Göreme National Park
Göreme National Park is a geological wonder. The soft, porous rock of the Cappadocian hills has been eroded over time by rain and wind, forming a landscape of eerie fairy chimneys and twisted columns.
The formations are at their most impressive in the early morning light, when the soft pink and orange hues are at their most intense. The park is also home to some of Turkey’s most important historical sites, including the rock-hewn churches of Göreme, which date back to the 10th century. There are also several villages in the park, each with its own distinctive character. Home to nomadic families for centuries, the villages are now popular with tourists, who come to buy traditional handicrafts and sample the delicious Turkish cuisine.