Göreme National Park is just outside the village of Göreme, 12km east of Nevşehir and in the heart of Cappadocia, in Central Anatolia. Göreme village is easily accessible by road from all directions, especially through Nevsehir. The Ankara - Adana highway approaches from the northwest, the Aksaray - Nevsehir from the southwest, and the Kayseri - Ürgüp highway from the northeast. The national park can be reached on foot from the village. You can rent your own furnished apartment in the area instead of staying in a hotel. You will feel as if you’re getting the true experience!
The national park consists of valleys with the world-famous rock formations of Cappadocia, the conical shaped rocks shaped over centuries out of eroded volcanic stone, and known as Fairy Chimneys. In addition to the fascinating landscape formed by the volcanic tuff and cave dwellings, there are also important Byzantine churches, which reflect the history of religious art in that period. Because of the geological characteristics of the area, and the fact that it was secluded, people living here could hide themselves away from the various battles taking place, as well as from the authority of the central administration. If you’re lucky, you can stay in a short term stay apartment that is within walking distance of all this place has to offer!
Where to stay: Muskara Cave Hotel
The hotel has free WIFI, TV hall in lobby area, tour information desk, indoor and outdoor terrace restaurant, open buffet large food breakfast. This stone built hotel is located in the old village of Cavusin. Muskara Cave Hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a terrace restaurant featuring sights of the hot air balloons rising up from the valleys of Cappadocia. All executive suite rooms of Muskara Cave are traditionally decorated with carpets and curtains. They all include a seating area and a TV. Meals are served as an open buffet and can be enjoyed indoors or outdoors, at the terrace. Guests can enjoy their meals accompanied with local wine. The lobby area includes a TV lounge. Hotel Muskara Cave also provides a free pick-up service from any bus station in Cappadocia for 24/7. The famous hot air balloon tours’ departure point is only 50 metres from Hotel Muskara Cave. The Rose Valley is 50 meters from the hotel. Goreme town center is within 3 km and Nevsehir Airport is 40 km away.