Ortahisar

The date of establishment of Ortahisar is not known yet. From the beginning of the migration from Central Asia to Anatolia at the start of the Uzbek Turks Grant Dede. With eight brothers from Horasan and settled in Ortahisar.

This family built nine different dwellings in the middle of the town, developing the caverns around them and developing additional cavities.

The majority of the present people constitute nine brothers.

In the Cappadocia region, it is understood from the researches and historical documents that Cappadocia region has been inhabited. Since the early periods. (BC 3500)

The centers such as Alacahöyük, Yazılıkaya, Boğazkale, Hattuşaş, Alişar, Külhöyük, Çengeltepe, Kültepe, Erkilet, Karahöyük, Kaneş Acemhöyük are the oldest settlements. And civilization centers identified as Cappadocia in the ancient geography.

One of the heirs of these centers in the new geography, has an important place with its historical ruins. And natural features.

Ortahisar town BC. Etiler in 1500, BC. In 1200 BC, The Lycians and the Persians in 657 BC, BC. In 27, it was taken over by the Romans, M.S. In 395, the Roman Empire was converted into Byzantium by the conversion. Of the Eastern Roman into Byzantium. A.D. It is seen that this dominance remained until the second half of the 10th year.

A.D. With the Malazgirt Victory in 1071, a large part of Anatolia and the whole of Cappadocia have been dominated by the Turks.

Cappadocia Private Tour

Horse A Riding Tour

Horse a riding tour, According to research (or legend!) Cappadocia means “land of beautiful horses”. So it’s only fitting that we introduce you to the Horse Ranches in Cappadocia. Here you will find a brief overview of the companies offering tours on horse a riding but there is nothing.  “Captivating” about this information. We are looking forward to sitting with each of these companies, hearing their stories, and letting you get to know. Them better in future posts. However, for now this should give you enough information to be able to pursue the Cappadocia horseback riding options that. Fit your preferences and budget. When you visit know that you have many available alternatives to take a beautiful tour of the land of beautiful horses…on horseback!

Hot Air Balloon Tour

Hot Air Balloon Cappadocia

The hot air balloon cappadocia offers a minimum one-hour flight time in the air. You will be collected from your hotel early in the morning, usually before sunrise and driven to the take-off site. While you are having a light breakfast, you Inflation of the cappadocia balloon tour will watch the inflation of the balloon then get a passenger briefing which explains basic rules & safety measures for the cappadocia balloon flight. Then it’s time to climb into the basket and highlight of your Turkey trip begins! The take off is gentle – soon you’ll be taking hundreds of pictures over the valleys of Cappadocia. After the flight lands, there is a small celebration with champagne and you will receive your flight certificate. You will be driven back to your hotel around 08:30am just in time for breakfast. Going on a daily tour or a nap. While our pilots pick the best take-off spots with regard to weather conditions, our guests finish the check-in formalities and enjoy their hot drinks and cookies. We transfer our guests to the selected take-off place. The pilots deliver detailed information on technical details of the flight, conditions and safety measures before take-off. The balloons rise between 5-1000 meters above the ground depending on flight conditions. Guests will fly gracefully above beautiful valleys and spectacular fairy chimneys. No flights are identical as balloons follow the course of the wind. The flight takes between 45-65 minutes. Larger baskets are used which carry 16-20 passengers.
Services included are;
  • Full passenger insurance
  • Transfers
  • Snacks and beverage service before the flight
  • Minimum flıght time of 45 to 65 minutes
  • Champagne party after the flight
  • Flight certificate

Jeep Safari Tour

One of the most exciting adventures in Cappadocia is exploring the region in an off-road vehicle. Our Jeep Safari tour offers you the best of the best: open-top jeep vehicles for unobstructed views of the valleys, churches and other cultural highlights. We take you to the hard-to-find places and away from the crowds for spectacular views and the excitement of traveling off-road in the unique landscapes of Cappadocia – all in one day. We offer half day and full day tours and the itinerary will be like below; Half Day Excursion: This trip starts either around 10:00 in the morning or 14:00 in the afternoon and takes about 4 hours. We will pick you up from your hotel and start our adventure trip by driving from Goreme to Cavusin via Love Valley. We will have couple picture stops on the way until driving Cavusin village. In this small, lovely town you can walk up to the old city carved into rocks and see St. John the Baptist church, one of the oldest cave churches in Cappadocia. Old Houses in Cavusin Our adventure will go on by Ortahisar town. We will drive Ortahisar via Rose Valley and again stop for quick picture stops. When we see picturesque Ortahisar village and castle, we will drive into Uzengi Valley and drive in Uzengi brook! We will also see hundreds of pigeon houses carved into rocks in this valley. Right after this off-road adventure, we will go to Mustafapasa village, a former Greek town which was inhabited by “Rums” (Greeks) until 1924 population exchange. We can also have a stop for drinks in this town and then drive to back to Goreme via Pancarlik, Pigeons and Babacik valleys. Finally we will drop you to your hotel. The tour travels about 50 km and lasts 4 hours. The driver has basic English and he will drive you from one site to another. He will not be able to explain the sites.

Full Day Excursion:

This trip starts around 10:00 in the morning and finish around 16:30 in the evening. We will pick you up from your hotel and start our adventure trip by driving from Goreme to Ortahisar. Ortahisar is one of the small towns of Cappadocia with a picturesque rock-cut castle used as a fortress until medieval-ages. We will then drive to Uzengi Valley and actually drive in Uzengi brook! We will also see hundreds of pigeon houses carved into rocks in this valley. After this 4×4 off-road adventure, we will drive to Gomeda Valley and explore one of the hidden beauties of Cappadocia. This valley is known to be the most greenery valley of Cappadocia. Cappadocia Jeep Safari Tour Then we will drive to Golgoli hills which has lovely rock formations located next to Damsa Lake. Golgoli is also a famous sky observing area in the evenings and used by TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) for summer camps. Our last stop before having lunch in Urgup will be Mustafapasa village, a former Greek town which was inhabited by “Rums” (Greeks) until 1924 population exchange. You can visit the old Greek mansions and have a short walk in this town. Around 13:00, we will have lunch in a restaurant in Urgup. After we have our lunch, we will drive to Cavusin Village via Red Valley to Rose Valley vista point. In this small, lovely town you can walk up to old city carved into rocks and see St. John the Baptist church, one of the oldest cave churches in Cappadocia. Before driving back to your hotel we will drive in Love Valley and see the highest fairy-chimneys (volcanic rock formations) of Cappadocia. We will then drop you to your hotel.

North Of Cappadocia Tour

North Of Cappadocia Tour

North Of Cappadocia Tour, Takes you to Göreme open air museum, the most famous tourist attraction in Cappadocia, Paşabağ, Devrent and Honey (Love) valleys where you can admire the amazing rock formations made by nature itself. Highlights
  • Uchisar Panaroma • Goreme Open Air Museum • Cavusin Village • Avanos • Lunch • Pasabag Monks Valley • Devrent Valley • Urgup Fairy Chimneys • Wine Tasting • Return back to Hotel

Goreme Esentepe for Panoramic View

Our next stop is at the Esentepe viewpoint, located between Uchisar and Goreme. This stunning panorama overlooks not only the town of Esentepe, but also the surrounding landscape of fairy chimneys.

Goreme Open Air Museum

We will begin at the Goreme Open Air Museum, an impressive collection of monasteries, churches and chapels that date back to the Middle Ages. It served as an important Christian centre of learning and its religious buildings still exhibit elaborate and beautifully preserved frescoes.

Pasabag – Monks Valley

We will then have time to explore the Monks Valley, famed for its three-headed fairy chimneys. This region of is also known as Pasabag, or ‘Pasha’s Vineyard’, as its stunning earth pillars are located within a vineyard.

Devrent Valley

After a short drive we will stop in the Devrent Valley, famed for its lunar-like landscape of small, pointed fairy chimneys. We will take the time to explore the valley and witness some of its most unusual rock formations.

Avanos Pottery workshop

Our final destination is the small town of Avanos, home to a terracotta industry that dates back to 3000BC. The clay is sourced from the Red River which passes through the town and we will have the opportunity to visit a traditional pottery workshop and see how it is crafted first-hand.

Three Beauties

Three Graces are the brilliant three fairy chimneys located near Urgup. It is the most famous natural beauty and symbol of Urgüp. This amazing natural formation is well known not only its enchanting landscape but also its incredible story.

Package Tours

Rent A Car

Shuttle Bus (Airport Transfer Service)

Shuttle Bus 

Cappadocia Shuttle Bus, All of the domestic flights arriving/departing Cappadocia (both Kayseri and Nevsehir airports) have regular shuttle buses, however, advance booking is required and the drivers cannot accept passengers not on their list. The Kayseri Airport is 70km from Goreme and the drive takes about 1 hour. The Nevsehir Airport is located 40km from Goreme and the drive is about 40 minutes. When departing Cappadocia by plane, you will be picked up at your hotel approximately 2 to 3 hours prior to the flight departure time. You will arrive at least 1 hour before your plane departs, allowing plenty of time to check-in for your flight. The regular airport transfer cappadocia shuttle bus fee is 10 Euro from/to Nevsehir Airport, 10 Euro from/to Kayseri Airport per person, each way. This rate is for airport transfers to/from any hotel in Goreme, Uchisar, Avanos and Urgup city. Please check with us for rates of other towns. Private Airport transfers in Cappadocia Many of our guests prefer the convenience of the private airport transfer to and from the area airports. The private transport will meet you at the exit gate of your airport upon arrival – the driver will be holding a sign with your name for easy identification. The driver will drive directly to your hotel. For the return flight you will also have direct service from hotel to airport, saving time. Private Airport transfer rates in Cappadocia Private Airport transfer with Vw Crafter or Mercedes Sprinter (up to 4 people) is 50 Euro for one way. Private Airport transfer with Vw Crafter or Mercedes Sprinter (up to 15 people) is 60 Euro for one way. Turkish Heritage Travel can organize convenient and affordable transfers to and from aTurkish Heritage Travel can organize convenient and affordable.