At the moment it is quiet in Turkey. There are no obvious security risks around tourist sites, so no negative travel advice is issued. At this moment in time, it is safe to visit Cappadocia. However, it is clearly indicated that the government of Turkey has increased controls because of the situation around the border of Syria and Iraq. All trips within a 10-km radius of the Turkish-Syrian and the Turkish-Iraqi border are strongly discouraged
Is it safe to visit Cappadocia now?
The conflict in Syria is having no effect on Cappadocia except in the areas close to the border. Cappadocia is far away from the Syrian border so there is nothing to be worried about at all.
What’s special about Cappadocia?
In Cappadocia, you can see one of the most amazing landscapes in the world. It is located in the middle of Turkey. It is a spectacular landscape of volcanic rock with the craziest rock formations in all kinds of colors. Cappadocia is listed by the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Is Cappadocia fun for kids?
Children love hiking in this region because it’s a huge playground for kids and adults. Walking along and climbing over and through these rock formations stimulates their imagination. The underground cities and a flight in a hot air balloon will make your trip truly amazing.
What can you do in Cappadocia?
There are several ways to discover the extraordinary landscapes in Cappadocia. Hiking in the Love Valley, Rose Valley and Pigeon Valley is a great way to discover all the natural beauty in Cappadocia. Join a quad safari or a horse riding tour to get away from the crowd and enjoy an exciting day in this spectacular landscape. End your day with a spiritual performance of the Whirling Dervishes.
Where to stay in Cappadocia?
Would you like to feel what it’s like to live in a cave house? The many cave hotels give you the opportunity to sleep in a cave. It is not exactly the same as how the locals of Cappadocia lived many years ago because there are modern bathrooms, internet, and Turkish baths. The rooms are typical “cave rooms”, carved out of volcanic rock and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. All rooms are different, but all are comfortable and in the typical architecture of the region.
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