Get to know Cappadocia

Cappadocia city

The city of Cappadocia is considered one of the most important tourist destinations in Turkey for those who interested in history and ancient civilizations, as it includes a group of areas and monuments dating back to different eras and civilizations such as the Persians, Greeks and Armenians.
Among the most important historical monuments in Cappadocia are the chimneys of goblins in Goreme and the hidden underground city of Derinkuyu, in addition to the Zulfi Museum, which includes a group of ancient buildings and churches.
It is also famous for its thermal balloons, which is the most important tourist activity in it, and tourists come to Cappadocia specifically to experience riding these balloons and flying them in the sky and looking at the picturesque nature below, in addition to taking the most beautiful memorial photos.
There are also the most beautiful hotels that help the tourist to enjoy and relax during his trip in Cappadocia because of its privileged location, which overlooks stunning views.

the name of Cappadocia


Cappadocia has many names in historical sources as follows: At the Persians, it was known as Katabatoka, which means the land of beautiful horses; It was really famous for breeding horses, while other sources mentioned that the name is derived from the Hittite language and was given to the Cilicia region. In addition to the inscriptions of the Elamite language, where it was known as Kapta. It was also known to the Acadians as Toca.

 Where is Cappadocia located

Cappadocia is located in eastern Anatolia, in the center of modern-day Türkiye. Its topography consists of a plateau plain that rises 1,000 meters above sea level, interspersed with volcanic peaks, and Mount Arges, near Caesarea, which is the highest of heights, as its summit is located at an altitude of 3,916 meters. The borders of Cappadocia are not clearly defined, especially towards the west. As for the south, the Taurus mountain range forms the border with Cilicia and separates it from the Mediterranean Sea. To the west, Cappadocia borders the provinces of Lyconia to the southwest and Galatia to the northwest. The Black Sea coastal mountain range separates Cappadocia from Pontus and the Black Sea from the north, while it is bordered on the east by the Upper Euphrates River, before turning to the southeast to flow into Mesopotamia and the Armenian Highlands. As a result, it is approximately 400 km from east to west and 250 km between north and south. Because it is inland and at a high altitude, Cappadocia has a distinct continental climate, with hot and dry summers and cold, snowy winters.