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One of the things that surprised me the most about Turkey was its geographic diversity. Natural or man-made, there is so much to marvel at from its calcium travertines in Pamukkale to the minaret-filled skyline of Istanbul. But for me, Cappadocia topped them all. It’s beauty, as you’ll soon see, is out of this world.Read More
At dusk the lights of the towns twinkled in the distance and I couldn't help but stay up late watching the people settle in for the night. With my travels primarily in North America thus far, I had never experienced anything like this. In the pale moonlight I could image myself transported back in time to walk the cobblestone streets of an ancient civilization set safe on a hill to watch the vast empire disappear into the horizon. It was pure magic.Read More
When we planned to visit Cappadocia, we hardly knew such a place existed on Earth. We had a few days to spend along with our Istanbul trip and Cappadocia fitted right in. But as soon as we started reading and planning on Cappadocia, the excitement started growing and we were so surprised we hadn’t known about it before. And after visiting, we still spend hours recalling the fond memories of that incredible trip...Read More
If you want to be where the cave hotels are, and where the balloons launch, you’ll want to stay in the town of Göreme. There are loads of places to choose from, and you can ball out for a luxury cave hotel for less than a budget hotel in the US.
- (Girl Gone Abroad)
Known for sprawling landscapes filled with fairy chimneys, an abundance of cave hotels, underground cities and sunrise hot air balloon rides, Cappadocia is a fascinating draw for travelers from all over the world. Located in the Central Anatolia Region, it’s a short 1 hour flight from Istanbul to Nevşehir Kapadokya Airport.Read More
Visit the Dark Church whose walls were long protected by pigeon droppings. Here you will get to see the best examples of Byzantine art, including scenes from the New Testament.Read More
When in Cappadocia, you stay in a cave hotel – a hotel that is built into the landscape of Cappadocia. You live as the locals do! It’s one of the absolute highlights of visiting the area because you will not have a comparable experience anywhere else in the world....Read More
Cappadocia is home to one of the most astonishing and unique landscapes you’ll ever lay your eyes on and what may appear at first glance to be a long deserted rocky expanse is actually upon further inspection skilfully crafted homes, places of worship and resting places dating back thousands of years. Not to mention the rock formations that were formed millions of years ago through frequent volcanic eruptions.Read More
We stayed in Goreme during our visit to Cappadocia. The Goreme Open Air Museum is only a 15 minute walk from Goreme town center, which made it easy to visit on our first day there. These group of rock cut churches are part of the UNESCO World Heritage list.Read More