By Summer Brons
Cappadocia
Turkey
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Central Turkey’s city of Cappadocia is a popular tourist destination thanks to its extensive history, unique geological features and fascinating culture. With ancient underground cities amid a true outdoor paradise, it’s no wonder thousands of people from all around the world come to visit Cappadocia each year.

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One of Cappadocia’s most famous spots is the Goreme Open-Air Museum in the Goreme Valley. EscapeWizard.com considers this site a must-see during your exploration of Cappadocia. You’ll see ancient cave churches carved from volcanic stone with Byzantine frescoes painted for detail, just be sure to visit in early morning as the midday heat can be quite intense. Aside from the Goreme Museum, you’ll most certainly want to explore Cappadocia’s many underground cities. The most visited of these cities are Kaymakl and Derinkuyu, but there are dozens to choose from. These subterranean towns were also carved from the ample volcanic stone and many extend nearly ten levels below ground. Again, EscapeWizard.com encourages you to visit in the morning to avoid large crowds of tourists later in the day.

One truly special way to experience Cappadocia is to take a hot-air balloon ride. From a birds-eye view you’ll be able to take in unparalleled views of Cappadocia villages and vineyards as you float back down. If your budget allows, EscapeWizard.com highly encourages you to take this great opportunity! If you’re still looking for great views but prefer to stay on the ground, venture to the Ihlara Valley for an afternoon of hiking. Through this dramatic gorge flows the Melendiz Suyu stream, and the valley is home to approximately 60 churches, chapels and caves dating back as far back as the 11th century. Organized day-trip excursions are available for exploring the Ihlara Valley, or you can explore on your own time. EscapeWizard.com advises you to wear appropriate shoes as you’ll encounter hundreds of steps and can feasibly hike for several hours in the valley, so be prepared.

Spring is generally considered to be the best time to visit Turkey as the days are long with sunlight and the heavy tourist season has not yet begun. EscapeWizard.com suggests planning your Cappadocia vacation in April, May or early June if possible, although fall is also a pleasant time to visit. Turkey is considered one of the world’s top ten tourist destinations and is known for having friendly, welcoming locals. You’ll also find an ample selection of great restaurants in Cappadocia as skilled chefs have flocked here with the increase in tourism raising the demand for good eats.

You’re sure to create lasting memories in this city so unlike any other. Let EscapeWizard.com help you plan your getaway to Cappadocia and experience the magic of Turkey for yourself!