One of the reasons that tourists dreamed about Turkey is the Cappadocia under a shadow of the steppe. The uniquely harmonious region of historical values and natural beauties that challenge centuries is like a fairy tale filled with surprises. Cappadocia is like a natural film platform with underground cities that open up the doors of a whole new world, fairy chimneys that charm people as soon as seeing, colorful sunsets, exquisite wines, authentic restaurants adorned with regional cuisine and mystical atmosphere.
Especially if you go on a walk in the early hours of the morning, you see hundreds of balloons that color the sky, and you will so excited and will feel like a dream. The balloons gliding between fairy chimneys, the reddish sky and the beauty of the immense steppe combine to create a scene that cannot be satisfied with its splendor view. The Cappadocia Region is a favorite place of all season that it is the country of white horses, with the sky decorated with colorful balloons.
Places to visit in Cappadocia
Paşabağ Monk Valley
Pasabag Valley became the most influential place in Cappadocia to me. This is a place where you forget what age and when. You will find the most interesting examples of capped fairy chimneys in Paşabağ, which is close to the Zelve Valley. In the past, this area was used by priests and clergy to retreat into the carved stone rooms. https://toursce.com/destinations/pasabagi-valley/
It is the highest place in the Cappadocia Region. In the past, it was used as a fortress to protection. You can take a bird’s-eye view of Cappadocia and all the steppe is under your foot. Uchisar is waiting for the visitors with its whole beauties. https://toursce.com/destinations/uchisar-castle/
It is one of the most noticeable places in the region. Avanos hosts many pottery workshops. Pottery made with the fatty clay of Kızılırmak which is the source of clay has been one of the most important living resources of the region for centuries. Pottery dating back to the time of the Hittites is made with a wheel. Except for the pots, Avanos is also famous with silk and wool carpets, grapes are grown in the foothills of the mountains, and wines made from these delicious grapes. When you’re here, watch the pottery production, and even try to do it. https://toursce.com/destinations/avanos/
It is the place where you can see the natural beauties of Cappadocia. You can reach by going down the stairs but it is a very pleasant way. It is a place that must be seen with breathtaking nature, the churches carved into the valley, the significant view of Melendiz Stream. https://toursce.com/destinations/ihlara-valley/
The most impressive place in Ürgüp was ” Temenni Hill ” to me. The view overlooking the whole region, adorable tea garden and the Turkish pancake that I ate there are the places where I memorized. Do not come back without visiting the souvenir shops where you will see the right and left as you go down from the hill.
It is located in a valley where fills with lily and violet. Goreme has a beauty like postcards. This is the most lively, most colorful town in the region. Many of the more beautiful Hotels in Cappadocia are located in this region. But the most attracting place for the tourists is definitely ‘Göreme Open Air Museum’. https://toursce.com/destinations/goreme-open-air-museum/
Things to do in Cappadocia
Hot Air Balloon Tour
When you visit Cappadocia, you should separate your time to Balloon Tour. Even you must put it at beginning of your travel list. But you should abdicate your sleeping time. Forget your sleep and watch the first light of day on the valley with the striking beauty in the balloon. During the travel, you will lose the concept of time and space, and you will feel the flying over the clouds. https://toursce.com/blog/how-to-make-a-cappadocia-hot-air-balloon-tour/
You can book your hot air balloon flight from here: https://toursce.com/tour/cappadocia-hot-air-balloon-flight/
Rafting in Zamanti
Undoubtedly, this photo tour is one of the most enjoyable activities to do. Underground cities, churches, glass, fairy chimneys, natural beauties and old houses that challenge centuries are looking forward to your camera. https://www.goreme.com/cappadocia-photo-safari.php
Shopping in Cappadocia
You may lose yourself among the options you see while shopping in Cappadocia. You can find souvenirs from shops, boutiques, benches, for every budget and every taste. Colorful silk and wool carpets, wines, pottery, sculptures, local costumes, pumpkin seeds, Cappadocian dolls, stone carved door ornaments and Sardinian oiled cheeses are among the most popular gifts. https://www.lonelyplanet.com/turkey/cappadocia/shopping/a/poi-sho/360873
What can you eat and drink in Cappadocia?
The Cappadocia region’s most famous, among the delicacies that will provoke your taste, pottery bean, and kebab. We are sure you will not forget the taste of the kebab served in the pottery produced in Avanos throughout your life. The steer kebab, the lamb kebab, and the vegetarian kebab are served in 3 forms.
Cappadocia restaurants have not only regional dishes, but also Turkish and international cuisines. Especially on the Kızılırmak River and at the entrance of the Asma Bridge, there are nice restaurants.
Where to stay in Cappadocia?
Cappadocia is one of the most touristic places in our country. There are more than 400 hotels in the region. The vast majority of the hotels are located in Goreme and Ürgüp. Apart from these, there are many facilities in Avanos, Uçhisar and Ortahisar regions. The location of the hotel does not matter much if you go with your own car to the region. However, if you plan to go by bus, you can stay in some central areas. If you have the opportunity, you can stay in stone houses, boutique hotels. And you can fully enjoy the magnificent atmosphere of Cappadocia. Here is my recommendation: http://www.heavencavehouse.com/index.html