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Top sights in Cappadocia

A city known for its marvelous topography, the otherworldly beauty of Cappadocia’s volcanic landscape makes you feel like you’re on another planet! During your visit, going on a hot air balloon to get a bird’s-eye view of the city’s rocky hills, towering boulders, and narrow valleys is a must-try. However, Cappadocia also has a plethora of activities beneath its surface, where you can check out its many underground cities and the architecture in the caverns. For more ideas on things to do in Cappadocia, check out our guide below!

Pigeon Valley

A trip to Cappadocia wouldn’t be complete without a hike through Pigeon Valley, an easy trail that stretches between Goreme Town and Uchisar Town! Here you can take in the city’s moon-like landscape, admire the tall rock formations called “fairy chimneys”, or explore the caves along the trail, which are occasionally used by the pigeons to roost. With its spectacular views that make for fantastic photos, especially during a clear day, it’s no surprise that Pigeon Valley is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Cappadocia. Should you need to take a breather, stop by the many gift shops and refreshment stands.
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Mount Erciyes

Known for its well-equipped resort, most travelers visit Mount Erciyes during the winter when it's covered in thick snow. During this time, you’ll enjoy the breathtaking views of the mountain and its surroundings as you take the ski lift to the top and while you ski down the slopes. However, Mount Erciyes can also be visited during other times of the year! With warmer weather, you can freely explore the mountain trails without having to worry about the cold by hiking around or going on a mountaineering adventure.
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Ercİyes Ski Resort

If you’re visiting Cappadocia during the winter, spending a day or two at the Erciyes Ski Resort is simply a must! A popular wintertime destination for tourists, here you can relax and unwind as you take in the views from the gondola and tackle the mountain’s slopes. Should it get too cold outside, you can just choose to stay inside the resort for some warmth. Equipment rentals, including gloves, are readily available at the location.
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An inactive volcano with two summits that tower at over 3,000 meters, Hasandağı is a landmark in Cappadocia that can be appreciated even from afar. However, it is recommended to go hiking here to get the best experience. Before you make your way up the top, eat and drink up at the picnic area to fuel your hike. Once you reach the top, you’ll get an unbeatable view of Central Anatolia, including nearby landmarks such as the Taurus Mountains and Mount Erciyes. If you visit in the winter, Hasandağı becomes even more picture-perfect, with a snow-capped peak revealed once the clouds dissipate.
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