Urgup: The Land Of The Magical Fairy Chimneys

When it comes to Urgup, first scene comes to mind is the rise of a beautiful full moon between two fairy chimneys standing side by side; but looking opposite directions as two lovers who are angry with each other. While taking a walk in the streets of Urgup where stone houses encircling you , you will feel that you are following the footsteps of the residents of these lands who walked this streets with joy, despair, peace, fear, disappointment… All these memories can be felt in the  atmosphere, you can feel it the land you walk by, you can feel it in the air you breathe, you can feel it in a local coffee shop that you take a little rest.

As in all Cappadocia, Urgup has a lot to offer in terms of sightseeings. Kızılcukur Valley that is colored in red in sunset, Pink Valley with unique fairy chimneys that resembles a group of people turned to stone or a traveler cortege looking at the same direction as if they are waiting for directions are great locations to visit. Wish Hill is also a must see  with the magical view of  Urgup on one side and the Mount Erciyes’ paramount and a bit intimidating sillhoutte on the other.

It would not be fair not to visit the vineyards while visiting Urgup; we are pretty sure that you would be interested in the places where the delicious vines born.


Top attractions in Urgup


Lying within the boundaries of middle Anatolian cities like Nevsehir, Kayseri and Aksaray; Cappadocia is one of the main touristic areas of Turkey containing the most extraordinary sightseeings such as Uchisar, Urgup, Goreme, Avanos and Zelve.


Goreme, home of the magnificent fairy chimneys, is one of the main touristic spots of Nevsehir and one of the first places that witnessed the spread of Christianity.


Did you know that Avanos is the heart of pottery production in Cappadocia, following the footsteps of Hittite culture? Being a home for fairy chimneys that are some of the most eccentric natural formations of Turkey, of the world really is more than enough.

Goreme Open Air Museum

Goreme Open Air Museum is one of the largest open air museums of the world, that is included in UNESCO World Heritage List. In amazing ancient city, there are numerous houses, churches, monasteries, graves and schools were built by carving the rocks thousands of years ago.


Uchisar hosts the Uchisar Castle that is the perfect spot for the visitors who would like to enjoy the Cappadocia’s amazing panoramic view that is beyond comparison from the top.

Uchisar Castle

Uchisar Castle is the perfect spot for the visitors who would like to enjoy the Cappadocia’s amazing panoramic view that is beyond comparison from the top. It consists of two majestic rocks with many houses graves, vaults and sanctuaries carved on them with great efforts.

Kaymakli Underground City

Kaymakli is an important underground city of Cappadocia that is built for defence and protection purposes. Today 4 layers of the city is open to visitors. It is consisting of the rooms, worshipping areas, vaults, graves and barns that interconnected via ladders, passages and narrow holes.

Derinkuyu Underground City

Derinkuyu Underground City was first built for the hiding and protection needs of first Christians that settled in the area and today it is one of the biggest underground cities of Cappadocia.


Nevsehir, originally named as Nissa by the ancient civilizations Hittites, has been one of the most important tourism and agriculture centers of its region. It is a very well-known travel destination not only for Turkey; but for the whole world.

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