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Cappadocia

Cappadocia

If your destination is Turkey then Cappadocia must be on your holiday plan without fail.

Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and nature as well as Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Flights.

The limestone-dotted expanse of Cappadocia takes your breath away with its tufa stone made of ash, mud and lava shaped into an tremendous landscape of cone-shaped monoliths in various colors.

Then there are the amazing fairy chimneys that were formed from boulders of hard basalt. Discover Cappadocia’s ancient rock cut dwellings and vast underground cities, complete with stables, markets and elaborate churches.

 Beyond all, you'll make a balloon flight and take bird's eye view of Cappadocia's unpaired beauty. And nature flaunts its finest as you cruise the Turkish coast amidst sparkling clear waters, beautiful coves, pine-clad landscapes and ancient historical sites.

You’ll come across remarkable villages that have merged modern living with wonderful time-honored traditions that include a sincere and gracious welcome for visitors from other lands.

The world largest numbers of cave churches are in Cappadocia, many with in-situ frescos. The earliest domesticated wheat, Einkorn, can still be found growing wild in Cappadocia.

Three of the greatest fathers of the Christian Church, Saint Basil, Saint Gregory of Nazianzus, and Saint Gregory of Nyssa, were all Cappadocians.

Pottery has been making in Avanos for 10,000 years.

The most famous Dradon Slayer, Saint George was born in Cappadocia and the crusades spread his fame to Europe on their way back to home.

Cappadocia region has about 30 known underground cities that could safely hide 100,000 people in troubled times.

MUST DO’S IN CAPPADOCIA :

TURKISH HAMAM

One of the traditional sensual comforts of Turkey, hamams (Turkish baths) make a wonderfully relaxing (and cleansing) way to round off a day’s sightseeing.

 

 

HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT

This is one major activity in Cappadocia  that really is worth it. You have to get up crazy early, but drifting above the rock formations as the sun rises is magical. If hot air ballooning is on your bucket list, we can’t think of a better place to try it.

 

WHIRLING DERVISHES SHOW

Members of a sect founded by the Konya-based Sufi mystic Celaleddin Rumi conduct “turning” ceremonies to effect union with God.

 

 

STAY IN A CAVE HOTEL

Staying in a cave hotel is a once in a lifetime experience that one must indulge while in Turkey. Enjoy all the modern luxury in cave dwellings.

ANATOLIAN RUGS AND KILIMS

The big carpet factories offer organized tour to demonstrate the traditional art of rug making in Turkey. Take home a beautiful handwoven carpet that often takes years to complete.

CAPPADOCIA NIGHT SHOW

Turkish Night Show is organized not only to let you experience Turkish culture and traditions but also to provide a night full of entertainment.

VISIT POTTERY WORKSHOPS

Visit a traditional pottery workshop in a cave in Avanos on this unique walking tour. Discover the art of ceramic and pottery making as you create your own masterpiece.

THE GÖREME OPEN-AIR MUSEUM

A UNESCO’S World Heritage site, has the best collection of chapels and living quarters dating around the 11th century

FAIRY CHIMNEYS OF VALLEYS

Opt for a walking tour to enter the Love Valley and be enchanted by its magnificent volcanic rock formations, Fairy Chimneys.

VISIT LOCAL WINEYARDS

Wine production started in Cappadocia region in 4,000 BCE. Visit the wineyards and taste the local wines.

HIKING

The main way to experience Cappadocia is by half-day hikes of around two hours, There are plenty of options in the different valleys and you’ll see a wide variety of landscapes.

QUAD BIKES

Quadbike your way through the Rose Valley amidst the dramatic desert scenery along with the Sinai mountains.

 

  • 08 Sep 2018

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