Cappadocia Private Tours

Cappadocia Private Tours – The heartland of the country, this region is of a rugged, often startling beauty. It has witnessed several great cultures of the past and its importance is no less today as the cultural and political center of modern Turkey.

Looking back over his country’s 10,000 year heritage, Ataturk said; “This nation is ready and resolved to advance unhalting and undaunted on the path of civilization.” This path of civilization stretches back a long way: to the Hittites, a proud and warlike people who ruled an empire from the Black Sea to Palestine in the 2nd millennium BC, and the Phrygians, a Thracian people who dominated the Anatolian plateau in the lst millennium BC.

Violent eruptions of the volcanoes Erciyes Dagi and Hasan Dagi three million years ago, covered the surrounding plateau with tuff. From this brittle rock the wind and rain have eroded Göreme’s spectacular surrealist landscapes of rock cones, capped pinnacles and fretted ravines, in colors ranging from warm reds and golds to cool greens and grays.

Our Cappadocia private tours cover the unique beauty of the area and also the deep history that made its own contribution to civilization. During your stay in our Cappadocia private tours would lead you through the beautiful valleys, underground cities (about 4000 years old), cave villages, cave monasteries, quaint villages etc.

Shaped by our tailor made itineraries, besides the private tours in Cappadocia, we may also arrange fun and enjoyable daily activities in the area: hot air balloon tours, which is actually one of the most popular activities, horse riding tours, jeep safari tours, atv tours, hiking tours through the beautiful valleys, traditional Turkish cooking classes in one of the villages with local people, traditional short marbling art courses, romantic picnic arrangements in one of the amazing valleys, local winery and wine tasting tours etc.

Our Cappadocia Private Tours Include:

  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Private Transfer Services in an air conditioned Mercedes brand minivan
  • Experienced driver
  • Complimentary map of Turkey and Istanbul
  • Bottled drinking water
  • 18% VAT and other taxes

Goreme Open Air Museum

Goreme, is 12 km from Nevsehir and is located in a wonderful valley. With its ancient name Korama, it has been a religious center for centuries. It used to be an important Bishopry. This area was a place for reflection and worship and a monastery center.

Goreme, known in Roman times as Cappadocia, is one of those rare regions in the world where the works of man blend unobtrusively into the landscape. Dwellings are known to have been hewn from the rock as far back as 4,000 BC.

During Byzantine times, chapels and monasteries were hollowed out of the rock, and their ochre-toned frescoes simply reflect the hues of the surrounding landscape. Even today, troglodyte dwellings in rock cones and village houses of volcanic tuff merge harmoniously into the landscape.

During our Cappadocia Private Tours, while our guests’ enjoy the natural in Goreme, there is also history and art that is carved in the valley. During the private tours in Goreme the Church of St. Basileios with its amazing frescoes, the Elmali Church with the scenes from Torah and Gospels on its walls, Yilanli Church, Tokali Church with its lovely artwork and many more impressive caves and cave churches can be visited.

Derinkuyu Underground City

Derinkuyu – Covering 4 km2, this is the largest underground city of 36 underground cities in the Cappadocia and has 8 floors. It is known that the history of this amazing city reaches the Hittites and even before their era.

With its well-hidden entrances, the city was built to provide shelter, medical care, food, worship etc. to thousands of people. The city had its most compact inhabitance during the Byzantine era. The city had stables, offices, cellars, sleeping and resting units, chapels, schools etc. It is known that the earliest known mental hospital was in in this underground city.

Kaymakli Underground City

Kaymakli is one of the most visited underground cities in Cappadocia. Its history goes back to 3000 BC.

During the Hittite era, it was a very small underground shelter while it became a large underground city by the additions during the Roman and Byzantine era.

Kaymakli has rooms and halls connected by narrow passages, cellars, cisterns, churches. The 4 floors are open to visitors. The visit to the underground cities allow the visitors to experience this unique ancient way of life.

Ihlara Valley

Ihlara Valley or its ancient name “Peristremma” amazes its visitors not only with its natural beauty but also with its history and cave churches.

Ihlara Valley has its historical importance it used to be an important center during the first years of Christianity. Important church fathers Saint Gregory of Nazianzus and Saint Basileus were grown in this area.

Ihlara Valley is an important route for hiking and experiencing the history together is part of our itinerary of Cappadocia Private Tours.

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