Central Anatolian region of Turkey, Cappadocia has one of the most intriguing landscapes in the world. These are strange volcanic tuff pillars known as the “Magic Chimneys”. Here, to the gaze of travelers, mysterious valleys, riddled with rocky dwellings and churches, underground cities and hilly steppes alternating with snow-covered peaks of extinct volcanoes open up. Cappadocia has the same fascinating history as its landscape. The first inhabitants of this region were the Troglodytes – the inhabitants of the caves, who carved their houses into porous rocks and sought shelter under the ground. They even created several underground cities. Cave houses were later used by early Christians fleeing Roman persecution. Currently, the Turks use the caves as their own houses. Particularly sophisticated tourists may even stay in one of the cave hotels. A great way to see the beautiful valleys and mountains in the area is to go up in the sky by balloon. They start at dawn and fly for one hour over the magic “chimneys”, gardens and vineyards. This place was recognized as one of the best places in the world for flying by balloons, it attracts people from all over the world, so in the high season do not forget to reserve a ticket in advance. The cheapest will cost about 90 euros. Horse riding in the picturesque surroundings of this region is another popular attraction in Cappadocia.
Turkey has an endless array of great beaches. But the Valley of the Butterflies in Faralya is not just the best in the country, it is undoubtedly one of the best beaches in the world. Located in a tiny village and a few minutes drive from Oludeniz, this wonder of nature got its name from the exotic species of winged beauties fluttering in the canyon. Butterfly Valley is an absolutely untouched, tranquil place with a hippie atmosphere. Instead of chic restaurants and five-star hotels, vacationers are offered accommodation in self-catering shacks, wooden huts and even tents. Faralya is a great option for those who want to relax in a calm and secluded atmosphere.
If you like rest with a touch of oriental flavor, this mountainous city on the banks of the river Yeshil is for you! Legend has it that the nearby Mount Ferhat is named after a humble hero named Farhad. He tried to earn the trust of his beloved princess Shirin’s father by tunneling through the mountain to bring spring water to a nearby palace. You will hear this story more than once when you arrive in Amasya. But this is not the main thing that awaits tourists on this route. They will see rocky gorges, flowing green waters and traditional houses Yaliba. Turkish baths, known as “hamam”, in Amasia are considered the best in the country. Pay attention to Mustafa Bey Hamamı, which combines authentic Ottoman luxury and modern Swiss equipment for bath procedures.
This is only the tenth, or even the hundredth part of the tourist wealth of Turkey. As you can see, the rest in this country goes far beyond the boundless stay on site and the all-inclusive system. It’s time to seriously think about expanding your travel geography and taking a broad step towards new discoveries in the most popular direction of tourism in the world.