Welcome to Capadoccia
As if plucked from a fairytale and set down upon the stark Anatolian plains, Cappadocia is a geological oddity of honeycombed hills and towering boulders of fascinating beauty.
The fantastical topography is matched by the human history here. People have long utilised the region’s soft stone, seeking shelter underground and leaving the countryside scattered with amazing cavern architecture. The fresco-adorned rock-cut churches of Göreme Open-Air Museum and the subterranean refuges of Derinkuyu and Kaymaklı are the most famous sights, while simply bedding down in one of Cappadocia’s cave hotels is an experience in 21st-century cave living.Whether you’re wooed here by the hiking potential, the history or the bragging rights of becoming a modern troglodyte for a night, it’s the lunarscape panoramas that you’ll remember. This region’s accordion-ridged valleys, shaded in a palette of dusky orange and cream, are an epiphany of a landscape – the stuff of psychedelic daydreams.
In Cappadocia’s magical landscape of fairy chimneys, in the ancient village of Urgup, is carved into a mountain cliff, the Yunak Evleri.Yunak Evleri are a combination of six cave houses and one mansion with a total of 30 cave rooms dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries and crowned with a 19th century Greek Mansion.
The name of the neighborhood “Yunak” comes from the old days when women used to do all their washing and of course, socializing by the fountain located at the village square. Being by the fountain and at the Yunak was the centre of daily life before people had running water at home.
These cave houses have been renovated and decorated with care and in their own distinct style while strictly respecting the local character.
This rocky wonderland was shaped by millions of years of natural phenomena—but human hands performed equally incredible works here.
First of all, you will be welcomed with Turkish tea. Then you will be introduced with the traditional cooking class area, organic garden, home and the village. Will be prepared regional home cooking with your psychical attendance. Such as, chopped the onion, diced the tomato, mixed with garlic and mince beef, cooked them in the pot. On the other side, peal the eggplant on zebra style, half fried in olive oil (This could be sun flour oil)… this is how you make a stuffed eggplant meal. All this preparation and cooking are done by your psychical attendance. This will takes about 3 hours including soup, entrée, main meal and local dessert. Of course many other side dishes will served as well as your meals. You will enjoy your own cooked delicious Turkish foods as well.