Nature Park Cave Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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We set off early-ish today after a sunlit breakfast on our rooftop terrace again. Our guide - Oguzhan took us (with the Engelanders) on a private tour of all the areas of interest surrounding Goreme.
He explained the formation of this desolate landscape dates back many centuries and was naturally formed. The cave houses were apparently easier to make into housing than building from scratch- and very easy to renovate. But legend has it that the first settlers set eyes on ...
... Wonderful host showed us around and carpet after carpet was rolled out gasps of delight from the audience. There were so many I could have taken home with me including exquisite things 4" by 6" in pure silk. In the end I settled for a very traditional one for my bedroom much like the others I have. Mega bucks later but very happy with my choice. Next stop was the underground city - built as a defensive measure during the Hittite period - talk about a rabbit warren - had ...
... world heritage listed. We took an early morning balloon flight to see the Cappadoccia region from the air. The spectacle of many balloons drifting down the valleys and rising up over the hills was as amazing as the geological formations themselves. We later visited a number of lookouts at ground level, and also walked around an open air museum of a number of Christian churches carved into the hillside. They were small, hollowed out and cave like, with frescoes on ceilings and walls. ...
... extensive and complete city, they were also very clever in the defensive measures they incorporated. Tunnels were low and narrow, so invaders would have to enter singly and bent over -- easy to pick off. Huge wheel-shaped boulders could be rolled into place to block an entrance, channeled so that they could only be opened from one side. A small hole in the middle of the boulder door allowed an archer to shoot an oncoming enemy. They dug wells down to the ...
... them making them all individually hand painted, they are really artists but none of us could afford them. Daz.and I did buy the fake but they are still very nice.
We had our last meal together as a group and I must say it was probably one of the best meals.it was the traditional pottery kebab. We had to pre order as it takes a few hours to cook in these cute pottery pots which they then bring to the table and knock the top ...