Nature Park Cave Hotel
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Goreme has a Unesco world heritage site in its valley, also a national monument. the whole area was once a volcanic caldera and over the years, starting around 1700 bc, underground caves were constructed by the Assyrians, then the Hittites used them for storage of wine and grain, but after 52 C.E, elaborate underground cities were dug out going down 60 m (8 levels). We visited the largest Kaymakli, has i8 levels, 4 of which have been excavated. it is a labyrinth of small, ...
... we loved taking photos of the quirky landscape. Our tour then took us to a carpet shop where we saw a silk making and carpet weaving demonstration followed by an awkward sales pitch where we were shown about 100 carpets and then coerced into buying one - to no avail though... After a nice lunch of manti (Turkish 'ravioli' served with a yoghurt sauce) and pide (Turkish style pizza) we then headed to Uchisar castle, a massive fairy chimney construction with ...
... 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 ...
... and plunder.
Because the city was carved from existing caves and underground structures that had first formed naturally, there is no way to discern when exactly Derinkuyu was built.
These subterranean towns extended seven and eight levels into the earth, carved from the soft volcanic stone.
Sophisticated shafts, some as long as 180 feet, provide ventilation to the complex’s multitude of residences, communal rooms, tunnels, wine ...
... city in the 1st century A.D. At its height the city is believed to have had a population of 20000 people and went to a depth of 50 metres underground. There were two wells, stables, food storage areas, living quarters, a winery, a church with a baptistry and a school. They could close off the tunnels inside if they were attacked and had tunnel that lead to open shafts ...