Cappadocia is an extremely popular hot air ballooning destination in the world, and for good reason — the prices are affordable, and you get to see some magical landscapes.
More than half of the world’s balloon trips happen here. If the famous Cappadocia hot air balloon ride does not interest you, it’s still worth coming here for the good food, cave hotels, history, and photogenic hiking trails. Historically, Cappadocia Turkey is probably best known for being a place where Christians settled and sought refuge from the hostile Roman Empire, secretly carving thousands of houses, churches, and caves into the hills.Most of these rock buildings and underground cities can still be seen today.
Cappadocia is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and today it’s one of the tourism hotspots of Turkey. It draws millions of tourists every year The fresco-adorned rock-cut churches of Göreme Open-Air Museum and the subterranean refuges of Derinkuyu and Kaymaklı are the most famous sights, while simply bedding down in one of Cappadocia’s cave hotels is an experience in 21st-century cave living.
Spring is an idyllic time to visit Cappadocia, beginning in May and continuing through June into early July. July and August are peak season in Cappadocia, and the heat can be quite heavy going at times, especially as not all accommodations have air conditioning. Daytime temperatures can reach 40°C in the height of summer.