CAPPADOCIA

CAPPADOCIA

Things to do - general

Cappadocia is one of the flowers of world with history, geography, and culture it has. Hence this extraordinary feature has drawn attention of the world and has been included into World Heritage List by UNESCO in 1985. Turkey is one of the nine countries taking place in World Heritage List.

Cappadocia Turkey

 FORMATION OF CAPPADOCIA

60 million years ago Taurus Mountains rised up in 3rd geologic age. Volcanos started erupting with the compression of North Anatolian plateau. Mount Erciyes, Hasandag and Göllüdag, between two of them, spumed forth lava to the region. Ashes collected in the plateau formed a soft ash layer. Upper side of ash layer was covered with a thin lava layer consisted of basalt in some areas.  Basalt cracked and fell apart. Rains started eroding soft tufa by weeping through the cracks. Winds also took part in the formation. Consequently, cones with hard basalt hat came into existence. Local people gave a name to these interesting and different kinds of rocks : “Fairy Chimneys”, Cappadocia is a dream land from a fairy tale.

Cappadocia Fairy Chimneys

Even if you like to travel independently with no interest in travel package deals and you have already booked your hotel and transportation to Cappadocia, you still can join our day tours in Cappadocia.

We operate every day guarantee departed Cappadocia Tours with small groups up to 12 people, starting at 09:30 and finishes around 18:00. We offer free pick up service from all Cappadocia hotels.

If you are in Cappadocia for 2 full days, we recommend you to join Red + Green + Balloon tour together.

Our Cappadocia Group Tours are available everyday. Please check tour options for further informations.

Country Turkey

Must See Places

1. Göreme Open Air Museum

2. Hot air balloon ride

3. Rose&Red Valleys

4. Pasabaglar

5. Uchisar Fortress

6. Love Valley

7. Derinkuyu & Kaymakli Underground Cities

8. Ihlara Canyon&Selime Monastery

9. Zemi Valley

10. Avanos

Must See Places
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Culture and history info

The earliest record of the name of Cappadocia dates from the late 6th century BC, when it appears in the trilingual inscriptions of two early Achaemenid kings, Darius I and Xerxes, as one of the countries (Old Persian) of the Persian Empire. In these lists of countries, the Old Persian name is Katpatuka, the land of beautiful horses.

History of Cappadocia dates back to Paleolithic Age. The prehistoric settlements of the area are Koskhoyuk (Kosk Mound) in Nigde, Aksaray Asikli Mound, Nevsehir Civelek cave and, in the southeast, Kultepe, Kanis and Alisar in the environs of Kayseri.

First known local people in history of Cappadocia are Assurians, establishing trade colonies in Anatolia and formed first trade colonies.

This area with unusual topographic characteristics was regarded as sacred and called, in the Scythian/khatti language, as "Khepatukha" meaning "the Country of the People of the Chief God Hepat". The tablets called Cappadocian Tablets and the Hittite works of art in Alisar are of the important remains dating from 2000s B.C. After 1200s B.C., the Tabal principality, of the Khatti Branches of Scythians, became strong and founded the Kingdom of Tabal. Following the Late Hittite and Persian aras, the Cappadocian Kingdom was established in 332 B.C.

During the Roman era the area served as a shelter for the early escaping Christians. There are also several underground cities used by early Christians as hideouts in Cappadocia. After Romans, Cappadocia was under domination of Seljuks and Ottomans.

Unfortunately there are no hotels at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.

Cappadocia 2 Days 1 Night Package From Istanbul by Flight (Small Group)

Cappadocia 2 Days 1 Night Package From Istanbul by Flight (Small Group)

CAPPADOCIA
Price per person $ 375
Istanbul Cappadocia 2 days 1 Night by Flight A Moonscape Carved by Nature and Man, Cappadocia offe More info
Cappadocia Balloon Tours

Cappadocia Balloon Tours

CAPPADOCIA10 / 10
Price per person $ 105
Balloon flights are in Cappadocia, you should stay minimum 1 night in Cappadocia to be able to join More info
Cappadocia Green Tour

Cappadocia Green Tour

CAPPADOCIA10 / 10
Price per person $ 60
Your first destination will be Derinkuyu Underground City, you will be amazed when you see what peop More info
Cappadocia Private Green Tour

Cappadocia Private Green Tour

CAPPADOCIA10 / 10
Price per person $ 140
Your first destination is Derinkuyu Underground City, you will be amazed when you see what people fr More info
Cappadocia Private Red Tour

Cappadocia Private Red Tour

CAPPADOCIA10 / 10
Price per person $ 90
Cappadocia Private Red Tour Highlights of the tour: (1)Uchisar Panaroma,(2)Love Valley, (3)Cavusin V More info
Cappadocia Private Tours

Cappadocia Private Tours

CAPPADOCIA10 / 10
If you do not like to join a tour group, and want to discover Cappadocia with a private guide. You s More info
Cappadocia Red Tour

Cappadocia Red Tour

CAPPADOCIA10 / 10
Price per person $ 40
You will be driven to Uchisar Castle and you will see the panaromic view of the beautiful fortress. More info
Cappadocia Romance with Horseback Riding

Cappadocia Romance with Horseback Riding

CAPPADOCIA10 / 10
Price per person $ 199
Cappadocia Romance with Horseback Riding Like a lunar landscape with its enchanting terrain, Cappado More info
Cappadocia to Nemrut Tour

Cappadocia to Nemrut Tour

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Anatolia is having treasures, and Nemrut Mountain is having the chest full of mystery, if you want t More info
Cappadocia Tours

Cappadocia Tours

CAPPADOCIA10 / 10
Cappadocia is like landing on another planet and a geological oddity of honeycombed hills and toweri More info
Cooking Class

Cooking Class

CAPPADOCIA10 / 10
We renovated and restored our traditional stone house to accommodate the Cappadocia Home Cooking Sch More info
Cultural Cappadocia Theme Tour with Short Hikes

Cultural Cappadocia Theme Tour with Short Hikes

CAPPADOCIA10 / 10
Price per person $ 99
Cultural Cappadocia Tour If you like to feel the real culture of Cappadocia and stay away the touris More info
Only 1 Day in Cappadocia Private Tour

Only 1 Day in Cappadocia Private Tour

CAPPADOCIA10 / 10
Price per person $ 100
If you are in Cappadocia for only 1 day, this tour is just for you. You will be able to see all higl More info
Private Cappadocia Balloon and Private Tour Combo

Private Cappadocia Balloon and Private Tour Combo

CAPPADOCIA10 / 10
Price per person $ 850
Private Cappadocia Balloon and Private Tour Combo For those who want to feel special, maybe want to More info
Turkey Flyer 6 Days

Turkey Flyer 6 Days

CAPPADOCIA10 / 10
Price per person $ 1,950
Turkey Flyer 6 Days Travel Package Every Sunday Guarantee Departures from Istanbul *Please contact f More info
Two days Cappadocia Package

Two days Cappadocia Package

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Price per person $ 215
Two days economic Cappadocia Package Full package price : *235  215 USD per person / Children under More info