Discover Cappadocia from alanya
Cappadocia Starting point Alanya. One of the most scenic Alanya tours. Most İnteresting region with rich history in Turkey. Marvel at the unique landscape with its bizarre tufa stone formations. Dive into a sea of colors from warm red, bright gold and cool green. A strange world which will inspire your imagination. Visit Cappadocia highlights. Numerous hidden monasteries and churches and millennium old Cave Cities under the ground. Walk in the paths of early Christianity in the Fairy tale like valleys of the region of cappadocia.
Underground cities from Cappadocia
Underground cities from cappadocia are unique in the world. These are works of perfect technique. Ventilation systems surprise visitors even today with air circulation tunnels. Safety and security systems, entry and exit with interesting techniques. Walls in the ground and garbage collection mechanisms. The places are carved from the rocks. Especially underground cities, are the most important cultural riches of Cappadocia. These settlements were abundant in the early ages; winter is cold, summer is hot; this the best example of assessing the possibilities and limitations of human nature in a treeless, forestless geography.
It is not known when the underground cities were first built. Some investigations point to the use of underground cities, especially in the first floors, where entrances and exits to the place are décor like the neolithic devin house type. In addition, an eagle sculpture of the Hittites in the underground city of Derinkuyu, a square-shaped temple belonging to the Phrygian at the entrance of the Mazi underground city. The sacred signs of Kibele. From here it can be said that underground cities are the oldest settlements of the region. On the other hand, it is not certain that underground cities are used for shelter in the event of danger, or are permanent living spaces. It is impossible to date these cities for reasons such as being used by every living civilization in the region and expanding by adding new spaces. It is generally thought that the first floor settlements are the oldest settlements.
Cappadocia’s Geographical Position
When we look at the history of Cappadocia; Like Anatolia, it gets its name from the geographical area such as Mesopotamia. İt is covering a very large area until to the Black Sea border to the north and to the Mediterranean skirts of the Taurus Mountains. Today, it is a touristic paradise which is composed of intersections of many cities. Although the region that expresses the geography where the Fairy Chimneys are dominant is usually within the provincial boundaries of Nevşehir, it is also connected to its neighbors along with various tourist spots, mainly due to transportation reasons. The ‘city’ neighbors of Cappadocia can be listed as Aksaray, Kırşehir, Kayseri, Niğde, Yozgat, Konya, Kırıkkale, Ankara, Sivas can be added as close distances.
Historical Structure of Cappodocia
The first survivals in Cappadocia are based on the paleolithic time (chipped stone cycle). İt has began 2 million years ago BC. The old life extending to the Hittites is known behind this period extending to 8000 BC. Although the information about the Cappadocian past is limited in the era called the dark period, the effects of Assyrian and Phrygian are seen in Cappadocia as far as Persian occupation in the 6th century BC. 300 BC, when Alexander the Great defeated the Persians, Cappadocia established his own resistance and established the kingdom.
In the 3rd century BC, wars began with the Romans, and in the 1st century BC the Roman influence began to increase. In the 600 years of independence. The last King of Cappadocia, the region becomes the Roman province before it dies. Arab invasions start in the year 700, according to some sources in the 11th century, some say that in the 12th century the Seljuk period begins. During Anatolian Seljuk period and following along with the Ottoman rule.
The important moment in the formation of most of the structures visited today in Cappadocia is based on the Christian era. Rocky-cut houses and churches have made the region a gigantic sanctuary and an important religious center for Christians escaping from the imprint of the Roman Empire. We can still follow the 3rd and 4th century settlements of MS. (see also our jeep safari for a visit to the taurus mountains with great landscapes and villages)
Briefly speaking, whoever lives in Cappadocia in history, Hittites, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans.
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Depending on the weather, the possibility for voluntary Balloon flight over Cappadocia.