Cappadocia, Turkey: Details on how to get there, where to stay, what to do


Many of the early Christians fled to Turkey in the first and second centuries and lived in the caves in Cappadocia's hills. Here, an early monastery built into the rock at the Zelve Open Air Museum in Zelve, near Urgup. (Annie Gowen/THE WASHINGTON POST)
October 28, 2011
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GETTING THERE

Turkish Airlines offers one-stop flights from Dulles Airport to Erkilet Airport in Kayseri, Turkey, about an hour from Urgup, with fares starting at about $900 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY

Serinn House

Esbelli Sokak No. 36

011-90-384-341-6076

www.serinnhouse.com

Charming six-room cave hotel. Deluxe rooms run $170 a night, standard $150. Gourmet breakfast included.

WHERE TO EAT

Ziggy Cafe and Restaurant

Yunak Mah., Tevfik Fikret Caddesi No. 24

011-90-384-341-7107

www.ziggycafe.com

Three-story restaurant in an old stone house, serving cuisine based on local ingredients and traditions; popular with tourists and locals. My dinner — two meze, main course and two glasses of wine — came to about $41 without tip.

WHAT TO DO

Argeus Tourism and Travel

Istiklal Caddesi No.7

011-90-384-341 4688

www.argeus.com.tr

Offers a variety of tours around Cappadocia. Rates from $90 to $280 for a one-day tour, depending on the size of the group.

Annie Gowen is The Post’s India bureau chief and has reported for the Post throughout South Asia and the Middle East.
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