Nevşehir: Best Things to Do

Image by Pedro from Flickr - Cappadocia

Nevşehir is a major city in Cappadocia, a beautiful region in central Turkey

This city is located 1,5 hours from Istanbul by plane

Cappadocia itself is usually called a historic city famous for its fairytale scenery

Popular tourist attractions in Nevşehir are dominated by natural spots such as Derinkuyu Underground City, Pasabag, and Pigeon Valley

Don't forget to try the city's typical food like Lahmacun and Dondurma

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SIGHTSEEING

You can enjoy the natural attractions in Cappadocia by sightseeing at Göreme National Park. It is a national park in the form of the abandoned cave dwellings. This place has often changed its name like Κόραμα (Koram), Mariana, Maccan, and Avcilar. In 1985, Göreme National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Göreme National Park

Open Space Museum

Address : 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey

DOWNTOWN

Visit Uchisar Castle in the downtown of Nevşehir. It is the unique Stone Palace located in Uchisar village. This castle will amaze you for its magical carvings. Uchisar Castle can be a perfect background for tourists to take pictures.

Uchisar Castle

Centuries-old citadel perched on a rock spur, with commanding views of Cappadocia from the top

Address : Tekelli, 50240 Uçhisar/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey

SHOPPING

You can find impressive gift shops with interesting items to bring home. At Devrent (Imaginary Valley), tourists will find various local crafts. Devrent in Cappadocia is quite crowded with local and international tourists. Another alternative for souvenirs shopping is Art By Emre. Art By Emre also sells authentic things at reasonable prices.

Devrent (Imaginary Valley)

Tourist destination

Address : devrent mevkii no:1, 50500 Aktepe/Avanos/Nevşehir, Turkey

Art By Emre

Souvenir shop

Address : Hakkı Paşa Meydanı, Merkez Cami Yanı, 50180 Göreme merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey

FOOD & DRINK

Try the typical food of Cappadocia to complete your trip. Lahmacun is the famous food in Cappadocia made of minced meat, vegetables, chopped herbs including onions, tomatoes, and parsley. For the dessert, try Dondurma, a Cappadocia ice cream made of whipped cream, mastic, and sugar.

CULTURE

Cappadocia is a city with a rich culture. This city has a culture influenced by various cultures. Cappadocia is also known as Land of Fairy Chimney because of its fairytale scenery. The official language spoken by people of Cappadocia is Cappadocian Greek.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Cappadocia is at the end of April to June or between September to October. The city is relatively warm with little rainfall during the period.

HOTEL

Staying in Kayakapi Premium Caves - Cappadocia will be a perfect choice. This 5-star hotel offers a rare but luxury architecture that you won't find anywhere else! It is built like a castle with rooms facing the landscape of Cappadocia. If you're looking for an affordable stay, book a room at Kapadokya Hill Hotel & Spa. It is a 3-star hotel perfect for your budget travel.

Kayakapi Premium Caves - Cappadocia

Hotel

Address : Kayakapı, Kuşçular Sokak No:43, 50400 Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Turkey

Kapadokya Hill Hotel & Spa

Hotel

Address : Niğde Yolu 4.km Göre Kasabası Niğde Caddesi No1, Afetevleri Mahallesi, 50110 Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey

RESTAURANT

Come to the Ocakbasi Urfa Sofrasi restaurant to eat the typical Turkey and the Middle East cuisines. It is open from 8:00 AM so it can be a good place for having breakfast. Another recommended restaurant is Han Çiragan. It is a typical restaurant in Cappadocia. This restaurant provides Turkey food and also vegetarian options. You should definitely try to visit these restaurants!

Ocakbasi Urfa Sofrasi

Cash only · Happy hour food

Address : Atatürk Caddesi Çarşı Meydanı No:13, 50500 Nevşehir, Turkey

Han Çiragan

Late night dishes · Comfortable · Relaxing

Address : Dereler, Cumhuriyet Mey. No:4, 50400 Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Turkey

CAFE

King's Coffee Shop is a popular cafe in Cappadocia. Enjoy the coffee or tea as a recommended menu in King's Coffee Shop. To complete your adventure, you can also come to Omurca Art Café. This cafe has a unique decoration. It offers a cozy and comfortable place to have ravioli, organic cheese, freshly baked bread, and local cherries.

King's Coffee Shop

Late night meal · Breakfast

Address : Kasabası Nevşehir TR, İçeridere Sk., 50180, Turkey

Omurca Art Café

Comfortable · Casual · Group

Address : Kazım Eren Sk., 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Experience the nightlife of Nevsehir at Uranos Sarıkaya. It is one of the popular bars in Cappadocia. The place is specialized in serving fine spirits and western cuisine. Next, Red Red Wine House is a recommended traditional bar in Cappadocia. It has a classic decoration with a cozy atmosphere that will make your night memorable!

Uranos Sarıkaya

Good cocktails · Comfortable · Relaxing

Address : akbel mevkii ikinci taş köprü karşısı, Gülşehir Cd., 50500 Avanos/Nevşehir, Turkey

Red Red Wine House

Comfortable · Casual · Group

Address : Müze Cd. No:18, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey

INTERESTING PLACE

Nevşehir city is home to many natural attractions and cultural sites that will let you enjoy cool great works from the old days. Pigeon Valley is the best place to see the beautiful landscape of Cappadocia. Pigeon Valley is a unique maze that becomes tourists' favorite place in Cappadocia. Another interesting place is Pasabag, one of the most popular spots in the city. It's mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys formed by erosion. Local people usually called this place as a giant rock.

Pigeon Valley

Tourism place

Address : Aşağı, Adnan Menderes Cd. No:50, 50240 Uçhisar/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey

Pasabag

Ravine

Address : 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Capture your beautiful moments at Cappadocia Balloon Flights. Cappadocia Balloon Flights is the place where you can ride an air balloon. For those who love photography, get a new experience and you can take pictures from above. Next, Derinkuyu Underground City is a famous place that has a rich history. Kaymakli Underground City is a historical building and also an underground city found in Cappadocia. These two places will be the best places to take pictures for your Instagram feeds.

Cappadocia Balloon Flights

Air Balloon Tours

Address : Müze Cd. No:46/1, Göreme, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey

Kaymakli Underground City

Historical building

Address : Cami Kebir Mahallesi, yeraltı şehri, Belediye Cd., 50760 Kaymaklı/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey