Kapadokya Ihlara Konaklari & Caves
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It was going to be a 'full-on' day so we left the hotel promptly after breakfast (and packing up our bags) just after 0900.
Our first stop was to explore Selime Monastery and Cathedral. Wow! The photos tell all.
Then rode into lush green Ihlara Valley. What a beautiful tranquil spot to have all to ourselves. Very popular with …
Thought we should start with a little background about this amazing place which is up there with my favorite visited. Cappadocia is one of those rare places that must be experienced at least once in a lifetime. With soaring rock formations, uniquely-rippled landscapes, splendid walking trails, mysterious underground cities and rock-cut churches, Cappadocia is the must-see destination in Turkey. But Cappadocia has always been much more than its dramatic scenery. Humans, too, have ...
... above the formations one can fantasize that Harry Potter is with you. As previously mentioned, some of the caves are currently inhabited and we did see one from the air - lawn chairs and all -
It is hard to express the feeling of floating over this strange valley, once I'm able to down load pictures you may get an idea of thwarting, stark beauty of this place.
... open, so when we arrived we went directly yo eat. The following day we had a different bus and a rep from the company was there to apologize and make it up by taking us to a show that night and through in a lunch for the group.
After breakfast we went to visit the underground cities, of which there are several, in the region. These cities were refuges or bunkers used by the early Christians to protect them ...
... father worked as a house digger, as you do in these parts.
Hot air ballooning in tourist season brings in about a million dollars a day. 100 balloons, holding up to 20 people, many doing two trips per day at 150 euro each. A fantastic experience....lift off is so smooth that I didn't realise we were off the ground. Great views of the landforms and sunrise over the mountains. There are so many balloons that a local air traffic control gives the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
TravelPod Member ReviewsKapadokya Ihlara Konaklari & Caves Guzelyurt
Our room was large with a double bed and a single. It was bright with 3 large windows. Unfurtunately the toilet had a leak and it left a musty smell. Hence the windows were left open. WiFi is excellent but it is only available in reception as the stone walls make it difficult to penetrate.
The meals are really good. It is in a seperate building across a public lane. They are served buffet style and there is a good selection of European and Turkish dishes.
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