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Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Urgup

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At Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, explore the ancient underground settlements hewn into the soft rocky landscape once used by early Christians to hide from Roman persecutors. This chamber and tunnel complex features networks of living quarters, stables, storehouses, and places of worship. Some of the villages and towns have up to eight storeys concealed underground. See the well-preserved examples of Byzantine frescoes in cave chapels dug by Christian monks in the 7th century. Spend a night in one of the cave hotels in a nearby village to help get an appreciation for this type of residence. A visit to Cappadocia Cave Dwellings represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Urgup itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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Where to stay in Urgup

Ürgüp serves as a well-rounded alternative for a place to stay when visiting the neighboring rock sites of Cappadocia. Unlike other towns, Ürgüp offers upscale hotels housed in traditional old mansions formerly owned by prominent local families. There are no hostels here, but you'll find guest lodging created from converted old houses as well, which are often just as affordable. Ürgüp also boasts a thriving nightlife, something that's missing from other surrounding villages.
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  • Be sure to include an "Underground City" on your tour of Cappadocia, and also be sure to include an early-morning hot air balloon ride. Best hotel in Fresco Cave Suites in Urgup. We only stayed 2 days...  more »
  • amazing pace but go early and preferably out of season to avoid the coach tour scrums. Buy the the days Museum Pass as you will have free access to 7 major sites in the area and save over half on admi...  more »
  • We visited Cave Dwellings during our guided tour and it was really amazing. The landscape is unique, the forms, the colors, hundred of pictures. Take your time and enjoy!.  more »