The secret of Cappadocia is hidden in geographic formations dating back 60 million years. The smooth layers formed by lava and spewed ash from Mount Erciyes, Mount Hasan, and Mount Gulludag first became rock formations and then corroded by rain and wind over millions of years and eventually shaped the formations. geographic areas of today.
Cappadocia has also been home to many civilizations from the Stone Age throughout history. Using the advantage of this structure of the region, many settlements, houses, monasteries, churches, chapels and underground cities were built. This is how most of the fairy chimneys are located indoors.
The present-day formations in the area that can be easily carved, called fairy chimneys by locals, have allowed locals to build rock-hewn cave houses and underground cities. They quickly became a real shelter during the times of repression, becoming a living space for hundreds of thousands of people and giving the visitor dozens of new places in the world to discover, such as:
Uçhisar Castle: This high outcrop of volcanic rock and the tallest fairy chimney (1,350m above sea level) is one of Cappadocia's most important landmarks and can be seen from miles away. round. It was formerly inhabited.
Derinkuyu Underground City: An ancient multi-level underground city, extending to a depth of about 60 meters. Large enough to house up to 20,000 people with their livestock and food stocks. It is the largest excavated underground city in Turkey.
Valleys not to be missed in Cappadocia: The valleys in Cappadocia are all different from each other, although connected to each other. The most popular valleys are Love Valley, White Valley, Valley of Pigeons, Red Valley and Rose Valley. All the valleys have a name that suits them perfectly, because of one of their peculiarities.
Avanos: quintessential pottery town, perfect for shopping
Göreme open-air museum: rock sanctuaries, a veritable open-air historical place of life where monks resided.
Taste Cappadocian Wine: Cappadocia has been a wine region for hundreds of years. Many hotels have their own vineyards and cellars, and offer free tastings, or sell their wine by the glass and by the bottle.
Take a hot air balloon flight in Cappadocia: this is the activity not to be missed in Cappadocia, the hot air balloon flight always attracts more and more tourists to Cappadocia. There are people who come to the region from thousands of kilometers to live this incredible experience. How to book a hot air balloon flight in Cappadocia?
Horseriding in Cappadocia: the Persians call this region the land of Katpatuka "land of purebred horses". The opportunity for you to take advantage of it during your stay in Cappadocia and go on a horseback ride in Cappadocia. It is a discovery of the natural, historical and cultural wealth of Cappadocia. UNESCO World Heritage, Cappadocia is the result of volcanic eruptions and the activity civilizations that are experienced in the region.