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Cappadocia region is a wonder of nature created by natural forces carving and eroding volcanic rocks created by Volcanic Mountains surrounding the region. Volcanic eruptions took place millions of years ago, and erosions speeded up especially after the ice ages' meltdown, yet continue still today relatively in a slow way. Erosions of water and wind have used the volcanic surface of central Anatolia like a canvas, hence creating Cappadocia's surreal landscape. People amazed by Cappadocia's phenomenal colors have been living on this landscape for thousands of years whilst contributing to the extensive heritage of Cappadocia. Wineries, caves, and shelters carved into the volcanic tuff had been the main concern of the people, which has altered to finding a good cave hotel, getting an experienced local guide, flying with a professional hot air balloon pilot, and fitting most of Cappadocia to 1 or 2 days. (Click here to check a recommended Cappadocia Tour)

What to see in Cappadocia?

Photo famous Cappadocia region is actually a small area that you can drive around in less than an hour, which is not enough to get its feeling. Your Cappadocia itinerary has to cover at least an underground city, the Open Air Museum of Goreme village, and fairy chimneys, particularly in a small piece of land around Goreme village. And you can do all those three in one day. It sounds like you can do Cappadocia in one day; however, you need overnight to fly with a hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia's poetic landscape to get the best of it. A little walk in one of Cappadocia's colorful valleys is highly recommended, which requires 2 hours minimum.

It is possible to explore the Cappadocia region without a rush. I recommend a noon flight to the Cappadocia region after a nice breakfast in Istanbul. You can arrange an escorted tour starting from one of the Cappadocia region airports and explore on the way to the hotel. A guided half-day tour will be beneficial, especially when you are up above the hot air balloon flight basket next early morning. Hot air balloons fly in the early morning for safety, and they drop you back around 8 AM to your hotel. Late start again will help fill the batteries, breakfast, and shower before your second day in Cappadocia. You can ask your guide to pick you up late again and tour around until your departure flight to Istanbul or Izmir (Ephesus) or Antalya, other popular Turkey destinations. You may have to take your dinner up in the air, but you will have enough energy and time to arrive at your next destination for a walk around the hotel and get a drink before going to bed.


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