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New Year's Eve 2022-2023

Ring in New Year at a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, famous for its honeycomb hills

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Last updated: by Olga Valchyshen
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Winter sports, fairytale scenery, cave dwellings, and hot air balloon rides make Cappadocia a perfect place to welcome New Year. Cappadocia is a year-round destination with an impressive list of historical, cultural, and natural attractions. It is also known for amazing food, Cappadocian wine, and famous Turkish tea and coffee.

Ürgüp, Goreme, and Uchisar are the most popular destinations in Cappadocia during New Year celebrations. Balloon tours, various activities, fireworks, and celebrations are organized in most cities. In addition, many hotels and resorts in Cappadocia hold countdown parties.

A balloon ride at sunset is another great way to celebrate the arrival of the New Year, enjoying jaw-dropping views of snow-capped hills. One more good idea is to stay in one of the cave hotels. You can find the greatest variety in Goreme, which is also famous for its cave churches and frescoes, dating back to the 10-12th centuries.

Cappadocia is also one of the few places in Turkey, which enjoys abundant snow. Visitors can enjoy skiing and snowboarding at Mount Erciyes, which is also famous for its caves, hosting religious celebrations of Byzantine monks. Riding down the slopes and going up in a hot air balloon in one day is what makes a New Year vacation in Cappadocia so special!

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