The main draw for tourists to Cappadocia is the opportunity to view its extraordinary landscape of eroded valleys and unique fairy chimneys up close. The unusual rock formations so-called fairy chimneys were the result of a volcanic eruption and thousands and thousands of years of wind, water and lava forming them into different shapes through the valleys.
Various types of Fairy Chimneys are found in Cappadocia. Among these include those with caps, cones, mushrooms, chimney columns and pinnacles.
For anyone who has ever wanted to experience a hot air balloon ride, this is the place for a great perspective of Cappadocia! We also contemplated on going for a hot air balloon ride, but the price was 110 euros for a 45 minute journey, which was too costly for our pockets. I'm sure it's a fascinating experience but it's not my main priority though. Cappadocia is more than enough to blow me away, even without a balloon ride! :D
People have made homes in the caves since prehistoric times. Some still live in them today as they are reluctant to move to the cities. If you ever wondered how it would be like to live like the Flintstones, I believe this is the closest you will get to experience how they lived.
There are a few towns in Cappadocia that cater to tourists or backpackers, but I suggest staying in Goreme. It seemed to be the most ideal location for visiting all the amazing sites. It also had a lot of cave hotels and hostels offering at great bargains for budget travelers.
Apart from visiting interesting valleys, we explored a few underground cities as well as some ancient Christian churches which I'll be featuring more about them in my upcoming posts.
I've been to some very wonderful places and seen some magnificent sights but the Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia were truly out of this world. I will never forget this magical place.
First Commenter - Lina