16-11-2022 - Tips & Guides

The Top 18 Reasons to Visit Cappadocia

There are many reasons to visit Cappadocia, from its amazing natural beauty to the warm and welcoming natives. Here, you can find 18 reasons to visit Cappadocia

Planning your Cappadocia trip can be exhausting since you may see many different attractions to choose from. That is the main reason why we created the Cappadocia Travel Pass® and include carefully selected attractions of Cappadocia. Here you can see the list of attractions, tours, and services included in your Pass. 

Underground Cities

The Hittites Period is when Cappadocia's initial settlement of people took place. In that area, there are a lot of underground cities. Cities dug into the ground and developed in deep valleys have a beautiful ambiance and a sense of mystery. If you are interested in these amazing structures, here is an article you may want to check out: Underground Cities of Cappadocia

Hot Air Balloons

One of the most exciting hobbies in the world is flying over Cappadocia to see its geography and traveling between fairy chimneys and various landforms in colorful hot air balloons. Although a little excessive, the expense of this group activity won't be recovered by the balloon until they reach Cappadocia. For you don't have to worry about choosing from the Balloon operators, in Cappadocia Travel Pass®we picked the best and it is FREE with your Pass. 

Cave Hotels

You must stay in cave hotels if you want to experience Cappadocia's awe-inspiring atmosphere. These lodgings have been created out of the area's carved rocks and fairy chimneys. They also preserve remnants from the Hittite, Roman, and Byzantine periods. They have also been updated with contemporary understanding. Here is our selection of cave hotels you may want to check out: 14 Amazing Cave Hotels in Cappadocia

Ancient Cities

Since ancient times, numerous civilizations have inhabited Cappadocia. The area is home to numerous historic and ancient cities. Some of the best spots to visit include Urgup, Goreme, Ortahisar, Uçhisar, and Avanos. Check out our guided tours which are included in Cappadocia Travel Pass®

Fairy Chimneys

You can travel between the fairy chimneys and the various features in the area in any way you can imagine. The rock formations in the Devrent Valley, also known as the Imagination Valley by locals, are renowned for seeming from various angles to be entirely different items.

Red River

The Red River (Kizilirmak) sustains Cappadocia's topography. It is also recognized as our country's longest river. It extends throughout the entire region and traverses the Ürgüp, Avanos, and Gülşehir regions. You may want a gondola tour on this beautiful Red River, if so check out our Gondola Tour here which is FREE with Cappadocia Travel Pass®!

Local Cuisine

As in all of Anatolia, the cuisine in Cappadocia is excellent. There are several eateries that serve delectable home food because of the inflow of tourists in the neighborhood. While you will have hundreds of alternatives, we have a special suggestion for you: Tik Tik Women Cooperative! You can have the most authentic local foods prepared by women of the region. With your Cappadocia Travel Pass®, you may have a FREE tea treat when you get there. Don't miss this authentic cuisine experience.

Quality Wine

One of the areas in our nation that produces the best caliber wines in Cappadocia. Because of the tuffaceous soil's structure, it is possible to grow grapes of excellent quality and keep the disease from spreading. From ancient times to the present, the area has shared wine traditions. It is possible to search for and try wines that are appropriate for various tastes.

City of Romance

The concept rock hotels in the Urgup and Goreme areas offer a distinctive experience with a romantic ambiance, chic cafés and restaurants, and nighttime music. And also in recent years, our sleepy town of Avanos has been transformed into a "Little Venice" due to its ambition to utilize the Kizilirmak (Red River) as a tourist destination. You can have a romantic gondola tour in this dreamy atmosphere. If you have a Cappadocia Travel Pass®, then this amazing tour is also FREE for you. 

Adventurous Activities

Cappadocia region provides you with extremely enjoyable activities such as ATV tours and Monster Ride Safaris. These great activities and 25+ more are FREE with Cappadocia Travel Pass®, here check out the attractions.

Sunrise and Sunset

The Cappadocia region, which has a stunning view where the strength of nature is felt, features a variety of hills with amazing vistas among the deep valleys. They have the kind of backdrop that makes for stunning sunrise and sunset photo opportunities. While you are here, you can have professional photos with this dreamy backdrop. Check out our Rise & Shine Photoshoot Session which is FREE with Cappadocia Travel Pass®.

Horse Riding

There's a reason it's referred to as the "Country of Beautiful Horses". A horseback ride in the winter offers a singular opportunity to see the valleys and fairy chimneys at their most picturesque and to capture pictures in the snow as well.

Cave Churches

Cappadocia was historically one of the first regions to accept Christianity. The Goreme Open Air Museum is home to some of the best churches that the villagers built utilizing the landscape rocks, in addition to creating cave homes. If you need a private tour for all yourself and your family, then you can have an amazing experience with our discounted Private Tours. You can check it out here. 

Friendly People of the City

The inhabitants of Cappadocia are incredibly kind, generous, and welcoming. It is discovered to be true of everyone you will encounter, including the hotel hosts, restaurant workers and owners, and even people you might ask for directions from on the street.

Ghost Towns

One of the earliest Christian settlements in the area is the now-abandoned ghost town of Cavusin, which is located approximately two miles from Goreme. To visit the churches and dwellings carved out of the rock, you can ascend numerous levels. The thought of an entire village once residing in these granite ruins is very fascinating.

Handmade Beautiful Doors

You will see so many pretty painted and designed doors by the local people on your Cappadocia trip. The handmade door is a part of history in this region. People pay attention to the doors being beautiful and they are generally carved from wood. You will want to take photos of every one of them. 

Ihlara Valley

A nature lover's paradise, this deep gorge in southwest Cappadocia is surrounded by a small, lush valley. Ihlara Valley holds a significant position in history and landscape among all the canyons in the world. It has a length of 14km, with a depth reaching up to 120 meters. Historically the valley is one of the biggest canyons in the world where people have actually lived. Here you can find more to read about this amazing place: Everything About Ihlara Valley.

Pottery of Avanos

You'll discover that the lovely red clay can be shaped into a variety of objects, from ashtrays to more delicate vases. Skilled potters always start from the beginning when creating genuine Avanos pottery on a spinning wheel powered by the foot.

There is so much to do, and so much to see in this dreamy region of Cappadocia. With 25+ years of experience in tourism, we gathered the best and put a single price on them. So do not hesitate to check out and compare our prices. In any case, we wish you a great trip to remember in Cappadocia. 

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