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Explore Cappadocia, the unique region and landscape in the center of Turkey. Ancient churches and cave dwellings, weird rock formations, pretty villages and secret valleys.
It is estimated that some 30 million years ago the eruptions of three volcanoes; Hasan, Erciyes and Melendiz Daglari covered the area in ash and mud which helped form the regions unique soft stone called “Tuff”. It is this which has been eroded by wind and water ever since to form the curious rock formations (commonly called “fairy chimneys”) for which the Cappadocia area is so famous.Cappadocia has provided a significant importance through the ages because of the trading routes passing through it; vital in supplying all manner of goods to different towns and cities across the continent and beyond. The earliest known settlers in Cappadocia were the Hatti followed by the Hittites around 2000 BC. The Hittites had a rich, varied and advanced culture. Different races came after the fall of the Hittite Empire around 1200 BC and the Persians ruled from the middle of the 6th Century BC until Alexander the Great arrived in 333 BC. It later became a Roman Provence in the first century AD. It was St Paul, who after receiving a vision of Christ, travelled extensively in the area, preaching and converting many people to Christianity. It was these early Christians that started carving out houses and churches from the soft rock as places to live, worship and shelter.
Cave hotels are the places to stay in Cappadocia. We are pleased to offer some very special cave hotels for your accommodation in Cappadocia. Our accommodation is personally selected for you and all rooms will have ensuite/private bathroom facilities. You will receive a friendly and helpful Turkish welcome from owners and staff.
Things to Do in Cappadocia
Cappadocia has something for everyone and provides a wonderful and unique holiday experience. You can explore the famous early Christian rock churches and cave dwellings before marveling at the unique ‘fairy chimney’ rock formations. Walk amongst the beautiful valleys and national parks, or, if you’re feeling energetic, try a spot of mountain biking or horse riding in unique surroundings. Why not take an optional air balloon flight over this amazing landscape? You’ll also have the chance to join in the traditional arts and crafts of the region or just admire the skill of the local craftsmen when you explore Cappadocia.
Explore Cappadocia – 3 days & 4 nights
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