Urgup - rock formations, historical sites, and hot air balloon rides, Nevsehir

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Ürgüp Merkez, 50400 Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Turkey


+90 384 214 36 66

Ürgüp, situated in the Nevşehir Province of Turkey and situated in the Cappadocia region, is renowned for its exceptional geological formations, including fairy chimneys and underground cities, as well as its historical sites and hot air balloon rides.

The town's picturesque location among stunning valleys and mountains make it a preferred location for outdoor pursuits, such as hiking and horseback riding, and it features many hotels, restaurants, and shops dedicated to serving tourists. Ultimately, Ürgüp offers visitors an opportunity to explore Turkey's rich cultural and natural heritage through its charming and scenic town.

Local attractions 

Ürgüp is a popular tourist destination in Cappadocia, here are some of the most popular local attractions:

  1. Göreme Open Air Museum: a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring rock-carved churches and chapels
  2. Fairy Chimneys: unique rock formations that are shaped like cones, pillars, and mushrooms
  3. Underground Cities: Kaymakli and Derinkuyu underground cities are ancient subterranean cities that were used for shelter and protection during times of war
  4. Pasabag (Monks Valley): a beautiful valley with towering fairy chimneys that resemble monks in their habits
  5. Ortahisar Castle: a historical castle built into a natural rock formation that offers stunning views of the surrounding area
  6. Love Valley: a valley filled with tall, phallic-shaped fairy chimneys that is popular among hikers and nature lovers
  7. Hot Air Balloon Rides: a unique and breathtaking way to see the Cappadocian landscape from above.

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