Among the many famous and beautiful tourist destinations in Turkey, the land of primitive cave dwellers or the semi-arid region called Cappadocia is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site named Göreme National Park which is frequented by travellers except for in winter.
Alternatively, Cappadocia in Winter is breath-taking yet cold with snowfall covering the landscape which is but an opportunity for you to behold a glistening and magical sunrise. Although the winter’s climate keeps the typical tourists away and limits the touring adventures to an extent, there’s still plenty that you could do to enjoy your time.
Visiting the land of Cappadocia during the winter also allows you to get low hotel rates even in luxurious hotels that provide a scenic view of the majestic Monks’ valley besides also providing a fireplace, furnished suites, and incredibly appetizing meals.
Sightseeing in Cappadocia in Winter
If you’re the curious type like most travellers who usually carry a wanderlust for exploring new places then you’ll be certainly satisfied with all that Cappadocia has to offer even during the winters.
The different valleys namely Love Valley, Pigeon Valley, and Rose Valley each collectively contain a magnificent network of tunnels and chambers that could be explored either on foot or on the back of a horse that can be hired locally.
The stunning cave churches hidden in the landscape of the Rose Valleys such as the carved Hacli Kilise church, the popular columned church named Kolonlu Kilise, and the Selime Monastery offers great insight into the primitive architecture and you could even spot enticing frescoes when you explore them!
Hot Air Balloon Tours
The hot air balloon flights vary based on their capacity besides costs that can average up to $200 for comfortable flights. These flights are also capable of getting you higher than 3,000 feet in the sky for the duration of forty-five minutes to two hours. One could also hire them privately for celebrating special occasions.
Lastly, don’t forget to enjoy the fiery pottery kebabs after a shopping spree for things such as intricately crafted rugs, ottoman lanterns, Turkish tile-work, and other souvenirs. Also, if you get tired after the exploration and adventure, do not miss the hammam which is a Turkish system of scrub, massage, and rest in a steamy room.