2019 Guide to Things to Do in Cappadocia (Main Attractions)

Things to do in Cappadocia are endless. Cappadocia is just one of those places that can boast about anything, outstanding landscape, fairy chimneys and rock-cut houses, the beautiful valleys, scenic lunar hills, incredible monuments from the Goreme Open Air Museum to Kaymakli Underground City, Uchisar Castle, Devrent Imagination Valley and Pasabag Monks Valley and more…


Not to mention the history. There are wide range of things to do in Cappadocia for the travelers. Note that attending to daily tours and excursions in Cappadocia is the best way to discover and enjoy Cappadocia and its surroundings.

The Essential Things to Do in Cappadocia – Main Attractions

Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride

The hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia is a really a fantastic and thrilling experience that while you glide over the fairy chimneys and rock-cut houses along Cappadocia, you can enjoy the privileged views of the unique landscape of the region from air. You may watch the sun rise over the beautiful valleys and enjoy a Champagne toast upon your safe landing. Continue reading…

Explore Valleys & Fairy Chimneys

Cappadocia valleys host about all the popular sights of the region. You will experience and enjoy the beautiful landscape, fairy chimneys, settlements dating back to centuries, rock-cut houses, caves, hidden churches, lunar landscape and more at the Cappadocia valleys.

Fairy Chimneys are the world famous formations of Cappadocia. The outstanding landscape, natural beauties, rock-cut houses, caves, the picturesque valleys, scenic lunar hills and many more popular spots of Cappadocia are full of fairy chimneys. Continue reading…


Pasabag Monks Valley

Pasabag Valley, also known as “Monks Valley” is one of the most popular fairy chimneys areas of Cappadocia, situated between Avanos and Goreme. You may experience mushroom shaped fairy chimneys with multiple stems and caps.

The formations that once used as a seclusion place for the Monks, are now a very attractive tourist zone in Cappadocia. Continue reading…

Zelve Valley Open Air Museum

Zelve Valley is one of the most popular open air museum areas of Cappadocia, situated between Avanos and Goreme, nearby Pasabag Valley. Being part of UNESCO World Heritage Site, you may experience sharp pointed and wide fairy chimneys at the valley.

The area has been one of the most important residential and worship places for Christianity between the 8th and 13th centuries. Continue reading…

Visit Goreme Open Air Museum


Goreme Open Air Museum is one of the most popular places to see in Cappadocia. You may see rock-cut churches with frescoes dating from the 10th century carved by early Christian monks and fine examples of Byzantine art at the museum. Continue reading…

Visit Uchisar Castle

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…

Watch Sunrise & Sunset at the Panoramic Viewpoints

Beyond its outstanding atmosphere and natural beauties, Cappadocia is also one of the best places in the world to watch sunrise and sunset in a fairy tale atmosphere. There are variety of lovely observation terraces in Cappadocia to watch sunrise, sunset and also experience and enjoy the stunning views of the valleys and fairy chimneys. Some of them are really very popular with the tourists. Continue reading…

Visit Pottery Workshops & Make Your Own in Avanos

In Avanos, you’ll see variety of great traditional pottery workshops and demonstrations and you may glimpse into the world of pottery while you stroll along the streets of Avanos. When you get into one of this pottery hops, you’ll have the opportunity to make your own clay pot if you wish, with the local craftsmen to help you polish up your skills.

Visit Underground Cities

Cappadocia Underground Cities are the unique areas of Cappadocia that should not be missed. The underground cities are carved from the soft volcanic stone that are connected with each other by narrow tunnels.

It is believed that the underground city was built as a shelter that is not to be seen from above, for the Christian community to escape from the pressure of the Roman Empire and Arabs. Continue reading…

Visit Ihlara Valley

Located about 85 km. from Goreme, some far away from central Cappadocia, Ihlara Valley is a fantastic canyon with a depth of about 100 meters and about 10 km. length that was formed by the volcanic activity from Mount Hasan and erosion by the Melendiz River hundred thousands of years ago.

The Valley is not only a natural beauty, but also a rocky settlement area that hosted an extreme monastery life between 4th to 13th centuries D.C. and housed more than four thousand dwellings and a hundred hidden cave churches decorated with frescoes and houses lining the gorge. Continue reading…

Other Popular Leisure Activities

4×4 Off-Road Safari

You may experience the travelling on dirt, dust and stone paved roads, canyon paths, the scenic lunar hills, red valley, having the adventure of safari in the company of the heaven nature and tracks on a 4×4 Off-Road Safari in Cappadocia. Continue reading…

ATV Quad Safari

You may experience the powerful quad motor ride and drive on the brand new quads along the outstanding natural scenery with ATV & Quad Safari in Cappadocia. Continue reading…

Horse Safari

Horse Safari in Cappadocia is an exciting sightseeing experience as you drive through the beautiful valleys with fairy chimneys, the local apricot orchards and traditional vineyards in Cappadocia. Continue reading…