uchisar castle in cappadocia

You must see Uchisar Castle in Cappadocia

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Uchisar Castle History

Uchisar Castle is the highest peak in Cappadocia region except the volcanoes and the most prominent land formation. A climb up the 120 steps to the summit of the fortress is a logical introduction to the rocky scapes of Cappadocia. Starting from the 1st century, Romans, Byzantines, Selcuks and Ottomans took advantage of the natural elevation of three of the area’s rock formations and used them as natural fortresses.


Some suggestions to attract Uchihar Castle

  • Most beautiful panoramic Cappadocia view from the highest point
  • You need effort during to reach the peak by 120 big staircase
  • Don’t go while raining because there isn’t awning above the stairs

Uchisar Castle Entrance Fee

It’s 8 Turkish Lira ( about €1 )

Opening Hours

It’s opening from 9am to 6pm everyday


Which one better that Cave or Stone hotels in Cappadocia?

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Cappadocia Cave Hotels are very famous in Cappadocia, Turkey. There are hundreds of cave rooms, rock-carved rooms and  light-colored stone brick rooms. However also there are standard hotels as Hilton, Dinler Hotels, Kayakapi Premium Caves, Sacred House and Museum Hotel are most famous hotels whose have awards from Worldwide Tourism Organizations.


For Cappadocia travel, you should make a travel plan at least for two nights staying. The less won’t be enough, the more will be of course better. In this article, while planning your Cappadocia travel, we will try to answer the question where you should stay. There are many options for your accommodation in Cappadocia due to its wide geographical area. It may be good for you to select a place close to sightseeing areas because the transportation in Cappadocia is arranged at certain intervals with the shuttles of the municipality. And this requires you to move based on shuttle hours.

Apart from transportation, another point that we recommend you to pay attention is to select a place where you can enjoy this unique geography.

Your first choice must be Cappadocia Cave Hotels…

Cappadocia Cave Hotel

You can accommodate in classic hotel rooms or in big star hotels in other holidays, but you cannot find the Cappadocia’s boutique hotels inside of fairy chimneys and its distinctive geography in any other place. Therefore, your first choice must be Cave Hotels.

Definitely, Göreme should be your first option for accommodation

View of Goreme

If you have the possibility, we strongly recommend you to stay in a hotel which is built inside of a fairy chimney or a cave. Our first recommendation for accommodation in Cappadocia is definitely Göreme. It is pretty town which is surrounded by historical fairy chimneys and can be called as the heart of the Cappadocia. Many boutique hotels in Göreme are built inside of a cave or a fairy chimney. In our opinion, what makes staying here unique is being able to sleep inside of a historical fairy chimney or a cave.

Another suggestion is Ortahisar…

Ortahisar Cappadocia

Another suggestion is Ortahisar where both boutique and chain hotels are present. If you choose to stay in a five-star hotel rather than a boutique hotel, then you can stay in Ortahisar comfortably. There aren’t many places to visit in Ortahisar as it is in Ürgüp and Göreme. However, transportation possibilities are quite advanced due to being close to both Ürgüp and Göreme. You can arrive to sightseeing places in a short time with your own car or shuttles.

Uçhisar which is the highest area of Cappadocia is a pretty good option for a luxurious accommodation

Uçhisar which is the highest area of Cappadocia is a pretty good option for a luxurious accommodation. Also, Uçhisar Castle is located here from where you can see Cappadocia 360 degrees. Most of the hotels here are constructed by digging the caves just like in Göreme. In our opinion, the best side of staying in Uçhisar is watching the unique view of Cappadocia from the top.

In our opinion, Avanos is not a good address to stay for your trip to Cappadocia

In our opinion, Avanos is not a good address to stay for your trip to Cappadocia. This is because of the fact that Avanos is located at the tip of Cappadocia, so most of the sightseeing places are far away. You can get access easily with your own car or shuttles. However, we recommend you to stay somewhere more central and within the fairy chimneys.