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Visit Cappadocia, Turkey

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Visit Cappadocia, Turkey

An other-worldly expanse of bizarre rock formations, honeycomb cave dwellings and astonishingly vivid colours, this is the landscape of Cappadocia, an unforgettable place for anyone who visits.

The distinctive geology of the region is a result of volcanic activity millions of years ago, which created a plateau of compressed volcanic ash, followed by intense erosion caused by rivers, rain and the extremes of the Cappadocian climate. The rock in the area is very soft beyond the hardened outer shell, and has been burrowed by its human population since the area was first settled to form caves and even underground cities.

Argos in CappadociaToday, many of these cave dwellings have been transformed into beautiful boutique properties offering luxurious accommodation even in such rustic surrounds. Cappadocia is an outdoor enthusiast's haven, offering activities of all kinds, from walking and biking through to jeep safaris and the iconic hot air balloon rides that grace so many photos of the region.

However, it is perfectly possible to experience the landscape in a more sedate manner as well, with several outstanding viewpoints accessible by car, or by visiting a local family to indulge in some home-made cooking.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Cappadocia

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