a white carpet of snow Cappadocia is, if possible,
even more beautiful. Wandering through Güvercinlik
Valley with its stone spires or climbing the
icebound steps of Uçhisar Castle, you
feel as if you have come to a magical winter
wonderland. In the still cold air you can see
your breath and hear the whisper of falling
snowflakes. Snow erases all unnecessary details
and colours from the landscape, revealing it
with unequalled clarity.
The name Cappadocia derives from the Persian
Katpatukya, meaning Land of Beautiful Horses.
The region lies at the heart of Asia Minor,
in a triangle formed by the towns of Nevsehir,
Ürgüp and Avanos, and its history
is as fascinating as its scenery.