Ortahisar Tours

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Ortahisar
Famous for the castle-like rock formation looming 90 meters high above the town, Ortahisar, or Middle Castle, is, well, right in the middle of the Cappadocian towns of Goreme, Urgup, Uchisar, and Neveshir. 

Though it is becoming more popular with visitors, Ortahisar is still a quiet farming town that’s sleepier than many of the other Cappadocian hotspots that are today bursting with boutique hotels. Life in Ortahisar is based around the cobbled streets which extend from the central square, and wandering the streets lined with stone houses is a great way to get a taste of life in a traditional Cappadocian town. 

The town is also known for the Culture Museum Restaurant, where a series of dioramas in the upstairs room displays traditional life in Cappadocia, while downstairs the restaurant isn’t a sideline next to the gift shop, it’s in the actual museum. Just a few kilometers is a museum of another kind, Goreme Open Air Museum. You can walk there from Ortahisar if you have good hiking legs! Also, 1km northeast of the town center, you can visit Hallacdere Monastery where intriguing animal heads are sculpted on the walls. 

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Located only a few kilometers southeast of Goreme, there’s an ATM at Orthahisar’s main square, and a number of good hiking trails lead out from town.
Address: Ortahisar/Nevşehir 50650, Turkey
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Cappadocia In One Day Small-Group Tour from Istanbul: Rose Valley, Ortahisar, Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley

Journey to Cappadocia for a comprehensive one day small group tour of Rose Valley, Ortahisar, Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley. With plenty of attention from your local guide discover this otherworldly UNESCO World Heritage region famous for its mushroom topped pinnacles, subsurface cities and cave carved ‘fairy chimneys.’ During this tour, stroll the verdant Rose Valley, visit the deserted village of Çavuşin, marvel at Ortahisar Castle, explore Kaymakli Underground City and admire stunning volcanic monoliths at Pigeon Valley. This small-group tour is limited to 20 people so you can enjoy extra attention from your guide.
  • Duration: 15 hours
  • Duration: 15 hours
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Highlights of Trabzon Tour with Private Guide

Marvel at the historic highlights of Turkey’s Black Sea coast on this private 5-hour tour of Trabzon. It’s the ideal shore excursion for first-time visitors or those short on time, including a visit to the magnificent Sumela Monastery, Ataturk’s mansion, the St. Sophia Museum, and the Ortahisar Buyuk Fatih mosque.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Fez Blue Pass of Turkey Highlights From Istanbul

Discover the highlights of Turkey with the Fez Blue Pass, which provides sightseeing tours in Istanbul, Gallipoli, Cappadocia and Kusadasi. See the Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace and other top attractions around Istanbul. Take a day trip to Gallipoli to visit landmarks like ANZAC Cove. Head to Kusadasi to take in Pamukkale, Ephesus, Heirapolis and more. Two tours in Cappadociashow you rock formations in Red Valley and Pigeon Valley, Ortahisar Castle, the Goreme Open Air Museum and more. The pass covers six full-day tours for a comprehensive experience.
  • Duration: Flexible
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