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Cappadocia Turkey

Cappadocia - Turkey Cappadocia is an area in central Turkey, mainly in the Nevşehir Province with remarkable natural stone columns characterized by chimney-like formations and an interesting historical and cultural heritage.. The name Cappadocia was traditionally used in Christian sources throughout history and today is still used to define this region. Christians escaping persecution of the Roman Empire in the 2nd century B.C. came to Cappadocia. The first Christians found underground cities hidden in these natural rock formations allowing them to escape from the persecution of Roman soldiers. The neccessity of having to live in these underground cities for long durations for reasons of security they developed them by making provision rooms, ventilation chimneys, wine production areas, churches, abbeys, water wells, toilets and meeting rooms. In the prehistoric times these undergound quarters sheltered the first human settlements to protect themselves from wild animals and other predators.

Cappadocia was one of the most important places in the initial periods of Christianity. Saint Basileious from Kaisera and Saint Gregorios from Nyssa had settled in Cappadocia. In 647 A.C. together with occupation of Kayseri by Muaviye, Cappadocia was met with the Arabian invasions. Cappadocia went under the domination of the Seljuks. It was added to the lands of Ottoman Empire in 1399 by the Ottoman Sultan Yildirim Beyazit. The Cappadocia region is largely underlain by sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and streams, and ignimbrite deposits erupted from ancient volcanoes approximately 9 to 3 million years ago, during the late Miocene to Pliocene epochs. The rocks of Cappadocia near Göreme eroded into hundreds of spectacular pillars and minaret-like forms. The volcanic deposits are soft rocks that the people of the villages at the heart of the Cappadocia Region carved out to form houses, churches and monasteries. Göreme became a monastic center between 300—1200 AD.

There is a regional airport in Nevşehir which is located 290 kilometers or 180 miles from the capital in Ankara. Nevşehir Kapadokya Airport is 30 kilometers or 19 miles from Nevşehir and has been open since 1998.

Region: Central
Province: Nevşehir
Beach: No
Marina: No
Hotels: Yes
Video: Yes
Airport: Nevşehir Kapadokya Airport
English language website: cappadocia-information.com
cappadocia-information.com contains detailed information about Antalya Airport with realtime flight arrivals and departure data. Clicking on the link opens a new browser window. To return to this page - simply close the new window.


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