Cappadocia was on the top of my travel bucket list, and it’s easy to guess why!

It is probably one of the most photogenic places in the world. The first day I arrived there, I’ve been astonished by the beauty of this place. The stunning result of volcanic eruptions millions of years ago gave the region incredible landscapes that seemed to come from another planet. The whole place is a fairy tale and the place could have been used as the decor of Star Wars. It is also one of the best spots in the world for Hot Air Ballooning (see pics at the end).

Cappadocia is the entire region, but Göreme is the place you’ve probably seen pictures of the fairy chimneys. Houses are built on top of each other in messy ways that seemed to defy the gravity. I recommend spending at least one sunrise or sunset in Aydın Kırağı. The first night I arrived, I went directly to the best view point of the city, and at night it is magic!

Welcome to Cappadocia!

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Fairy chimneys of Goreme

Goreme Valley at blue hour

Curves and the unique shapes of the mountains

Goreme panorama view

Underground city

Derinkuyu underground city

Star Wars landscapes

Inside the balloon

Ready to take off

Hundreds of balloons in the air

Ultimate experience

Sunrise star

Idyllic scenery

Moonscape of Cappadocia

Really, really high (850 meters)

Vertigo Effect