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    Best time to Visit Cappadocia: Whole Year

    Category : Nature Explorer: Caves Exploration

    Duration(days) : 3 Days

    Description

    Cappadocia is the place with distinctive fairy chimneys, tall cone-shaped rock formations, honeycombed hills and towering boulders will give you an out of the world feeling.
    You need to visit Cappadocia atleast once in your lifetime to discover the otherworldly wonders of that it has.

    Cappadocia is Turkey's most visually striking region, especially the "moonscape" area around the towns of Ürgüp, Göreme, Uçhisar, Avanos and Mustafapa?a (Sinasos), where erosion has formed caves, clefts, pinnacles, "fairy chimneys" and sensuous folds in the soft volcanic rock.

     

    Some of the prime attractions around Cappadocia are:
        • Lunar landscape of Devrent Valley
        • Fairy chimneys of Pasabag and Three Sisters
        • Zelve Valley
        • Pottery town Avanos
        • Goreme Open Air Museum
        • Uchisar Rock Castle
        • Esentepe Windy Hill
        • Pigeons Valley
        • Kaymakli Underground City
        • Mustafapasa (Sinasos)
        • Hike through Red Valley
        • Carved houses on the sides of mountains at Cavusin
        • Turasan Wine Factory in Urgup

     

    Top things to do in Cappadocia
     • Hot air balloon tour: Tourists usually opt for Hot air balloon tour, to get a ariel view the unique landspace of this beautiful place.
     • Horse riding: You can opt to explore this unique landspace on a horse back also. After all, the name Cappadocia is derived from the ancient Hittite word Katpatuka - which means “land of beautiful horses”. 
     • Stay in cave hotel
     • Enjoy the Turkish dance performance along with a delightful Turkish meal; and explore the traditional Turkish culture in any of the Cappadocian cave restaurants.


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    Devrent Valley / Imaginary Valley

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    The lunar landscape at Devrent Valley is a distinct landform. You can find different rock formations and a walk through this valley, makes you feel as if you are walking on moon.
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      Pasabag Fairy Chimneys / Pasabag Valley / Monks Valley

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      Pasabag valley contains some of the most striking fairy chimneys in Cappadocia with twin and even triple rock caps. This style is unique even for Cappadocia and these fairy chimneys are named mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys. The fairy chimneys at Pasabag Fairy Chimneys are one of the most photographed landform. This site is also called Monks Valley, the name was derived from some cones carved in tuff stones which stand apart.
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        Zelve Valley / Zelve Open Air Museum

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        Zelve Open-Air Museum, which once housed one of the largest communities in the region is an amazing cave town, honeycombed with dwelling. This cave town is currently empty, and just leaves the tourists to imagine how this spectacular cave town must have been flourished at its time.
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          Avanos Town

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          Avanos Town is a beautiful laid back pottery town. It is famous with tile and pottery workshops.
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            Göreme Valley

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            The Göreme Valley holds the region's best collection of painted cave-churches. Medieval orthodox Christian monks (1000-1200 AD) carved the caves from the soft volcanic stone and decorated them with elaborate Byzantine frescoes.
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              Goreme Open Air Museum

              Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :25 TL

              Goreme Open Air Museum where you will enjoy the fantastic rock churches and beautiful frescos from various centuries decorating the walls of the churches. The Goreme Open Air Museum is listed in UNESCO World Heritage List.
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                Uchisar Rock Castle

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                Uchisar Rock Castle is the highest and the most dominant point, giving a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding.
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                  Esentepe Windy Hill

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                  Esentepe Windy Hill is a popular view point providing breathtaking view of the surrounding unique landspace.
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                    Three Sisters Fairy Chimneys in Urgup

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                    Three Sisters Fairy Chimneys in Urgup are the most popular and seen on advertisements and most of the wallpapers.
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                      Pigeons Valley

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                      Pigeons have been always important for Cappadocian people. That’s why people carved some pigeon houses to keep them in certain places. In Pigeons Valley, you will see that the houses for the pigeons are just like the houses for the people.
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                        Kaymakli Underground City

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                        There are 36 underground cities in Cappadocia and the widest one is Kaymakli underground city. The Kaymakli Underground City has low, narrow and sloping passages. While the underground city consists of 8 floors below ground, only 4 of them are open to the public today.
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                          Mustafapasa (Sinasos)

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                          Mustafapasa (Sinasos), is an old Greek town with its spectacular old Greek houses; very fine examples of late Greek settlements and architecture.
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                            Red Valley

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                            Red Valley, with its fabulous volcanic rock formations, is in the heart of Cappadocia but away from the tourist crowd. Rock-Cut hermit churches with frescoes and paintings fit with the Valleys meditative atmosphere. You will have to walk for about 4 km inside this valley to discover and experience the unique landform of this attractive valley. At the end of your walking trail, you will arrive at ancient Cavusin Village.
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                              Cavusin Village / Çavusin Churches

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                              The carved houses on the sides of mountains at Cavusin village is a unique sight to see. It is spectacular to see these ancient habitats.
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                                Turasan Wine Factory, Urgup

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                                You taste the world famous Cappadocia wines at the ancient Turasan Wine Factory in Urgup.
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                                  Hot air balloon tour

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                                  Tourists usually opt for Hot air balloon tour, to get a ariel view the unique landspace of this beautiful place.
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                                    Horse riding

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                                    You can opt to explore this unique landspace on a horse back also. After all, the name Cappadocia is derived from the ancient Hittite word Katpatuka - which means “land of beautiful horses”.
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                                      Stay in cave hotel

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                                      One of the popular things to in Cappadocia, is to stay in a cave hotel. You can experience on how the ancient cave dwellers (troglodyte) lived in the well carved caves of these unique place.
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                                        By Air
                                        Cappadocia has a very good flight connectivity with Istanbul and it is the most prefered way of travel (considering the time consumed by other mode of transports).

                                        By Train
                                        High-speed trains connect Istanbul with Ankara and Konya via Eski?ehir. From Konya you can continue to Cappadocia by bus or rental car (232 km/144 miles, 4 hours).

                                        By Bus
                                        A night bus from Istanbul to Cappadocia is usually the cheapest way to go (about TL85), but it's a long ride—730 km (454 miles, 10 to 12 hours). 


                                        Turkey VISA information
                                        Turkey doesnot support visa on arrival. You need to acquire e-visa before the visit.
                                        Reference site: www.evisa.gov.tr/en