Ortahisar Castle, which is also said to be the largest fairy chimney in the region, is located in the Ortahisar region of Cappadocia. Located in the middle of Ortahisar, the center of Cappadocia, the castle is one of the first multi-storey settlements and is surrounded by steep valleys on three sides. It is 6 km from Ügüp, 15 km from Nevşehir and 4.5 km from Göreme Open Air Museum.
In the town of Ortahisar in Cappadocia, there are traces of the past periods in Ishak Castle, which has a height of 60 meters. Various events are held around the castle, which is also used as a tent festival area today. Ishak Castle takes its name from Ishak Pasha, who was the Anatolian Governor of Fatih Sultan Mehmet Khan.
It is seen that Hallaç Monastery was built by carving the rocks in the 11th century and has preserved its structure until today. The monastery, which has tuff and rock carved motifs, is located in Ortahisar town. It is one of the most preferred places for touristic trips in the Cappadocia tourism region.
Zindan Hill is a place that consists of high cliffs very close to the Ortahisar region and is said to have been used as the Courthouse in the Byzantine period in ancient history. There are pits similar to cemeteries. It is 2 km from the town centre.
The Red Çukur Valley, also known as the Red Valley, is the valley with one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the region. The valley, located between Ürgüp and Ortahisar region, is one of the first preferred places as a sunrise and sunset viewing spot. It is a place worth seeing in the Cappadocia region with its unique view. There are also camping areas in this region where ATV and horse riding tours are made.
ORTAHİSAR CULTURE MUSEUM
Ortahisar Culture Museum and Restaurant is located within the borders of Ortahisar. It is one of the must-see museums in the region, where the culture of the people of the region and the Cappadocia region has been animated with models. The museum, located in the restaurant section, is also located next to Ortahisar Castle.
Cappadocia is a valley that is among the hiking places and is frequently used as a hiking trail. It is one of the valleys around Ortahisar Castle. It is also known as the Balkanderesi Valley. On the valley walk, one passes near the Balkanderesi Church near Ortahisar.
Uchisar Castle, 5 kilometers from the center of Nevşehir, is the largest and most beautiful fairy chimney seen from all over Cappadocia. The summit of the castle offers the opportunity to watch this view from a bird's eye view by laying Cappadocia under your feet.
Located in Göreme, the 4900-meter-long Love Valley, also called the Baglidere Valley, offers you the beauties of Cappadocia that you will admire. When the hot air balloons in a riot of colors are added to the scenery full of fairy chimneys, a moment of pleasure awaits you.
GÖREME OPEN AIR MUSEUM
Göreme Open-Air Museum It is a settlement dating back to the 4th century, consisting of rock cavities located 2 kilometers east of Göreme town. There are many monasteries, churches and chapels to visit and see in the open-air museum. This campus, which smells of history in the center of Cappadocia, offers the opportunity to wander in fairy chimneys and rock-carved caves.
Çavuşin Village, located on the route between Avanos and Göreme, brings you together with fairy chimneys as a part of your touristic trips. In ancient times, Christian dervishes lived in this village. Paşabağ Region, formerly known as Priests Valley, on the Zelve and Ürgüp road is one of the places where you can see the scenery of fairy chimneys best.
Pasabag Valley is one of the must-see places while visiting Cappadocia. You can examine the surrounding fairy chimneys and various shapes of rocks while walking on the walking path in the Valley of the Priests, which is also called your room. You can take photos in different structures and enjoy your touristic trip.
In Devrent Valley, one of the fascinating places of Cappadocia, you can plan your trip not by walking through the fairy chimneys, which are very different from each other, but by watching and dreaming. In this place, which is also called Hayal Vadisi, the structures formed years ago can be found in various images, objects, portraits, etc. You can explore the valley by analogy.
AVANOS POTTERY WORKSHOP
You can have the chance to both watch and experience the pottery workshops where you will witness the adventure of clay soil turning into various items. Clay soil collected from the beds of the Kızılırmak river passing through Cappadocia and the mountains of Avanos is processed and presented to many uses.
The Panorama Hill in Göreme, where you can watch both the sunrise and the sunset, which includes the colors formed in the sky along with the view of Cappadocia and the Erciyes Mountain, gives you a fascinating moment. Located on the Göreme-Uçhisar route, this region will be a stop on your touristic tour where you can watch the fairy chimneys.
DERİNKUYU UNDERGROUND CİTY
The Derinkuyu Underground City, whose history dates back to BC, where the first Christians of Cappadocia settled and was heavily used in the Byzantine period, welcomes its visitors with interest. You can come across many traces of the past in this legendary city that stretches 7 floors below the ground. It is known that as a result of the carving of the rocks, there are many more chambers such as a church, cemetery, kitchen, warehouse, barn and living spaces.
You can see many shades of green in Ihlara Valley, located in the south of the Cappadocia region and within the borders of Aksaray province. There are various trees, Melendiz Stream, churches and caves in this 14 km long valley. You can walk into the valley by descending the 397-step stairs.
The Selime Monastery, which is the largest monastery in Cappadocia, which is connected to the Güzelyurt district of Aksaray province, is located at the end of the Ihlara Valley. The uniquely beautiful fairy chimneys and the ruins of the orthodox belief welcome the tourists visiting the region. Selime Monastery bears the traces of many states such as Roman, Hittite, Byzantine and Ottoman Empire.
One of the most well-known places in the Cappadocia region is the Güvercinlik Valley. The story of the pigeons, which has been going on since the past and gave its name to the valley, makes the region interesting. Pigeons accompany you on your visit.
ONYX STONE WORKSHOP
You can visit the stone workshops where you can see how the Onyx stone, which means separation and luck stone, is processed and what it turns into. You can examine the souvenirs and eye-catching jewelry made of onyx stone.