Göreme is, by far, the most beautiful town I have laid my eyes on. It is home to the kindest souls; every second spent there will forever stay in my heart.
If you are ever making your way to Turkey, this magical town is a MUST VISIT! Even after being a small town and not having much to offer, it is simply serene, while also unbelievably picturesque.
So here are the three things you HAVE TO do, while in Göreme:
Hot Air Balloon Ride
I truly do not have words to describe this experience. All I can say is that I am more than grateful to have ticked another dream off of my bucket list!
Its prices range from €80 per person to €180 per person, depending on the company and class you book. The company will pick you up from your hotel (at 5AM) and take you to the site, where a mini breakfast is waiting for you. While you are enjoying your tea/coffee, routine safety checks take place and if all is good, you are taken on a breath-taking journey that lasts for an hour, during sunrise.
I was lucky enough to have such a talented pilot that took us as close as possible to all the beautiful landmarks, like the Rose Salt Valley and Open-Air Museum.
Some people prefer to visit Göreme for just one night, but I definitely recommend two as the balloon ride fully depends on the weather; they are extremely strict when it comes to safety and no balloon is allowed to take off when the weather is bad. Fortunately, I was there for two nights, and I had the opportunity to fly on the second day after it was cancelled on the first.
If you are a fan of quad-bikes, like myself, there is no way you can afford to miss this!
This exciting adventure costs about €35 per person, in which you are accompanied by an instructor (in a separate bike) that takes you through the stunning hills, valleys, dunes and trails Cappadocia offers. The tour lasts for two hours with breaks at every famous landmark.
For those that aren’t in to speed, there are Horse Ride Tours available as well. This is basically sitting on a horse while the instructor takes you around the landmarks.
Visit Sunset Point
The sunset point is another famous landmark in Göreme that everyone climbs up to, to unwind and relax after a full day of activities.
Watch the sun go down, while you take in all the beauty in front of your eyes, and be thankful for all the amazing adventures you get to grow through.
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