Cappadocia’s landscape was formed around 30 million years ago when volcanic activity left the region blanketed with ash. The ash solidified into what is known as ‘volcanic tuff’, this is an easily eroded material and as it wore away over many years, it left the distinctive rock formations seen in Cappadocia today.
The volcanic deposits have actually made this a very fertile area and apricots, sugar beets, chickpeas and cherries are all grown locally. Cappadocia has always been one of the prime grape-growing areas in Anatolia and you will still find many vineyards and wineries here. The area has been important since Hittite times, long before the birth of Jesus, although Cappadocia is also mentioned in the New Testament.
Carved into the rock there are many hidden chapels, some dating back to the 4th century AD. A stay in the Cappadocia region provides a unique insight into the lives of the early Christians, who sheltered here, hiding from persecution in their underground cities with their beautiful churches, decorated with frescoes. It also gives a feel for the lives of villagers in rural Turkey, carrying out traditional handicrafts or working on the land in the same way as they have for hundreds of years. Our atmospheric cave hotels are the perfect setting for a romantic break, and are highly recommended for couples.
The holiday region of Cappadocia is visually stunning; its haunting landscape is best seen from the air. We highly recommend you take a hot air balloon ride during your holiday in Cappadocia; it is the most popular way to enjoy the amazing scenery. Eerily resembling a moonscape, soft volcanic rock has sculpted caves, clefts and the magical ‘fairy chimneys’.
The charming town of Ürgüp is the ideal base for a holiday in the region, with its fine old houses, carved from the soft volcanic rock, tumbling down the sides of the valley. There is plenty going on here, with a choice of restaurants and shops.
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Transfers & distances
Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport to Ürgüp 45km (approx. 1 hour transfer).
Kayseri Erkilet Airport to Ürgüp 70km (approx. 1.5 hours transfer).
Average Temperatures in Cappadocia