Turkey is a tourist magnet, and with good reason. It has everything: sun, sea, great hotels, and rich culture. It's no wonder so many people want to spend their time off there. If you're planning on going for yourself, you should place Cappadocia on your list of places to visit, especially if you enjoy the more adventurous holiday activities.
Hot-spots in the city Cappadocia is know for its unique geological features. There are many impressive spots to visit to witness such features, but none are more amazing than the Devrent Valley. This incredible location is also known as Imagination Valley, due to its weird and wonderful rock formations. As you make your way through the valley (with a tour guide to show you the way through) look out for the shapes of animals lurking in the wind-carved rock. Great for kids and aspiring photographers. A short while away from Devrent Valley lies the town of Avanos. On the bank of the Red River, the locals take clay from the riverbank itself and use it to make terracotta pottery. While you explore this majestic historical town you will come across pottery demonstrations and if you're lucky, you can even attempt to make your own!
If the wind-weathered caves and pottery demonstrations seem a bit tame for any adrenaline junkies out there, don't worry, there's more than enough on offer in Cappadocia to get your fix. Find yourself biking through the ancient caves and ruins of Golgoli, which run on through to the village of Cemil. If this intense ride isn't enough for you, you'll be greeted by a steep 1,500 meter hill that only the most serious bikers can tackle. Conquer it, however, and you will be rewarded with Hodur Plateau, where you can gaze out at the spectacular view of Cappadocia.
Hot-air balloon rides are also a popular choice for those who are not put off by heights. The unparalleled views that are on offer here are truly sensational. Drifting off into the sunset, you'll gaze down and see the huge stone pillars of Cappadocia as well as the winding valleys and rugged canyons. It really is the best seat in the house, and the most amazing way to see the city in all its glory.
Where to next?
Cappadocia is far and away one of the best places to go to in Turkey. However, this marvelous country has much to offer. Bodrum is another place that comes highly recommended. If you're an animal lover there are brilliant river tours where you can see native wildlife in their natural environment, such as huge Caretta sea-turtles and blue crabs. Alternatively, the city of Altinkum is fast becoming Turkey's party-town. With tons of highly reviewed bars and chilled cruises to choose from, Altinkum is the place to be if you want to relax and have fun after spending a few days exploring the vast and exciting city of Cappadocia