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Various hiking and trekking tours

You can buy tours through the travel agencies to be accompanied by the professional guides, or organize your trips by yourself. With a guide you will save time and you will not get lost, but the pace will be taxed and you will surely end up in a carpet shop or very very expensive pottery at the end of a day. All agencies in Urgup perform more or less the same tricks. Needless to book well in advance, it is better to tour agencies in the centre of the city the night before and put them in competition. Also be aware that you will be mixed with tourists of different nationalities and that the guide should therefore give the explanations successively in different languages. It is quite possible to visit by yourself all attractions using local bus or hitchhiking which works quite well to get to the starting point of your walk.

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Pancarlik Valley

A spectacular lunar landscape of the volcanic rock formations. Also there are three rock-cut churches. And the beautiful and frescoed church of San Teodoro Pancarlik (built in the 10th century) is the most important and interesting one. It's surrounded with a number of caves carved into the volcanic rock. Overall, Pancarlik Valley is not crowded at all comparing to some other valleys.

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Cave Konak Hotel

A newly restored historical building of traditional stone arched rooms and ancient underground cave rooms. Friendly, family-run hotel with atmosphere of Cappadocian culture. There are currently 4 suites for 1/2/3/4/5 persons (one with a private roof terrace). Great views from roof terraces and historical balcony.

Antik Cave House

Set around a stone courtyard dressed with flowers, this small hotels has double and triple rooms. Some are faux caves dug into the hillside, some are built from stone blocks. The relentlessly helpful staff, and the spectacular rooftop terrace, age highlights. Free wireless internet.

Devrent valley

Devrent valley and its remarkable rock formations, including the one in the shape of a camel. Superb view on the city. Climb the hill Temmeni through narrow streets lined with old Greek houses, to the tomb of a Seljuk Pasha.

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Hotel Selcuklu Evi

This is an old Seljuk house restored and tastefully decorated. The hotel is complete with a landscaped garden for relaxation. Some rooms have private terraces where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the old town.

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Ürgüp Pide

Excellent Pide (pizzas Turkish) and a good assortment of grilled meats in the courtyard of the bus station. The service is friendly and fast. A good solution to eat before taking a bus for a few euros.

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The Turkish bath is quite basic, but the operators doing quite well. For 25 euros you will be bathed, massaged and provided with the usual towel. The personal is very helpful and friendly.

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Dimrit café and restaurant

It is an old house converted into a restaurant. Advantage: a panoramic terrace where you can enjoy a superb view of the valley. It also has an cave-like inside room.

Hotel Surban

A hotel with typical architecture decorated with oriental decoration. From its terrace you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city and the troglodyte constructions.


Cappadocia is one of the best places in the world to make a hot air balloon ride. Admiring the tufa formations of the sky is an unforgettable experience.

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Ancient Roman city dating back to the 4th century. It houses some well preserved mosaic areas, two chapels and a few other buildings.

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Ürgüp museum

Smallish museum showing coins, clothes, pottery and some other historical findings from Ürgüp area.

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Angel bar

Take a drink while listening to a good music in this trendy place. It has a lovely terrace.

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Somine cafe and restaurant

A very nice room with a fireplace in the center. Fine cuisine and quality service.

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Wine tasting

Offer guided tours. There is also wine shop available.

Sofra restaurant

Offers authentic cuisine at a very reasonable prices.

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Cappadocia Perissia Hotel

5-Star Hotel. 350 rooms, a large wellness area

SLEEP   —  +90 384 3412930 —  Kaysero Cd

Tourist Information Center

Provides some basic information and maps.

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Ziggy cafe and restaurant

A varied menu and a lovely setting.

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Cave Dwellings

In abundancy throughout all town.

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Yunak Evleri

23 rooms, 4 suites

SLEEP   —  +90 384 3416920 —  Yunak Mah.

Elkep Evi Cave House

21 rooms, 1 suite

SLEEP   —  +90 384 3416000 —  Esbelli Mah. 26

Esbelli Evi

8 rooms

SLEEP   —  +90 384 3413395 —  Esbelli 5B

Razziya Evi

7 rooms

SLEEP   —  +90 384 3415089 —  Cingilli S 24


7 Rooms

SLEEP   —  +90 384 3416623 —  Esbelli Mah.6

Fairy chimneys

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Gomeda Valley

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Bus station

OTHER   —  +90 384 341 4766 —  Map

About Ürgüp

Ürgüp (formerly known as Ossiana in Greek) is an ideal starting point to visit Cappadocia. It used to be a centre of a trade at Seljuk times. Today it is still popular for its handicrafts and small shops. The city attracts lots of travelers, thanks to its geomorphological sights and cave dwellings. It is one of the largest towns in Cappadocia and has many cave hotels and restaurants *