Are you interested in ancient history? While on holidays in Cappadocia, you can visit an impressive ancient city, and explore the area’s history, with a full day excursion that combines everything you need. Our Hattusha Tour from Cappadocia is an ideal option for people of all ages, who wish to spend a day away from the crowds, and be part of an alternative sightseeing exploration.
For the purposes of this tour, a modern and fully air-conditioned bus will pick you up from your hotel in Cappadocia in the morning. During the day, a professional tour guide will accompany you at the ancient city, in order to provide detailed and important descriptions. Therefore, you will immerse yourself into the history and importance of this settlement, and unfold every aspect of the ruins.
The ancient city of Hattusha is, approximately, 4000 years old, and holds an interesting history. The site was discovered in 1834, and excavations finished in 1906, when the ancient city was fully brought into light. In fact, that was the year when a copy of the peace treaty between Hattushili III and the Pharaoh Ramses II was discovered. This copy enabled the identification of Hattusha, and helped archaeologists complete their discovery.
Once there, get ready for an incredible sightseeing tour between ruins that are about to take your breath away. In fact, during the 13th century BC, the city was surrounded by defensive walls. With a perimeter of 8kms, these walls were integral part of the settlement, and the tour guide is about to provide a lot of details about them. Among the ruins, there is a necropolis and a sanctuary of Yazılıkaya. The walls of these ruins are beautifully decorated with bas-reliefs, forming an exceptional example of Hittite art.
During the day you will, also, visit the Great Temple, the storages, the Lion Gate, the King’s Gate, and the Sphinx Gate. The most important of all is the first one, the Great Temple. It was dedicated to the god of storms and the goddess of sun. On the north of the temple, there is an Assyrian settlement with houses, and other ruins, that were partly constructed in the pre-Hittite era.
Your full day excursion to the ancient city of Hattusha is an experience that you don’t want to miss, as it provides a complete overview of that era. The tour finishes in the afternoon, with a road trip back to Cappadocia. When the bus drops you off at your hotel, expect to be full of stunning images, and great information.
Pick up time is between 09:30 and 10:00 depending on your hotel location in hte region. We will inform you about your exact pickup time, one day before your tour