Uchisar Castle Tours

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Uchisar Castle is Cappadocia’s tallest fairy chimney, Mother Nature’s castle in the form of a volcanic rock outcrop visible from miles in any direction. While not a castle by the standard definition the outcrop was used during the late Byzantine and early Ottoman periods as a natural fortress for protection against armies on the surrounding plains.  Erosion has revealed a honeycomb-like structure of cavities within the rock, many of which were used as natural dwellings until the makeshift village was evacuated during the 1960s.

A climb up 120 steps leads to the summit of Uchisar Castle — a perfect vantage point for watching a sunset over the stunning Cappadocian landscape.

Practical Info

Uchisar Castle is a popular stop for tour buses in Cappadocia, so plan your visit early or late to avoid the worst of the crowds.
Location
Address: Uçhisar, Cappadocia, Turkey, Turkey
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Hours: Open 8am-Sunset
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Admission: 3TL
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