Cappadocia, a lunar landscape
Turkey
Cappadocia
Turkey

Cappadocia, an area of lunar rock formations, is famous for its carpet-weaving, wines and the distinctive red pottery of Avanos. The area was a refuge for the early Christians escaping persecution by living and worshipping in the underground.
There are around 3000 rock churches in this region yet most of them are closed to visitors. The village of Göreme is the highlight of tourist attractions. Many of its villagers still live in cave dwellings, of which some have been converted into pensions. Surrounding the area are the amazing rock formations " Peri Bacalari" or 'Fairy Chimneys'.
Located to the west of Niğde, is the very green and picturesque Ihlara Valley, a gorge of 10 km long and some 80 meters wide. It is popular for hikes and to visit about 12 of its 60 churches open to public.
There are hundreds of underground cities in the regions. Two of the most impressive are Kaymakli, which has 8 levels, and Derinkuyu, which goes down to 55 meters. Fleeing persecution in the 7th century, the Christians created in these cities a self-sufficient underground environment including bedrooms, kitchens and storage rooms.
Among the villages offering a wide choice of accommodation yet also their local attractions : Uçhisar and its citadel; Göreme and its open air museum; Ürgüp famous for its wines; Mustafapasa (Sinasos) and its iconoclastic decorations; Avanos and its tradition pottery-making alive since the Hittite times...

Tours
MI01 - Goreme
Daily Tour / Group Tour
from 35, - EUR
A program to discover valleys, churches and monasteries as well as the unus...
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MI02 - Kaymakli
Daily Tour / Group Tour
from 35, - EUR
Valleys, rock-carved churches, Greek villages and Kaymakli, an underground ...
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MI03 - Ihlara Valley
Daily Tour / Group Tour
from 41, - EUR
After a hike through this marvelous valley, we will visit the village of Se...
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MI02P - Kaymakli
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 85, - EUR
Visit, at your own pace, Valleys, rock-carved churches, Greek villages and ...
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MI01P - Goreme
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 85, - EUR
As per your personal interests, discover valleys, churches and monasteries ...
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MI03P - Ihlara Valley
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 102, - EUR
After a hike, at your own pace, through this marvelous valley, we will visi...
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MI04P - Goreme & Kaymakli
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 95, - EUR
A Cappadocia All In One tour - Goreme, an underground city, the main valley...
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MI05P - Soganli Valley
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 84, - EUR
The Soganli Valley and surrounding old Greek villages reveal their churches...
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BE-T001 : Classical Turkey 1
8 Days,7 Nights / Tailor Made
from 620, - EUR
This one week tour brings you to Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkal...
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BE-T002 : Classical Turkey 2
10 Days,9 Nights / Tailor Made
from 865, - EUR
A program to discover Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale and the Anta...
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BE-T003 - Classical Turkey 3
15 Days,14 Nights / Tailor Made
from 1398, - EUR
A program to discover Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya, Ephesus, Pamukkale and...
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BE-T010 : Cappadocia Express
4 Days,3 Nights / Tailor Made
from 329, - EUR
All the highlights and more just in Cappadocia !...
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BE-T016 - Mother Goddess
9 Days,8 Nights / Tailor Made
*Upon Request
In search of the Mother Goddess......
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Daily Tour / Private Tour
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