Cappadocia – the land of the fairy chimneys!
I wanted to visit this place since I’ve watched the French movie L’empire de Loups with Jean Reno, which was partially filmed in Cappadocia. I thought what an amazing place full of unreal landscape! And 7 years later I finally made it to Cappadocia!
You can visit during any season, the charm is always there. The caves were once used as housing (starting with historic times and more recently), but with time they became part of the national heritage, similarly to what happened in Petra. I know, who wouldn’t like to live in such a beautiful place, however, we humans leave nothing but ashes, so for a good cause of preservation, no!
The area is full of apricot trees! Harvesting happens in late June – early July.
The Pigeon Valley, curu -curu-curuuu …
The Selime Cathedrale, woooow :p
Cappadocia was sheltering the early Christian Fathers. Later on it was a retreat for persecuted Christian believers, which carved churches in the caves. Some churches survived. Many paintings have been cut out by Muslims later on, especially saints faces.
Göreme – the heart of Cappadocia!
We had a chance to sleep in a cave Hostel in Göreme. It was simply amazing: the air, the smell, the temperature, the design!
The Camel Rock and other rocks :p
Turkish handicrafts are highly underestimated. Artists work long hours to finish one piece of art. Firca Ceramics and Handicrafts Center in Cappadocia is a great place to find out all about it.
Cappadocia infects every visitor with a feeling of freedom!