One of the most happening and magical places on Earth is in Turkey known as Cappadocia.
Beautiful hot air balloons float above you, underground cities, cave churches are few of the main sightseeings in the city. Cappadocia means “the land of beautiful horses”. The beauty of this place is beyond explanation. Every tourist attraction has its value. That feeling and excitement when you buy your favourite thing or do according to your sole is the feeling after visiting this place!
So, for your comfort! we have made a few selections for what to do when you are in this magical city. Just go through and check the serenity of this place!
(1) Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride
A hot air balloon ride costs around 150 USD which contains pickup and drop, breakfast, the ride and moreover you get to drink champagne at the end of the ride to celebrate the completion and success of it. That’s so cool.
You get to see the dramatic landscape of Cappadocia, rock formations and flying among hundreds of other multi-coloured hot air balloons in the air.
(2) Horse Riding
Get to the horseback and walk via the unique landscape for an unforgettable trip. There are 2-4 hour long rides which can you can take. Traverse the beautiful valleys and mountains, ride through apple orchards and yeah! Meet local Turks while crossing ancient villages.
(3) Underground Cities
Yeah! There are pretty cool underground cities which you can explore in this city. Beneath the rock formations, there are 36 underground cities. Yes, you read that right. It is believed to house up to 10,000 people during harsh climate and wild animals. Ventilation shafts, bedrooms, stables and even a church can be found in some of these underground cities.
(4) Göreme Open Air Museum
When you are in Cappadocia, this place is worth a visit. Just 15 minutes walk from Göreme town is the Göreme Open Air Museum. It has some of the most beautiful churches cut from the rock. They are beautifully painted both from inside and outside. The price of the ticket is around 50 LIRA( about 9 USD). This museum was one of Turkey’s first UNESCO World Heritage Sites. On the way back, check out the evil eye tree also.
(5) Stay at the cave hotels
Want to experience how the locals of Cappadocia lives in caves for so many years? Head on to cave hotels to experience this opportunity with luxury. They are present in the landscape of the city. These hotels have many facilities like fast wireless connections, Hamams(Turkish baths) and modern bathrooms. Get this experience because you won’t get this opportunity all over the world.
(6) Go Hiking
If you want to get a deeper level of knowledge of the city, go for hiking. It is the only option to know the city better. Get to see Pigeon Valley, Rose Valley, fairy chimneys, cave churches and much more only via hiking.
(7) Get Some Turkish Bath
There has been a new addition to Göreme that is Katpatuka Camur Maharasi baths. It is a bath with three steps. Step one involves that small fishes do a foot devouring — stage two consists of bathing at a temperature of about 40 degrees. The third step is the most exciting one that is the mud bath.
At last, a final shower is given near the mud bath. This Turkish bath is worth every penny and costs around 170 LIRA(about 29.57 USD).
(8) Turkish Nights
You are in Turkey and not going for the traditional Turkish nights? It marks an end to the great and fantastic day of Cappadocia. So, head for the same. The show highlights the Turkish culture via dance and with shimmering belly dancers. Most of these performances are in cave restaurants.
(9) Stroll around the town
Done with the best in the city? Now, go shopping around the streets. Spend around half a day wandering the local roads, shops for some Turkish lamps, Turkish Tea, carpets and Rugs etc.
(10) Love Valley
From Göreme, lies a 10-minute drive to the Love Valley. These are ancient structures that sit at a high altitude. With no rain, Cappadocia manages to get dry and hot summer and snowy winters also. It is safe to go up to the valley and have a scenic view of the place.
So! When are you planning to visit the most magical place on earth!