Answers to Common Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can. Museums are open every day all year round, and there are tours and balloon flights (due the weather conditions) every day too. During Ramadan most restaurants are open.

Fly: A quick 1 hour and 15 minute flight from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) to Kayseri Cappadocia Airport (ASR) is the fastest way to get to Cappadocia by plane. Be sure to reserve the shuttle both ways through your hotel prior to traveling. Bus: You could also take an overnigh bus (10-12 hours) from Istanbul to Nevşehir. Turkish buses are a clean, safe and reliable form of transportation.

You can choose either airport, whichever is best for your flights. Nevsehir is a little closer only 30 minutes to our hotel. Kayseri is a little further 1 hour but we are one of the first drops. If you don’t want to pay a large taxi fare, please book a shuttle bus or private transfer with us before you travel.

Cappadocia has history, nature, adventure and culture. For centuries, people have lived, worked, and worshipped amongst its rocky landscapes. There are underground cities, rock churches, cave villages, and sprawling valleys. Tourists oftentimes prefer the calmer shops in Cappadocia to the hectic stores of Istanbul. Turkish carpets, pottery, local wine, and hand made goods are all popular items to buy.

Cappadocia has four very clear seasons, each with special associations for Cappadocians: In summer, especially in August, the hottest temperatures can reach 35 degrees Celsius , but there is a cooler breeze to offset the heat. In addition, humidity is low, so it is cooler in the shade. As the world’s weather is changing, the air seems to be getting cooler in Cappadocia, which means that even in late spring and early autumn, evenings can be cool enough to require a cardigan or light jacket. Winter, especially January, can be very cold with snow followed by sunny but cold days. All days are suitable for tours, museums are open every day, and if you are lucky enough to be here in the snow the countryside looks awesome.

If you have booked with any other hotel booking website or travel agency you must contact them directly. You will see how to contact them on your booking confirmation slip. If you have booked with us directly, you may contact us about changing the date of the reservation, subject to availability and any price increase.

Walking shoes with good grip (even for open air museums) Trousers (not white) if you are going to do any walking or ballooning Something warm for evenings and your early morning balloon flight Sunglasses useful even on winter days Sun hat Winter is cold, and spring and autumn changeable – so plenty of layers, a good jacket or coat as well as hat, scarf and gloves.

Locals (like us) drink tap water. Bottled water is widely available and cheap.
Sockets in Turkey require two round pins. Sockets are usually the recessed variety.

For most other touristic payments in Cappadocia, and indeed in Turkey, you can usually pay in Euros, US dollars, or Turkish Liras (but it is good to check first).

Yes, only minutes away down the road on foot.
Only when visiting a mosque.

Alcohol is widely available in Turkey. Most people believe drinking alcohol is a personal choice.