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About Cappadocia

With its unique rock formations, alien landscapes and ancient underground cities, rock-hewn churches, ancient towns and early Christian rock art, Cappadocia budget travel offers one of the most memorable destinations in Turkey.

Cappadocia Budget Travel

Below is a list of Cappadocia's top activities, click on the link to view all details and tours.

Cappadocia Belly Dancing Night, Cappadocia Full Day Tour, Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Trip, Turkish Bath

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Airports

Cappadocia airports include:
•Kayseri Airport
•AtatÜrk International Airport - Istanbul
•Sabiha Gökçen International Airport - Istanbul

Conservation

As one of the most unique natural regions of Turkey, with many ancient landscapes and cities dating back centuries, Cappadocia conservation is essential to preserve these rock formations and underground wonders.

Culture

Cappadocia cultures include the following:
•History and ancient rule
•Cuisine and nightlife
•Media and movie industry

Health

Health precautions in Cappadocia include the following:
•It is best to avoid tap water, and stick to bottled water
•Vaccinations are essential when travelling to Turkey
•Medical facilities are not found in the region, with health care facilities only found in towns nearby

Languages

Cappadocia languages include:
•English
•Turkish
•Greek

Money

Cappadocia money & banking information includes the following:
•Some hotels may accept credit cards, but most do not
•There are no banking facilities in the region, be prepared before leaving for this destination
•Travellers cheques are very hard to exchange, make sure you do this before leaving for your holiday
•The Turkish currency is the New Turkish Lira
•Banknotes come in 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 Lira denominations
•The Lira consists of 100 Kurus

People

Cappadocia people include:
•Turkish
•Greek
•Foreigners

Phrase

Cappadocia local phrases include:
•Merhaba (Mer-ha-ba) Hello
•Gunaydin (guen-eye dhun) Good morning
•Evet (Eh-vet) Yes
•Hayir (h-eye-uhr) No
•Lutfen (lewt-fen) Please

Plants

Situated in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey, Cappadocia plants are typical of this region, with a large percentage of steppe vegetation to be found, along with crops and evergreen trees.

Religion

Cappadocia religion includes the following:
•Islam
•Christianity
•Judaism
•Other

Safety Tips


•As a popular tourist destination, Cappadocia is safe for travel
•Scams can occur however, especially for single travellers, be on the lookout for suspicious activity
•Be careful when exploring the rock formations and other outdoor attractions that require climbing
•Be careful when hiking in the area and never hike alone

Transport

Cappadocia transport includes:
•Bus
•Mini bus (dolmus)
•Plane
•Train

Travel Books

Cappadocia recommended travel books include:
•Cappadocia by Casa Editrice Bonechi
•Turkey: The Rough Guide by Rosie Ayliffe, Marc Dubin and John Gawthrop
•A Byzantine Journey by John Ash
•Turkey Travel Map by Globetrotter
•Lonely Planet Turkey Country Guide by Tom Brosnahan and James Bainbridge

What To Buy

What to buy for holidays in Cappadocia:
•Spare batteries for torches and camera
•Guide books, bird books, Turkish phrase books
•Thick socks for hiking boots
•First aid kit for travel purposes
•Large refillable water bottle, or plenty of bottled water
•Backpack and money bag

What To Pack

What to pack for safari in Cappadocia:
•Sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses
•Lightweight clothing for hot days
•Warm jacket for cooler days
•Comfortable walking shoes plus sandals
•Camera with spare batteries and memory card/film
•Binoculars

When To Go

When to go to Cappadocia
•April - mid June and September - October are the best months for avoiding the heat and crowds of summer
•Spring has the best weather, with long days and less tourists
•Autumn has mild weather, with shorter days and more rain
•Summer is hot and dry, with clear weather and more tourists
•Winter is typically cold and wet, with few tourists

 

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