Visit Cappadocia Region In Turkey
Anatolian peninsula has been a home to great civilizations in the history. Anatolia is located just like a bridge between the Europe and Asia. Therefore the peninsula is also known as the Asia Minor. As if Anatolia was a gate opening to Asia.
Map Of Anatolia
History Of Cappadocia
Cappadocia is an ancient city located at the heart of Anatolia. Persian kings Darius and Xerxes passed through it before the Greco-Persian wars. Alexander The Great also passed through Cappadocia on his way to the Persia. Cappadocian Kingdom ruled over these volcanic lands for more than three centuries. Then it became a province to the Roman Empire.
Cappadocia Fairy Chimneys
Early Christians In The Cappadocia
Since Roman authorities banned Christianity in Roman lands, early Christians had to hide from Roman governors. Therefore they needed a remote area to hide. They chosed the Cappadocia which is a perfect place to pursue a solitary life. They built underground cities in Cappadocia and lived in these lands for hundreds of years.
Later Roman Empire converted to Christianity by the time of Constantine the Great. Afterwards Cappadocia became one of the authoritative center of Christian community in Anatolia. After Roman Empire period, Byzantine Empire is established on the same lands. You may check the Byzantine Empire existence and influencal area from Byzantine Empire map article. By checking the maps you would have much better understanding about the area.
Jesus Christ Depiction In Cappadocia Church
Christians also built some beautiful churches beneath the valleys. They adorned those churches with splendid mosaics and frescoes. That is a unique thing that Cappadocia offers to its visitors.
Underground Cities Of Cappadocia
There are nearly 200 underground cities in Cappadocia Region. Some of them are open to touristic visit. Derinkuyu and Kaymakli Underground cities are the most famous ones among many.
Cappadocia Underground City
Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tours
Bosphorus Cruise Tour is a must activity in Istanbul, Blue Voyage is a must activity in Aegean Shores (Western Coast) of Turkey. Attending to one of the hot air ballon tours is a must-do activity in Cappadocia. It’s full of fun and beauty.
Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tours
Beauty Of Cappadocia Region
Cappadocia Cave Houses And Hotels
Cappadocia’s geographic features makes your Cappadocia trip a dream journey. This place is definitely perfect for honeymoon. You would probably really satisfied of what Cappadocia offers you. History, view, beauty and mysticism. You may even accommodate in one of the local cave houses. Magical atmosphere indeed.
Cave HOTELS & SUITES IN Cappadocia
Local CAVE Houses Of Cappadocia
Private Guided Tours Of Cappadocia
Cappadocia region is covering a large area. Mainly based on Nevsehir city but spreading over 4 other cities too. Cappadocia’s outskirts reach out to Kirsehir, Aksaray, Nigde and Kayseri cities as well.
To book a good tour guide might be really beneficial for you. Planning a trip to the Cappadocia might be confusing for beginners. In case you need a professional help, you can contact to author of this blog to organize a time-saving itinerary. Serhat Engul is an official tour guide in Turkey.
Contact To A Tour Guide
You may contact to local tour guide Serhat thorugh his e-mail adress:
Or you can visit our about page to get more information. You may also see the references of Serhat Engul through TripAdvisor.
Other Popular Ancient Places To Visit In Turkey
Istanbul, Ephesus and Cappadocia is like the Golden Triangle of Turkey. These three places are the most visited tourist spots. People usually come to Turkey to visit Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya or Ankara cities. Daily trips from these cities to Cappadocia and Ephesus possible.
Of course neither Cappadocia nor Ephesus is simple sites to discover in a single day. For a satisfying travel to Ephesus region staying two days recommended. Cappadocia region is much larger than Ephesus and staying three days in Cappadocia may be enough. Doing all activities like balloon ride and visiting underground cities, two nights and three days will do the job.
While visiting Ephesus Ancient City a guided tour is definitely recommended. Visitors of Ephesus ancient city mostly come via large Cruise Ships. They dock at the Kusadasi village and visit the magnificent Ephesus city. To find a private tour guide in Ephesus you may visit the Turkland’s Ephesus web-site: ephesusprivateguide.net
Information about visiting the Cappadocia Region article by Serhat Engul