Where is Cappadocia – Land of Fairy Chimneys

 Cappadocia is one of the most important tourism centers of Turkey. From abroad or domestics, myriads of tourists visit to Cappadocia every year. You can find the information about where and how you can go to Cappadocia. If you want to visit Cappadocia and its museums and underground cities, its touristic activities and experiencing this unique Cappadocia you can contact us from the booking page.

For people who ask where the amazing historical place Cappadocia is, which is created by lava with shape with wind and floods, we can say that the middle of the Turkey. Cappadocia is a place that you will feel peaceful atmosphere and will see that you have not seen before and will plan to come back. In Persian language Cappadocia called as ‘Katpatuka’ and means ‘Land of Beautiful Horses’, since it is holding in high esteem around the world except for our country, it is possible to arrive easily here from anywhere from the world.

Cappadocia In Which City?

Actually, there is no exact answer where Cappadocia in, but the central point of the region is Nevsehir. Parts of Kırşehir, Aksaray, Niğde and Kayseri are getting involved too. Many civilizations lived in Cappadocia which dates to the 7000 B.C. Hittites in particular and also Phrygians, Assyrians, Persians, Byzantines and Romans, Seljuks and Ottomans have left many artifacts in here. In ancient era, Cappadocia had a wide boundary as Black Sea on the north, Cilicia on the south, Elazig on the west and Konya on the east. However, today the meaning of going to Cappadocia is going to middle of the region, Nevsehir.

Cappadocia is located at the crossroad of connecting through Niğde- Kırşehir road by following Nevsehir, Aksaray – Kayseri road. Distance from Nevsehir to Ankara is 276 km, 729 km to Istanbul, 81 km to Kayseri, 91 km to Kırşehir, 82 km to Niğde and 75 km to Aksaray. Therefore, you can wander around the whole region of Cappadocia without long distances by highway.

Location of Cappadocia

When you think of where Cappadocia is connected Nevsehir, which is separating to two regions by Kızılırmak, is located at the hole zone by geographically. T This mysterious city is surrounded by Kayseri from the east, Kırşehir from the south and Yozgat from the north, has several small and large valleys. Side valleys which is crossed with the most known and most benign Kızılırmak Valley is increased the importance of the Cappadocia.

The densest fairy chimneys identified with Cappadocia are the valleys within the Ürgüp – Göreme – Avanos triangle. Also, fairy chimneys can be seen at Çat Town in Nevsehir, Soğanlı Valley in Kayseri, and Selime Village in Aksaray too.

How to Get to Cappadocia?

You can go to Cappadocia by your own car, by bus or train but also, if you want to short trip you can go with by plane. However, we should say that going by your own car has many advantages because you will see many attraction points in Cappadocia in a map that you marked to visit and you will spend effort for transfers between these places. On the other hand, if you go with your own car or a rent car, you can go anywhere you want and take a break whenever you want, and also you will enjoy the breaks and viewpoints. If you think about going by Car to Cappadocia, you should get prepared with learning location and directions to Cappadocia with all details. 

If you decided to come by plane, you choose the shortest way. As we said in the beginning, Cappadocia is known almost all countries in the world so Turkish Airlines in particular, many airlines have flights to Cappadocia. You should choose one of Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport. If you land in Nevsehir Airport, the distance between Nevsehir to Cappadocia is 30 km. We should remind you about the direct bus services are not available except taxis and airline company services. If you land in Kayseri, the distance between city center and airport is 100 km and you can prefer ‘Havaş Transfer Buses’ except taxis.

If you like travel by bus and choose it for Cappadocia, you can arrive directly in Nevsehir and you can arrive Cappadocia with taxis and minibuses. Many bus companies have regular services to the region. Even if travel by train is nostalgic, it is very long and more expensive alternative for Cappadocia. Trains arrive at Kayseri only and train station is 8 km away to bus terminal and you should go 81 km more from Kayseri Bus Terminal to Nevsehir and it means you will spend 1-1,5 hours more.

We must warn tourists who won’t come with their own car to Cappadocia about researching transportation alternatives in advance and buying tickets as early as possible. Especially for hols and public holiday times can be a problem finding tickets.

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