Cappadocia is a region located in the central region of Turkey and has one of the most interesting geographical formations in the world. The history of Cappadocia dates back to 3000 BC and was ruled by many different civilizations such as Persians, Romans, Byzantines and Seljuks.

Hittites left their mark on the history of the region for the first time. After the Hittites, the region came under the control of the Persians. With the destruction of the Persian Empire by Alexander in the 4th century BC, Cappadocia was connected to the Macedonian Kingdom under Alexander the Great. Cappadocia, which later came under the control of the Roman Empire, became an important settlement during the Christian era.

Cappadocia played an important role in the early Christian period. St. Peter, one of the apostles of Jesus, was one of the most important Christians of Cappadocia and many churches in the region were built in his name. The region was also the religious center of the Sassanids (successors of the Persian Empire) in the pre-Islamic period.

In the Middle Ages, Cappadocia was under the control of the Byzantine Empire. Many monasteries and churches were built in the region. The monasteries in Cappadocia are one of the best examples of Byzantine art. When Cappadocia was captured by the Seljuk Turks, Turkish culture began to be influential in the region.

Cappadocia has been subject to many wars and attacks throughout history. Especially in the 19th century, the region suffered great damage during the Russian occupation. However, the people of Cappadocia have always been resilient and the culture, art and history of the region have been preserved to this day.

Today, Cappadocia is a region frequently visited by tourists. The historical and cultural richness of Cappadocia has been accepted as a world heritage. The area is famous for its unique rock formations, underground cities, cave houses and churches.

2-Day Cappadocia Tour Program

  • In the morning, we will go to Göreme Open Air Museum, one of the most important places in Cappadocia. This museum is a complex of many churches and monasteries located in the Cappadocia region and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

  • After visiting the museum, we will set out for Uçhisar Castle. By climbing to the top of this castle, you can watch the magnificent view of the region.

  • After lunch, we will go to Avanos. Avanos is one of the oldest settlements in Cappadocia and is famous for its traditional handicrafts. Here you can visit traditional ceramic workshops and make yourself a souvenir ceramic item.

  • For dinner, we will go to Ürgüp. Ürgüp is the most touristic area of Cappadocia and offers many restaurants, cafes and bars.

  • You will join a hot air balloon ride early in the morning. This tour is an experience where you can fly over the rock formations of Cappadocia and take in the magnificent views of the region.

  • After breakfast, you will visit Kaymaklı Underground City. This underground city is the largest underground city in the Cappadocia region and was built during the Roman period. The city has been opened for tourists to visit and is an excellent opportunity to explore the underground life in the area.

  • After lunch, we will go to Paşabağı, one of the famous rock churches of the region. Here you can stroll among rock formations of various sizes and explore interesting natural formations.

  • Return to Ürgüp once again for dinner. This time, you can choose one of the places where you can taste the traditional dishes of the region.

This tour program will allow you to visit the most important places of Cappadocia and discover the history, culture and natural beauties of the region. Of course, note that your tour can also be tailored to your specific requests.