Electrical and video norms in Cappadocia and Turkey


You should keep in mind that when traveling to other countries, the electrical and video standards may be different from the ones adopted in your own country. Here on this page you’ll find useful information and a few tips to help you avoid any unpleasant surprises on your visit to Cappadocia.

Electricity

In the Cappadocia region and whole Turkey, the electricity norm is 220 volts AC, with a frequency of 50 Hz, and European two round pins plug is standard, while for example, it is 110 volts for 60 Hz in the United States or Canada.


Socket Voltage and sockets vary from country to country, so you may need an adapter or a transformer. Please make sure you bring those with you to avoid unexpected situations with your mobile phone charger, electric razor, hairdryer, etc.

If you’ve forgotten to bring those accessories with you, you can find them in variety of electrical goods and DIY stores or markets in Cappadocia for sure. Most of the major hotels can also provide them for you.

Video Norms – DVDs

Make sure that any DVD you purchase in Cappadocia region is compatible with your equipment at home. The DVDs mostly split into several regions:

Region 1: USA and Canada
Region 2: Europe, Middle East, Japan and South Africa
Region 3: South East Asia
Region  4: South America and Australia
Region 5: Eastern Europe and Africa
Region 6: China

And in Turkey, you are in the Region 2 and note that if you take a DVD home from Cappadocia, it may not be able to be decoded by your player, unless it is region-free.


And also make sure the video format (PAL, SECAM or NTSC) be compatible with your player before you make a purchase.


Book Your Balloon Ride

Below you can find our recommendations. Each company directly operates the hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia with their team of experts. So you will book your flight directly from the company. No men in the middle.

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Local Recommendations from Cappadocia4U team

If youʻre visiting Cappadocia for the first time, we have you covered. Below are some of the top recommendations, tours and experiences!

Some useful info

  • Cappadocia is the name of the region situated in the middle of Turkey. It is mostly known by the three popular towns of Goreme, Urgup and Uchisar but actually it is the name of the very big region spread through the cities of Nevsehir, Kirsehir, Nigde, Aksaray and Kayseri.
  • If you are first-time visitor, want to get familiar, please read our Cappadocia for first timers guide.
  • If you are not sure how to travel, please read our Traveling to Cappadocia guide.
  • If you don't know where to stay, please read our Where to Stay in Cappadocia guide for regions, and Accommodation guide for hotels.
  • If it is hard to plan your days, please read our Ideal 3-Days Cappadocia itinerary.

Top Attractions & Sights

There are 6 must do and see in Cappadocia that you won't want to miss!

  1. Hot Air Balloon Rides (the most exciting attractions in the world)
  2. Goreme Open Air Museum (some best-preserved examples of Byzantine rock-cut architecture and frescoes in the world)
  3. Pasabag Monks Valley (one of the most popular fairy chimneys areas)
  4. Uchisar Castle (highest point, the biggest fairy chimney)
  5. Derinkuyu Underground City (one of the largest underground cities in the world, 8th century BC)
  6. Ihlara Valley (fantastic canyon with a depth of about 100 mt. and 14 km. length)

Tip-1: One of the best ways to explore Cappadocia is by taking a sightseeing tour, so that you can cover all the top sights. Three main sightseeing tours available: Red Tour (covers the highlights of the region), Green Tour (best of natural and historical sites), and Blue Tour (lesser-known sights, off-the-beaten-path experience)

Tip-2: Private Tours are also good choice within a well-planned and custom itinerary along with a private vehicle, driver and professional guide. Great for those who don't have a car or don't know the region well.

For leisure activities we'd recommend 2 must-take attractions! Don't miss! Wine Tasting and Photo Shooting