Cappadocia is the name of a region in the central Anatolia of Turkey. It is not a city. It is a town as a part of a province called Nevsehir city of Kayseri. Cappadocia in unique in the world with its geographical formation. The origin of its name comes from the word ‘Katpadukya’ which means ‘The Town of Beautiful Horses’. The town is formed by winds and rains that affected the geographical shapes of the city produced by volcanic eruptions.
The first habitants of the town belong to Paleolithic Age. But first written proofs belong to Hittites. Those lands where Hittites had lived once, later on has become one of the most important centers of Christianity . The houses and churches carved in caves have become a very important shelter for Christians that were escaping from the cruelty of non-believers. Cappadocia town is a region where nature and history combine.
Natural events have formed the very famous Fairy Chimneys and throughout history, people have carved houses, churches and even shelters in those chimneys. The town of Cappadocia which had harboured trade colonies throughout history, has become one the most important crossroads of the Silk Road as well. Today, it is a touristic attraction point where many foreigners and local people visit every year. Despite being a very touristic place, if you are looking for a budget trip to Cappadocia, there are many reasonable alternatives.
The unique landscape of Cappadocia has become one of the star attractions of Turkey. Despite being plastered across tour brochures, however, it still retains much of the mystique that makes it so enchanting. While the dryness and omnipresent dust give an impression of barrenness, the volcanic tuff that forms the land is exceedingly fertile, and the peculiar formations of soft, dusty rock have been populated for millennia.