Cave Hotel Saksagan
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... on the later morning flight were not able to go up due to wind. it was such an awesome experience we counted over 100 bqlloons in the sky and the scenery is beautiful and different. this was an amazing experience. we then headed back to the hotel had breakfast and then started a very busy programme of visiting the region and its underground cities and the fairytale chimneys, pottery places and churches. the underground city where Christians used to go when they were being persecuted ...
... 305;s was then followed by a visit to the fairy chimmneys, a local pottery centre and a carpet factory. That nıght we headed to the local pub where we got to experıence more yum Turkısh food, most opted for the Pottery kebab, whıch became a fav of mıne, ıt ıs lıke a stew cooked ın a terracotta pot and when ıt ıs served the waıter wıll smash the top of the pot and pour ıt out, yum yum.
... way to escape the crowds is to do activities that are free, like hiking. So we set off to do just that after leaving the museum. We hiked the Rose, Red and Meskendir Valleys for the next several hours, covering a total of 15 miles. (Dennis and I love to walk, but you can easily hike the valleys in Cappadocia without racking up the same kind of mileage if you take a taxi or bus back to town after emerging from the valleys rather than walking back to town along the ...
... the natural defences of the gorge attracted new converts to Christianity, some fleeing persecution by the Romans.
At its peak Ihlara Valley was host to up to 80,000 inhabitants with a huge number of dwellings cut into the rock walls and churches decorated by frescoes which pay testament to Ihlara's history. The frescoes are interesting as they document the spread of Christianity. As the religion spread amongst diverse populations, the message of Christianity ...
I will not bore you with too much history from the region but it has been inhabited since the 18th century B.C. when the Hittites occupied the area for a period of six centuries. Since that time Cappadocia has been ruled by the Persians, Alexander the Great, it has been an independent state, controlled by the Romans then the Byzantines and finally the Seljuks.
Early Christians fled to Cappodocia and hid in the valleys here. The ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCave Hotel Saksagan Goreme
Very friendly and helpful owner and family. Rooms are spacious and nicely decorated. Very close to the bus station.
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