Surrounded by the fairy chimneys, underground cities and the majestic ruins of ancient civilizations, the Cappadocia Hotel is located in the neighbourhood of Esbelli overlooking Ürgüp. Having hosted many different civilizations for thousands of years, Ürgüp is one of the first settlement zones and most important towns of Cappadocia which is also known as the Land of Beautiful Horses. While its settlement history dates back to the Palaeolithic age, Cappadocia is known as the place where Christianity was first born. Having been one of the outstanding points of intersection of the Silk Road in the past, Cappadocia is now a place where nature communes with history. While having spectacular samples of interesting rock formations, known as 'fairy chimneys' formed by the rain and wind erosions of tuffs and lavas of Mount Erciyes, Mount Hassan and Mount Güllü, Cappadocia is also the home of the greatest outdoor museum of the world, namely Göreme Open-air Museum. Due to its natural and cultural diversity, Cappadocia has been on the UNESCO World Natural & Cultural Heritage List since 1985. You can enjoy many activities such as hot-air balloon tours, trekking, bike-riding, and horse-riding here. Our entirely cave engraved and traditionally designed rooms with terraces have sizes ranging from 30 m2 to 60 m2, and each room attracts attention with its unique design The Cappadocia Hotel has one restaurant with indoor seating and a terrace overlooking the spectacular landscape of fairy chimneys. You will also take pleasure from Cappadocia while watching the sunset from our terraces. Be our guest and get the utmost enjoyment out of this iconic landscape of hundreds of ancient cave and stone houses, fairy chimneys and other historical structures. We look forward to welcoming you to the Cappadocia Hotel…Cont....
Nature really let its creative juices flow here, creating a concentration of mindboggling shapes resembling everything from a camel to Napoleon. Tack on to one of the tour groups to hear some of the more incredulous claims, or let your own imagination run free and see what shapes you see yourself.
Pasabag (Monks Valley) is just another unique part of Cappadocia - not to be missed. In this valley, you can see many different types of fairy chimneys: multi-bodied, multi-headed, elongated, asparagus shaped, phallic shaped, cone shaped, pedestal shaped and Japanese eryngii (エリンギ) mushroom shaped ones.
Perhaps the most accessible of all the valleys, due to its proximity to the central town of Goreme, Pigeon Valley is the best place to start exploring the region. The trail goes right through the valley, with great views of the many dovecotes that dot the cliff walls and fairy chimneys around. The best way to access the trail is from Uchisar, from where a short 3km trail will take you through the valley to Goreme.
Hiking the full trail between Ihlara village and Selime is a wonderfully bucolic day out. Most visitors come on a tour and only walk the short stretch with most of the churches, entering via the 360 steps of the Ihlara Vadısı Turistik Tesisleri (Ihlara Valley Tourist Facility) ticket booth and exiting at Belisırma. This means the rest of the path is blissfully serene, with farmers tilling their fields and shepherds grazing their flocks the only people you're likely to meet.Details
Right in Hacıbektaş' centre is this tranquil dervish dergah (lodge), now a museum as well as a place of pilgrimage for those of the Bektaşı faith. Several rooms are arranged as they might have been when the Bektaşı order lived here, with dioramas of dervish life and beautiful exhibits of clothing, musical instruments and jewellery. The Meydan Evi (meeting house), where initiation ceremonies were performed, has an intricate wooden dove-tailed ceiling, its crossbeams symbolising the nine levels of heaven.Details
Look: it's a camel! Nicknamed 'Imagination Valley' locally, Devrent Valley's rock formations are some of the best formed and most thickly clustered in Cappadocia, and looking at their fantastic shapes is like gazing at the clouds as a child. See if you can spot the dolphin, seals, Napoleon's hat, kissing birds, Virgin Mary and various reptilian forms.Details
Cappadocia, a dreamy slice of central Turkey dotted with 'fairy chimneys' (rock formations), has a history every bit as remarkable as its landscape. Volcanic eruptions created this surreal moonscape: the lava flows formed tuff rock, which wind and rain sculpted into sinuous valleys with curvy cliff faces and pointy fairy chimneys. Cappadocians chiselled homes in the soft rock, paving the way for cave-dwelling hippies and today’s boutique fairy-chimney hotels.Details