Elkep Evi Cave Houses

Esbelli Mah. No:26 Urgup Merkez, Urgup, Cappadocia, 50400, Turkey | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Urgup

From underground, overground to up, up and away.

A travel blog entry by wendalex

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... variety of ways and with real skill and talent. Sadly most of the illustrations have bee vandalized in some way either by modern graffiti or by ancient Ottoman and arab desecrators. Often, the Muslims would try to remove the face and head of any depiction of a human - its blasphemy according to the Qu'ran and so as the region fell under the arabic conquest, they had to go. Happily some were missed and it is these that are the most beautiful. Its very weird to imagine the ...

An OMG Day

A travel blog entry by cjbishop

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A busy day of sightseeing. The first stop was at the " outdoor museum" of the caves of Cappadocia. This is one of the areas where people actually lived in homes carved out of rock formations. Our tour guide said there were 200 such communities in this region, often with up to 1000 inhabitants each. Early on these were Christian communities made up of people who fled Roman persecution. The community we visited was the locale of a monastery, a convent, ...

Cappadocia, Turkey

A travel blog entry by simplifie1

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We had to fly from Antalya back to Instanbul, change flights to Kayseri, where we had a shuttle waiting to take us another hour into the Cappadocia region, which consists of many small towns, including Urgup, where we are staying at the Kayakopi Cave hotel. Urgup used to be a Greek community but was abandoned around 1922 during a population exchange, when the Christian families were forced to Greece and the Muslim families stayed folllowing WW1.

This region is famous for ...

Living in a CAVE!

A travel blog entry by scwonderwoman

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... this is a HOSTEL, and all of this is FREE! Even your plush hotels don't offer to prepare you a breakfast upon 'check-IN.
He asked if I was ready to go to my room, and I said yes. I booked a Private Room, which is more expensive, but you're not sharing with 5 other backpackers. I ended up paying $42.00 a night, which includes breakfast.
When he opened the door to my room, I almost FAINTED!!! It was ...

Burkas - a fashion post by Cheryl

A travel blog entry by ckpleas

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... if she was thinking of me in my cute outfit or laughing at all the work I went through to get ready. The one thing that is going on in Turkey - is that their president wants ladies and girls to cover their head with scarves and wear these cotton long coats. Well, you see it with about a fourth or less of the population - but it is so attractive and the scares they wear are gorgeous silk with designs - they ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Esbelli Mah. No:26 Urgup Merkez, Urgup, is near Goreme Open-Air Museum, Goreme National Park (Goreme Milli Parklar), Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and Avanos.
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