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Geological wonders and remarkable human history.

  • A rocky landscape of natural wonders and human ingenuity, Cappadocia is Turkey's very own fairy-tale realm. Initially formed by volcanic eruption and erosion, locals and religious refugees carved the stunning topography into an impressive network of underground chambers, tunnels, and cities thousands of years ago.

  • People have inhabited the region since ancient times, using hand tools to hollow out thousands of standalone tuff formations.These cave-like rooms once sheltered Turkey's early Christians from invaders, and vast underground cities in the area housed up to 20,000 people. There are also over 600 Christian churches carved into the soft rock, some dating back to the 3rd century AD. Some Cappadocian caves still serve as homes for modern troglodytes, providing a cool refuge in the hot summer climate.

  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the rich and diverse cultural history of Cappadocia is enough to captivate anyone to the region.

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