Cappadocia is a unique extraordinary geography in the world. It became famous with fairy chimneys. The first question on the mind of anyone who dreams of the visit to such a beautiful place in this beautiful country is, “What are the activities in Cappadocia?” Cappadocia is a center of activity with Cappadocia balloon tours, ATV tours, valley hiking and more besides the places to visit. I would like to say that before you visit: Cappadocia is not a place to visit in 2-3 days. There are dozens of activities in Cappadocia and there are so many hidden places. Why am I saying that? I went 8 times; I still can discover new places, because there are a lot of places that I could not see before.

Do not come back without making activities such as Cappadocia Balloon tours, ATV tours, Pottery making, Underground Cities exploration and Valley Hiking.

Horseback Riding Tours in Cappadocia

There are tons of activities in Cappadocia! Horseback Riding Tours is one of the most exciting activities that you will discover valleys. It usually takes about 1 hour. Prices are around 80-100 TL for an hour tour.

But the Moonlight horse farm in Goreme, where we went, traveled us for 75 TL for 1-hour tour. I asked them. If the guests say that they come via “”, they will show you around for 75 TL. Normally I know it’s 100 TL. Greetings Rahmi Bey. What a nice man…

Cappadocia Horse RidingCappadocia Balloon Tour

I would like to tell you before, it is expensive.  In general, Cappadocia balloon prices are around 250-500 TL. Tours are organized before or during the sunrise or sunset. You should make a reservation at least 1 day before the balloon tour. Depending on the weather conditions, balloon tours can be organized or sometimes cancelled.

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Atv Tours in Cappadocia

Cappadocia is known as the valleys in heaven. The best thing to discover this beautiful place is the ATV tour.

The average hourly rental fee for Atv tours is between 50 and 70 TL in Cappadocia. Whether you’re a single or with someone, you can use comfortably these 4-wheel vehicles. While you are touring with ATV, a guide accompanies to you. Do not worry. It’s easy to use. The landscapes you will see are just as beautiful as the below.

Cappadocia ATV Tours
Cappadocia ATV Tours

Pottery Making in Cappadocia

The fatty clay soil of Kızılırmak, which is located in the region, was not only for walking but also used in making great works of art in the region through the hand wheels used at the same time. Cups, plates, bowls, ashtrays, and more are worked by the most valuable and competent masters of the region.

If you wish you can experience this different works of art. Especially, the Güray Museum in Avanos must be seen. Not only from the clay, but also from the stones, such as ceramics, are used for artworks. Particularly, art lovers should definitely see this place.

Wine Experience in Cappadocia

The region is a grape paradise. So, wine production is also inevitable. Delicious white, red and more wines will be available to order. Bottle prices generally change from 20-40 TL. My favorite is the red wines.

In almost everywhere in Cappadocia, you will see facilities where you can taste wine. I recommend Turasan in Ürgüp and Kocabağ in Uchisar houses.

Valleys Tours in Cappadocia

As you know, the place is a valley paradise. The colorful earth was shaped in time, colored and shaped like a mythical pattern. When you walk through the roads, I’m sure you will stop and take photographs in every corner rather than walk.

Before you go hiking, do not forget to take snacks and plenty of water. The most beautiful valleys you will visit are; Love valley, Pigeon Valley, and Red Valley.

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Underground Cities and Region Tour in Cappadocia

Cappadocia is also waiting to be discovered with its underground cities as well as above. The most important places of these are Kaymakli and Derinkuyu. These two underground cities have been remaining for hundreds of years. Even nowadays, it still continues to fascinate visitors. If you have the time, I would like to mention that you must to see these two underground cities.

Drinkuyu Underground CityZelve Mapping Show

Make sure to make a note of it in gold letters. At Zelve Ruins in Cappadocia, they are organizing shows with the lights in the evening and also called Zelve Mapping Show.

The lights are projected onto the fairy chimneys. You are visually observing how the Cappadocia region was formed, and what all the stages of the fairy chimneys are, you can see over the fairy chimneys.

I strongly recommend you to experience this in Cappadocia. I think this is one of the best events to do in Cappadocia in the evenings. Entrance is 100 TL. For more information, please check TripAdvisor.

BONUS: Marriage Proposal in Balloon

Cappadocia is one of the regions that have recently been a pioneer in romanticism. In this respect, even marriage proposal is being made at the balloon. “Why do you say that now, Deniz?” you can ask me. But when I heard it, I thought it might be different. Maybe I should give a spark to friends who need help with the marriage plan.



One of the values left in the corner of a priceless geography such as Cappadocia is the Tavsanli Church. You may need a guide to see this church near Ibrahimpasa Village, 3 kilometers from the town of Urgup in Nevsehir. Because even if there’s a route marked on your map, the church is hidden in a way that won’t appear. And his name is the analogy of an animal depicted in a fraction of the rabbit.

When heading towards the Tavsanli Church, the village road will see caves carved from the rock inhabited by monks, facing living spaces, and taking pictures in this panoramic area.

cappadociaThe inscription on the history of the Tavsanli Church is 10. Century, Byzantine period, and during this period Emperor VII. Constantine’s time. The architecture of the church was made as a basilica planned and single-stage. The Sahan sits on the narrow cornice and is covered with a crib tonosis. The walls of the church were made quite long; The northern walls were measured in 5.20 cm, the west wall was 3.65 cm and the east wall was 4.20 cm. You can see this church with our Cappadocia tours. In the southern and northern walls, approximately 100 cm wide and 25 cm deep, the triangle is aligned with the three niches. The church’s apse is a horseshoe-shaped 2×2-meter wide and deep-planned. The walls were made of half a circle and rectangular niches with a height of 60 cm from the ground. These niches, which are not observed in other churches, are believed to be used during religious ceremonies.

Cappadocia Day Tour From IstanbulWhat makes the church special is the freaks inside. Unfortunately, these coloring pages remain in the bottom of the walls and the remains of the wall. The painting in half of the apse dome shows that the church is adorned with two kinds of decorations. Geometric patterns were made with red stem paint on the stone, which is the vault surface of the apsicin. 2-Days Cappadocia tour from Istanbul is the best option for travelers who want to visit Cappadocia. This painted stone is the oldest layer of the surface and therefore is believed to have been used since the first period of the church. The upper layer is adorned with painted depictions on plaster. The interior of the tonosis is painted iconographic with abundant tassas telling long stories, separated into rectangular borders. These depictions consist of saints ‘ paintings, religious scenes, and crosses, usually seen in all Cappadocia churches.

We strongly recommend that you see the Church of Tavanli as it is the mystical atmosphere of the region and each of them has a distinct legend.

We wanted to reach Nevsehir by alternative route after we left High Church. As we were thinking the options we have we saw Narligol on the map. Even we planned the locations we are going to go we still searched Narli lake on Wikipedia. As a result of this searching, we were there early morning. After we saw Narligol hotels options. If we did not plan we would definitely choose one of these hotels.

Information about Narli Lake

Narligol is a famous for crater lake, it has no many visitors. Narligol has hot springs. When looking from outside Narligol seems like that its purpose to serve people by its new road and opened to tourism. I can say that it is too hard to comment because we do not have too much information. At the same time, it can be hard to choose hotels in Narligol.

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It is very hard to answer this question without searching. But when we look at generally  Narligol is located between Nevsehir-Aksaray. You encounter Nevsehir provincial border signboard if you go toward Derinkuyu direction after you left Aksaray. Then we can say that Narligol is in Aksaray border.

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How many kilometers between Aksaray-Narligol: As you go from Gulagac to Derinkuyu direction you have to turn right 10 km later.

If you come from Nevsehir direction we can say it is 20-25 km far away from Derinkuyu city center. Generally, we can say that Narligol is a small thermal spring. There are several thermal hotels around.

In the near future, new hotels can be opened depending on the touristic activities.

At the same time, Narligol is a recreation area. Families prefer this location to have a picnic. By its hot foamy water and nice view, it is the location to be visited.

We can use the term “11th century Cap­padocian Art” interchangeably with Byzan­tine art. 25% of the existing churches have paintings of this style. Monasticism was spreading fast in the 11th century. Some of the paintings were made by master pain­ters according to the wishes of some rich officials of the Empire. There are a lot of differences between the work of this age and the previous one. The architecture was mostly on a cross plan and decorative style had changed considerably. By joining our Cappadocia Tours, you can see the most important arts in Cappadocia.

Some churches like Direkli Kilise in Belisirma (976-1025) are decorated only with the figures of the Holy People. In this church, the walls, columns, and lapses are full of such paintings. In the entrance St. Anne, Mary and Infant Jesus are seen together. On one of the apse arches, Jesus is repre­sented as the Pontacrator. In the three well preserved “Columned Churches of Göreme” (Elmalı, Karanlık, Çarıklı) Christ is always seen at the central dome with Seraphim and other archangels. In some of the domes, Christ is represented with a short beard or even sometimes without any beard, as the son of a virgin. The frescoes of “Christ the Judge” is one cf the main characteristics of the 11th century. Contrary to these, in any Byzantine church outside of Cappadocia, the Holy Virgin and Christ are always painted on the central dome. 11th-century frescoes seem to be less natural than the Archaic Period paintings. In Göreme there are a series of single-aisle chapels and small-domed, cross plan churches with very primitive decorations and carelessly painted figures of Mary, St. Basil, and the Three Mounted Saints. (St. George, St. Theodore, St. Demetrius.) Most of these crude paintings are directly on the rock. In these churches, architectural details are taken care of and the walls are painted in a manner that gives a feeling that the church is made of bricks. Crosses are pa­inted on several places implying that the church is consecrated. This also indicates the symbolic importance of the cross.

In the year 381, Caesarea was discon­nected from the Patriarchate of Antioch and entered the authority of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. In this way, the city was un­der the direct influence of the Greek capital. Officially it remained faithful to Orthodoxy and was not effected by the Nestorian, Monophysite, and Paulist doctrines.

In some of the isolated monasteries, old ways of religious thinking and ideas did not perish. The Iconoclastic claim busied their minds for more than a century (726-843). During the first quarter of the 8th century, worshipping of the images went as far as idolatry. At the same time, the Christians were under the influence of Jews and Mos­lems who opposed worshipping figures and images. According to the sacred rules and laws, Christ could not be represented in such a strange and disrespectful way. In the 7th century, the Byzantine community was separated into two groups as monks and laymen. The struggle against the icons
continued with the persecution of the monks, closing of the monasteries, and the revoking of religious privileges.

The Iconoclastic period was broken bet ween 787 and 815, during the reign of Em­press Irene. But Constantin the 5th accele­rated the Iconoclastic movement by calling the Iconoclastic Council to unite. Everything other than the cross was prohibited. It was declared that those who made and posses­sed figures would be punished severely.

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In 843 Empress Theodora brought an and to the Iconoclastic period. Destroyed churches were repaired and new churches were built. The walls were painted with mosaics, decorations, frescoes. The mon­astic life made a fresh start. After enough security was established on the eastern bor­der (under an effective religious administrat­ion) Cappadocia ‘ was under the complete authority of the Empire. Even after the Turk­ish occupation, the influence of the Patriarch of Constantinople continued over the Cap­padocian churches. The bishops remained in their districts, but after the 14th century they were reduced in number and population.



Situated on every 2 sides of Kızılırmak stream, Avanos is one in every of the most holidaymaker centers in the geographic area, historical town. This fantastic region is known for the pottery, silk, wool and carpet weaving, wine cultivation and agriculture. this excellent place hosting multitudinous civilizations reflects the guests each natural and human-made masterpieces nowadays.


Avanos contains a terribly wealthy history. nowadays from past several civilizations like Hittites, Rome, Seljuk and Ottoman have lived here. They contributed Avanos to their subject, cultural, ancient and inventive options. within the amount of Hittites, there was created pottery or ceramic. They advanced themselves therein field. in addition, in Rome Era, the locals cultivated grapes to use it within the manufacturing wine as the main material that is that the reason of the many vineyards settled here. They conjointly designed the churches, chapels, and monasteries around it so as to freely worship.

In the amount of Seljuk and Ottoman, it absolutely was designed mosques and in like Sarıhan in and Aladdin house of prayer. Moreover, Avanos includes Lahti necropolis, Dare ye Yamanlı Church, Zelve, Pasabagi, Özkonak Underground town, Cec Tümülüsü, Cavusin Gulludere (St.Agathangelus) church.

Therefore known as completely different names like Zu-Winasa, Nessa, Venessa and Vannote, Avanos is visited varied holidaymaker attributable to those fascinating natural beauty and structures.

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Its history dates back the Hittites Time. Avanos is acknowledged for the art of pottery by exploitation kick wheel since the Hittites. This post has fallen upon our day by passing from folks to folks and from father to son. Oily and soft clay soil obtained from Avanos Mountains and previous beds of Kızılırmak is filtered and regenerate into mud when a neat pugging.

The needed pottery is found out by shaping the mud with some talent on a bench named kick wheel and directed by exploitation your feet. The folks created water jugs, food dishes, pots, jars for protective food for winter and water jars that were some forms of potteries. after you visit here, it’s extremely doable that you just see several pottery retailers around it.


Three Graces square measure the sensible 3 fairy chimneys situated on Urgüp, district of Nevsehir. it’s the foremost illustrious natural beauty and image of Urgüp. This superb natural formation is acknowledged not solely its entrancing landscape however conjointly its unimaginable story. Therefore, these days several traveler coming back from completely different countries visit here.


Pasabagi is placed between the Goreme and Avanos road. This breath-taking depression is known for its having fantastic landscape and also the best numerous assortment of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia. With this side, it reminds of the people’s mind that the fascinating place seems like the depository of fairy chimneys. additionally, its extraordinary scene creates a metaphysical world by restful the spirit of tourists.


At the start, Pasabagi depression was named as ”Monks Valley”. This name comes back from a mystic story a couple of monks; consistent with rumors, in the fourth century, there was a monk named St. patriarch who was accepted by locals together with his performing several miracles. Every day, the many folks visited him to check his magics that this case eventually disturbed the monk. Therefore, he on the loose to today’s Pasabagi depression so as to retire and live a spiritual life vogue as a hermit within the cell situated on this wonderful depression. he began to live at the highest of a 2m high column and later touched to 1 fifteen m tall. From there he solely went down typically to induce food and drink brought by his apostles.

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Afterward, those peasants designed St. Siemon Chapel by carving in fairy chimney with 3 heads for the sake of him to mirror their respect. in addition, they established different chapels, churches furnished antithetic crosses and sitting areas among those distinctive fairy chimneys on this dreamy depression. These structures consist of associate kitchen appliance, living and sleeping places and tiny fascinating windows to let the daylight in.

In the time of Turkish War of Independence, the marvelous depression, natural surprise enclosed vinery happiness to a pacha (meaning a rank in Turkish). therefore its name is derived from that general. thus it’s additionally popularly called Pasabagi depression nowadays.

At present, providing a peace, quietness, comfort and amusement, the depression grabs the guests it’s natural beauty that causes the folks to start the associate inner journey.

Saratli Underground City

A great masterpiece, secret treasure and enchanting the individuals with distinctive historical tissue, Saratli Underground town is found Saratli city in Cappadocia. figuration the deep history, this mystic town is additionally known for miraculous fine arts structure.


Uchisar Castle is placed in Uchisar village, on between Nevsehir and Goreme road. Having a geopolitics position, dominating the entire town from the highest of the heap, this splendid castle presents the guests a dreamy panorama space with its miraculous landscape. it’s a splendid atmosphere providing the amazing hues of red on Mt. Erciyes at sunset, the quiet, refreshing valleys and therefore the rainbow of color created by land and sky.