• Cappadocia boasts one of the most remarkable landscapes on earth

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Cappadocia boasts one of the most remarkable landscapes on earth with hidden valleys and spectacular rock formations. The discerning traveller will be thrilled by the frescoed churches in the Goreme Open Air Museum, the underground settlements of Kaymakli and the Byzantine monasteries. A hot air balloon ride at sunrise over this magical landscape is a unique experience and is a once-in-a-lifetime must-do.
Cappadocia is an ideal hub for itineraries all around Turkey. Below are some popular itineraries:
Grand Tour of Turkey                              8-day Tour of Turkey     
Cappadocia, Mt.Nemrut and Urfa        11-day Tour of Turkey           

All our guided Turkey tours are completely customisable - take a look at our most popular travel programmes, you can modify these itineraries according to your budget, interests and time frame.  Our professional travel consultants at Akresa Travel will be happy to advise you, or create your itinerary and build the perfect luxury holiday to suit all your travel requirements.
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Click to zoom the imageCarved by the Hittites about 3500 years ago, Kaymakli multi-level underground city was used by early Christians as a main shelter from marauding enemies during the 6th and 7th centuries. Kaymakli is one of the biggest underground cities in Cappadocia with 8 levels including stables, temples and wineries.
Click to zoom the imageThe magnificent lush Ihlara Valley. Walk alongside the Melindiz river which winds its way through the Ihlara gorge, stopping for lunch in a restaurant on the river in the village of Belisirma. The whole canyon is honeycombed with rock-cut underground dwellings and churches from the Byzantine period. 
From Cappadocia Daily Tours to Grand Turkey Tours, at Akresa Travel all our tours are flexible and adapted to your requests.
Click to zoom the imageSelime Monastery, the largest rock-cut monastery in Cappadocia with a large cave cathedral and breathtaking views over the area. Selime Monastery is a three-aisled basilica. It has an apse covered with a semi-spherical dome and two lateral apses. 
Click to zoom the imagePigeon Valley, just outside Göreme in Cappadocia, is one of Turkey’s most beautiful landscapes. The unique rock formations known as fairy chimneys, made from wind and water erosion on soft volcanic rock, rise high and are dotted on their tops with dovecotes. 
In the Dark Church in Cappadocia, the paintings of New Testament scenes and other subjects are considered the best-preserved frescoes in Cappadocia but the visit is not included in Turkey tour packages. At Akresa Travel your itinerary includes the Dark Church and other lesser-visited historical and cultural sights at no hidden cost.
Click to zoom the imageThe world-famous Goreme Open Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your guide will explain the meanings of the frescos in the cave churches, decorated with scenes of the Old and New Testaments dating back as far as the 10th century. The site has been used as a monastery since the first years of Christianity.  
Click to zoom the imageKaranlık Kilise (or the Dark Church) was a monastic compound built in the 11th century. It is a domed church with one main apse, two small apses and four columns. Its frescoes, depicting scenes from the New Testament, are the best preserved in all of Cappadocia and a fine example of 11th-century Byzantine art.  
These are just some of the sights of Cappadocia; with our professional guiding service you will be able to learn more about the history of this amazing region.
Click to zoom the imagePasabag Valley contains some of the most striking fairy chimneys in Cappadocia with twin and even triple caps. This style is unique even for Cappadocia and these fairy chimneys are named mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys. A chapel dedicated to St. Simeon is built in one of the fairy chimneys. 
Click to zoom the imageMustafapasa was one of the largest towns in Cappadocia with a Greek-speaking population until the Treaty of Lausanne and the 1924 population exchange. Mustafapasa is famous for its finely carved facades on the Greek mansions and the magnificent frescos of the Church of Constantine and Helen. 
Click to zoom the imageKeslik Monastery, which boasts one of the rare examples of iconoclastic Cappadocian frescoes. Our professional guide will show you these exceptional wall paintings and discuss the iconoclastic period (726-843 AD), and  how and why these type of were forbidden by the Byzantine Emperors. 
Click to zoom the imageAt Sahinefendi, you can discover the Sobesos Excavation site. Archeologists have discovered Roman baths, tombs, basilica, mosaics and other important artefacts. Soganli Valley, once the third largest monastic center in the area and boasts many Byzantine cave churches and a beautiful hiking valley.

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