When I lost my heart to Cappadocia..
Before I visited Cappadocia in April, I was thinking this is a one time visit – I had no intention to go back, and from my perspective Cappadocia was situated in the middle of “nowhere” and not a place it was naturally or easy to travel to.
Well – that was in April. After my first visit I have learned plenty about Turkey – and travel in Turkey, and it is easy and cheap. I visit Cappadocia one more time in November, and this experience was 10 times better then the first time, and I can admit I lost my heart to Cappadocia.. The wonderful, unique nature, with beautiful sunrise and sunsets. When all the balloons are up in the air early in the morning… This time the weather was better, and also I had more time to explore the area. The pictures have different colors, but it is not filter, it is one of the exciting things with Cappadocia, the light, and not at least the change of light and colors. The colors in Cappadocia, at least when I visited in November, was magic.
The first two nights I stayed at the Sultan Cave Suite. I loved the location of the property, with amazing views. The terrace and bar/restaurant area was charming and cozy. The Breakfast here was very good, and I dinner one night and the food and service was very good. The room I was not so impressed by, I had a reservation for a junior suite, and compared with the same room category at Artemis Cave Suite, the room was small and especially the bathroom.
But the setting in the morning, the staff serving çay on the terrace, the breakfast setup for foto shoots was very nice. I would love to go back because of the view, location and restaurant.
The second hotel I stayed at was Artemis Cave Suite. Here I stayed in a Cave room, the size was good, and the bathroom great. The location is very good here as well, nearby the Sunset Point, just a few steps for “down town” Göerme. You don’t have the same view as at Sultan Cave Suite, but here you can come more close to the balloons. The outdoor terraces was very cozy, and there was a breakfast fotoshoot setup as well. Breakfastbuffet was large and good.
The last night I stayed at Museum Hotel for the second time, the weather was much better this time, and the light was very nice so it felt even more magic. The sunrise in the morning was amazing.. The view to Erciyes mountain.. stunning, I fell in love with this beautiful mountain.. This Vulcano is kind of the “mother” of Cappadocia.
This time I had time to explore the outdoor museum and I also enjoyed a ATV sunset tour.
The ATV tour gave me opportunity to discover more of the small villages of Cappadocia.
A walk to the open air museum is very nice in itself. The museum is not so big, and you use maximum one hour there.
So many beautiful sceneries in Cappadocia. Still so much to explore, and for me – this is a very great place to recharge, relax and just enjoy life. There is no night life in Cappadocia, but early mornings and evenings. And these mornings are the best, they are magical, you have to visit..
Where to stay? So many good places, with different qualities, it depends on what is important for you. I loved all three hotels at this visit, and can recommend all.. If you prefer view then I recommend Museum Hotel or Sultan Cave suite. Museum Hotel a bit more expensive, but both room, amenities, breakfast buffet and service is better at Museum Hotel.
If any questions please feel free to contact me and ask!