Cappadocia so unique in natural, historical and archaeological wonders that it is today one of the most favoured tourist destinations of the world! Just the hot air balloon ride over the moon-like volcanic terrain of Cappadocia will make your visit worthwhile! Visit our accommodation page to find a huge selection of Cappadocia Hotels.
Lying in the Central Anatolian region, Cappadocia has seen the rise and fall of numerous civilisations and has become a cultural cauldron on the path of the old "Silk Route".
Cappadocia retains its old world charm, and there is a lot to see and do, just check out our Cappadocia Travel Guide. Its unique villages and small towns, the strange cones that spread across the landscape like ant hills, the underground cities in Cappadocia that housed entire populations as invaders razed this land, and the rock-cut churches will mesmerise you and leave you with a treasure trove of experiences to last a life time. Exploring the bizarre landscape by yourself or on a Cappadocia tour makes for an interesting adventure in Cappadocia.
There are some interesting and unique places to stay in Cappadocia, with some of the Cappadocia Cave Hotels built into the landscape. You can also use our Cappadocia map to ensure your hotels in Cappadocia are located near the attractions you wish to visit. Visit our Cappadocia Hotels page today!
This land of the Hittites probably derived its name from the word "Katpatuka", which means "Land of beautiful horses" in the Hittite language. Located in middle Turkey, Cappadocia covers the plains and mountains of Eastern Central Anatolia, spread across the upper and middle reaches of the river Kizilirmak (Red River). We offer a range of Cappadocia Hotels and many Cave Hotels in Cappadocia!
The south-western area of Cappadocia is densely populated because of the fertile soil that exists amidst the volcanic rock. The gushing lava from the volcanoes of Mt. Melendiz near Nigde and Mt. Erciyes near Kayseri gave birth to the unique topography of Cappadocia. The basalt and the volcanic ash hardened to form the soft "tufa". The soft "tufa" and hard "basalt" made for a canvas on which nature carved the unique "fairy chimneys" of Cappadocia. Humans took over from where nature left off. Rooms, or in some cases entire cities, were carved out of the soft "tufa" and Cappadocia's "underground cities" were born. Stay in one of our Cappadocia Cave Hotels or take a Cappadocia Tour of the underground cities!
Of all Cappadocia's villages and small towns, Uçhisar, situated at a height of 1300 metres (4000 feet), offers the most panoramic view of Cappadocia from its rock cut fortress. Far from being a torrid inferno (like many assume), Cappadocia enjoys a temperate climate with warm sunny days and cool nights, so remember to carry a light sweater for the evenings. We even offer hotels in Uchisar, just visit our Cappadocia Hotels guide or our Uchisar Hotels! We also offer hotels in Goreme, one of the main cities in Cappadocia, you can go to our Goreme Hotels guide or to see all hotels in Cappadocia visit our Cappadocia Hotels guide!
Hiking and biking in Cappadocia are suggested if you want to enjoy the rugged beauty of this fascinating place. Good walking shoes are a must as you will have to walk around the numerous underground cities, cave dwellings and churches, trek down gorges and climb up mountains in Cappadocia. The region has numerous old "caravanserais" dotting the "Silk Route", which a worth a visit. Hiring a local guide in Cappadocia or taking a local tour in Cappadocia is a good idea. We also offer balloon tours of Cappadocia!
Located in the middle of Turkey, Cappadocia maks a good stopping point for those travelling by bus to Cappadocia, between Istanbul or Ankara and the Southern Turkey coastal resorts of Antalya and Alanya. It is such a unique place that exploring the region is a highlight on a trip to Turkey. Whether staying in a great hotel in Cappadocia, taking a Cappadocia tour, or just exploring the place on foot, you'll be glad you came here! We offer a range of Cappadocia Hotels and even the very special Cappadocia Cave Hotels!