Hasandag Mountain

The Hasandag was another volcano that, together with the Erciyes, contributed to the formation of the peculiar landscape of Cappadocia. It is located 30 kilometers to the south of Aksaray. The Hasandag has 3268 meters, and was formed in the same geological period that Mount Erciyes. At the top there is a large crater showing its ancient volcanic activity. Access … Read more

About Nevsehir City

Formerly known as Muskara, is the capital of the province of Nevsehir, in the Central Anatolia region. Nevsehir was the birthplace of the so-called Tulip period of the Ottoman Empire’s Grand Vizier, Damat Ibrahim Pasa, who brought to his hometown many han’s (rest house), kitchens, hammams, madrasas and other buildings and centers that gave it a new life. … Read more

Zelve Cappadocia

The old Zelve, once one of the largest communities in the region, was a whole excavated village, a kind of honeycomb of small secular, religious and housing rooms. Here Christians and Muslims lived together in peace until 1924, when took place the population exchange with Greece. Subsequently, Muslims started moving as well, … Read more

Avanos Nevsehir City

Avanos is a town and district in the province of Nevsehir, famous for its pottery and carpets. It stretches along the banks of the Kizilirmak (Halys River), one of the longest rivers in Turkey, with about 1355 kilometers (842 miles). The Halys born at northeast of Central Anatolia and empties into the Black Sea. Its waters receive … Read more

Urgup Nevsehir City

Urgup is a village and district in the province of Nevsehir, very close to Goreme. It is known for its nightlife and its tourist options. Urgup has traditionally been the tourist center of the Cappadocia region, although today Goreme has also gained prominence in this regard. In Urgup’s downtown fine old houses carved in the rocks remain, legitimate Cappadocian’s style. in Urgup clings to … Read more

Goreme Nevsehir City

It spreads between the so-called “fairy chimneys“. It is a charming little village in Cappadocia, belonging to the province of Nevsehir and with a population of about 2500 inhabitants. The Göreme National Park was added to the World Heritage List of UNESCO in 1985. The first findings about settlements in Goreme date back to Roman times. Christianity was … Read more

Uchisar Nevsehir

Uchisar citadel, excavated in the rock, is the highest point in Cappadocia, visible from other cities in the region like Avanos and Urgup. Uchisar has numerous hotels, hostels, rentals and rooming houses, some of them with carved rooms. It is a charming village near the ancient fortress and has one of the most spectacular landscapes of Cappadocia. In … Read more

Izmir International Airport

Adnan Menderes International Airport in Izmir is located in Gaziemir, 18 kilometers southwest of the city, on the road to Selcuk, Ephesus and Pammukkale. You can get there by the IZBAN commuter train, Bus or the Havatas, shuttle buses that run every 20, 35 and 60 minutes from the office of Turkish Airlines. From the airport you can hire taxis, rental … Read more

Izmir (Smyrna)

Izmir is the third largest city of Turkey, called the Pearl of the Aegean, and has been planned in such a way that despite its size it has managed to avoid the chaotic environment of metropolises. It is located in the beginning of a long and narrow gulf and is famous for … Read more

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