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TravelPod Member ReviewsCappadocia Palace Urgup
We had good time and nothing to complain about. Everything was perfect. our rooms we cozy , the staff were very accomodative, they arranged our tours,, will definitely recommend this place
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Cappadocia was incredible and quite unexpected. The hostel I stayed at in Istanbul had a small travel agency and for only a small amount of money, I signed up for a two-day tour in Cappadocia.
The journey started out with a night bus from Istanbul to Cappadocia which I vowed to never do again but then I realized I was scheduled to take …
We had a few spare days so organised a trip to Cappadocia in
central Turkey and Antalya. Cappadocia is one of the world’s most fascinating
landscapes. The early Christians lived here, but soon realised they were under
threat from the Hittites, Romans and Ottomans. So, instead of running away, for
700 years they built …
... has rooms where animals (camels) can be kept and this one had a separate area where I'm stood (see pic) with raised platforms to keep you our of the muck. Annie also took a nice atmospheric shot of the small holes cut in the pillars where you could tie up your animal.
Next stop was the Ilhara Valley, more of a canyon actually. The river has cut vertically down into the plain around 150m. ...
... biggest being a three storey carved home which housed the nuns. It was huge! Some of the monastery's also had the original 11th century paintings in tact (similar but technically different to italian fresco due to the volcanic stones tendency to absorb liquids). After the museum we walked back through the city and had dinner at Manzara Roof top restaurant. We shared a delicious plate of homus as well as an eggplant ...
... and there are thousands upon thousands of caves carved into the rock, many of which are still inhabited.
We stayed five nights in Cappadocia – three in Goreme, and two in Urgup, which is another city nearby, somewhat larger and less touristy. There are a number of things to do in the region; these are often bundled into the so-called Red, Green, and Blue tours, which put you on a bus and whisk you from sight to sight. We avoided these and focused on ...