Mr Tuncay was organised for us by our hotel. He arrived on time and was very helpful, taking us to a rooftop hotel to see the balloons at dawn. He was happy to wait for us to finish taking photographs...
We wanted a tour to see the Ballons, but we were in Urgup only for a two days, Luckily we found mr Tuncay that came to our assistence ( even though we ask only with a few hours before). He was very pu...
Tuncay is an excellent tour guide and was very flexible and friendly! We enjoyed our stay very much and he helped make it very nice. We recommend anyone visiting Capadocia to give him a call, he will ...
My wife & I used Tuncay on a number of occasions during our week visit to Cappadocia. We made a number of short trips between Ürgüp and Göreme, had a fabulous full day tour of the region and visited ...
This ‘bucket list’ destination easily ranked as the most unforgettable trip of my life. It has always been my dream since childhood to ride in a hot air balloon. Doing this in Cappadocia adds magic as we flew across valleys of fairy chimneys and welcoming the first light of the day.
Cappadocia's various chic chimneys and beautiful natural landscapes are all concentrated in the Zilvi Open Air Museum. Standing in the rocky valley of the Zilvi Open Air Museum, you can truly understand the magic of nature. Imagine how the wind and the wind wiper cut the volcanic lava from the valley, the wavy stone and the fairy chimney. All the rocks here have openings, big or small, some are homes, some are churches, more are Christian refuge, and of course there are pigeon holes above these cave communities, which is a very complete Cappadocia. The epitome of human life. Unlike the Goreme Open Air Museum, the
Zilvi Open Air Museum has many amazing churches and murals, but the towering canyons and rock columns are well worth a walk. The entire museum consists of three hiking valleys, with a number of walks of a few hundred meters on the 1st and 2nd and a 1.5km walk on the 3rd, but this is completely stress-free for hikers.
Tickets: 8 lira, parking 2 lira
opening hours: winter: 8
This is the Cappadocia region, but the weather is really bad, and did not sit in the hot air balloon, life, always a little regret not. However, the town of Goreme in Turkey is really beautiful. If you live here, you can walk to the Goreme Open Air Museum for only one kilometer. The
Goreme Open Air Museum is located in the Goreme Valley and has more than 30 rock cave churches decorated with beautiful murals, some of which are well preserved and colourful. The arkl Kilise is named after the characters in the murals wearing slippers. The murals of Yilanl Kilise depict the scene of St. George's repelling the snake. The murals in the church of Elmal Kilise depict the life of Christ. Visit the Dark Church (Karanlk Kilise) for an additional 8 lire. Due to the isolation of the light, the murals in the church are well preserved, depicting the icon of Christ, the notification of the birth, the trip to Bethlehem, the last supper, and so on, still retaining vivid colors, amazing. Nearby is the Pigeon Valley and Elf Chimney.
Cappadocia, wow. What a dream!
This part of Turkey, which is also often associated with hot air balloons, is one of our favourite destinations.
Each morning, unless the weather is not suitable, hundreds of balloons take off during the sunrise and float in the sky for a few hours. The show is truly spectacular and worth an early wake up call!
Cappadocia is also where you can find the cave hotel rooms which are typical for this part of Turkey. The accommodation options here are very affordable and unique. My favourites include the Museum Hotel, Local Cave House and the Sultan Cave Suites.