Private Cappadocia Tours With Local Guides

Cappadocia is an ancient city located at the Central Turkey. Cappadocia has always been a significant settlement area since the ancient ages. Cappadocia is covering a significant terrain on multiple cities. A traveller has to shift between Nevşehir, Kırşehir, Niğde, Aksaray and Kayseri cities of Turkey to see the Cappadocia entirely.

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Fairy Chimneys Of Cappadocia

History Of Cappadocia

Cappadocia has always been a junction of trade routes since the ancient ages. It had initially been a province of renowned Hittite Empire.

Sovereignty of Cappadocian Kingdom lasted for nearly 350 years from 320 B.C. to 17 A.D. By the fall of Cappadocian Kings, the city became a province of mighty Roman Empire.

Cappadocia became a base and shelter for early Christians due to its geographical advantages. First Christian communities had to hide from Roman authorities since the Christianity was banned by the Roman Emperors. Cappadocian Christians lived a solitary life in the secret churches of Cappadocia which is well-hidden in the deep valleys.

Christian Churches Of Cappadocia, Turkey
Christian Churches Of Cappadocia
Mosaic Of A Church In The Goreme Open Air Museum
Mosaic Of A Church In Goreme

Cappadocia Underground Cities

The same Christian folks settled ancient underground cities to hide from Roman persecution. They reconstructed and widened the underground cities of antiquity.

There are estimated 200 underground cities in Cappadocia region. Among them the most famous ones are Kaymaklı and Derinkuyu underground cities.

Underground City In Cappadocia, Turkey
Underground City In Cappadocia

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tours

Attending to one of Cappadocia Balloon rides is a must-do activity in Cappadocia. Especially for the ones who enjoy photography. You may take great pictures of volcanic lands, fairy chimneys, castles and historic cave houses.

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride
Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride

Cappadocia Cave Hotels

Cappadocia is also famous for its cave hotels and traditional cave houses. It’s a unique experience to stay in one of these cave houses indeed. These houses provide a warm atmosphere and comfortable rooms decorated with local items.

Cappadocia Local Cave Houses & Hotels
Cappadocia Local Cave Houses

How To Get To Cappadocia From The Airport?

The nearest airport to Cappadocia is located in Kayseri City. Kayseri is a metropolitan municipality in Turkey. It’s a very well-founded and nice city. The distance between the Kayseri Airport to the Cappadocia nearly 40 kilometres equal to 50 or 60 minutes.

You can either hire a car or arrange a private transportation from the airport. Since the airport has car rental offices, it’s very easy to hire a car. You can also arrange your private pick up easily.

Transportation Map From Kayseri Airport To Cappadocia
Map From Kayseri Airport To Cappadocia

Map Of Cappadocia Region

You may see the major areas to see in Cappadocia ancient city. Avanos, Çavuşin, Ürgüp, Göreme, Uçhisar, Ortahisar. Each and every part of Cappadocia is interesting and worth to see.

Map Of Cappadocia Region

Cappadocia Private Tour Guide 2018

Since Cappadocia is an ancient area with various attractions, it’s definitely recommended to hire a tour guide during your visit. A knowledgeable and informative local guide can help you discover the beauty of Cappadocia. So that you can use your time efficiently.

The author of this website Serhat Engul is an official tour guide in Turkey. Serhat offers informative and entertaining walking tours of Cappadocia. (

Serhat Engul is a recommended tour guide on Trip Advisor traveller survey as well.

Serhat Engul Recommended Tour Guide On Trip Advisor

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Cappadocia Day Trips From Istanbul

Istanbul is Turkey’s most important and popular city. If you plan to visit Istanbul, it would probably be enough to stay 2 or 3 days.

You can arrange a day trip from Istanbul to Cappadocia or Ephesus to discover other beauties of Turkey. Istanbul, Ephesus and Cappadocia are considered as the highlights of Turkey.

Travel To Cappadocia, Turkey
Travel To Cappadocia, Turkey

Written By Licensed Turkish Tour Guide

Serhat Engul

Legal Notice About Turkish Law Regarding Guidance

Tour guides are not authorized providing accommodation and package tours. We can help you planning your trip or recommend you a Travel Agency for arranging comprehensive tours. Guides are able to offer their escort for cultural walking tours.

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Private Cappadocia Tours With Local Guides was last modified: September 13th, 2017 by Serhat Engül

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