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Cappadocia Trip Report / Tips for traveling.

Old Nov 21st, 2018, 09:05 AM
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Cappadocia Trip Report / Tips for traveling.

A booming tourist destination, Cappadocia is a fairytale ready to be explored. This post aims to cover some lesser-known facts about the region, the more atypical do’s & don’ts and my personal experience navigating the gigantic city. We cover all the usual attractions in an ultimate guide to traveling through Cappadocia.

Cappadocia is essentially an area that spreads over several towns, mostly famed for its hot air balloon tours across the mountainous valleys. The three main cities of Cappadocia are Göreme, Uçhisar and Ürgüp. Most tourists stay at Göreme, it’s quite literally the center of tourism in the region, lined with dozens of restaurants & cafes in the city center, an intricate bus & taxi station, tens of cave hotels and suites, and hundreds of souvenir shops. If you need to book a cave hotel, (which I highly recommend), use this link to get a discount through Booking.com

Most of the landscape is hilly, so be hike-ready at all times! The ideal time to spend in Cappadocia is 3-4 days to really see everything you need and give yourself ample time to rest. You’ll be wanting to get up early every morning for the sunrise views, and this lengthens your typical day by a solid 6 hours.

Getting there

There are two main airports that are close to Cappadocia – Kayseri Erkilet Airport which is a little over an hour from Göreme & Nevşehir Kapadokya Airport which is 40 minutes away. In all cases, there is an excellent hotel pick up system that you can sign up for through your lodging. It costs about 40 Liras (TL) each way and eases the hassle of figuring out a way into town.

Getting around

The “triangle” cities have a vast busing system that takes visitors to any of Cappadocia’s known attractions. The bus costs as little as 3 TL but could be more depending on where you’re going. They run every 30-minutes to an hour, so be sure to know the schedule ahead of time. Most buses will be going in two directions Avanos or Nevşehir – which are the neighboring cities, where most of the locals actually live. These directions will have clearly identified stops along the way for you – so don’t worry!

Lay of the Land

It could easily get overwhelming trying to navigate three cities at once to tick off must see attractions, so here’s a brief layout of the cities, what to see/do and who to meet. Keep reading and you’ll see a list of where to eat in each place.

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I have previously heard that the hot air balloon tours were not that safe, do you have any info about that?
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