Cappadocia in central Turkey is one of the most incredible places that I have ever visited. The region is a fairytale land made special by the incredible topography. Situated in central Anatolia, the area is a world heritage site. In this volcanic region, the forces of erosion have shaped the incredible and unique Cappadocian tuff-coned landscape. For hundreds of years, men have dug into the soft but firm tuff to create dwellings, monasteries, churches, and underground cities.
As you wander through the valleys of the Goreme National Park your breath is taken away by the “fairy chimneys.” These are rock formations that stretch into the clear blue skies, forming the most incredible shapes.
Cappadocia Balloon Rides
If you are ever fortunate enough to visit Cappadocia do not miss the hot air balloon trips. As the sun begins to rise early in the morning, the stillness of the valleys is disturbed by whooshing noises. As you look around hundreds of hot air balloons rise from the valleys to greet the day. It really is the most incredible sight.
Fear not though, if you can’t get to Cappadocia, we bring it to you in this beautiful collection of stock images.