Cappadocia is one of the most popular destinations for local and foreign tourists in Turkey. We have prepared a travel guide for you about this tourism center, which is famous all over the world.
Where is Cappadocia?
Cappadocia, located in Nevşehir, has a history dating back to 7000 BC. It is also on the UNESCO world cultural heritage list.
Cappadocia is a region where the Fairy Chimneys formed as a result of various geographical events are used by the people in the region for purposes such as houses and churches, and the outer parts are decorated with frexes and preserved until today. Therefore, we can say that it is a unique region where nature and history live together.
We should mention that some parts of Cappadocia are also located in Kırşehir, Niğde, Aksaray and Kayseri provinces. There are historical artifacts from the ancient period in the Cappadocia region. This region, which has historical importance and fascinating beauty, is a must-visit place.
How to get to Cappadocia? Nearest Airport to Cappadocia
If you have decided to visit Cappadocia, you have several alternatives to get there. You can visit this region by plane, bus, your own car or train. If you want to use the most preferred means of transportation, you can use Kayseri airport or Nevşehir airport. You can reach Cappadocia from both airports. It takes about 1 hour from Kayseri to Cappadocia after you get off the plane. Nevsehir When you land at the airport, it may take up to 45 minutes to reach Cappadocia.
How far is Cappadocia from Istanbul?
Especially foreign tourists want to see Istanbul during their visit to Turkey. After Istanbul, Cappadocia is preferred for sightseeing. If you want to go to Cappadocia from Istanbul by car, a journey of 757 kilometers (470 miles) awaits you. This distance will take approximately 8 hours. If you want to go by plane, your flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia will take approximately 45 minutes. But as we mentioned above, after you get off the plane, you will have about 1 more hour to reach Cappadocia.
Things to do in Cappadocia
There are unlimited activities you can do in Cappadocia. If we talk about the most popular ones;
- Seeing underground cities,
- Hiking in Güllüdere valley,
- Participating in a free pottery making workshop in Avanos,
- Staying in a luxury cave or a hotel with a view of the fairy chimneys,
- Breakfast with a view of the balloon,
- Gondola tour in Kızılırmak,
- Learning wine making and tasting in wineries,
- Do a horse safari,
- A balloon ride,
- Attending the Cappadox festival (May only)
Your time in Cappadocia will be spent to the fullest.
Cappadocia Underground City
Would you be surprised if we told you that there are 150-200 underground cities in Cappadocia? We know 36 of them yet, but it is known that there are 150-200 underground cities. Each of these underground cities is like a different world. The underground cities of Cappadocia are associated with ancient civilizations, but the mystery of most of them has not yet been solved. You should definitely visit this mysterious underground city that connects to each other underground.
Hot Air Balloons in Cappadocia
When it comes to Cappadocia, the first thing that comes to mind is the magnificent hot air balloon tours. Every morning before sunrise, hundreds of hot air balloons are a great opportunity to watch the unique beauty of Cappadocia from the air. We recommend that you visit Cappadocia and do not return without a balloon tour. Cappadocia balloon tour is one of the best activities in the world. In addition, Cappadocia is one of the best trails for those who want to take a balloon tour. The budget you will allocate for a balloon tour may vary according to the period you go. It is not possible to give a fixed price information. You can be included in this tour with prices ranging between 100-400 EUR. You will also meet many different services included in the price.
When to go to Cappadocia? Best season, tours and prices…
Balloon tours in Cappadocia can be done at any time of the year. However, spring and fall are usually the peak periods for balloon tours in Cappadocia. During the peak periods, about 100 balloons are launched daily. The only requirement for a balloon tour is that the weather conditions are suitable. Hot air balloons can fly in windy weather. If you want to join hot air balloon tours during off-peak periods, you have to pay about 100-150 EUR. During peak periods, this price varies between 250-400 EUR. Cappadocia balloon tours start early in the morning and last about 1 hour. In other words, you should wake up early in the morning and go to the area to join the balloon tour or watch the unique beauty of the balloons taking off. People who will participate in the tour are picked up from their hotels by tour agencies and brought to the area.
Best Time to Visit Cappadocia
Cappadocia pleases its visitors very much in every period. But you should first decide what kind of vacation you want to have and choose that period for Cappadocia vacation. We will try to help you with this.
First of all, we told you that you should take a balloon tour while you are in Cappadocia and that the best season for this is spring and fall. After a busy winter, spring comes with all its beauty and relaxes everyone. Such a beautiful season will be very suitable for a visit to Cappadocia. The magnificent nature view you will see in Cappadocia in spring will never be erased from your memory. Looking at the weather in Cappadocia, it is possible to say that there are some cool evenings in May, June and July. But this coolness will not make you cold, on the contrary, the unique beauty you witness will warm you up. So cool weather will not prevent you from visiting Cappadocia. Likewise, the fall season is also very suitable for Cappadocia. You can visit this place in a mild climate in the fall season following the summer. September and October are the months when the temperature drops. You can easily visit during the day, but you should be a little more careful in the evenings and dress more warmly. The most suitable seasons for Cappadocia are spring and fall. Cappadocia is usually rainy during these seasons. Despite this, we recommend you to visit this region during these seasons.
In addition to these, Cappadocia can reach a temperature of 40 degrees during summer. But this should not worry you. Except for the hours when the sun is harmful, you can continue your trip protected from the sun. In addition, no matter what the temperature is during the day, it is always cool in the evenings.
You can sleep comfortably in the summer months without being affected by the heat.
Towards the end of October, temperatures start to drop. Cold weather usually continues until March. Snowfalls begin around December. Let’s say that a visit to Cappadocia with its magnificent snow view will be fascinating again. Be sure that you will see magnificent views both when the snowfall continues and when the snowfall stops. Since the weather is cold, the snow remains on the ground for a long time.
Where to Stay in Cappadocia?
It is possible to list 5 regions for accommodation in Cappadocia. If we make a comparison between these regions, all of them have similar opportunities in terms of tourism.
We can say that Göreme is the most popular of these 5 regions. In fact, we can say that Göreme is the best accommodation region in Cappadocia. We should also mention that it is the center of Cappadocia. When it comes to the center, you should not think like the city center. All the unique textures of Cappadocia geography are preserved in Göreme. Göreme region is a region covered with fairy chimneys with thick bodies and pointed ends because it is in the pit.
The buildings in Goreme were built without disturbing the natural structure of the region. You can even choose to stay inside the fairy chimneys in Goreme as it will be an interesting and unforgettable experience. You can find many rock hotel options in Goreme.
Throughout the whole article, we have mentioned some of the unique beauties of Cappadocia. If you are thinking of visiting this region, which you have definitely heard of before, you can get information from agencies that organize travel tours. If you visit Cappadocia with a professional team, it will make your experience more special and beautiful. Thus, you will not miss any of the beauties of Cappadocia. You can explore this unique region in detail with magnificent Cappadocia tours. At this point, I recommend OneNation Travel with peace of mind.
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