Cappadocia and Central Turkey Travel Guide

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Plan Your Cappadocia and Central Turkey Vacation

Some of the world’s oldest known human habitations were established in the hills and valleys of Central Anatolia, but today the main attraction here is the magical landscape of Cappadocia, where wind and rain have shaped the area's soft volcanic rock into a kind of fairytale landscape.

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Cappadocia and Central Turkey Hotels

Cappadocia is rightly famous for its cave hotels—indeed, staying in one is a quintessential experience here. Carved out of... read more

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Cappadocia and Central Turkey Restaurants

Central Anatolia is the one region in Turkey that does not touch water, so fish has to be trucked or flown in. Be prepared... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Cappadocia and Central Turkey

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Cappadocia and Central Turkey Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Balloon over Cappadocia: Dangling high above the spectacular terrain in a basket, you will sail past ethereal rock cones and... Read more

  • Ballooning in Cappadocia

    One of the best ways to appreciate Cappadocia’s expansive, diverse landscape is from above. Hot-air balloon flights take off around... Read more

  • Meet the Hittites

    Around 1800 BC a people called the Hittites, who like the Persians spoke an Indo-European language (unlike the Turks, whose language is... Read more

  • Mevlâna Celaleddin Rumi

    The Mevlâna Museum in Konya calls Rumi (also known as Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, or simply as "Mevlâna") a "Turkish theosophic... Read more

  • From Tamerlane to Ataturk

    Tamerlane, the fearsome inheritor of the legacy of Genghis Khan, laid siege to Ankara in 1402 and wrested control of the city away from... Read more

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