See What Was Created By The Hand Of Nature With a Tour To Nevsehir

The apple of Cappadocia’s eye that inspires human imagination with its heavily-populated glittering fairy chimneys is Nevşehir.

Most of the areas fairy chimneys and rock-cut churches can be found in Nevşehir and scattered around the districts of Avanos, Ürgüp, and Göreme. With a guided Nevsehir tour see the stunning landscape sculpted entirely by erosion, the beautiful Göreme Valley and its picturesque surroundings that contain rock-hewn sanctuaries that shows the unique evidence of Byzantine art from the post-Iconoclastic period.

The area also has the villages of prehistoric cave dwellers and underground cities of traditional human habitation dating back to the 4th century. Included in UNESCO's World Heritage List, Göreme keeps unique natural features that display a harmonious combination of natural and cultural landscape elements.  Read More...

See What Was Created By The Hand Of Nature With a Tour To Nevsehir

With a Nevsehir tour, you will visit Göreme and its environs which are located 10km from Nevşehir and are believed to have been used as a necropolis by the citizens of Venessa (Avanos) during the Roman times. The churches of Durmuş Kadir, El Nazar, Saklı, Yusuf Koç, Meryem Ana (Virgin Mary) and Kılıçlar are known to cast a spellbinding effect on visitors. Explore the Göreme Open Air Museum, which is the place where the ideas of Christianity were unified by St Basil the Great.

In Ürgüp found 20km east of Nevşehir you can see St Theodore (Tağar) and Pancarlık churches that are elaborately decorated with religious art and six kilometres to the south of Ürgüp you will find Mustafapaşa (Sinasos), a town famous for its splendid stone works.

A voyage in a hot-air balloon is unique to the Cappadocian region and is an experience different to any other as you race with the doves through the sky and behold the sinuous terrain below extending into infinity with the enigmatic and artistically magnificent churches, and the pyramids, mushrooms, cones, and hats of the fairy chimneys. A hot air balloon tour is a once in a lifetime trip not to forget.

Ürgüp is also famous for its wines that have been made in the area for thousands of years, and visitors on a Nevsehir sightseeing tour can’t resist the taste of the misty-white or crimson-red wines from the fertile vineyards in which the grapes of the Cappadocia region flourish.

In the 14th century, the Turkish mystic Hacı Bektaş-ı Veli lived in the Nevşehir county known as Hacıbektaş today, and the core tenets of this sage's philosophy were essential to gaining unity among the different Turkish groups in Anatolia. The town of Hacıbektaş located 45km from Nevşehir, has a 14th-century mosque complex that houses the tomb of Hacı Bektaş-ı Veli, guesthouse, a mosque, kitchen, wishing tree and an area for ascetics. The complex, now a museum has been inscribed in the Tentative List of UNESCO's World Heritage.

Located 18km from Nevşehir you will Avanos which is famous for its tradition of pottery-making that has been going since the period of the Hittites. If you want to give it a go take a Nevsehir Cappadocia tour and call in at a workshop, and take your position before the wheel. What happens next is up to the skills of your hands and the vividness of your imagination. Master potters standing nearby will lend you their support and maybe give you a few pointers.

Best Time To Visit Nevsehir

The weather in Nevsehir from June-August, which is the summer season and is when temperatures are at there highest, you will find it uncomfortable to travel around. In May and September, it will be warm but comfortable, and it is when the temperatures are more relaxed and enjoyable to book Nevsehir tours.

Typical Costs in Nevsehir

Costs will vary and depend on when you decide to take any guided Nevsehir tour. Prices of food will also depend on where you dine, local restaurants are reasonably priced, and if you're on a budget, street food would be an ideal option. If you choose to drink or eat at your hotel, it can be a little more expensive.

Know Before Visiting Nevsehir

You may have to purchase a tourist visa before entering Turkey. Apply before you buy any of your Nevsehir Cappadocia Tours. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear when visiting any religious destinations. Have a digital copy of your passport with you and leave it with any other documentation at your accommodation.

Weather in Nevsehir

The weather is good most of the year from June until the end of October the weather is fantastic and gets scorching from July until September with temperatures of 45 degrees! If you are booking a Nevsehir tour or balloon ride is a must and the best time is from May to November when the weather is at its best.

Dining And Nightlife in Nevsehir

Nevsehir has many small rural villages with ancient ruins and magnificent mountains so in terms of dining and nightlife many visitors on a Nevsehir Cappadocia tour tend to stay in their hotels as the stays in this region are short. There are some beautiful places to eat like Hans Restaurant which serves traditional Turkish food; there are some wine bars with live Turkish music also which can be perfect for some tourists and if you want food that is non-traditional try Madam Qin Chinese Restaurant.

Shopping in Nevsehir

Turkey is a shoppers paradise, and this is evident when you go on any guided Nevsehir tours as they will stop off at Ceramic Stores, Leather Shops and carpet shops during the tour day. The bargains you will get on these tours can be terrific, and discounts can be quite high, many shops will also offer you refreshments.

How to Reach Nevsehir

Nevşehir is located 285 km (177 miles; 4 hours) south of Ankara and 730 km (454 miles; 12 hours) southeast of Istanbul and is most easily reached by plane or bus, or a combination of the two.

Nevşehir-Kapadokya Airport at Tuzköy near Gülşehir is 30 km (19 miles) northwest of Nevşehir and offers daily flights from Istanbul, usually at lower fares than Kayseri‘s Airport, as well as flights to and from Izmir and Antalya.

If you travel by bus, then Nevşehir is the land transport nexus for Cappadocia, with a busy Otogar (bus terminal) several kilometres southwest of the city centre.

If you travel by bus from a distant city north, south or west of Cappadocia, you’ll probably come to Nevşehir, and you’ll likely continue by minibus to your final destination (a Cappadocian town such as Avanos, Göreme, Mustafapaşa, Uçhisar and Ürgüp.

Going by Train
The nearest train stations are in Konya, Niğde and Kayseri.

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