“Just take new memories of where you left off and just leave your footprints.” – Chief Seattle-
Cappadocia is the name of the region formed in Central Anatolia around Nevşehir, Kayseri, Kırşehir, Aksaray and Niğde. The region that nature makes for thousands of years suffers from the influx of domestic and foreign tourists during the year. It is undoubtedly the chimneys in the region that make Cappadocia so intriguing. The periwakas, which have become unique world-wide tourist attractions, seem to always keep people’s interest on the spot. This extraordinary gift of nature makes it difficult for you to understand how time passes during your trips from sunrise to sunset as you travel the region.
Although the date of the formation of the Peribacalari (fairy chimneys) dates back perhaps a million years, the traces of the human figures in the region extend to the early periods of the Persian impression according to some sources. According to some conclusions made in relation to the region, the Archaic-era Persian emperors have clear writings in the region. But in the opposite direction; There are people who say that the human settlement in the region is based on different periods.
Alluvial soils, which the region possesses, were highly influential on the beginning of settlement in this region. The first inhabitants of this unique zone consisted of people who had to keep hiding their beliefs. When you see Cappadocia, you understand how convenient it is to hide together with the underground caverns it has. We can say that they settled in Christian underground caverns that escaped to this region and lived their religion freely and enjoyed this unique geography. The churches and worshipers you encounter while visiting the region exhibit the finest examples of this.
The fairy chimneys that attract the attention of the whole world to these lands attract you into a world of fairy tales that you can see. This geography, especially where you witness the silhouette in the sunset, is a scenic home that will not leave your memory for a long time. You want to get lost among the queer peribacas, big and small behind each other, until this is the ultimate effect that this natural mysticism has created in your body. You understand better why people who tell different stories from different far-away poles of the world want to travel around these lands with great curiosity. When you try to walk in the sunshine, especially among souvenirs and crowds of interest in small, large, different local businesses, apple-colored sunlight makes these colorful gifts even more attractive. The old mystic stories of Cappadocia whisper your ears with the whistles of the wind and of course you can see the balloon tours, which is one of the most crucial activities of this region. Not to go to Cappadocia and tour the region with the balloon. While the balloon is slowly rising, the fairy chimneys jolted together with the sunset are getting smaller as you get higher. When you look up from the sky, this place, resembling a difficult labyrinth, becomes a pleasant song when it merges with the winds of the wind.
Places to Visit in Cappadocia
Of course, there are a lot of places to visit in these mystical lands of Anatolia, which hosts thousands of visitors throughout the year. Among the important places in Cappadocia are “Ürgüp, Goreme, Ihlara Valley, Selime, Güzelyurt, Uçhisar, Avanos and Zelve“.
Goreme: Open air museum is one of the most precious open air museums of the world at the same time in Turkey. When you come to the area, the first place to take care of the carved rocks is the place of worship. You can witness the history of these constructions much better when you visit here in the guide.
Ihlara Valley: If you are going to Cappadocia, visiting the Ihlara Valley is definitely one of the activities you need to do. But I also have to say that it is a very tiring tour. For this reason, you can use two different methods. If you want to be satisfied with watching the upward from above, you can do it during your balloon tour. But I want to fill the air of the vadin into my lungs and if you think that I will see the various things that are taking place here, you should try to travel by foot, which is a bit more troublesome way.
Derinkuyu Underground City: It is one of the most important regions of Cappadocia. Traveling in a similar place is an activity that you can do very little in other parts of the world. But there are certain warnings to visit the underground city. There should be no discomforts like waist, hernia, panic attack, heart, which will travel around here.
Asmalı Konak: Sir, this place where the shootings of the directory which did not lift the television viewers from the screen at a certain time is still popular. It is also quite exciting to listen to the story of the history of its own place outside the directory.
Kaymakli Underground City: This underground city dating back to 3000 BC is one of the most popular spots in Cappadocia. Compared to Derinkuyu region, it is very convenient to travel and entrance and exit can be made much easier.
How to go to Cappadocia?
If you want to get to Cappadocia by air, unfortunately there is no airport in the region. For this reason, you have to travel to Kayseri or Nevsehir by plane. Your hotel in Cappadocia may have a shuttle service to the airport. You need to ask your hotel.
You can also come to Cappadocia by train. After you go to Kayseri by train, you can use the shuttle flights to Cappadocia from the bus station which is 15 minutes away from the railway station. At the same time you can buy Cappadocia bus tickets from various bus companies from almost every part of the country to explore this beautiful geography.