Cappadocia General Information
Cappadocia, with its remarkable and unique natural landscape, is a semi-arid region of approximately 300 square kilometres in central Turkey, formed by expanses of soft volcanic rock shaped by erosion into towers, cones, valleys and caves. Rock-cut churches and underground tunnel complexes from the Byzantine and Islamic eras are scattered throughout.
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Goreme National Park with its fairy chimneys, tall, cone-shaped rock formations shaped by rain and wind. Explore underground cities with Bronze Age homes carved into valley walls by troglodytes (cave dwellers) and later used as refuges by the early Christians.
Existing since ancient times, Cappadocia is one of Turkey’s most popular tourist destinations. Stay in a cave hotel, take to the skies at sunrise in a hot-air balloon, feast on testi kebap and other local delicacies and hike the enchanting terrain.