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Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

Address: Urgup, Turkey
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Urgup
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This was the highlight of our 12 day tour of Turkey. Despite getting up at 5am the sight of the hot air balloons ascending in to the sky over the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia for sun up was the most amazing site. We spent over an hour suspended over this natural beauty and loved every minute. Even my husband who... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It is definitely worth using a tour group to visit the dwellings, churches and underground cities. Some of them have up to 11 levels underground! It was amazing to experience the history of the Christians that hid underground and to get a perspective of the lives they led. The cave churches also shed some light and served as a great... More 

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Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The cave dwelling in Cappadocia have been hollowed out of the soft volcanic rock that occurs all over the region. Some of them were dug out the cliff faces, while others are hollowed out of the strange cone-shaped rock formations that were shaped by wind and rain over millions of years. An amazing sight!

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The old churches and monasteries were unbelievable. To think people worshiped here so long ago, and the frescoes that have survived all this time it was all incredible. The fact that people have lived in the cave dwellings until recently is amazing, many have only moved out recently at the behest of World Hertitage. We met some people who had... More 

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Stockton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The cave churches and monastery were outstanding. To be able to walk about the area and enter the several churches was very enjoyable. The ceilings and walls of many still had the frescoes that had been painted there up to two centuries ago. The aura and history as well as the setting will linger forever in one's memory.

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

In appraising the whole trip I would make the following observations, purely from a personal perspective:- •Our driver, Ali, was superb, making the many journeys comfortable and smooth. •Our guide, Huseyin (I think that is how you spell his name) was excellent - funny, kind, efficient, thoughtful, knowledgeable, extremely helpful and hard working and always went the 'extra mile' for... More 

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I booked the tour trail of the apostles with rsd travel having received a voucher in my scottish mountaineering magazine. My initial reaction was to be somewhat comprehensive. Surely this is understandable as far as dodgy vouchers in mags go... However I looked into it and phoned the company and it all seemed to be pretty legitimate so I booked... More 

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

People solve their local problems in incredible ways. In a world with little wood and easy to carve cliffs, what do you do? Move in! People still live in these cave houses, although the government is pushing to move them into more standard housing, with great success. People lived in these with incredible comfort and practicality. Tied to this is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We went through without a tour and it was a quick trip since we had a long drive that day. Wandering through (even with the hundreds of tourists in their groups) was a bit surreal; just thinking about all the people that lived there once.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We nearly cancelled our trip to Antalya and Cappadiocia with RSD travel due to some poor reviews in Trip Adviser. I am please we didn't as we had a great time. Firstly some "not so good" things to say: On arrival in Antalya, we were faced with many coaches and we the first impression was that we were going to... More 

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