Just a one hour flight from Istanbul in central Turkey there is the magical fairytale landscape of Cappadocia. The Unesco World Heritage site is famous for its stone caves and underground cities built in the 7th century in which people lived in up to 25 years ago.
Every morning more then 100 hot air balloons fly over this unreal spot on earth. Your balloon shuttle picks you up from your hotel early at 5 in the morning but these breathtaking views are definitely worth it. Many of the hotels are original redesigned caves which lets you experience an authentic feeling when sleeping in one of the stone rooms. Cappadocia is definitely a spot to put on your bucket list of places you need to see before you die.
Recommended for people all ages interested in exploring historical and magical destinations that simply seem to be out of this world.
How to get there:
Airport Kayseri or Nevsehir, from there take a 30 minute shuttle to Cappadocia.
Where to stay:
Hezen Cave Hotel: Boutique Hotel with a beautiful terrace overlooking the old city of Göreme.
Museum Hotel: for a very exclusive atmosphere, provides an outdoor pool and a great view of the landscape.
Phocas Caves Suite: newly opened small cave hotel with wonderful service.
What to do:
The hot air balloon tour is a must when in Capadoccia. Make sure you book early in advance.
Go to Pigeon Valley and Göreme Panorma for absolutely stunning views of the balloons and landscape during sunrise.