Unique Features of Cappadocia

Unique Features of Cappadocia
Unique Features of Cappadocia

Unique Features of Cappadocia

Unique Features of Cappadocia

Cappadocia; This region of Turkey has the most incredible natural beauty and history. It is very rich in history and really surprising its development. Knowing that the earliest time in history dates back to the 6th century BC. The underground cities and rock formations, fairy chimneys unique features of Cappadocia.

When you look at the map of Turkey, you will see Cappadocia is somewhere in the middle of the Turkey.

There are five Turkish provinces with in the Cappadocia region. Nevsehir province is in the center. Kayseri province is in the east of Cappadocia. Kirsehir province in the north of Cappadocia. Nigde province in the south of Cappadocia. Aksaray province in the west of Cappadocia.

When you go to Cappadocia, the most central places are Göreme and Ürgüp. The other places are Cavusin, Ortahisar, Uchisar, Avanos.

Cappadocia Tours

unique features of Cappadocia.

Cappadocia tours

Those who come to visit Cappadocia usually stay for a day or two. Staying longer will help you get to know the area for 3 or 4 days. We recommend you to stay for a long time to discover the fascinating beauty of Cappadocia.
If you stay short, you should definitely take part in local expert guided tours. Those who stay for a day or two in Cappadocia, which is a very large region, will have information about the region with local expert guided tours. For those who stay for a long time, we recommend you to join guided tours first, then you can travel on your own with the information provided by your guide.

Cappadocia Valleys

Göreme valley, Göreme valley and Göreme open air museum is a place where you will enter a completely different world. In this different world where the missionary and seclusion of Christians escaped from oppression and where the monastic life started, you will meet many churches, chapels and living areas carved into the rocks.

Pigeon valley is starting from Uchisar and extending to Göreme and covering an area of 4 km, Pigeon Valley has taken its name from the pigeon nests carved into the rocks.

Love valley, the most important feature of Love Valley and the fairy chimneys that make this place amazing. Fairy chimneys with hats in different sizes and colors will make you in love.

Zelve valley is one of the largest open-air museums in Cappadocia. You will see the most pointed and wide body fairy chimneys here.

Pasabagi valley is one of the valleys where you can watch interesting formations of the fairy chimneys.

Devrent valley is known as Dream Valley and Haunted Valley. There are fairy chimneys in the form of the famous camel and different silhouettes, which you will sometimes liken to an animal and sometimes to a human.

Red & Rose valley is Cappadocia’s most beautiful intertwining valleys. Here the rolling and rippling rock faces arc out across the country side in a palette of pastel pink, yellow and orange cliffs, formed by volcanic explosion and millennia of wind and water erosion.

Güllüdere valley is the best of the fairy chimneys and the most artistic stance while walking this 4-km valley.

Zemi valley, Sarnic church, Gorkundere church, Sakli church, and El Nazar church are in this valley. You will find rich vegetation in this hidden valley, which is quite suitable for walking.

Cappadocia Canyons

Ihlara Canyon, is the most secret, deepest and most mysterious of Cappadocia’s paradise? The answer will be the Ihlara canyon. The first settlement of the valley began in the 4th century according to estimates. There are 105 historical artifacts in the canyon which extends for 14 kilometers in a canyon at a depth of 120 meters.

Soganlı Canyon, has a large area of 25 km, so there are about 50 churches here but you can visit 15 of. Important churches in the valley are Karabas, Yilanli, Kubbeli and the Church of St. Barbara

Cappadocia Underground Cities

Kaymaklı underground city

Kaymaklı underground city

Ozkonak Underground City is one of the spoils of the world. Ozkonak Underground City, which is thought to have been carved in 400 years, consists of four floors.

Derinkuyu Underground City is the largest underground city of Cappadocia. It was named because of the deep well in the middle. In this gigantic city, which has 8 floors of space, there are almost as a city inhabitant.

Kaymakli Underground City is built under the hill known as the Citadel of Kaymakli . The people of Kaymakli village have constructed their houses around nearly one hundred tunnels of the underground city.

Cappadocia Monasteries and Churches

Male and Girl Monastery, At the entrance of the Göreme Open Air Museum, there is the monastery, which is called the Girl and Boy Monastery or called the Nuns and Priests Monastery. It is a seven-storey complex with a kitchen, chapel and church. This Monastery is connected to each other by tunnels on the ground floor. Only the first two floors of the monastery are open to visitors.

Elmalı Church is consists of nine domes, four columns, closed cross plan and three abscissa structures. Entered the church is through the main entrance at the front and a tunnel from the back side. The decorations of the Apple Church, which is like a work of art due to its architecture and decorations. So, cross and geometric motifs made with red paint on the wall.

Yılanlı Church is a picture on the wall of the church, a man with female breasts. There is green dragon figure on the wall of the church, depicting St. George fighting the dragon, so they said name of the church the serpentine church because of the snake resemblance.

Dark Church has a sheltered solid entrance. And can only be enter this tunnel. It is the best church among the churches in Cappadocia.

St. Catherine’s Chapel is between the Dark Church and Carikli Church. There are eleven tombs in St. Catherine’s Chapel.

Carikli Church the name of Hz. He took it from his footprints beneath the fresco that depicts Jesus’ ascension to heaven. It differs from the crucifixion of Jesus and the stages of his removal from the cross.

Tokali Church is biggest church in the region. Located just outside the Göreme Open Air Museum. This Church has with the fresco of the Virgin Mary, which has the most beautiful you have ever seen.

Cappadocia Activities

Cappadocia horse safari

Cappadocia horse safari

Cappadocia Walking, after getting to know the area, you will have more information about the area by walking. You get to know local people and local life more closely.

Cappadocia ATV Rental is available for those who have difficulty walking. You can also visit the region with these vehicles.

Cappadocia Horse Safari, you can go on a safari with a horse farm in Göreme and Avanos.

Cappadocia Wine Taste, the most important agricultural product of Cappadocia region is vineyards and winemaking. There is a wine culture dating back to very old times. Exquisite wines are produced from white and red grapes grown here. We strongly recommend you taste it.

Turkish Night Show

Turkish nights are organized to introduce Turkish culture and have fun in Cappadocia. The interest of foreign tourists is great. You can have fun with different dances such as whirling dervish show, oriental dance, traditional Turkish folklore dances in underground rock-carved underground restaurants. You are also affected by the atmosphere of Cappadocia, with the delicious food of the local cuisine and fine wines of quality.

Cappadocia Pottery Kebabs

testi-kebabi

Testi kebabi

The most famous dish of the Cappadocia region is the Pottery kebab (testi kebab). Traditional pottery kebab is prepared by placing meat and ingredients in a pot called pottery produced in Avanos, by cooking them in tandoori. This meal, made in all restaurants in Cappadocia, is presented to the service of the customer with a show. We definitely recommend you to eat this kebab.

Cappadocia Ceramic Workshops

Avanos is a little far from other places. Kızılırmak passes right in the middle of the town. The art of red clay and ceramics, extracted from Kızılırmak, the largest river in Central Anatolia, gained importance here. You will be amazed at the workmanship done in this place where the soil turns into art. There are many local ceramic workshops in Avanos.

Cappadocia Cave Hotels

There are many beautiful old Cappadocia mansion hotels and Cappadocia rock cave hotels for accommodation in Cappadocia. We recommend that you only stay in these hotels with properties belonging to this region. You will experience the atmosphere you will not find anywhere else.

Cappadocia Tours

Those who come to visit Cappadocia usually stay for a day or two. Staying longer will help you get to know the area for 3 or 4 days. We recommend you to stay for a long time to discover the fascinating beauty of Cappadocia.
If you stay short, you should definitely take part in local expert guided tours. Those who stay for a day or two in Cappadocia, which is a very large region, will have information about the region with local expert guided tours. For those who stay for a long time, we recommend you to join guided tours first, then you can travel on your own with the information provided by your guide. Let’s see and visit, unique features of Cappadocia.

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tours

And what we definitely recommend you to do in Cappadocia is a hot air balloon ride. You have watched the sunrise in many places in the world, but watching the sunrise while flying with a hot air balloon is an incredible view. The beautiful view of Cappadocia becomes even more beautiful with the sunrise. Hot air balloon tours in Cappadocia are held in Göreme Valley. This is the best place for Cappadocia hot air balloon flights. Every day, at the earliest hours of the morning, balloons rise at the same moment as the sunrise. Discover the beauty of Cappadocia by hot air balloon tour and unique features of Cappadocia.

Welcome to Cappadocia

We would like to be happy to see you in Cappadocia, and explore all these beauties. We recommend Cappadocia hot air balloon tours to see the Cappadocia from a bird’s eye view.

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