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Cappadocia

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History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations

Popular things to do in Cappadocia

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World heritage site
Goreme National Park Goreme
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Duration: 2 hours
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours Goreme
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides Goreme
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides Urgup
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys. Plan your visit to Cappadocia and other destinations in Turkey using our Turkey online travel planner.

Nature in Cappadocia

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Geologic Formation
Fairy Chimneys Goreme
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Duration: 2 hours
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Cave
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri Derinkuyu
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Duration: 4 hours
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Valley
Gulludere Vadisi Goreme
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Cave
Uchisar Castle Uchisar
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Cappadocia

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History Museum
Goreme Open-Air Museum Goreme
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Cappadocia Art & History Museum Urgup
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Guray Museum Avanos
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Buyukakten Temenni YeraltI Evi Urgup
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Cappadocia

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Historic Walking Area
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) Goreme
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Walking Area
Gore Harabeleri Gore
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Ruin
Mazi Yeralti Sehri Urgup
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Church
Keslik Monastery Urgup
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Cappadocia

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Geologic Formation
Love Valley Goreme
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Duration: 2 hours
Geologic Formation
Zemi Valley Goreme
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Cave
Selime Monastery Guzelyurt
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Lookout
Sunset Point Goreme
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Cappadocia

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Alaturca Taner Uchisar
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Kervan Carpet & Kilim Goreme
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Sultan Carpet Goreme
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cappadocia Dowry Carpet Goreme
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

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