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SIX EVENTS NOT TO MISS IN CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY



After a short flight from Istanbul you will arrive in Cappadocia. The views of Cappadocia are exhilarating!


Cappadocia, is a semi-arid region in central Turkey, well known for its distinctive “fairy chimneys ” tall, cone-shaped rock formations clustered in Monks Valley, Göreme and elsewhere. The area is rich in history with must see sites including Bronze Age homes carved into valley walls by troglodytes (cave dwellers) and later used as refuges by early Christians.


As if created to be a whimsical fantasy land, the city of Cappadocia is characterized by honeycombed hills and fairy chimneys with homes built into the landscape.

 

What is left of these underground villages, which date back to the 4th century, are now protected as a UNESCO world heritage site.


There are many ways to enjoy the captivating landscapes of Cappadocia, Turkey. The options for adventure are many in this historical region, but we narrowed it down to just a few that you must do while on your Turkish holiday. 


Balloons at Dawn

 

Sunrise viewpoint is worth setting your alarm for at dawn and getting a glimpse of the more than 100 hot air balloons that float above the Cappadocia scenery. The sight of the balloons, their colors magnified by the first splashes of sunlight, are guaranteed to leave you in awe.

Talk about an Instagram-worthy picture! 

 

Hike and See

 

There is amazing natural beauty ... blue skies, green valleys, and red and white rock. You could get a little lost hiking in the Red and Rose Valleys because the signage is a bit unclear so this hike is best done with a guide. You will be tired after exploring these beautiful paths, but the scenery will be well worth the effort.

 

Rocking in the Valley

 

This one involves more hiking through the popular Pigeon Valley, Uchisar Castle, and White Valley. You will be treated to the sight of rock formations at the end of the walkthrough White Valley in an area called Love Valley. Rock columns dot the landscape, and the massive structures are breath-taking. Be sure to bring your camera!

 

Tea Time

 

You will also want to explore the peaceful Ihlara Valley.

Commune with the birds and frogs that feed on the river that runs through it.

But the real treat of hiking this valley is the rest stop that offers a place for you to sit and enjoy the scenery. And the family that operates it even serves Turkish tea! It's delicious!

 



Panorama Point

 

Get the best views over the Rose Valley at Panorama Point.

There are friendly vendors here selling fruits and souvenirs, as well as comfy seats on the valley's edge for you to sit back, eat your fruit and sip a drink while watching the sunset. What more could you ask for?

 

You’ve watched the balloons, now ride them

 

You must take a balloon ride!

Again, this is an experience best done at dawn.

Start your day gliding past treetops and canyon walls. It will be one of the highlights of your trip and an experience to remember.


Contact me to start planning your trip to Turkey.

 





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