The region of Cappadocia in the centre of Turkey is an area of outstanding and unique scenery, of ancient churches and cave dwellings, of pretty villages and secret valleys. It is estimated that some 30 million years ago the eruptions of three volcanoes; Hasan, Erciyes and Melendiz Daglari covered the area in ash and mud which helped form the regions unique soft stone called “Tuff”. It is this which has been eroded by wind and water ever since to form the curious rock formations (commonly called “fairy chimneys”) for which the Cappadocia area is so famous.
Cappadocia has provided a significant importance through the ages because of the trading routes passing through it; vital in supplying all manner of goods to different towns and cities across the continent and beyond. The earliest known settlers in Cappadocia were the Hatti followed by the Hittites around 2000 BC. The Hittites had a rich, varied and advanced culture. Different races came after the fall of the Hittite Empire around 1200 BC and the Persians ruled from the middle of the 6th Century BC until Alexander the Great arrived in 333 BC. It later became a Roman Provence in the first century AD. It was St Paul, who after receiving a vision of Christ, travelled extensively in the area, preaching and converting many people to Christianity. It was these early Christians that started carving out houses and churches from the soft rock as places to live, worship and shelter.
All the Cappadocia accommodation we have selected for you have either used or viewed by us personally and have ensuite/private bathroom facilities. You will receive a friendly and helpful Turkish welcome from owners and staff. The Cappadocia region is serviced by two airports; Neveshir & Kayseri, either is fine. There are currently no direct flights from the UK or Europe so the best option is to fly into Istanbul from there it is a 45 minute flight. Internal flights are inexpensive in Turkey (expect to pay £30 – £60 p.p.) if you would like some help sourcing your flights then please let us know.
Things to Do in Cappadocia
Cappadocia has something for everyone and provides a wonderful and unique holiday experience. You can explore the famous early Christian rock churches and cave dwellings before marvelling at the unique ‘fairy chimney’ rock formations. Walk amongst the beautiful valleys and national parks, or, if you’re feeling energetic, try a spot of mountain biking or horse riding in unique Cappadocia surroundings. Take an optional air balloon flight over this amazing landscape. You’ll also have the chance to join in the traditional arts and crafts of the region or just admire the skill of the local craftsmen on your Cappadocia holidays.
Bespoke Turkey has provided a range of Cappadocia holidays in Turkey for you, our guest, to browse below. Creating tours is our speciality, and as such, our itineraries are carefully designed to ensure you discover a true taste of Turkey and have chance to discover the best of the region. Indulge in a 7-night Istanbul and Cappadocia holiday. Perhaps you’d rather explore further afield and enjoy Istanbul, Cappadocia and The Coast on a 12-night break. Our 14-night Istanbul, Cappadocia & Lycian Way holiday is a personal favourite.
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Trip Schedule Below we have our Istanbul, Cappadocia and Coast 12-night walking holiday itinerary. However, if you would like to create a specially tailored trip in Turkey, then contact us today. Day Suggested Itinerary 1 Fly to Istanbul, airport transfer to your accommodation. 2 After breakfast visit The Blue Mosque followed by the Hagi Sophia,
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Price: £1275, $2060, €1495
Trip Schedule Below we have our Cappadocia Unique Turkish Experience holiday itinerary. However, if you would like to create a specially tailored trip in Turkey, then contact us today. Cappadocia – Unique Turkish experience Day Suggested Itinerary 1 Fly to Istanbul – transfer for internal flight (45 minutes) to Cappadocia, airport transfer to your accommodation. 2
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Price: £685, $1105, €800
Trip Schedule Here we have detailed our suggested Istanbul and Cappadocia 7-night walking holiday itinerary. If you would like to create a specially tailored trip in Turkey, contact us today. Day Suggested Itinerary 1 Fly to Istanbul – transfer for internal flight (45 minutes) to Cappadocia, airport transfer to your accommodation. 2 Day to
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Price: £845, $1365, €990 per person