The two authors have been travelling around Cappadocia since 1986 and by now have found another home in the pottery town of Avanos. They are fascinated by the archaic landscape: semi-desert, semi-oasis, almost paradise-looking green valleys surrounded by fairy-like rock formations. For milleniums, people have lived here in comfortable cave dwellings. The early Christians took refuge in the secluded beauty of Cappadocia, decorating their cave churches with valuable frescoes and making church history. For centuries, Christians and Muslims lived side by side by the foot of the almost 4000 m high Erciyes volcano in one of the most fantastic erosion landscapes on earth. Cappadocia - a region where you can still feel like an explorer - provided you are courious enough. Wherever you go, you can feel history here. This guide provides a wealth of information, and many a little story will put you in the right mood for the enchanting cultural landscape. You will also find all the important travel tips for Turkey and Cappadocia, walks with detailed descriptions, a short dictionary of all the necessary vocabulary and more than 100 photos and 30 local area maps.