Cappadocia Hotels

There are some wonderful hotels in Cappadocia and we review some of the best ones

Dedeman Hotel
Dedeman Hotel

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Hotel description: Dedeman Hotel has 349 Rooms, 750 Beds, 316 Standard Rooms, 2 Room for Disabled, 39 Non-Smoking Room, 1 King Suites, 32 Suites.
Meeting: 9 Meeting Room(s) Total Cap: 1510, Max (sqm/pax):685/900, Min (sqm/pax):70/30, Wireless Network, Corporate Internet Connection, Sound System, Collar microphone, Wireless Microphone, Table Microphone, Voice Recording System, Illumination System, DVD Player, VCD Player, VCR, Stage, Lectern, Music Broadcast, Slide Projector, Computer Projector, Projection Screen, Barcovision, Overhead Projector, Flipchart, TV, Writing Board, Fax, Air conditioning, Laser Pointer,

Inside Dedeman Hotel

Dining & Wining: 3 Restaurant(s) Indoor cap:1500, Outdoor cap: 1000, Breakfast Hall (total cap: 1400), Snack Bar,Erciyes Restaurant 250 pax.,Pool Restaurant 350 pax.,Panaroma Restaurant 120pax., Lobby Bar, Pool Bar, American Bar, Restaurant Bar, Disco Bar, Vitamin Bar,Wine House, Turkish, International, Vegetarian, Sea Food Cuisines

Facilities and Services: Medical Room, Doctor, Services for disabled people, Wake up service, Business center, Internet, Market, Dry Cleaning, Laundry Service, Safety box at reception, Power generator, Parking lot for75 cars, Parking garage for20 cars.

Activities and Recreation: 1 Outdoor Swimming Pool with children section, 1 Indoor Swimming Pool Turkish Bath , Sauna, Massage, Fitness Center, Health Center, Coiffeur, Solarium, Gymnasium Hall, Garden, Playing Ground for Children , TV Room, Night Club, Disco,Wine House .

Avrasya Hotel

Avrasya Hotel

Hotel description: Avrasya Hotel is a very special place in Cappadocia which has been shaped by magic hands of nature. The hotel is in the intersection of the real world and the interior avrasyaworld of fairies. It has 125 rooms of which 119 are regular rooms, 6 are suit rooms, and 3 can be connection rooms for families. In Avrasya Hotel you can feel yourself at your home, 252 beds of which 105 beds are twin beds, 15 of them french bed.

Le maison de cap

Les Maisons de Cap.

Hotel description: Fourteen restored houses are available to the discerning visitor who seeks a holiday of the highest order in a place that has left few unmoved. Each visitor may choose the type of vacation that he/she desires: the perfect intimity and liberty of a le maison de capself-catering house or studio rental, or, the coddled luxury of a boutique hotel.
Each house shares a magnificent view over the landscape. Each has been refurbished by Jacques and Anne Avizou without compromise: the comfort expected by western visitors blends effortlessly with millenium architecture-carved lintels, vaulted ceilings, and in-house cisterns, accentuated with colorful kilims, carpets and authentic ‘Avanos’ earthware.

anatolian houses

Anatolian Houses

Hotel description:  Perfectly decorated Anatolian Cave Suites welcomes you in the heart of Cappadocia. Anatolian Houses promises her guests a luxurious hotel service within cave formations which is part of Cappadocia’s historical structure.
Throughout the history, Cappadocia has been witnessed to many different civilizations in Anatolia and had been ruled by many of those: Cappadocia still captures visitors with it’s historical charm, close-knit feeling of local living and fairytale -like surroundings…
Dining & Wining: Hotel Restaurant

Facilities and Services: Breakfast room, Meeting room, Internet room, Wireless internet connection in public sections, SPA & Wellness Center, Outdoor / Indoor (with central heating system) swimming pool, Turkish bath, Sauna, Wine cellar, Wine fountain, Laundry service…

Hotel Temenni Evi

Temenni Evi

Hotel description: Temenni Evi is the perfect choice for couples looking for a special place to stay, or travellers wanting somewhere sophisticated, yet homely. The luxurious furnishment reflects the elegance and comfort of its origins as a Cappadocian house. Spoil yourself in our outstanding cave hotel within strolling distance from the centre of Urgup, Cappadocia.

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As a guest of Temenni Evi, you’ll fall in love with our hotels heritage Ottoman architecture and golden Cappadocian stone, which evoke the true spirit and old-world charm of our beautiful town.

Dining & Wining: Temenni Evi restaurant offers the finest of Turkish food and local wines from Cappadocia region. With seating for 50 guests indoors, 30 outdoors and another 30 terrace on a fine evening, the restaurant has a cosy intimate atmosphere.

Several Anatolian food mains meet the strong demand for local dishes and lamb and tanduri dishes, for which Turkey is famous. Soups, salads and pasta dishes add to the choice, along with mouth watering desserts including crepes.

Perissia Hotel
Perissia Hotel

Hotel description: A wonderful holiday awaits you in this breathtaking setting. A World Heritage Site and home to many natural wonders such as the Fairy Chimneys, underground cities and cave churches in this region of early Christianity.

You can enjoy many activities such as Ballooning, Hiking, Rafting, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking as well as sightseeing during the day and join the lively nightlife while tasting the famous Cappadocia Wine in the evening.

Meeting point of Cappadocia with traditional Turkish hospitality, an experienced and smiling staff with understanding of good quality service.

Dining & Wining:
CAPPADOCIA RESTAURANT: This is our main restaurant with its rich menu prepared by skilful cooks, quality service provided with a smile. All local foods and international cusine are all waiting for you. This area alo serves as a convention hall with a capacity of 450 people.
TERRACE RESTAURANT: What is the best thing that will make dining better? A nice view. Terrace Restaurant makes dining more enjoyable with its perfect view.The place with a 50 people capacity and Urgup view, where you can have your breakfast against the sun and dinners with candles.
GOREME RESTAURANT: There is always an alternative to all needs in Perissia. Goreme Restaurant is a place where you may find distinguished foods from world cuisine and where you may have a good time. It is a restaurant with 160 people capacity with comfortable decor.
POOL BAR: Complete hot summer days and pool pleasure with wonderful beverages or just lay back and watch the sunset against a breathtaking view.

Dinler Hotel

Dinler Hotel

Hotel description: Dinler Hotel is located in the most central and lively location of Turkey’s most special part Cappadocia, Urgup…
Aiming to offer a high quality 5 star service, Dinler Hotels – Urgup has friendly workers and hosts both those whom come to discover the beautiful parts of Cappadocia and also those whom come for the business purposes in a best possible way…
Dinler Hotels – Urgup, with its 172 rooms and extraordinary view over Urgup which is established on a garden area of 20,000 square meters and only 500 meters away from city center of Urgup is waiting for you…

Mustafa Hotel
Mustafa Hotel

Hotel description: The Hotel Mustafa welcomes all of its special guests at the hearth of Cappadocia. The deeply instilled Hotel Mustafa culture is embodied in its employees – people who share a single focus and are inspired to offer great service.

The Hotel Mustafa is opened at 1988 by the partnership of two local families. The Hotel has 4 floors with 230 guest rooms. The Hotel rooms are pleasantly decorated with maximum comfort for special guests. Traditional Turkish hospitality can be seen at all the service points of the Hotel.
CAPPADOCIA RESTAURANT & TERRACE: This is the main restaurant of the Hotel which serves world cuisine tastes in open buffet with a capacity of 500 people.

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Dining at outdoor terrace by poolside barbeques is enjoyable during the summer months with the capacity of 750 people.
LOOBY BAR: This bar serves light snacks and drinks at the corner of the lobby with the seating capacity of the 15 persons as the best gathering place of the Cappadocia.
ORIENT BAR
MISKO DISCO
ROOM SERVICE: 24-hour Room Service is available for guests wishing to dine in the comfort of their room.

Yunak Evleri Cave Hotel

Yunak Evleri

Hotel description: Yunak Evleri is a combination of six cave houses with a total of 30 private cave rooms dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries and crowned with a 19th century Greek Mansion.
The name of the neighbourhood “YUNAK” comes from the old days when women used to do all their washing and of course, socialising by the fountain located at the village square. Being by the fountain and at the Yunak was the center of daily life.
These exceptional cave houses are renovated and decorated with care and in their own distinct style with strictly respecting the local character. The decor is elegant and personalized with beautiful hand-crafted furnishings and antiques. With 30 rooms, Yunak Evleri is small enough to be intimate, yet large enough to offer you privacy.

Yunak Evleri Suite

Telephone: Direct dial telephone system with multiple lines and a telephone in each room. Reasonably priced telephone calls locally, nationally and internationally.
Fax: You can send or receive fax at our hotel. This service is free of charge.
Television: Wide screen home theatre with a large selection of movies and TV with international channels(CNN,BBC……) in the old mansion.
Internet Facilities: A complete business laptop with fast ADSL internet access is available for guests in our mansion. This service is free of charge.
Laundry: We have laundry and iron service as well.
Library: Books about Cappadocia and Turkey
Music Room: Large collection of jazz and classical CD’s.
Meeting Room: Exclusive meeting room and lounge in the old mansion.

For more information on Cappadocia Hotels visit www.cappadocia.travel.

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The rise of Activity Breaks

Active Holidays

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There has been a marked change in the way people holiday these days. Short Breaks are not just about packing up and leaving for mountains or hitting the beach to relax. They are more about going to mountains for trekking and bungee jumping and hitting the beach for diving and paragliding. Welcome to the world of multi activity holidays !

Why would you want to choose an activity holiday?

Most people crave for that sense of achievement which is not available in the framework of daily activities. If you are a parent then you know how children rant and cry over not having enough activities and play things to indulge in. Choosing from the wide range of active holidays is the best thing you can do to rejuvenate yourself and the lives of your little ones.

And culture is changing towards a more active lifestyle. Healthier and more productive. This is carried over into our Holiday choices. Not surprisingly Active Holidays rose 33 % last year in a year when general tourism fell.

Let’s take a look at all the things you can do on a short activity break.

Something for the Children

Activity HolidayChildren are going to love this! Some of the many activities for your little ones include abseiling, canoeing, horse riding, movie making, art and crafts, playing music etc. These are not only going to keep them busy but develop their skills and confidence as well. Let your children off the leash and this is one experience that they aren’t going to forget in a lifetime.

Water Sports, Anyone!

Most multi activity packages aren’t solely based on land activities as they usually also include some element for watersports. So get up stream to experience the fun of rafting and kayaking or hit the beach for some Para sailing. Surf the tides and race the scooter boats for maximum fun. Want more! Get into your diving outfits and go scuba diving to experience the wonders of life under water. The list is never-ending!

Activity holidays are a great way to have fun and to feel worthy about yourself. It’s also a great way to spend quality time with the family and get healthy too.

Go online and book one for yourself now.

Remember to check your travel insurance to ensure that the activities you wish to take part in are covered under your travel policy. Some Insurers specifically exclude holidays where the main purpose is to take part in adventure activities. So you must be careful and check the policy wording carefully.

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Other companies split the activities into different groups. Some of the groups and the less dangerous sports, for example, surfing, or swimming, snorkelling etc, will be automatically covered at no extra charge – whereas some of the more riskier sports, wreck diving or para-gliding can be covered but you will have to pay an additional premium and may be subject to a higher excess.

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Turkish Holidays

Turkey from Space

Turkey is located on the Eastern Mediterranean between two continents Europe and Asia. The European part of Turkey is called Thrace, while the Asian part is called Anatolia or ( Asia Minor ).

The area of Turkey is approximately  814 578 Km2 (314 500 square miles)
% 3 on the European continent
% 97 on the Asian continent

The major cities are

Istanbul 9.2 million
Ankara 3.7 million
Izmir 3.1 million
Konya 1.9 million
Adana 1.7 million
Bursa 1.2 million
Religion % 99 of the population is Muslim . Turkey is a secular state that quarantees complete freedom of worship to non-Muslims.

Turkey is democratic, secular and social state governed by the rule of law; committed to the nationalism of Ataturk and based on the principle of the separation of powers;  Legislative Power: The Turkish Grand National Assembly
Executive Power:President and the Council of Ministers. Judicial Power:Independent courts and supreme judiciary organs.

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Coastline 8333 Km. (5000 miles)
Turkey is surrounded by sea on three sides, by the Black Sea in the North, the Mediterranean in the south and the Aegean Sea in the West. In the north-west there is also an important internal sea, the Sea of Marmara, between the straits of the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus

Turkey has 80 administrative provinces and seven geographical regions. The first four of the seven regions are given the names of the seas which are adjacent to them.
Black Sea Region
Marmara Region
Aegean Region
Mediterranean Region
The other three regions are named in accordance with their location in the whole of Anatolia.
Central Anatolia Region
Eastern Anatolia Region
Southeastern Anatolia Region

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Famous Landmarks Ayasofya Museum, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, ancient City of Troy, Ephesus, Aphrodisias, Pergamon, Pamukkale, Goreme- Cappadocia, Mt.Nemrut, Safranbolu

As of 1998, Turkey held the first place in the world in terms of hard-shell nuts, fig and apricot production, the fourth place in fresh vegetables, grape and tobacco production and the seventh place in wheat and cotton production. Turkish delight and helva are famous throughout the world.

Turkey is among the leading countries in textiles and ready to wear clothing production. The exports of this sector constitutes 36 percent of total industrial exports. The leather processing industry is also very developed in Turkey both in terms of technological level and high production capacity and comes after textiles in terms of export figures.
Time Local time is equal to GMT + 2 hours. Same time zone all over the country ( seven hours ahead of U.S. -eastern standard time- )
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With its natural beauties and magnificient historical treasures, Turkey has an immense tourism potential with a plethora of things to do that no tourist could ever exhaust in one trip. Largely due to its unique geographical location, and magnificent long coastline, bordering three different seas, it has been a cradle for many ancient civilizations.

Turkey Adventures

Rich in culture and traditions, with the friendliest people and richest cuisines, it’s hardly a surprise that Turkey’s got just about everything a tourist could expect and desire. In comparison to other European countries, Turkey is a land of almost virgin territories and unspoiled landscapes with some of the friendliest locals you’re likely to meet. All types of holiday abound here to suit all tastes. You can create your own holiday by combining some of the diverse things to do and come up with a holiday experience not to be found anywhere else.

If you’re looking for sun, sea and sand, then stay by the pebbled beaches and clean cold waters of the Aegean, or, by the warm golden sandy beaches of the Mediterranean. As an alternative, you can visit the traditional villages among the rolling hills of the Black Sea region.

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For historical and cultural memories, visit the world famous Troy where ancient battles were fought; pray in the world’s first man-made church (St.Patrick’s Church – Antakea); walk as the ancient Greek and Romans did among the amazingly well-preserved old city ruins of Ephesus; or, you could visit the palace from which one of the richest Empires in the world was ruled (Topkapi Palace).

Outdoor activities and adventure holidays can take you rafting, horse-riding or trekking in the Black Sea forests; or climbing up to Mount Ararat where Noah’s Ark was supposed to have landed.

Or you could go exploring the rock tombs and underground cities of ancient civilizations in Cappadocia. You’ll be coming as a tourist but leaving as a friend. Turkey, initially a surprise, could very easily become an addiction!

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A Guide to Croatia

Dubrovnik

A Travel Guide to Croatia

The Croatian tourist board describes Croatia as ” the Mediterranean as it once was” and they are correct! Unlike other Mediterranean resorts, Croatia still holds on to much of it’s traditional charm and that is part of it’s appeal.

Croatia boasts 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 1244 islands, its diversity and location make it ideal for a short break in Europe or activity holidays so what are you waiting for?

CroatiaWhat you can expect to find are quaint fishing villages dotted along the azure blue coastline with friendly faces to welcome you. The town of Dubrovnik is located on the Dalmatia coast on the southern tip of the country. The town became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 and it shines like a jewel on the coastline. A visit to the Old Town is a must with a walk around the inland city walls. It is a wonderful place full of little streets for you to explore and amazing architecture.

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Further north from Dubrovnik and Split you will find the Zadar region, which makes up the most northernmost part of Dalmatia, here you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, covered in Olive groves and pine trees that lead you right down to the sea. Zadar lies at the centre of the region with its fascinating Romanesque churches.

The Karlovac region his home to one of Croatia’s real ecological treasures: the Plitvice National Park. Established in 1949 this was Croatia’s first national park and covers an area of 297 km2. Here you can step into a fairytale landscape of waterfalls, lakes and wildlife. Forest hiking trails snake around the lakes allowing you to take in the magic. Kayaking in the park is also a popular activity and its a great way to see the wildlife without disturbing it too much.

Adventure Holidays in Croatia are extremely good value and the main cities are well served by low cost airlines.

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Enjoying Turkish Food despite Food Intolerances

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Turkey is a fantastic country it really is where east meets west, which gives it a unique look and feel. The people are very welcoming, friendly and accommodating. Looking after others is very much part of the culture of Turkey, so they are great hosts.
One of my favourite things about Turkey is the food. There really is no end of wonderful foods to choose from. Turkish people like to try new things, and over the centuries, they have incorporated the foods of many different cultures into their cuisine.

Each part of Turkey has something different to offer, so travelling around Turkey is very much a culinary adventure.

By far the biggest influence on Turkish food is Ottoman cuisine. But ,even that cuisine is best described as fusion food. There are elements of Middle Eastern, Caucasian, Mediterranean and Central Asian food.
Great for those with food intolerances
The great thing about this type of cuisine is that there really is something for everyone. That includes people who suffer from food sensitivity like the types described in detail over at overcomefoodintolerances.com.

If you have sensitivity to certain foods, you should still be able to enjoy the food while travelling around Turkey. However, for those with a full-blown food an allergy (or allergies) eating out is a bit trickier and could turn out to be dangerous. Whether you do it or not is very much a personal decision.

Dairy free vegetarian food

A significant percentage of the dishes cooked in Turkey are vegetarian. They also have plenty of dishes that do not feature dairy products. In many cases, the milk or dairy products used in those dishes that do include dairy will be goat or sheep’s milk. This is good news because some people who cannot eat milk from a cow can tolerate sheep and goat’s milk.

Popular wheat free Turkish dishes

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The Turkish people cook with a range of grains including wheat. However, they are far less reliant on wheat than many Western cuisines are. Turkish pilav is a good bet because it is made from rice. Just be careful to avoid those that contain noodles too.
In most restaurants, you will find a range of delicious chickpea based stews. However, you still need to be careful because sometimes these stews are thickened with wheat flour.

Beware of seafood

Despite Turkey being a largely Muslim country where you would not expect to see seafood being served the Turks actually eat a lot of shellfish and fresh fish. Most of the time the presence of shellfish is obvious, but occasionally a soup, or stew will include a stock that is made from shellfish bones and shells without that fact being advertised.

A word of warning

The idea of food allergies and intolerances is still quite new in Turkey. These conditions are less prevalent in the Turkish population than they are in some Western nations.
Therefore, it can sometimes be difficult to make it clear that you cannot eat certain foods. It makes sense to get a good translation of some basic phrases to help you to explain that you need to avoid certain foods to avoid falling ill. Practice and learn how to say these phrases clearly in Turkish. The Turkish like to look after guests properly, so once you explain in a way that they can understand most waiters will ask in the kitchen for you.
Quite a few restaurants in Istanbul are allergy friendly. For example, the Neyzade Restaurant at the Sirkeci Mansion Hotel, Istanbul is friendly to those with food sensitivities.

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A visit to Cappadocia

Why visit Cappadocia?

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The Cappadocian region is the place where nature and history come together most beautifully within the world. While geographic events are forming Peribacalari (fairy chimneys), during the historical period, humans had carried the signs of thousand years old civilizations with carving houses and churches within these earth pillars and decorating them with frisks.

During the Roman Emperor, Augustus period, territories of Cappadocian Region as a wide region lying till to the Toros Mountains at south, Aksaray at west, Malatya at east and Eastern Black Sea shores at north – within the 17 volume book named ‘Geographika’ of Strabon, one of the Antic Period writers.

Today’s Cappadocian Region is the area covered by Nevsehir, Aksaray, Nigde, Kayseri, and Kirsehir cities. More limited area, rocky Cappadocian Region is composed of Üçhisar, Göreme, Avanos, Ürgüp, Derinkuyu, Kaymakli, Ihlara and environment.

Traditional Cappadocian houses and dovecotes carved into stones show how unique the region is. These houses are constructed at the feet of the mountain via rocks or cut stones.

Rock, which is the only construction material of the region that is available is very soft and can be easily quarried and processed because of its structure. However after contact with air it hardens and turns into a very strong construction material.

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Due to being plentiful and easy to process the used material, regional unique masonry has been developed and turned into an architectural tradition. Materials of neither courtyard nor house doors is wood. Upper parts of the doors built with arches are decorated with stylized ivy or rosette motifs.

Dovecotes within the region are small structures constructed within 18th century and end of 19th century. Some of the dovecotes, which are important for showing Islamic picture art are constructed as monastery or church. Surfaces of dovecotes are decorated with rich inscriptions and adornments by regional artists.

URGUP

Urgup, 20 km east of Nevsehir, is one of the most important centres of the Cappadocia region. Like Goreme, it had numerous names in the course of its history, and its cave dwellings scattered around the village make it a very tourist-friendly destination. It has many hotels and guest-houses, good entertainment, old Greek houses from before the population exchange of 1923, and an atmosphere which has remained attached to its tradition despite a modernising tourist industry.

It is a good base to explore the nearby Goreme Valley.

Climate

From season to season, the climate is quite extreme. Summers are hot and dry, with warm nights. Winters are cold and it can even snow, while spring and autumn are mild.

History

With a geological structure of volcanic formations, Urgup was established within the region which had been shaped into fantastic forms known as ‘Fairy Chimneys’, through erosions of water and wind. The were formed as floodwater poured down the sides of the valleys, combined with strong winds which tore away the softer volcanic rocks, resulting in this unique landscape. It is an important centre in Cappadocia, and has been known by many names: Osian (Assiana), Hagios Prokopios (Byzantine), Bashisar (Seljuk), Burgat Kaalesi (Ottoman) and finally Urgup, from shortly after the founding of the Turkish Republic.

Cappadocian night

AVANOS

The old city of Avanos overlooks the longest river the Turkey, the Kizilirmak (Red River), which also separates it from the rest of Cappadocia. Located 18 km north of Nevsehir, the ancient name of this city used to be Venessa. The most famous historical feature of Avanos, which is still relevant and very visible today, is its production of earthenware pottery. The ceramic trade in this district and its countless pottery factories date right back to the Hittites, and the ceramic clay from the red silt of the Kizilirmak has always been used. It is a popular destination because of its attractive old town with cobbled streets, and superb views over the river.

Climate

Summers are hot and dry, while winters are cold and wet.

GOREME

Goreme, which hide among fairy chimneys, is the heart of Cappadocia. First period settlement within the region reaches to Roman period from Christianity. Ortahane, Durmus Kadir, Yusuf Koc and Bezirhane churches in Göreme, houses and shafts engraved from rocks till to Uzundere, Bagildere and Zemi Valley carries the mystical side of history today.

Devrent Valley: The wonderful and impresive valley of fairly chimneys. A short walk through this enchanting valley using your imagination to see the different shapes at the top of the fairy chimneys.

Pancarlik Valley: Where you can stop to see the 12th century chruch with its splendid frescoes.

Mustafapasa (Sinasos): The traditional stone houses with carved and decorated facades evoke another age.

Taskinpasa: The 14th century Karamanid Mosque and Mausoleum Complex and the remains of a medrese portal on the edge of town, make for a pleasant diversion.

Zelve: An important and ancient town in Cappadocia comprised of dwellings in the rocks. An adventurous hour is spent here walking through the three valleys in which the town was located.

Pasabag: (The Monks Valley) in this spectecular spot you can see the fascinating fairy chimneys unique to this location, as well as the hermitages carved into fairy chimneys.

Uchisar: The ancient citadel for a panaromic view of the rocky Cappdocia. The castle is the highest point in Cappadocia.

Guvercinlik: (Pigeons Valley) A stop here for a panaromic view of the valley and to learn something about the importance of pigeons in the history of Cappadocia.

Underground Cities: The most famous, the largest and biggest under ground city in the region eight levels open for inspection.

Ihlara: (Collapsed land) The Melendiz River has eroded this impressive canyon into the walls of which Byzantine rock chapels covered with frescos, have been cut.

Soganli: 50 km south of Urgup, is a picturesque valley of innumerable chapels, chruches, halls, houses and tombs. The frescoes, from the 8th to the 13th century, trace the development of Byzantine painting.

Devrent Valley: 4 km north of Urgup, is the wonderful weather has eroded the stone into peaks, cones and obelisks called fairy chimneys.

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