Fairy Tales and Chimneys in Cappadocia

Picture yourself in a world of towering chimneys, carved lunar landscapes and psychedelic colors, this is Cappadocia – a place where daydreams spin out of control and paint a surrealistic picture under the hazy blue of the Turkish sky. Every year thousands flock to the dusty Anatolian plains to see the wonder of the fairy chimneys, the elegantly weaved topography and the open air museum of Goreme.

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In the land of endless shades nothing compares to taking a morning hot air balloon ride over the rainbow rock formations, watch the gold slants of sunlight kiss the soft rock cliffs and turn the world beneath your feet into a blooming garden of Dali inspired vision. Climb the volcanoes close by, sip Turkish tea with the locals and watch the captivating Ottoman folk dances come to life in the twinkling lights of the night sky.

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When seeking a place to stay in Cappadocia leave the lavish hotels and plump feather beds behind in favor of something a little more unique. At the Cappadocia Cave Suites you can immerse yourself in the original splendor of Turkey’s best boutique hotel. This charming little gem is carved into the cliffs and chimneys, blending beautifully with the surrounding landscape. This artful design of ancient history meets new world luxury will captivate and enchant in true Cappadocian style.

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The Fairy Chimney suites are straight from the pages of a picture book with their authentic stone walls, their hewn wooden beams, open fireplaces and rustically beautiful weavings and furniture. You can curl up on daybeds stuffed into old carved alcoves, sleep in sweetened oversized beds adorned with traditional woolen Turkish blankets, let the glow of mosaicked lamps illuminate the warm, soft and textile room and lavish in marble and glass inspired modern bathrooms.

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In the summer admire the pretty terraces and courtyards spilling over with amethyst bougainvillea where you can sit and sip a glass of wine from Dionysus Fountain, nibble on rich Turkish meze and listen to the traditional melody of folk music rise and fall as you admire the spiraling views and chimney turrets that paint the landscape. In the winter the cozy charm and soft glowing lights steeps the hotel in wonder as you gaze out at snowflakes swirling over the mountains and chimneys outside.

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The Cappadocia Cave Suites is a place painted bright with romance, the endless nooks and crannies, the secret stairways, soft Turkish rugs and sense of wonder will leave you clasping your hands in wonder. The service is warm and hospitable and still in keeping of its old world charm. The hotel is keen to arrange spectacular activities to showcase the best of Cappadocia and Turkish culture.

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You can ride horses across the lunar landscape of central Anatolia, sink back in the sudsy delights of a traditional Turkish bath at one of the Hamams and tiptoe through the subterranean grace and ethereal beauty of the underground city. When the stars glisten in the midnight sky you can bask in the wonder of the spiritual fever of the whirling dervishes ceremony or learn how to belly dance as you sip Turkish raki cooled with anise.

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Cappadocia is an enigmatic world of true beauty and a must for anyone who wants to see the wonders of Turkey. With scores of beautiful boutique hotels you can lavish in luxury but at the Cappadocia Cave Suites you can immerse yourself in the authentic nature of cave dwelling.

Jodie Oakes

Jodie Oakes

Jodie Oakes is a seasoned writer and an avid surfer with continuously itchy feet and a love of the finer things in life. After traveling through the continent with a touring band, living in Paris, Amsterdam and under the Auroras Borealis, she is now in Bulgaria where she attempts to piece together her first poetry collection.
Jodie Oakes