Cappadocia - A sight to behold

Gill Nicholls on 28 October 2022
It's perfectly possible to do a 3 night trip to Cappadocia in central Turkey, but I would recommend you do it as part of a twin or triple centre itinerary. There are no direct flights to Cappadocia, you have to fly via Istanbul so it does makes it a long journey. You can fly into either Kayseri or Nevsehir.

However, when you arrive, it's like being another world. The town scenery is lunar like and punctuated by unique, cone-shaped rock formations, called 'Fairy Chimneys'. The Goreme UNESCO open air museum allows you to get up close to the formations and visit churches cut out of the rock.

You can also hike through one of two valleys in the region, Love Valley or Red Valley but, by far the absolute best way to see the region, is from the air in a hot air balloon. The sight of the sky full of balloons, all floating silently and elegantly is something that will stay with you forever. It's a must-do activity in Cappadocia.

As well as seeing Cappadocia from the air, there are also underground cities to explore, its not for the feint hearted though, as it can be tight on space underground.

The town of has lots of shops and restaurants offering really great food, both local and international dishes.

All in all, Cappadocia is an amazing destination, why not combine it with either a city break to Istanbul or a seaside resort like Kalkan or both!