The region, which hosts many civilizations, was used as a residential area and various buildings such as houses and churches were built by the old people and these structures have been moved to the present day.
Stepping into Cappadocia is to ensure that each individual is immersed in a different atmosphere as if on a movie stage. It is one of the places worth seeing thanks to its fascinating geographic beauty that pushes the imagination limits and the underground wealth.
See Underground Cities
Faced with constant raids and plundering, the Cappadocians found a remnant in a second village where they could take refuge under their village.
Although 36 of them were unearthed, it is estimated that there are actually 150-120 underground cities under the ground. There are a number of public institutions, such as ventilation, irrigation, heating, sewerage systems, mental hospitals, and churches.
Take a Full Moon Walk in Güllüdere Valley
In the magical valleys of Cappadocia, there is a walking tour in the light of the full moon.
The tour starts at 20.30 with the gathering and registration of the Royal Balloon in Göreme. Then transfer to the main starting point of the tour with the transfer Güllüdere Valley.
After a 1-hour walk, there is a break in the Crusader Church. Then, the Church of the Colony is being passed. There is a music concert and a meal followed by a walk to the Red Valley (40 minutes).
At night at 24.00, we are returning. In our opinion, the most original Cappadocia experience. If you're in Cappadocia at a full moon, you're lucky.
What to bring?
- Wear comfortable shoes and comfortable pants for your wrists.
- Always take water with you.
- Even if the moonlight will guide you, keep a headlamp in case the weather is cloudy.
- In Cappadocia, as in deserts, there is a gap between day and night temperatures, so you should definitely take long-sleeved clothes, hoodie or coats according to the season.
- Instead of a sleeve bag as a bag, choose a small backpack to limit your ability to a minimum.
Participation in the Free Pottery Making Workshop in Avanos
You can watch the pottery production in pottery workshops in the pottery shops, and if you want to give shape to the soil, you can take the lead of the machine and display your skills. Everything you do here is free.
Balloon tour in Cappadocia
Among the activities to be done in Cappadocia, the most popular one is to ride the balloon and see Cappadocia from above with a balloon. There are many companies offering balloon tours. Each of them takes you around Cappadocia in about 1 hour.
ATV and horse tours
ATV tours and horse tours are also among the activities that can be done in Cappadocia. ATV tours, whether public tours, or you can do individual navigation. It is a nice option to do an ATV tour on the magnificent terrain of Cappadocia. Horse tours are also popular activities in Cappadocia.
Taking pictures at sunset in Cappadocia
Cappadocia, which is perfect all day, can tell you that it can affect you most at sunset. If you're hiking, make sure you know the sunset hours and move to one of the valleys below. Then sunbathe in a pleasant way. Cappadocia landscape allows you to capture exquisite images you will not find anywhere else in Turkey. Do not remove the camera for this purpose.
Eat Dinner at Cave Restaurants
We think that having dinner at a restaurant that is made from of carved rock is a must thing to do in Cappadocia. But make sure to make reservations beforehand as these places are quite popular among tourists.
Stay in peace at the cave hotel
When you come to Cappadocia, it is highly recommended that you stay in one of the cave hotels that are the region's specialty. There are many accommodation options for each budget in Urgup, Goreme, Uchisar, Ortahisar and Avanos. Historical Greek mansions and cave hotels in Morphou are fascinating.