Best time to visit Cappadocia

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Best time of year to visit Cappadocia

Perfect conditions for sightseeing and outdoor activities make April to May and September to October the best time to visit Cappadocia. Spotting wildflowers and birds, hiking and cycling are marvellous during the spring. Summer peak season brings the heat, crowds, and higher prices. Winter season from December to March can be rainy and windy, but it also brings beautiful views over snow-dusted rocks along with sledding and skiing. Breathtaking ballon flights and Whirling Dervish performances are there for you in any season.

9 THINGS TO DO IN CAPPADOCIA (MARCH 30 - APRIL 08)

Ballooning Сhallenge

all year round • activity

Take one of the balloon flights and watch Cappadocia's magnificent scenery from heights

Hiking and Trekking

April–June • activity

Cappadocia is made for trekking! Check out all the valleys and relax at spectacular resting spots

Dervish Dancing Performance

all year round • activity

Take a glance of one of the most impressive performances of Cappadocia's best whirling dancers

Fairy Chimneys

all year round • nature

Amazingly-shaped remains of volcanic eruption make Cappadocia a great offbeat adventure

Kaymaklı Underground City

all year round • activity

Explore the mysteries and beauty of Kaymaklı underground city tunnels

Cycling

April–November • activity

Discover Cappadocia's lush valleys while cycling on two wheels

Skiing, Snowboarding and Sledding

early December–late April • activity

Try winter sports for all ages at Cappadicia's highest point at Mount Erciyes

Spring Flowers in Goreme

April–June • nature

Visit town of Goreme in spring to see the multitude of colours and feel the amazing flower scents

Birdwatching

April–November • activity

Turkey lies on a migration route of many birds making their journey between Europe and Africa. Amazing birds complete unique Cappadocian​ landscape with their colour and beauty

6 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Cappadocia Ultra Trail

October 20–21, 2018 • event

Join for the three different races organized in a UNESCO heritage site of Cappadocia!

Winter Hiking Adventure

December–February • activity

Get a taste of the wilderness while winter hiking in Cappadocia's Rose & Love Valleys

Grape Harvest

mid-August–late October • food

Cappadocia is known as one of the oldest and the best wine centers in Turkey

Dried Apricots

June–August • food

Turkey is known to be one of the biggest exporters of dried fruit. Cappadocia is one of the largest regions that produce sun-dried apricots in a unique​ way

Raisins

October • food

Try delicious sun-dried raisins—a true specialty of Cappadocia

Wolves and Other Wild Animals

December–February • nature

Wild animals could still be observed at some of Cappadoccia's valleys