Cappadocia is one of the "must see" destinations in Turkey.
Set amongst the plains and mountains of Eastern Turkey is a land of fabulous rock formations. Centuries ago in cities like Kaymakli and Derinkuyu, early Christians lived in underground cave homes. The hundreds of tunnels are still used for storage and stables. The largest excavated underground city Denrinkyu, extends 11 stories down! In Göreme, there are many cave dwellings still in use, some of which have been converted into pensions for visitors. In Cappadocia you will find stone fortresses of ages past, glorious Byzantine art, rock-cut churches and the Peri Bacalary or "fairy chimneys" which echo in the wind. Hot air balloon over this stunning landscape of rock, orchard and village. Shop for superb Cappadocian carpets, the distinctive red pottery of the Avanos area and linger over the local wines of Ürgüp.