THE GATE TO CAPPADOCIA!
Nevsehir has a history tracing back to 3000 B.C. It is one of the tourism heavens of Turkey.
Nevsehir Cappadocia Airport in Tuzköy is 30 kilometers northwest of the city centre. Airport services are available. Urban transportation is generally by taxi, minibus, or city bus, but rent-a-car is also a common method. Distances between the centers are not very far.
You can stay in one of the cave hotels which are the specialty of the region. There are also many accommodation options in Ürgüp, Göreme, Uçhisar and Avanos for every budget of traveler. These are some of the more stylish hotels in Nevşehir: argos in Cappadocia, Ottoman Cave Suites, Grand Cave Suites, Cappadocia Cave Suites Boutique Hotel, Hotel Taskonaklar Cappodocia, Anatelein Boutique Cave Hotel, Goreme Kaya Hotel, Cappadocia Estates, Miras Hotel, Museum Hotel, DoubleTree By Hilton Avanos Cappadocia and The Village Cave Hotel.
Tufa culturally determined Nevsehir's fate. What is tufa? Tufa is a kind of detritus stone coming into being by volcanoes to spew out lava, ash and sand. Peribacalari (chimney rocks), the settlements caved into rocks, the Cappadocia evoking a space city and the unprecedented underground cities getting around a large area are all the favor of tufa presented to Nevsehir. The visitors to Nevsehir accomplish a trip to the history via the culture and the natural marvels they witness there. Peribacalari are the products of the lava spumed forth by Erciyes and Hasan Mountains.Today, these extinct volcanoes are one of the historical faces of Nevsehir. In addition to the dominant landforms such as Peribacalari, the settling areas carved into the stones are among the rare cultural complexes. Because the tufa covering Cappadocia could easily be engraved it had been a life pattern to live within the stones. These residential areas would be used by monks as temples through the next centuries. Four seasons can be lived lovely in Cappadocia. In winter, snow covers Peribacalari and make them mystify. In spring and summer, different kinds of greenstuff dresses Cappadoccia. The dispersed underground cities in different sizes are formed by the way the soft tufa to be carved down. These immense settlements are unusual historical and cultural values situated in Nevsehir. Urgup, Goreme, Ihlara Valley, Underground Cities, Hacibektas Mesuem, Avanos, Uchisar Castle, the harmony of mosques, churches and the Hittite stone epigraph and stone churches are all worth to be seen.
Although it is not anticipated to find modern shopping centers in Nevsehir, the city center is developed when compared to the suburban areas. The local art evokes a promising market consistent with the economical and social structure of the city. Handloom (carpet, rug), kilim, macrame (needle lace) and pottery show the rich culture of the city. The authentic art presents unique alternatives for giftwares. The earthenware art depicts the nostalgic and the genuine aspect of Nevsehir. The decorations made of onyx and copper stones and leather articles are suitable to be used as memorial assets and gifts.
Agriculture and farming is the corner stone of the social and economical life of the settled population in Nevsehir. Because of the existence of different civilizations in the past, it is not abnormal to encounter different cultural life styles here. The presence of different kinds of animals of the virgin nature of Nevsehir adds uncommon experiences to trips around. The authentic and local festivals and ceremonies, trooping away, especially travelling Cappadocia on the back of horses, bicycle tourism, camping at Cappadocia, paragliding at Uchisar and Goreme, safari with jeeps alongside the paths between Peribacalari compose the basic cultural and entertainment activities. Especially, the grape and wine festivals are the indispensable and customary activities finding acceptance in the social life.