The unique and beautiful lunar landscape of Cappadocia is like nowhere else on earth. With its fascinating topography of ‘fairy chimneys’, subterranean dwellings and rock-hewn churches, a holiday to Cappadocia is an exceptional experience.
Formed by ash and lava from the nearby Mount Erciyes, the soft porous rock, ‘tufa’, eroded over the centuries creating the unusual rock formations. Churches, houses and even entire underground cities were carved into the rocks by Christians who settled here and used it as a safe haven from Roman invaders.
Visitors now flock from all over the world to explore the area and stay in one of the many cave hotels, which perfectly combine the fascinating history of the area with 21st Century luxuries.
Aside from exploring the museums, churches, and underground cities of Cappadocia, a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the magical landscape is a once in a lifetime opportunity. If heights aren’t for you, then it’s well worth getting up early to watch the spectacle of them gently floating overhead.
Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat, or an exhilarating family holiday, Cappadocia is an awe-inspiring destination to visit. As flights to Cappadocia are via Istanbul, why not stop off for a few nights to explore this vibrant city. Or, for a longer, slow-paced holiday, we recommend also heading to the beautiful coast for some beach time.
For further details on this region and our selection of luxury and boutique cave hotels, simply get in touch on 020 7112 0019.