Have you ever wanted to travel to the mysterious and enchanting land of Cappadocia?
Cappadocia Turkey has a great importance for tourism today. It is one of the most magnificent natural wonders in the world. This region with its unique geological features attracts tourists from all over the world. Cappadocia is the region where nature and history are most beautifully combined.
The outstanding beauty and unique geological formations of the region have attracted tourists from all around the globe. The most important factor that differentiates Cappadocia from other tourist destinations is the way nature has shaped and carved the land over thousands of years.
While the geographical events created the fairy chimneys, throughout history people have carved and frescoed their living spaces, their houses and churches, in these fairy chimneys, so that the traces of the millennia-old civilizations reach to the present time. For this reason, the region still bears this name and attracts many tourists from all over the world!
The history of Cappadocia Caves
This region was formed after an earthquake and a volcanic eruption about 12,000 years ago. Later, surface water was carried by rainwater and melted snow to form huge lava flows that filled the valleys with mud and created underground Cappadocia Caves and rock shelters in the form of houses and churches for people.
Strabon, one of the writers of antiquity at the time of the Roman Emperor Augustus, in his 17-volume ‘Geographika’ (Anatolia XII, XIII, XIV) gives the boundaries of the region as a wide region extending to the Taurus Mountains in the south, Aksaray in the west, Malatya in the east and the eastern Black Sea coast in the north.
Where is Cappadoica in Turkey?
It is located on the territory of Nevşehir, Aksaray, Nigde, Kayseri and Kırsehir provinces. The rocky region which is a narrower area, consists of the underground cities of Uçhisar, Urgup, Avanos, Goreme, Derinkuyu, Kaymakli and the Ihlara Valley.
What is Cappadocia known for?
Traditional houses and pigeon houses carved into the rocks are an expression of the authenticity of the region. These houses were built in the 19th century from rocks or hewn stones on the slopes. In the region, due to its volcanic origin, there are many rock formations, such as the “Fairy Chimneys”.
Today, the region has a great importance for tourism. Avanos, Urgup, Goreme, Akvadi, Uchisar and Ortahisar Castles, El Nazar Church, Aynalı Church, Guvercinlik Valley, Derinkuyu, Kaymaklı, Ozkonak Underground Cities, Ihlara Valley, Selime Village, Cavusin, Gulludere Valley and Pasabag-Zelve are the main attractions. It is a paradise on earth for those who want to discover the differences. While strolling through the valleys decorated with fairy chimneys, you can discover places where you have never been before, or if you are interested in photography, you can take pictures that have never been taken before.
It is the most pleasant and beautiful place in the world to fly in a balloon. Flying with a hot air balloon is among the top 5 things on to do list. During the flight, hot air balloons rise to an altitude of about 1000 feet and bring the sunrise, the fairy chimneys and the view of the valley to the visitors by entering the valley.
How to travel Cappadocia Turkey?
Whether you’re a solo traveler, an explorer or a big group who wants to do something different this summer, there’s no denying the fact that visiting new places is exciting. Okeanos Travel has different Cappadocia travel plans for you with options from daily tours to 2-3-4 day tours
City tours, Group tours, private tours or packages, please check our plans and choose the best for you.
If you can not decide which is better istanbul or Cappadocia, choose Istanbul to Cappadocia tour.