CAPPADOCIA REGION AND TO BE SEEN PLACES
Cappadocia region, which has world-famous geographical conditions, fairy chimney formations, wine cellars and valleys opening to magnificent landscapes, welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors without saying summer or winter.
Today the boundaries of the region consisting of Niğde, Kayseri, Nevşehir, Aksaray and Kırşehir provinces, in fact, Urgup, Goreme, Avanos, Kaymakli, Ihlara, Derinkuyu, Uchisar and the surrounding part of the rocky Cappadocia region attracted visitors.
Traditional Cappadocia houses and many pigeons built by the locals at the time are among the features that make the region unique.
In addition, each of these rocky areas has its own unique feature.
But the only thing that remains unchanged in each region; The soft material obtained from the volcanic structure of the soil, which can be easily processed when removed from the quarry, is the only architectural material that uses stones which acquire a very durable building material as a result of contact with air.
It is possible to come to Cappadocia region for visitors every season, but it has a terrestrial climate.
For this reason, you can prefer spring and summer months as a warmer and more enjoyable period and you can have a pleasant Cappadocia region trip between April and October.
If your financial situation allows, you should not come here without a balloon tour. Balloon tours that start with the first light of the morning allow you to see unforgettable views.
In addition, you will have a very different accommodation experience by staying in the famous rock-cut hotels of the region! Göreme Goreme is one of the most beautiful places that can be said as the heart of Cappadocia Region. Among the chimneys lined up like pearls, this area has a mysterious atmosphere and a large valley and many churches.
Important churches to be visited in Göreme can be mentioned as Hidden Church, Carikli Church, El Nazar Church, Three Crusader Church, Ayvali Church, Tokali Church, Elmali Church, Saint Basel Chapel and Serpentine Church. These churches are located within the borders of Göreme National Park.
In addition, between the Aktepe and Goreme Valley and consists of tuff rocks; It is possible to come across tunnels, fairy chimneys passing water ways and interesting shaped rocks in the valley called Great Little Swords.
The Güvercinlik Valley, a 4100-meter hiking valley extending from Uçhisar to Göreme, and the Güllüdere Valley, which is located between Göreme and Çavuşin, are other valleys that can only be covered on foot.
The area called as Aşk Valley, which is a stopping point for balloon tours depending on the weather conditions, is also known as the Bağdere Valley and is located between Uçhisar and Göreme and has a length of approximately 5 kilometers.
Urgup is one of the most important tourism spots located 20 km east of Nevsehir, one of the borders of Cappadocia. Traces of different cultures and civilizations such as Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans are also found here.
Mustafapaşa, which has a museum-city appearance, is one of the original regions where Seljuk and Christian craftsmanship are presented together. The churches of St. George, St. Stefanos and St. Vasilios are among the important churches that can be visited.
Kizilcukur, known as the center of grape and wine production, has a church in the middle of fairy chimneys decorated with grape paintings.
At the same time, this valley is one of the most beautiful places to watch the sunset. Sarıhan Caravanserai is one of the must-see places of the region and has become one of the most important accommodation and accommodation places in time.
This structure, where Turkish-Seljuk architecture is reflected in the best way, has gained a much better quality after restoration.
The Pink Valley, which is located in the middle of the Avanos-Ürgüp road, is one of the most famous areas of the region. This valley, where the rocks reflect animal figures such as rabbits and camels, is one of the regions where the natural formations are most abundant.
Temenni Hill is a beautiful landscape area with two important monumental tombs dating from the Ottoman period, where it is possible to see the whole of Urgup and Erciyes from its top.
Ortahisar Town is a pleasant historical-cruise area known for Ortahisar Castle, 50 meters high in the center, 1 km from Nevsehir-Urgup road. Cambazlı Church in this town is among the must-see churches.
At the same time Ortahisar, Turkey deployed in all the famous lemon carved into volcanic rock, cold storage has become an important center as the place where to stand.
Pancarlik Church, Ala Church, St. Theodore Church It is one of the buildings that must be seen within the borders of Urgup, which is famous for its impressive architecture with its vibrant frescoes.
Avanos, named Venessa in antiquity and located 18 km north of Nevşehir, is a place where various forms of pottery and pottery are encountered.
Starting from the Hittites to this day, pottery craftsmanship, the Kızılırmak passing through the region, the soil turned into oily clay by feeding takes on special conditions with hand labor.
Among the churches to be visited in Avanos are Çavuşin, Güllüdere, Crusader Church and John the Baptist Churches.
Zelve Valley, which is also located on the steep and northern slope, is one of the most abundant areas of fairy chimneys.
The fairy chimneys here are wide-bodied and pointed, and differ from the fairy chimneys in Cappadocia.
Özkonak Underground City is a long and narrow structure that enables communication between its floors compared to other underground cities located 14 km away from Avanos, and at the same time it makes a difference with its holes made to pour hot oil on enemies over the tunnel.
While visiting Avanos, which is famous for its pottery work, we should not miss the Guray Museum, the first and only museum in the world, to examine how this work has come to the present day.
Uçhisar, which is a quieter place than Ürgüp and Göreme, is one of the most historical places in the region. Uchisar is located on the Silk Road where trade, culture and art meet.
Uchisar Castle consists of two parts with a view that presents the whole Cappadocia landscape under the feet and presents the sky’s color revelation especially at sunset.
The indigenous people here call it the Ağa’s Castle and the small part is Çavuş’s Castle. The region’s second largest castle
For its security reasons, the Tığraz Castle is not open to visitors. But it has become one of the most important buildings of the time with its carved rock chambers, tunnels, cellars and underground cities.
The waterfall in the Güvercinlik Valley is one of the places where there are many pigeons extending from here to Göreme.
Cappadocia is not only under the title of places to visit in Uchisar. But also among the places to be seen in Cappadocia. Located on the Nevsehir-Goreme road and north of Uchisar Castle, Cevizli is one of the places where you can enjoy tea. Coffee or wine and enjoy the fairy chimneys.
Tours are held here from many cities in Turkey. For a comprehensive excursion that does not skip all the places to visit and visit. It is necessary to get service from quality companies.
Because it is possible to encounter unique beauties not only in famous places but also in small. Private and hidden areas. If you wish, you can also provide transportation by road, rail or airline.
While Kayseri and Nevsehir cities are used for air transportation. It is possible to reach Cappadocia with the transfer services or car rental services provided by the companies from here.