Best Towns & Villages to Explore in Cappadocia with Local Expert Advice

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    Cappadocia is situated in the middle of Turkey, in central Anatolia and offers outstanding landscape, natural beauties, fairy chimneys and rock-cut houses, the picturesque valleys, scenic lunar hills, incredible monuments and many more secrets and wonders.

    Where is Cappadocia?

    Cappadocia region is mostly known by the three popular towns of Goreme, Urgup and Uchisar, however Cappadocia is the name of the very big region spread through the cities of Nevsehir, Kirsehir, Nigde, Aksaray and Kayseri.

    So that Cappadocia can be considered as “Five Cities, One Cappadocia”

    The narrowed rocky region of Cappadocia include Uchisar, Urgup, Avanos, Goreme, Derinkuyu, Kaymakli, Ihlara and surrounding areas.

    Popular Towns & Villages

    Avanos, Goreme, Uchisar and Urgup are the most popular towns for both accommodation and daily visit in Cappadocia.


    Avanos is situated on the banks of Red River (Kizilirmak) and attracts big number of visitors with its European town look. Avanos is also the center of terracotta artworks since 3000 BC. Avanos is also the most green town of Cappadocia.

    From ancient cave dwellings to well-preserved ruins, there’s plenty to explore. And if you’re interested in trying your hand at some traditional crafts, Avanos is also home to several studios where you can watch artisans at work. From pottery to carpentry, there’s sure to be something that catches your interest.

    If you’re looking for a historical and cultural experience, Avanos is the perfect place for you. This region of Cappadocia is considered the birthplace of art, and there are plenty of opportunities to appreciate its rich history.

    Located amid beautiful natural valleys, with plenty of artists, and small pottery businesses, the town is easily explored by foot. Guests can stay in a boutique hotel and can then take a car or mini-bus to explore the other popular attractions.

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    Goreme is situated at the center of the valleys, on the contrary, Avanos and Urgup. Goreme is without a doubt, the star attraction and point of interest of any visit to Cappadocia. Majority of the houses and accommodation in Goreme are rock-cut houses or made from stone. Continue reading…


    Uchisar is situated on a hill within a fairy tale atmosphere. Uchisar is famous for its unique rock castle of Uchisar Castle, observation terraces and rock-cut houses. Uchisar Castle is the highest point of the region and also the biggest and the most beautiful fairy chimney of the region where you may enjoy a unique panoramic view over Cappadocia. Continue reading…


    Urgup is one of the most popular towns in Cappadocia that travelers may experience and enjoy all the extraordinary formations, fairy chimneys, cultural heritage and ethnographic diversity of all Cappadocia region.

    Known as the “World City” the Urgup region makes it possible for you to reach every important attraction on foot. Guests can participate in daily tours to fully explore Cappadocia, or discover the valleys, walking in nature and marveling at ancient history firsthand.

    Urgup is considered one of the most developed regions of Cappadocia and is great for those who enjoy nightlife. Many of the accommodations are the historical mansions, restored from the Seljuk period, and now turned into boutique hotels or luxurious apartments.

    This is the second-most preferred place to stay in Cappadocia, due to it’s close proximity to the popular tourist attractions. Although this area is famous for it’s rich architecture, it is also a great space for enjoying a traditional meal or experiencing the magical nightlife of Cappadocia.

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    Cavusin Village

    Cavusin is pretty small village and one of the oldest settlements of the region situated along the Goreme-Avanos road. In Cavusin, locals still live in the rock-cut dwellings and stone houses. Continue reading…

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