Cappadocia has a unique vibe and a unique history. Thousands of intact cave dwellings throughout the town make this a location like no other in the world. When you add the daily sunrise hot air balloon show, you create a magical almost fairytale-like atmosphere that draws hoards of tourists to the town of Goreme every year.
What I didn’t expect was the volume of amazing trails and hikes through the valleys in Cappadocia. I thought I was in for a quiet week amidst the balloons. I ended up hiking my newly recovered hips off into each and every valley I could find. It wasn’t about the incline, it was about the scenery. I felt like we were walking through natural museums on every trail.
Cappadocia, also known as Kapadokya, is an incredible photography location. You have the sunrise and sunset passing over jagged ridges, the balloons, hikes and then the culture amidst the streets in the historic towns. These are my favorite Cappadocia photos from my eight days of adventures.
HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT THE REST OF MY CAPPADOCIA BLOG POSTS?
Click on one of the articles below to check out all of the places you should visit while in Cappadocia!
The big guide! This post has all of my favorite activities, which I personally did while in Cappadocia for ten days: 24 AWESOME THINGS TO DO IN CAPPADOCIA
The hiking guide! Find out about all of the best hikes in Cappadocia with details, directions and lots of photos: 8 AWESOME HIKES IN CAPPADOCIA
Thinking about flying in a hot air balloon in Cappadocia? Read this first: CAPPADOCIA HOT AIR BALLOONS: THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU FLY
Have you heard about the castles in Cappadocia? Check these out:
Not sure where is the best region to stay? Wondering which hotel provides the best value? Check out this guide that will help you decide: WHERE TO STAY IN CAPPADOCIA: THE BEST HOTELS & HOSTELS
I’ve written a blog post for almost all of the places I’ve visited while in Cappadocia. You can find every single one of these articles right here: CAPPADOCIA ARCHIVES