LOCATIONS IN CAPPADOCIA
The richness of Cappadocia’s magical, poetic atmosphere combines with the rawness of its primordial, almost lunar landscape in a complementary dualism seemingly designed for the camera.
Around Ürgüp there are plentiful fairy chimneys, spectacular natural formations created by wind and rain erosion.
Ürgüp is also home to a remarkable collection of historical and religious sites, offering an amazing backdrop for films with its natural assets and rich history. Its geological formations, historical stone houses, mosques, churches, valleys, and more are just waiting for you to explore them.
Popular locations for filming in Ürgüp include the Devrent Valley (Valley of Dreams/Pink Valley), Kızılçukur, Mustafapaşa museum-city, the Seljuk caravanserai Sarıhan, Hallaç Stream, Fıratkan and its many churches (including Balkan churches), Kadı Castle, and Damsa Dam.
Still carrying the atmosphere of Christian rule and the ambience of a mystical past, the open-air museum of Göreme, with its electric atmosphere, is an essential backdrop for your films …
Göreme is a settlement carved into the rocks and is home to various monasteries dating from the 4th to the 13th century CE. The settlement is situated inside a valley, with churches, chapels, dining rooms, and living quarters carved into the cliff faces.
The Göreme Open-Air Museum includes numerous religious sites such as the Monastery of Girls and Boys, Chapel of St. Basil, Elmalı Church, Church of St. Barbara, Yılanlı Church, Karanlık Church, Çarıklı Church and Tokalı Church.
Ortahisar Castle is considered the single largest fairy chimney in Cappadocia. One of the world's earliest examples of a multi-floor settlement, the castle was also a popular resting spot for caravans traveling along the Silk Road. Ortahisar Castle is surrounded by canyon walls on three sides, and the rocky formation on which the castle is perched was originally carved out by the ancient Hittites for protection and refuge during wars.
- Derinkuyu Underground City
A 3,000-year-old labyrinthian city, hidden below the earth …
Cappadocia’s many fairy chimneys have survived the test of time, remaining upright for centuries, but the region is also home to nearly 200 underground cities deep below the earth. Of these, Derinkuyu is the largest.
Cappadocia Airport in Tuzköy is located 30 kilometers from the city center. Kayseri Erkilet Airport is 85 kilometers from Nevşehir, and offers an alternative for those who want to fly into Cappadocia.
Cappadocia, centrally located, is easily accessible from across Türkiye.
ACCOMMODATION IN NEVŞEHİR
Cappadocia offers a variety of accommodation facilities for film crews, with three, four, and five star hotels, cave inns, and pensions providing a homey atmosphere for long shoots.