Cappadocia is the one of the most generous region of Anatolia where the nature has created with his magical hands.
Cappadocia and the region has been started to formed 60 million years ago by burst and spray their volcanic lava and ash of Erciyes, Hasandağı and Güllüdağ and formed layers with wind and rain erosion over many years as a result of a combination.
The Fairy Chimneys, which are created over millions of years with great efforts, has created one of the finest examples of natural architecture. Time to time the interior was carved by different communities as churches or settlement places, is stil guarded with great care for centuries. The naturally occurring chimneys and the frescoes which are made as interior is a magnificent creature you must not miss.
The Open air Museum in Göreme has many documentation and monuments about the Christian culture which has take place for many years in Cappadocia. Especially the churches carved into the rocks are the enormous structure revealed by human hands and nature. More then 250 churches like the Tokalı Church (Buckle Church), Rahibeler Church (Nun Church), Yılanlı Church (Snake Church) and Azize Barbara Chapel (St. Barbara Chapel) are waiting here for their visitors.
Ortahisar Castle, which has been carved on rocks on 1200 meter high during the Etiler period, is established as a protection of the city and also as a settlement. You can take great pictures from Cappadocia from here.
You must definitly see the one of the world’s first settlement places Çatalhöyük (Çatal hill), which is not so far from this area. You can find here the world’s oldest landscape mound which gives a reflection to transitional period of sedentary of people.
The region where a lot of hills, underground city and caves are located, illuminate the whole period starting from the pre-history till now about monuments and heritage. Seven levels under the ground you can find the Alacahöyük (Alaca hill), Suluca Karahöyük (Suluca Kara hill), Derin kuyu, Kaymaklı, Mazı and Civelek Mağarası (Civelek Cave) are living here.
Many monuments about the Seljuk and Ottoman culture can be found in such as Cuma Mosque, Hacı Bektaş Veli Tomb, Balım House are worth to visit.
The most famous and enjoyable part of Cappadocia are the colorful balloon trips upside the Fairy Chimneys in the sky. The balloon trip, starting in the early hours, will introduce you to the stunning views of Cappadocia. You will experience moments you will not forget with irresistible colors against the rising sun.
Cappadocia is identified with the taste of the kitchen of Nevşehir. The speciality of this region is Testi Kebap. It will be cooked slowly in earthenware jug and will be served after breaking the earthenware jug. Cappadocia is also known for its vineyards and is the center of good wine.
If you want to spend time in history and to meet with both current and historical monuments of nature, Cappadocia will be delighted to welcome you.