In the Ancient times, Cappadocia, also known as Kapadokya in Greek or Kappadokía in Persian was a territory of the Greece Empire. With the consecutive decline of the Greek Empire, the land was annexed by the Ottoman Turks and up to today, the region remains a territory of Turkey's Central Anatolia region in Nevşehir Province.

Why you need to travel to Cappadocia

In the Ancient times, Cappadocia, also known as Kapadokya in Greek or Kappadokía in Persian was a territory of the Greece Empire. With the consecutive decline of the Greek Empire, the land was annexed by the Ottoman Turks and up to today, the region remains a territory of Turkey's Central Anatolia region in Nevşehir Province.

In the early Christian Church, the region is widely mentioned. In fact, it is one of the places where Apostle Paul of the New Testament Bible preached extensively. Today, it is part of the Turkish tourism circuit and is exceptionally popular for its Fairy Chimneys. Below are some of the reasons you should visit the region.

1. The Lunar-like Landscape

This picturesque region where the ancient residents built their homes on Hanging cliffs and burrowed their cities underground is best captured aboard a hot air balloon or an a helicopter ride. Trust me; Cappadocia is nothing like you have ever seen.

2. Göreme Open-Air Museum

This museum easily captures the history of Cappadocia. In a relatively small area, you will be able to travel back the memory lane when the region was ruled from Athens by the conquering Greek Empire.

3. Underground Cities

As mentioned in point number one above, Cappadocia is a city of underground cities. It seems that the Cappadocians took their security a little bit too seriously. Among the underground cities you are likely to explore include; Derinkuyu, Kaymakli, adn Ihlara.

4. The Quaint Town of Göreme

Ever bought something that you treasure a lifetime? In the town of Gerome, you can buy that sentimental piece of cloth or carpet that you will treasure forever. The town is popular for its fairy Chimneys, hotels, restaurants, carpet and antique shops.

5. Avanos

Do you want to buy a ceramic item that easily fits the bible's description of Athenian pottery masterly? Avanos town is the European headquarters of pottery. A peek into the town will make the Chinese ceramic factories look drab. Here, quality over quantity rules and the item you will buy will last several generations. Imagine a ceramic item you buy today selling more than $2 million dollars in 200 years for its aesthetic and historical value?

Cappadocia is the heart of Turkish tourism. A tour of Turkey will never be complete without venturing into this magnificent region.

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