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One might hear or read various explainations for that. However, the most common one is that it all started with eroding rocks by water and wind over the centuries. The area was covered with water once upon a time and then eruptions occurred and thanks to erosion the rock formations which we call Fairy Chimneys (Hoodoos) came up. The whole process might have started at least 15 million years ago and it is still going on.
- Hot Air Balloon Trip
- Goreme National Park
- An Underground city tour
- Walk through Ihlara Canyon
- Visiting rock-cut churches in Soganlı Village
There is no precise answer for this guesting. According to some, the best time is between April and June when the temperature is bearable and evenings are not chilly. Some love it when is less hot than the months above, then it is between September and October. However, during these months the temperature might drop slightly making it chilly in the evenings.
Some love hiking tours in the winter when it is all covered with ice.
To be frank, you can enjoy Cappadocia all year around.
The most problematic part might be the walking in the valleys and underground cities. That’s why in terms of footwear we recommend you to wear something with a good grip on it since some walking paths including the valleys and rock structures might be slidy.High heels and flat shoes are not preferable. If you are planning to come in the summer when the temperature might get up to 38 to 40 degrees, what you need is some light clothing, definitely a hat, sun glasses and sun lotion. However, we are having a continental climate here in Cappadocia and because of that evenings might turn out to be surprisingly chilly. That’s why don’t forget to get some light layers to put on incase you need them. For autumn, a light jacket with some layers underneath is advisable and definitely proper footwear and an umbrella. For the winter, always make sure you have proper winter boots with great grip, a warm scarf, a hat, and a proper jacket for the season.
Can I still join some of the activities and enjoy them?
First of all, there are different options to consider in Cappadocia that we offer to our guests. If you have walking disability or some kind of heart problems we do not recommend certain type of activities including a whole underground city tour and Selime Monastery walk. These two places are definitely unique places and worth seeing, that’s why we, as tour guides always want you to see at least some parts of the places. Depending on the weather and your wish, we might take you to a certain level of the underground city where you will feel fine and we might hike up a bit into Selime Monastery where you can get an idea of the place and get amazing photos. If you are worried about anything, please contact us to find out the best options and make sure that our professional guides won’t let you leave without seeing the beauties of Cappadocia.
Hot air balloons fly all year around, but there might be some cancellations in lo case it is too windy, rainy or foggy, but still it is possible to see hot air balloons in the sky at least 230 days a year.
Turkey is relatively a cheaper country than most of the European ones but still we offer the same kind of quality and comfort.
It is said that George Lucas wanted to use the unique rock formations of Yaprakhisar in Cappadocia as a film location to his famous movie ‘Star Wars’ but the answer is unfortunately no! Again it is said that he was in the region during late 1970s but because of some political problems, he couldn’t get the required permission from the Turkish government at the time. That’s why he looked for a similar place somewhere around the world and he chose Tunisia in the end.