Where we are ?
Village Cave House is located in the oldest part of Goreme, less than five minutes' walk from the town center and also to best sunset point.
Our address is:
Gafelli Mahallesi Ünlü Sokak No:18 50180 Goreme Nevsehir TURKEY
If you have GPS, our coordinates are:
38.641729 North and 34.831000 East - Please click on the map left, to see our hotel's location on Google Earth.
How to come to Cappadocia by Plane ?
You can either fly to Kayseri (75km to Goreme) or Nevsehir (45km to Goreme) airports. There are 3 direct flights to Kayseri and 1 flight to Nevsehir everyday, operated by Turkish Airlines. Pegasus Airlines also flies everyday to Kayseri. Their flights are from Sabiha Gokcen airport, located on the Asian side of Istanbul. There are also 3 direct flights a week (on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday) between Cappadocia and Izmir. Sun Express Airlines operates Izmir-Kayseri flights. We can arrange your airport transfer. Please visit Airport Transfers page for further details.
How to come to Cappadocia by bus?
There are buses from all major Turkish cities to Goreme or Nevsehir.
Pay attention when buying your ticket that you state Goreme as your final destination and not Nevsehir. You may be required to transfer from your bus to a smaller mini bus at the Nevsehir bus station, the mini bus will then drive you into Goreme village (about a 10-15 minute drive). Major companies like, Kamil Koç, Metro, Süha or Nevsehirliler will have a service bus to Goreme from Nevsehir bus included in your ticket price.
Once you reach Goreme, you can go to the accommodation office (at the bus station) and call us (for free) we will come and pick you up for free.
Free pick-up from Goreme bus station
We pick our guests up from the bus station in Goreme. Please give us a call from the information office in Goreme bus station. Even though the officers know our number, for your records, our phone in international format is +90 384 271 2182. We will come and pick you up in less than 10 minutes and drive to hotel. If you would like to walk, we have put many signs from bus station to the hotel. You can ask them to direct you to our hotel (a 10 minute walk from the bus station).
Extraordinary, soaring rock formations. Exciting walking trails. Mysterious underground cities and rock-cut churches. A troglodyte lifestyle that dates back to the Middle Ages. All this and much, much more.
Hos geldiniz! Welcome to Cappadocia, the amazing wonderland right in the middle of Turkey.
No matter what your interests, you are bound to love Cappadocia, one of the most beautiful and historically fascinating parts of Turkey. It's also a region that has been hosting visitors for more than 20 years which means that you can be sure not just of a warm welcome but also of accommodation and places to eat to suit your every need.
Where is Cappadocia?
Once a province of the Roman Empire, Cappadocia is now the sprawling area of central Turkey which lies between Aksaray in the west, Kayseri in the east and Nigde in the south. Modern Cappadocia is an incredible place, criss-crossed with valleys and dotted with dramatic rock formations. Whatever your expectations you are unlikely to go home disappointed.
There are many tour options that Turkish Heritage Travel organizes to see these highlights. You can also hire a car, motorbike or scooter and make up your own itinerary as you go.
By far the best way to get your bearings is to float gently over the landscape in a hot-air balloon, picking out the many valleys as you go. Or you can take your time and explore the valleys on foot. Alternatively, why not saddle up and explore the back roads on horseback, following in the hoof tracks of the first European explorers?
How Cappadocia came into being?
Thousands of years ago a group of ancient volcanoes, Mts Erciyes, Hasan and Melendiz, spewed out layer upon layer of thick tuff which blanketed the countryside for miles around. Over the centuries the wind and rain worked their magic on the soft rock, carving out spectacular gorges and leaving behind the dramatic pinnacles of rock - the 'fairy chimneys' - that have created the Cappadocian moonscape.
But Cappadocia has always been much more than its dramatic scenery. Humans, too, have left their unique mark on the region, carving cave storerooms, cave stables, cave houses and even entire underground cities out of the rock. To this day many of the soaring pinnacles are still inhabited and many of the rock-cut storerooms are still stuffed with grapes, lemons, potatoes and flat bread waiting for the winter.
Long, long ago Cappadocia was inhabited by Christians who also carved thousands of cave churches, chapels and monasteries out of the rock. Many of these churches were decorated with frescoes of medieval saints whose ghostly images still gaze down from the walls. In the 21st century these ancient churches make some of the most remarkable sights for visitors.
In the days before tourism local people called the strange rock cones that surrounded them kales, or 'castles'. Nowadays these amazing structures are usually called peribacalari, or 'fairy chimneys'. They come in an extraordinary range of shapes and sizes but most are tall and phallic-shaped with a cap of harder stone that protects the softer rock underneath from erosion. Eventually these caps fall off, whereupon the wind and rain start to whittle away the cone until eventually it, too, collapses.
PLACES TO VISIT IN CAPPADOCIA
There are so many fascinating things to see in Cappadocia that you could spend a lifetime here and still discover new places. The main 'must-see' attractions are the two large open-air museums and the best of the underground cities. However, there are also many small, all-but-forgotten rock-cut churches and monasteries, splendid hiking trails, several spectacular caravanserais and many dramatic rock formations well worth going out of your way to visit.
Goreme Open Air Museum : cave churches with frescoes
Zelve Open Air Museum : an empty cave town with churches http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zelve_Monastery
Kaymaklı Underground City :the largest underground city
Derinkuyu Underground City the deepest underground city
Ihlara Valley the deepest gorge of Anatolia
The other places are Paşabağ Fairy Chimneys ,Devrent Valley, Ortahisar , Avanos , Uçhisar Castle , The Valleys, Forgotten Cave Churches , Caravanserais