Valentine’s Day in Cappadocia: A Romantic Getaway - 2024

Cappadocia is a unique place with its mystical past and one-of-a-kind geography. You may come across amazing photos of Cappadocia while the sun rises on the land and hot air balloons fly over. But there is so much more to see in Cappadocia; fairy chimneys, pottery workshops, amazing wineries, underground cities, local bazaars, and more. 

Cappadocia is definitely a romantic place with all it has to offer. It makes Cappadocia one of the best routes for marriage proposals, anniversaries, and romantic trips. In this article, we will have a look at the Valentine’s Day ideas in Cappadocia. You may think that winter is not the perfect time to visit this place but on the contrary, February can be the perfect month to visit Cappadocia if you know what to do around this amazing place. 

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What is the Weather Like in Cappadocia on Valentine’s Day in 2024?

First things first, yes Cappadocia is very cold in February. Especially in the first half of the month will be mostly below 0 degrees celsius in 2023. But don’t worry just pack your warm coats, hats, scarves, gloves, and waterproof snow boots then you are good to go! 

Cappadocia is in the middle of Anatolia so the humidity is very low. Because of the low humidity the change in temperature during day and night can be high but low humidity is also the reason you can easily feel warm when you get inside. Especially if you decide to stay in a cave hotel, then you will have a warm suite for yourself. Check here the best cave hotels in Cappadocia and chose the best one for you!

We don’t expect it to snow except for a couple of days in February 2023. So if you are up for long hikes with your loved one, then it is possible for you to see many attractions with fewer people. You’ll feel like you reserved all of Cappadocia for yourself! Just wear warmly and you will be great!

Hot Air Balloon Tour over the Dreamland

Hot air balloons are symbols of Cappadocia and many people have this experience on their bucket lists! You may think that this experience is only for summer but you are mistaken because hot air balloons are operational throughout the year. If the wind is right and the land is not icy then be ready to fly. In summer, the balloons are packed but in winter you can have an exquisite experience with your loved one.

Let us tell you the details of this experience: To get you to the takeoff location, you will be picked up from your hotel. Before the flight, the pilot provides thorough instructions on the technical aspects, weather, and safety precautions to be followed from takeoff to landing.

Depending on the flight conditions, the balloons ascend up to 1000 meters above the ground. Flying elegantly, you will pass majestic fairy chimneys and lovely valleys. Since balloons fly in the direction of the wind, no two trips are ever the same. It takes between 45 and 65 minutes to fly.

A traditional ceremony with champagne, cocktails, and fresh juice follows the landing. You can have a conversation with the pilots or take pictures having Cappadocia as a backdrop. Additionally, you will receive a flying certificate in your name to serve as a souvenir of this amazing experience to remember forever. This flight will mark your Valentine’s Day as an unforgettable one. You can have this amazing experience for a great price with Cappadocia Travel Pass®, check out here and buy your pass right away.

Another World Under: Derinkuyu Underground City

What can be more romantic than discovering a mystical place with your loved one? Imagining the lives of previous inhabitants, their fears, happy moments, and experiences may make you even closer. The depth of the Derinkuyu Underground City is around 85 meters. Think about a 25-story building, it is how deep it is!

This underground city is made up of stalls, cellars, dining rooms, chapels, and waste stores, to name just a few of its features. Additionally, there is a missionary school in the second story. The 55-meter-deep, surface-connected ventilation shaft doubles as a water well. Only 10% of the Derinkuyu Underground City, which was first opened in 1965, can currently be seen. but on-site, you can have information about the daily lives of the inhabitants of this amazing place. 

This year, hold the hand of your lover and walk in the mysterious corridors of the ancient past. This experience and many more are FREE with Cappadocia Travel Pass®. Turn your Valentine’s Day into an unforgettable journey with your loved one. 

Sultan’s Turkish Bath Experience at Historical Ürgüp Hammam

Having a couples massage with rose petals and amazing scents can turn your Valentine’s Day into a dream! For that unforgettable experience, Cappadocia’s oldest and most famous Hamam is ready for you. With Cappadocia Travel Pass® you can have this experience for a great deal, all you need to do is buy your pass and set the dates! 

On Valentine’s Day 2024, you can have a couple's bath and then a couple's massage together. You will fall in love with your loved one once again in this amazingly romantic experience. Don’t forget to reserve your spot right away, even if it’s a Tuesday, Valentine’s Day can be pretty sold out! 

Wine Tasting at an Ancient Winery

Cappadocia is famous for its wines. Although there is a restriction on the advertisement of alcoholic products in Turkey, you may know the large extensive vineyards with special grapes of Cappadocia. There are many small and big businesses in winemaking some of them hundreds of years old. So if you are around, it is a great idea to join a wine-tasting and try delicious handmade wines

There are many wineries around but there is one very special: Mahzen Wine House. Mahzen Wine House is the location to go if you're looking for natural house wines. Many different types of wine are available here, all produced from premium grapes from Cappadocia and Urgup. Utilizing the knowledge gathered over the years and traditional methods, they have begun to develop their own special wines. Today, its in-house label Sarkaya Wines has established itself as one of the nation's premium wine brands. And wait for it… This experience is totally FREE with Cappadocia Travel Pass®, all you need to do is show your Pass ID at the entrance. 

A Romantic Dinner with a Magnificent View

Cappadocia has many restaurants with great views. If you stay in a cave hotel then your hotel's restaurant can be the place you wine and dine. But here we have some recommendations for you.

Revithia Cappadocia 

Setting out to tell the gastronomic stories of the people who lived in these lands, Revithia prepares its meals with only the products grown in the soil of Cappadocia, with the logic of "from soil to plate", and tries to bring the tales and stories of the past to the present with only simple and modern touches, by staying true to the essence of the recipes. Cappadocia Cuisine contains countless colors and harmony from the Mevlevi, Seljuk, Greek, Armenian, Turkmen, and Circassian cuisines. As a result of the studies carried out on this food and cultural heritage, the wines obtained with the grapes grown in the soil of Cappadocia accompany each plate in harmony. In Revithia, you will be a guest not only in the food but also in the lifestyles and stories of the people who lived in this land; You will witness the inseparable unity of food and wine throughout history in a pleasant environment. A romantic dinner with great food together with your lover, what is more, special than that! 

Address: Kayakapı Mahallesi, Davut Aga Sokak No:1 inside Kayakapı Premium Caves, Urgup

Zeferan Restaurant Cappadocia 

In opposition to the industry's uniformity, Zeferan Restaurant takes an Artisan approach that emphasizes labor, experience, talents, and craftsmanship. The menu of Zeferan Restaurant mostly features traditional Azerbaijani food while also highlighting Ottoman and Turkish cuisine. As the real target of making these standards permanent, Zeferan Restaurant views providing scrumptious and healthy food in the city's historical district while adhering to a fair pricing policy and employing a passionately engaged workforce in a tranquil and welcoming setting within the fast-paced, consumer-driven tourism industry. The restaurant is highly recommended for romantic dinners by previous visitors. 

Address: Mustafapaşa Köyü Yeni Mahalle, Ürgüp Sokak No:11 Ürgüp 

Prokopi Restaurant

Who doesn’t love a romantic dinner alongside a fireplace? Prokopi restaurant is one of the most popular romantic dinner destinations in the Cappadocia area. The restaurant can prepare the dinner table with heart-shaped balloons and rose petals if you’d like. They serve Turkish cuisine with great Cappadocian wines. 

Prokopi is recommended by previous visitors for its romantic atmosphere and friendly staff. So in a calm atmosphere, you can look into the eyes of your loved one while eating your delicious meal. 

Address: Yunak, Tevfik Fikret Cd. No:40, Ürgüp

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Cappadocia a romantic place?

Yes, actually with its one-of-a-kind geography, cave hotels, underground cities, wines, and balloons Cappadocia is one of the most romantic destinations in the world.

What is so special about Cappadocia?

One of Turkey's most popular natural wonders is the otherworldly landscapes of Cappadocia, which are renowned for their distinctive rock formations and great hot air ballooning chances.

Why is it called Love Valley in Cappadocia?

The legend says that once upon a time a girl and a boy from enemy villages fell in love with each other. But the families didn't let them get married. After a while, the guy got killed and as a result of her grief, the girl committed suicide. Then, God rained stones from the sky to show his anger. This stoned valley is now known as the Love Valley.

Is Cappadocia worth seeing?

Yes, because there is nowhere like this in the whole world! Cappadocia is a very special place not just for its amazing geography but also for its stories. Especially the underground cities are especially worth a visit!

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