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Hover in a balloon over this Mars-like landscape to see its fairy chimneys. On land, delve into its complex underground cities.

Cappadocia has a wonderfully bizarre appearance. Fairy chimneys, valleys and mountains take on a honeycomb look from man-made craters containing cave dwellings. Features inside the rock vary from small rooms to enormous cathedrals and underground cities. View the impressive site from a hot air balloon.

Visit the Göreme Open Air Museum in the center of Cappadocia to investigate an extensive collection of churches crafted into the rock by monks. Be sure to see Aynali Church and Tokali Church, just outside the museum. The latter is Cappadocia’s largest church.

Follow passages in Cavusin Church before delving into the bottom of the underground maze of Derinkuyu Church. See the complex of Selime Monastery, among the largest cave structures in Cappadocia.

Float on a hot air balloon above the Fairy Chimneys to observe weird and wonderful features. Mushroom-shaped rock formations reach heights of 130 feet (40 meters). Similar rocks rise from the earth in Pasabag, near a vineyard and the refuge of a former miracle worker.

The breathtaking valleys attract hikers and walkers to this scenic region. Red Valley and Rose Valley offer miles of hiking paths among scenic red rocks. The glowing effect of dusk on the picturesque areas is best seen from Sunset Point. For a visit among X-rated fairy chimneys, amble through the Love Valley, where nature forgot to censor its phallic rocks.

Learn about the use of birds as messengers and pets in the dovecotes of Pigeon Valley. Head west to Uçhisar Castle, appearing like a giant anthill rising from the earth.

The bizarre terrain results from wind and water erosion. In the 4th century, religious groups carved churches, homes and subterranean cities into the rocks and the community remained there for almost a millennium.

Take a taxi or bus from the airport in Kayseri, which has airline and train services to Istanbul and Ankara.The picturesque wonders and fascinating historical cave dwellings of the otherworldly realm of Cappadocia will stay with you for a lifetime.

Top Hotels in Cappadocia

Sultan Cave Suites
Sultan Cave Suites
Aydinli Mah. Aydinli Sok. No. 40, Nevsehir
Free cancellation
The price is CA $79 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Located in the heart of Nevsehir, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Göreme National Park and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Uchisar Castle. Roman Castle and Göreme ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (196 reviews)

"The view of the village on a morning and afternoons. The food was always Great just missing a little salt like all food in turkey"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 9, 2021

Sultan Cave Suites
Radisson Blu Hotel, Kayseri
Radisson Blu Hotel, Kayseri
5 out of 5
Hunat Mahallesi, Sivas Caddesi No: 24/1, Melikgazi, Kayseri, Kayseri
Free cancellation
The price is CA $110 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Located in Kayseri City Center, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hunat Hatun Mosque and Mahperi Hunat Hatun Complex. Sahabiye Medresesi and Kayseri ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (508 reviews)

"This place is highly recommend. It offers. Friendly and peaceful atmosphere to travelers"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 15, 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel, Kayseri
Kapadokya Hill Hotel & Spa (12+)
Kapadokya Hill Hotel & Spa (12+)
5 out of 5
Nigde Yolu 4. Km. Göre, Nevsehir
The price is CA $62 per night from Jan 16 to Jan 17

Situated in the historical district, this luxury hotel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Nevsehir Museum and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Urgup Museum. Uchisar Castle and Kaymakli ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (156 reviews)

"We are as couple has visited many hotel accross the world and has many things, we stayed there for 2 nights in premium caves suit, what a great experience and what a lovely service from hotel staff espacially from Bushra and Hakan, extremely helpful, it is one of the best cave hotel i have seen in ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 9, 2020

Kapadokya Hill Hotel & Spa (12+)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Cappadocia

A quiet and discreet paradise for the whole family including your animals
A quiet and discreet paradise for the whole family including your animals
Avanos, Nevsehir
The price is CA $61 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Located in the heart of Avanos, this historic apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of The Hair Museum of Avanos and Chez Galip Hair Museum. Alaaddin ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Un séjour très agréable

"Un bel endroit, accueillant et confortable. Un petit havre avec son beau jardin où se reposer après les journées de marche et de visites de cette belle région. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre séjour."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 23, 2019

A quiet and discreet paradise for the whole family including your animals
Doctor House Residence
Doctor House Residence
Harman Mah. Eyüp Sultan Caddesi No: 30, Talas, Kayseri, Kayseri
The price is CA $47 per night from Jan 16 to Jan 17

Situated in the historical district, this apartment building is 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Ali Dagi Underground City and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from University of Erciyes. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (24 reviews)

"Her şey güzeldi"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 16, 2020

Doctor House Residence
Prime Inn
Prime Inn
Kicikoy MH, 6160 SK, Kayseri, Kayseri
The price is CA $69 per night from Jan 16 to Jan 17

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from University of Erciyes and within 6 mi (10 km) of Hunat Hatun Mosque and Mahperi Hunat Hatun ...

4/5Very Good! (8 reviews)

"Отличный отель, рядом с центральной улицей, чистенький, персонал замечательный. Горячая вода идет сразу, сливать и ждать не нужно. Мне лично только лампы настольной не хватало, но ее обычно ни в одном отеле нет."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 17, 2019

Prime Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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