Konya, photo by Merve Göral

Cappadocia is a destination not to be missed. Discover more about the fairy chimneys, hot air balloons, what to do around the ancient city, and where to eat and stay.

The history of Konya, an Anatolian settlement known in the ancient times as Iconium, goes back more than a millennium. Visiting today, one might wonder if anything happened here before Mevlana, the Sufi poet, theologian and mystic more commonly known around the world as Rumi. One of the largest...

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ODTU Ormanı and Eymir Gölü, where to go in Ankara

Cappadocia is a destination not to be missed. Discover more about the fairy chimneys, hot air balloons, what to do around the ancient city, and where to eat and stay.

Ankara is many things: the Turkish capital, a political stage, a diplomatic epicentre, and the historic founding place of the Republic – at least, these are what the metropolis is generally known for. However, with the passage of time, Ankara has seen a remarkable transformation and gentrification...

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Aşk Vadisi, photo by Merve Göral

Cappadocia is a destination not to be missed. Discover more about the fairy chimneys, hot air balloons, what to do around the ancient city, and where to eat and stay.

Cappadocia, the land of the wild horses, is where this journey takes place, where Hittites, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, Ottomans and most recently in its long history Turks have taken up residence in the cave dwellings that proudly rise from the volcanic ashes of the inactive Mount Erciyes. With..., Where to eat Babayan Evi Ayşegül’s cooking takes center stage. For dinner, she prepares dishes of local flavors, almost all cooked in a traditional tandır (tandoori). Expect delicious cuisine that is likely to include bulgur çorbası (bulghur soup) prepared with finely chopped green peppers and..., What to drink The art of winemaking has always been a part of daily life in Cappadocia, the tradition dating back thousands of years to the Hittites, whose methods of grape cultivation was developed by the subsequent civilizations that resided in the area. During Ottoman rule, non-Muslims were..., What to do Cappadocia, the land of the wild horses, is where this journey takes place, where Hittites, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, Ottomans and most recently in its long history Turks have taken up residence in the cave dwellings that proudly rise from the volcanic ashes of the inactive Mount..., What to see Cappadocia, the land of the wild horses, is where this journey takes place, where Hittites, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, Ottomans and most recently in its long history Turks have taken up residence in the cave dwellings that proudly rise from the volcanic ashes of the inactive Mount...

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Museum Hotel Cappadocia

Cappadocia is a destination not to be missed. Discover more about the fairy chimneys, hot air balloons, what to do around the ancient city, and where to eat and stay.

And now for something completely different: in Cappadocia, a festival that is a pathway into history and one into yourself too, an exploration of art, food, music and interconnectedness in one of humankind’s most ancient sites . The magical landscape of Cappadocia will play host to the Cappadox...

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Biking by the Bosphorus or finding a sports club, The Guide Istanbul knows where to go. Learn about the latest classes from Suadiye windsurfing to Cihangir yoga.

TREKKING Whether trekkers are in the mood for a coastal jaunt or mountainous slog, there’s something for everyone in Turkey. The Culture Routes Society has worked tirelessly to open up themed routes across the country, getting themselves covered in red and white waymarking paint in the process. Don...

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Cappadocia is a destination not to be missed. Discover more about the fairy chimneys, hot air balloons, what to do around the ancient city, and where to eat and stay.

In the middle of the arid Anatolian steppes, there suddenly appears an otherworldly landscape of bizarre rock formations and fairy chimneys: Cappadocia. The landscape appears so surreal that at first sight, you could easily mistake it for a mirage. Indeed, many visitors will tell you that the first...

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Cappadocia is a destination not to be missed. Discover more about the fairy chimneys, hot air balloons, what to do around the ancient city, and where to eat and stay.

Ankara, Turkey’s capital since the founding of the republic in 1923, is a city that is often eclipsed by Istanbul. While Istanbul is known for its glamour, energy, and history, Ankara remains better known as a city of bureaucrats and politicians. Orderly and calm, but let’s face it, a bit dull....

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