Cappadocia is located in the central Anatolia region, on a plateau in the middle of Turkey.
It is a wonderful, fairytale-like area that everyone, at least once in life, should visit.
An almost unreal landscape, made up of towers, canyons, crevasses, pinnacles and rocky villages. They have extraordinary colours, ranging from red to gold, from green to grey.
It is the result of Mother Nature’s patient work and the work of two long-dormant volcanoes, the Erciyes and the Hasan.
In the conical lava formations, hermit populations took refuge digging their homes in the tuff.
Göreme Open-Air Museum
The Göreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia has been declared a World Heritage Site.
The rock churches of Göreme are located in a valley about 1 kilometer from the town.
They are carved directly into the rock and contain splendid millenary frescoes that have miraculously been preserved
Derinkuyu underground city
Derinkuyu is one of the most incredible place in the world.
In Cappadocia there are numerous underground cities, built around 800 B.C. as a refuge during invasions, this one is among the most complex.
Thirteen floors equipped with ventilation shafts that descend into the bowels of the earth. Inside there are: rooms, kitchens, refectories, shops, churches, schools, even stables for livestock.
This interesting valley in Cappadocia is a paradise for trekking lovers, offering 16 kilometers of extension. In any case, it is possible to travel only a few sections.
The Melendiz River has carved out a deep, verdant canyon over the millennia, with rugged rock faces that provided a secluded refuge for Byzantine monks.
Hot air balloon over Cappadocia
Just before the sun illuminates the magical Cappadocia, dozens of hot air balloons appear above the sky of Göreme, Urgup and Cavusin giving life to a unique spectacle.
They move slowly starting from the Red Valley until they fly over the beautiful valleys that follow one after the other, touching rocky peaks and fairy chimneys.