Cappadocia is located in the heart of Turkey, near the cities of Kayseri and Nevsehir. The cave houses and so-called ‘fairy chimneys’ were built thousands of years ago. Cappadocia is a major tourist attraction in Turkey. Because of the many activities and sights spread out in a large area, a visit of at least 3 to 4 days is recommended. The fairytale-like environment is also perfect for walking. The best way to enjoy this magical landscape from the air is by flying in a hot air balloon. This is an experience you will never forget.
The landscape of Cappadocia
The beautiful landscape with its high rock formations is a wonderful result of the erosion of volcanic rocks by rain and wind. The remains have been used by several civilizations from around the 4th century. In this period the worship of images was forbidden, and the Byzantines made art in the form of frescoes on the walls of the caves. Later on, cave houses were also carved out and real underground cities were created. Churches and monasteries were also built, and later on, there were also many pictures of saints who can still be seen today.
Watch the sun go down while you drink a cold drink on a quiet spot at the top of this valley after a hot day is delightful. This valley in Cappadocia is so large that every time you find a new spot to look at and with the changing light, it becomes a true color show.
Cappadocia is like a magnet that attracts a lot of tourists every year and some sights can get quite crowded. A nice way to explore the beautiful surroundings of the beaten track is on the back of a horse. During Cappadocia Horse Safari Tour, you’ll ride through a landscape full of amazing rock formations, canyons, and charming villages.
Book a balloon ride in Cappadocia
There are a few places on earth where it is so beautiful to fly in a balloon as in Cappadocia. You leave early in the morning and as the sun slowly rises you float above all the beauty that the area has to offer. In recent years a trip in a hot air balloon has become more popular, but even with dozens of other hot air balloons on the horizon, the sight of the carved out villages is a magical sight.
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