Mount Erciyes

It is located to the south of Kayseri and is the highest point in the Central Anatolia, 3917 meters high. It was one of the volcanoes that contributed to the formation of the Cappadocia region. Being generally snow covered Hittites called it “The White Mountain”. According to the ancient geographer Strabo, from the top … Read more

Ihlara Valley

Ihlara belongs to the province of Aksaray and is located about 40 kilometers from the city of Guzelyurt. The town is famous for the nearby valley of the same name, which extends over 16 kilometers along a canyon formed after several eruptions of Mount Erciyes and that is a maze of houses and churches carved into the … Read more

Somuncu Baba Complex (Somuncu Baba)

Located in the city of Aksaray, the museum was opened to the public in 2010. It describes the life of Somuncu Baba using miniatures and oral explanations. Hamiduddin Aksarayi (1331-1412), better known by the nickname of Somuncu Baba was an ascetic practitioner and teacher of Islam in Bursa, who exerted a great influence in the region to the point of … Read more

Aksaray Cultural Center

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This building, whose construction was completed in 1930 and which initially served as headquarters to the Governor, became the cultural center of Aksaray in 2007. Here you can find the main traditions, customs, folk costumes and lifestyles of the province, in its two floors of rooms decorated in a very particular way, like the Henna room or the … Read more

Where to eat in Cappadocia?

The vast region of Cappadocia is formed by different cities, small towns, villages. We recommend you here the most appetizing and different places to eat, with best deals and variety of prices, scattered throughout the area. Ziggy Cafe & Restaurant (Ürgüp) Several well-known websites and many friends agree that this is the best restaurant in … Read more

Shopping in Cappadocia

Cappadocia is a perfect place to explore shops and buy souvenirs and local crafts. Many of the most famous Turkish goods come from this region or get commercialized through it to Istanbul or other coastal cities. The owners of small shops in the area let us enjoy and quietly observe their products without the typical … Read more

Hamams or Turkish Baths in Cappadocia

Nowadays, there still are many hamams in Cappadocia, playing their original roll and serving the locals. There are two different types of hamams: traditional hamams operating in the old times buildings and the contemporary, which function as spas, especially for tourists. Depending on your preference, you can choose between the two options, which likewise will provide … Read more

Balloons in Cappadocia

One of the main attractions of Cappadocia, this peculiar region of central Turkey, with an unmistakable landscape, is the balloon ride flying over the fairy chimneys and carved churches, cliffs, crops and the daily life of the inhabitants of the region. Hundreds of balloons fly each day in different parts of Cappadocia, carried by the wind. Thousands of travelers … Read more

Balloon Flights FAQs

How do balloons fly? Balloons operate through the basic principles of gravity and heat transfer. While heating the air within the balloon, it rises. As the air inside the balloon cools, it descends. To make the balloon fly, inflator fan fills it with air, then that air is heated. What are the … Read more

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