Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride
Since 3000 B.C., Assyrians, Hittites, Phrygians, Cappadocia Kingdom, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires have ruled in Cappadocia, which means "beautiful horses". This region where nature and history are integrated in the most beautiful way is one of the most worth-seeing wonders of the world and is one of the best examples of the integration of civilization and diversity in the world. Fairy chimneys in Cappadocia and their unique geological structure were formed as a result of the erosion of the tuffs that spread throughout the region as a result of the eruptions of the volcanic Mount Erciyes approximately 30 million years ago by flood waters descending from the valleys and slopes and wind. Therefore, it would not be wrong to name Mount Erciyes as the father of Cappadocia. While, on the one hand, geographical events shaped these fairy chimneys, people living in that region during the historical process, on the other hand, carved these fairy chimneys, built houses and churches in them and created a unique living space in those caves. The frescoes in these places still carry the traces of the ancient civilization of thousands of years to the present day. The Cappadocia region includes important centers such as Ürgüp, Göreme, Uçhisar, Avanos, Zelve and Derinkuyu, which visitors from all over the world enjoy visiting and seeing. Unique caves and geographical structures in each of these regions are visited annually by more than 2 million tourists.