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This is an ancient region, and Cappadocia means “Land of Beautiful Horses” in an old anguage.
It is full of natural attractions reminiscent of a lunar landscape with unusual rock formations, as well as other wonders that were carved and created by people: underground cities, cave churches and cave living!
When you arrive, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your cave hotel.
Your guide will start introducing you to this amazing region by showing one of the underground cities, Kaymakli. Archaeologists estimate that there are at least 30 underground dwellings, some connected with tunnels, that were built over the millennia since they were first started by the Hittites around 2,000 B.C.
The underground city you will be visiting has 8 stories carved into the ground beneath the surface.
The spaces and passages are well lit, and there is good ventilation; the old living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, storage areas, chapels, etc. are interesting sights, but you will need to stoop down as the ceilings are very low at certain places.
At night there is an optional performance of the Whirling Dervishes at Sarihan, a Seljuk caravanserai from the 13th Century. (It may be quite crowded with tourists; this would be recommended for those who really have an interest in Mevlana and Sufism.)