Cappadocia Hotels & Balloons
Cappadocia Hotels & Travel
Cappadocia (Turkish: Kapadokya, Greek: Kappadokía, from Old Persian: Katpatuka) is a historical region in Central Anatolia, largely in the Nevşehir, Kayseri, Kırşehir, Aksaray, and Niğde Provinces in Turkey.
The name, traditionally used in Christian sources throughout history, continues in use as an international tourism concept to define a region of exceptional natural wonders, in particular characterized by fairy chimneys and a unique historical and cultural heritage.
The Cappadocian Region is located in the middle of the Anatolian Region of Turkey. It is with great valleys, canyons, hills, and unusual rock formations. These amazing features appeared as a result of the eroding rains and winds of thousands of years. The lava-covered plain located between the icy mountains Erciyes, Melendiz and Hasan in addition to its troglodyte dwellings carved out of the rock and cities dug out from underground, presents an otherworldly appearance.
The mountains which were active volcanoes erupted that lasted until 2 million decades back. There has been a soft tuff layer formed, 150 meters in depth, by the issuing lavas in the valley. The rivers, flood water rushing down the hillsides of valleys and winds eroded the geological formations consisting of tuff on the plateau thus creating bizarre shapes called fairy Chimneys. These take on the names of mushroom conic, pinnacled, capped and formed shaped formations.
This area having unusual topographic characteristics was considered as sacred and called, in the Scythian/Khatti language, as Khepatukha, meaning "the state of the people of their chief god Hepat." You will learn that there are more poetic claims on the origin of this area's name, like the hands Old Persian Katpatuka, which allegedly means "the land of beautiful horses."
The tablets called Cappadocian Tablets, and also the Hittite works of art in Alisar are two of the significant remains dating from 2000s B.C. Adhering to the Late Hittite and Persian periods, the Cappadocian Kingdom was established in 332 B.C.. To its escaping Christians, the region functioned as a shelter during the Roman era. There are also some cities used by early Christians as hideouts in Cappadocia.
Hiking. There are trails across the valleys for hiking activity, which are an amazing (and free) option. The tourism office offers a map of this area with suggested trails. You can check it with your hotel. There are several delicate loops on sand, dirt, and stone, which keep a constant elevation and pass through the valleys. Please be conscious that there are packs of stray dogs who may exhibit aggression toward perceived threats that frequent at some paths.
Ballooning. Cappadocia is known around the world as one of the best places to fly using hot air balloons. The spectacular surrealistic landscapes combined with exceptional flying conditions enable the balloons to drift over gently, and between fairy chimneys, pigeon houses hewed into the unique stone formations, orchards, and vineyards. Then the balloons pass through impressive valleys, each with distinctive rock formations, colors and features -- and then float up over rippled ravines for breathtaking views over the area.
Cappadocia Cave Hotel
You are strongly recommended to stay in one of those resorts located close to the area. Additionally, there are many lodging options for every budget of a traveler in Urgup, Goreme, Uchisar and Avanos Island. Finding bewitching greek mansions and cave hotels in Güzelyurt is possible.