Cappadocia is like an artist’s wildest fantasy carved in stone. The bizarre formations jutting up from the plains of Anatolia are as fascinating as the deep into the web of catacombs beneath. Step into another world that is utterly surreal. The troglodyte architecture is unique and not only do you see it – but you actually live within it when you stay in one of the cave hotels the region is known for! Goreme’s incredible churches cut out of the rock, and the underground citadels of Kaymakli and Derinkuyu are an experience unto themselves. Don’t miss a visit to the Pigeon Valley and the Uchisar Castle complex. For a true vista of this exotic landscape, a hot air balloon ride as the sun rises over Cappadocia is absolutely unforgettable. Explore the wonders of this exotic landscape with Exeter International.
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April to June and September-October are the best times to visit the region. July and August can be over crowded in addition to being extremely hot. If a hot air balloon ride is a must, we would advise skipping April when high winds are still common.
Our team of travel experts can customize a unique program for you. We suggest combining a visit to Turkey with Georgia, Armenia and/or Azerbaijan. You will have a private driver-guide with you throughout your entire trip!
Pictures of (or from) sunrise hot air balloon rides. Getting up early and catching the skies alight with hundreds of colorful balloons slowly passing over the waking landscape is one of the most magical experiences.
The unique “pottery kebabs” are a fun and traditional food to try. Meat with some vegetables is cooked in a clay jar, sealed with bread dough, for hours. When you order it, the fire hot jug is brought out and cracked, releasing all of the perfectly tender stewed meat and veggies inside. Certainly an exciting dish to try!
This region is known for its pottery and you can still find traditional pottery studios where everything, from throwing the pieces to painting the intricate designs, is done by hand.