Private jet charter and flights to Cappadocia
Nestled in Central Anatolia, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cappadocia is a constant source of fascination thanks to its mystical landscape of ‘fairy chimneys’ and man-made cave dwellings. This extraordinary region exudes a magical atmosphere that draws visitors from around the world – get a fast quote from Air Charter Service to charter a private jet to Cappadocia.
The Paşabağ Valley’s otherworldly topography, created by hardened volcanic lava that was later weather-worn into towering rock formations, is best viewed from above on a hot-air balloon ride. Admire the kaleidoscopic landscape as you float overhead at sunrise, marvelling as the fairy chimneys are bathed in early-morning light. At this time of day, the sky is often dotted with hundreds of other colourful balloons, adding to the incredible spectacle unfolding before you. You can also view the spectacle from Uçhisar Castle, a centuries-old citadel perched high on a volcanic-rock outcrop.
Back on terra firma, Cappadocia is steeped in human history – during the Roman period, the area provided refuge for thousands of persecuted Christians who carved a honeycombed network of caves, living quarters, stables and store-houses into the soft rock. Underground cities were also created in case of attack, leaving behind an intriguing subterranean realm of cavern architecture. One of the region’s most celebrated sites is the Göreme Open-Air Museum, where you can explore a monastic complex of rock-cut churches adorned with elaborate frescoes dating back to Byzantine times. Admire the most beautifully-preserved paintings at Dark Church, whose pillars and vaulted ceilings are covered with multi-coloured New Testament scenes, before touring the modern-day cave houses of Göreme’s troglodyte locals.
Further afield, book a tour to the stunning Ihlara Valley, a beautifully scenic gorge and popular hiking spot. The valley is home to 60 11th- to 13th-century Byzantine churches, chapels and monasteries carved out of the rock, many linked by passageways. Located near Göreme, the town of Ürgüp is home to boutique hotels set amidst beguiling scenery. Here you can do as the troglodytes did and stay in a cave room carved out of volcanic rock. Visit the ancient hammam and Temenni Hill – a viewing point with a tomb on the hillside.
East of Cappadocia is Kayseri, the largest city in the region and home to the area’s main airport. Here you can see sites including mosques, the citadel and historic buildings made from volcanic rock in dark hues – different to Cappadocia’ golden volcanic rock. Scale the peak of nearby Mount Erciyes for stunning panoramic views. Centrally-located capital city Nevşehir offers good transport links to nearby Göreme and is home to a recently discovered underground city which is being excavated.
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