Where is Cappadocia, How to Go? What are the places to visit in Cappadocia, what to do?

Where is Cappadocia, How to Go?

Cappadocia BC It has a deep-rooted history that goes back to 7000 years. It is also known as one of the important natural beauties of our country. It is the region most visited by domestic and foreign tourists in Turkey.

Cappadocia is located in Nevşehir, Turkey. However, some parts of it are located in the provinces of Kırşehir, Niğde, Aksaray and Kayseri. There are different historical artifacts from the ancient period in the region. For this reason, it contains many cultural heritages.

To go to Cappadocia, you must first go to Nevşehir. Nevşehir is a province located in the middle of the Central Anatolian region. Therefore, transportation is provided very easily. It is possible to go to Nevşehir by road or airway. For those who prefer a bus to go here, there are direct bus services to Nevşehir.

In addition to the highway, the city can also be reached by air. The closest airline to Nevşehir by air is in Kayseri. After arriving in Kayseri, it is possible to go to Nevşehir by taxis or service vehicles here. If you are going to Nevşehir with your private vehicle, you can easily go by following certain road routes.

What are the places to visit in Cappadocia, what to do?

The old name of Cappadocia is known as Katpatuka. There are historical places as well as natural beauties to visit here. When it comes to Cappadocia, first of all, fairy chimneys come to mind. Per chimneys were formed by the erosion of the soft layers formed during the volcanic activities of Erciyes, Hasan Mountain and Güllü Mountain about 60 million years ago as a result of weather events.

Fairy chimneys can be easily shaped. For this reason, it has been meeting the housing and storage needs of the people here for about 10 thousand years. You can visit the fairy chimneys in Göreme National Park, Lovers Valley, Zelve Ruins.

Göreme National Park is located on an area of ​​9614 hectares. This area was taken under protection in 1986. The park is mostly visited for its fairy chimneys. Besides, there is Göreme Open Air Museum in Göreme National Park.

By coming here, you can visit both fairy chimneys and religious buildings from the Christian era.

Uçhisar is one of the most historical places in Cappadocia. This region was established on the outskirts of Uçhisar castle. It has quite a cultural diversity as it is an important resting place on the Silk Road.

The hotels here are of very good quality. For this reason, you can choose this region to stay in your visits. You can also find shops selling handmade products and wine here. Güvercinlik Valley located here is one of the must-see places.

Güllüdere Valley is located in the region between Çavuşin Village and Göreme. There are 5 historical churches in total here. Ihlara Valley is one of the must-see places with its magnificent view. This place was formed as a result of the erosion of the soft base of the Melendiz Stream. There are also many accommodation places here. Some of the rocks here were carved around the 9th century and turned into a church.

Zelve Ruins is located 3 km from Avanos. Fairy chimneys are very dense in this region. Besides, it is an important climbing area for those who are interested in mountaineering. This area was used as a Christian settlement and religious center in the 9th and 13th centuries.

In this area, which was established on steep slopes in the northern part of Aktepe, important religious buildings such as Balıklı, Üzümlü and Geyikli churches were built between 728 and 842. Ürgüp is one of the holiday regions preferred especially by couples. This place was called Osiana in the Byzantine period, Başhisar in the Seljuk period, and Burgut castle in the Ottoman period.

There are rock tombs from the Roman period here. In addition, there are the Altınkapılı and Temenni Hill Tombs, which were built during the Seljuk period.

Pasabag Priests Valley is one of the must-see natural beauties of Cappadocia. There are fairy chimneys in the form of mushrooms here. Since the walking paths here are quite beautiful, they can be easily visited. You can also see chapels and rooms carved into the rocks, used by hermits and monks for seclusion.

Derinkuyu Underground City is the place where Christians took shelter by escaping from the persecutions of the Roman empire. It consists of 8 floors in total.

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The article is about Cappadocia and provides information on where it is located and how to get there. It also discusses the various places to visit in Cappadocia and what to do there. The article mentions landmarks such as fairy chimneys, the Göreme National Park, Uçhisar, Güllüdere Valley, Ihlara Valley, Zelve Ruins, Ürgüp, and Pasabag Priests Valley. It also informs readers about Derinkuyu Underground City, a place where Christians took shelter from Roman persecution.

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