cities, you can ride a bicycle.

Even if you’ve been there many times, every trip to Cappadocia will hold a surprise, and you can visit during every season of the year. Sometimes the fairy chimneys will appear before you covered with snow, sometimes dored with wild flowers.If you are devoted to winter sports, Mount Erciyes and its ski center, only 45 minutes away, can provide you with the best possible opportunity to satisfy your indulgence.

You can visit Cappadocia for three days, but bear in mind that you may want to remain thre for weeks! Where to ical three –day tour, the first day could start with a trip to the undergroud cities of Kaymaklı or Derinkuyu, continue to the Uçhisar güvercinlik (dovecote) area to take photograpshs, and on to Avcılar. At around 11.30 proceed to the göreme Valley to visit the churches, particularly those of Karanlık and Tokalı, and after lunch go on to the Paşabağ and Zelve valleys. To view the sunset, return to the Uçhisar Fortress. On the second day, start by visiting Ortahisar and its fortress before continuing to the Soğanlı valley, stoping along the way at Mustafapaşa, and continuing at day’s end to Ürgüp and Avanos. You can dedicate the third day to Güzelyurt, Ihlara and Belisırma. As a convenience to the visitors, locations on the approximately same route are covered together. A short glossary in the back of the book will be your indispensable helper in deciphering the stories in the church frescoes.

- Distinctive Topography of Cappadocia

- History of The Country of Beautiful Horses
- Early Christianity in Cappadocia
- Cappadocian Churches
- Top Destinations in Cappadocia
- The Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia
- Uderground Cities of Cappadocia
- Flavors of Cappadocia
- The rich flora of Cappadocia
- Endemic species of Cappadocia fauna