Travel to Cappadocia and discover a place of mystical immersion and natural grandeur
In an extensive plateau in the depths of eastern Asia Minor, between the Ali River and the Taurus Mountains lies Cappadocia, a mysterious and primitive place and one of the most impressive areas of natural and cultural beauty of our world. The eerie images evoked by the lunar landscape and the unique rock formations of the earth, reveal a piece of land that was born and sculpted under the dynamic energy of powerful geological phenomena and volcanic activity for centuries, and created an unreal landscape today, a monument of world heritage.
With a wonderful relief profile in the Turkish hinterland, Cappadocia is a region of unparalleled natural beauty and cultural significance. Magnificent stone sculptures, underground cities with natural chimneys, as well as extensive stone landscapes that hide inside churches,
places of worship and houses, fully justify the long historical tradition of Cappadocia, as a place that gave birth to cults, protected humans and promoted culture through the numerous monuments carved on its land. Numerous carved churches, monasteries and hermitages with stunning murals inside are spread out in Goreme (open air museum Goreme) and Pasubag valley, in a revealing environment of devotion and respect for the divine, while underground cities and ornate conical, towering rocks (tower-like rocks) complement the image of an open-air museum. Routes between cool valleys (Ihlara valley) full of nature reserves and caves, impressive castles (Uchisar) and the famous Caravan Sarai inns with their imposing architecture, ideally complement the most authentic mosaic of nature, art and culture justifying why Cappadocia is addressed as the 8th miracle of our world.
Food and local cuisine
The local cuisine of Cappadocia is rich in flavors, based on Turkish-Arabic cuisine and influenced by the Mediterranean. The cuisine is mostly heavy and rich in spices. Meat (lamb, chicken, beef) is used as the main raw material, while the flavors of seafood are almost absent from the eating habits of the locals. Cooked dishes dominate. Try yiaprakia, dolmades, soups, pancakes with greens, traditional cheese and tahini, while dishes such as pottery kebap (kebab in clay with vegetables) or mandi (ravioli stuffed with minced meat and garnish from yogurt and sumac sauce) are among the top gastronomic options. The Turkish rice pudding is also excellent, as the dessert that will drive you crazy.
Best time to visit Cappadocia
No matter what time of the year you choose to visit Cappadocia one thing is for sure: the area will fascinate you anyway and transform your trip into an unforgettable experience. The travel season is therefore a matter of personal choice, depending on the activities you want to do. (eg for a walk with the famous balloons choose the summer months, with the climatic conditions being ideal for the success of the activity).
How to use transportation in Cappadocia
Transfer from/to Cappadocia
Easily reach Cappadocia by air from Istanbul and Izmir to Caesarea or Nevsehir in Cappadocia. From there by car, either by car or by bus to your destination.
Transport in the area is ideal by car. Choose a "tall" car that will ensure you a comfortable and relaxing trip.