Book Cappadocia holidays with Diamond Sky Holidays and enjoy a perfect getaway at this fabulous resort in Turkey . We are Cappadocia holiday specialists with vast knowledge of the region. Whether you are looking for a Cappadocia package holiday, a tailor made Cappadocia holiday, a Cappadocia and Istanbul twin centre holiday or any kind of tour we will have an excellent deal for you. With outstanding value last minute holidays to Cappadocia and in 2020 we have all your needs covered.
The name Cappadocia is thought to mean ‘land of beautiful horses’ and in Roman times the brood mares from Cappadocia were very highly prized indeed.
Cappadocia holidays are enjoyed in a visually stunning region; its haunting landscape is incredible from the air. We highly recommend you take a hot air balloon ride during your holiday in Cappadocia; it is the most popular way to enjoy the amazing scenery. Eerily resembling a moonscape, soft volcanic rock has sculpted caves, clefts and the magical ‘fairy chimneys’ which adorn holiday brochures for the resort.
Cappadocia’s landscape was formed around 30 million years ago when volcanic activity left the region blanketed with ash. The ash solidified into what is known as ‘volcanic tuff’, this is an easily eroded material and as it wore away over many years, it left the distinctive rock formations seen in Cappadocia today.
The volcanic deposits have actually made this a very fertile area and apricots, sugar beets, chickpeas and cherries are all grown locally. Cappadocia has always been one of the prime grape-growing areas in Anatolia and you will still find many vineyards and wineries here. The area has been important since Hittite times, long before the birth of Jesus, although Cappadocia is also mentioned in the New Testament.
Carved into the rock there are many hidden chapels, some dating back to the 4th century AD. A stay in the Cappadocia region provides a unique insight into the lives of the early Christians, who sheltered here, hiding from persecution in their underground cities with their beautiful churches, decorated with frescoes. It also gives a feel for the lives of villagers in rural Turkey, carrying out traditional handicrafts or working on the land in the same way as they have for hundreds of years. Our atmospheric cave hotels are the perfect setting for a romantic break, and are highly recommended for couples.
The charming town of Ürgüp is the ideal base for a holiday in the region, with its fine old houses, carved from the soft volcanic rock, tumbling down the sides of the valley. There is plenty going on here, with a choice of restaurants and shops.
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CAPPADOCIA REGULAR TOURS – 3 DAYS TOUR
Day 1: Fairy Chimneys & Göreme Tour
After breakfast our tour guide will pick you up around 9 am from your hotel for a full day small group tour which includes a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique ‘fairy chimneys’ and Pashabagi to see the fascinating mushroom shaped Pinnacles. After lunch at Avanos visit the ancient rock-cut churches and Christian settlements of the Göreme Open Air Museum before finally heading to see the natural castle of Üçhisar. Drop off at your hotel at approximately 17:00pm.
Day 2: Rose Valley and Kaymakli Underground City Tour
After breakfast our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel around 9 am. You will enjoy another full day small group tour that includes a visit to the Red Valley to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 5km through the Gulludere Valley. Visit Cavusin with its famous houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch visit Pigeon Valley and then the underground city of Kaymakli, which was home to the early Christians, and finish the daywith a visit to the natural castle of Ortahisar. Drop off at your hotel at approximately 17:00pm.
Day 3: Ihlara Valley and Derinkuyu Underground City Tour
After breakfast our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel around 9 am and enjoy a third small group tour, this time visiting the huge underground city of Derinkuyu carved out of the rock by the early Christians, continuing to the beautiful Ihlara Valley where you will hike 4km through the valley exploring the hidden churches. Finish with a visit to the Selime Monastery, than return to your hotel at approximately 17:00pm.
Reviews for Tailor Made / Cappadocia Holidays
"Hi, this is just a short note to say we had a great time in Turkey, everything was extremely well organised. The balloon trip was the highlight of the holiday, absolutely fantastic. A pity more British tourists don’t seem to be aware of Cappadocia. There was a minor hitch with the Sea view hotel when the beach bar was closed but they rectified it by taking us to the Doria which was actually nicer. So thanks both of you for all your help."
Kind regards, Susan and Kenneth Allan
Transfers & distances
- Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport to Ürgüp 45km (approx. 1 hour transfer)
- Kayseri Erkilet Airport to Ürgüp 70km (approx. 1.5 hours transfer).