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Goreme National Park, Goreme

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Get a bird's eye view of the natural rock formations at Goreme National Park. As a World Heritage Site, the park's ancient structures have been protected from development. Many have been left untouched, though some were carved out and used as churches during the Roman period. More recently, some have been transformed into housing and restaurants. The park covers 40 sq km (15.4 sq mi), and while it may seem untraditional, the best way to see it is from above. Consider taking a hot air balloon ride over the entire park and, along with the landscape, you'll likely see dozens of other balloons in the distance. Ask your hotel for a suggestion on who to book with, as there are many companies throughout Cappadocia that organize these rides. Plan to visit Goreme National Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Goreme attractions using our Goreme travel itinerary planner.
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Where to stay in Goreme

As a popular tourist destination, Göreme offers plenty of accommodations, many appropriately "cave-themed." Options range from hostels and guesthouses to mid-market and upscale hotels. If you're feeling adventurous, opt to sleep in a cave here. The level of luxury varies among cave rooms, but you can expect them to be quite humid and damp. Just outside of the main attraction of cave churches and away from the volume of visitors in the Cappadocia area, you'll find boutique hotels as well as budget accommodations and hostels. Practice your bargaining skills in advance, and you're sure to land a better deal. Be aware that theft has been reported in Goreme and the surrounding areas, so lock your hotel doors and windows.
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  • Walking around the national park is a beautiful experience. Well sign posted and lush vegetation. Mornings or late afternoon is better. Midday sun can be intense.  more »
  • simple: how many "open-air" museums will one ever visit in their life? Probably not that many so make SURE to visit this amazing, natural, National Park The historical value of this area cannot be emp...  more »
  • This is a must place to visit if you go to Cappadocia. Turkey is full of history and this place will show you how important the region has been for the world. Spend the 10L for the church inside. Is r...  more »