As I told my friends, I´ll go to Cappadocia, they asked me: "You go WHERE? Never heard of it!" Two months before I would say the same... But then I saw beautiful pictures on instagram and it was immediately on my bucket list! Let´s find out, if Cappadocia is the right place for you!
Where is Cappadocia located?
Cappadocia is a part of the Anatolian Region of Turkey, with its hills and unusual rock formation located between the volcanic mountains Erciyes, Melendiz and Hasan. The nearest airport is in Kayseri, about 1 hour by taxi from the village Göreme.
Is it always warm and sunny?
If you look at my pictures here and on my instagram profile, you may think, it was warm enough to wear beautiful dresses and summer shirts... Sorry, but I have to disappoint you! In summer there are over 30 ° C , but in November there are about 3 - 12 ° C! The most of the time I was in my winter coat, but I took it off for photos. Nevertheless I had so much fun in the sun and this amazing playground!
Where to stay in Cappadocia?
That is a really difficult question! I decided to spend a week in the central Cappadocia, in the small village Göreme with Uchisar and Ortahisar only 4 - 5 km away. You don´t need a car there and can walk around for hours. I can recommend Artemis Cave Suites, if you want to have a nice view over Göreme, comfortable rooms, friendly staff (especially Reza), delicious breakfast and sweet cats (I love the black one!)
What to do in this surrealistic place?
That is a really easy question! First of all HIKING! You can just follow the big and small paths around valleys and discover every 5 minutes a completely new amazing landscape. Don´t forget to take a ton of photos and videos of this fairy Chimneys. I was hiking in the Pigeon Valley near Uchisar and through Rose Valley.
Don´t miss to fly on a hot air balloon, Cappadocia is famous for this! Even if you are afraid of the heights (like me), just do it! It was such a special birthday for me, and I felt safe and happy with Air Cappadocia Balloons.
Still don´t know ...?
... if you should go to Cappadocia? Other + points: the food is yammi, the people are friendly to solotraveler-women, you can find new friends, if you want, Stars Wars film location, beautiful horses and squad rides, hidden christian churches and idyllic landscapes everywhere!
Watch this Video and then... book your flight to Kayseri!
After this trip you will be travel addicted! Maybe you are already... Let´s find out!