Overlooking the unique view of the ancient rock formations of the Cappadocia region, Dedeman Cappadocia is located in the heart of Cappadocia with fairy chimneys and mysterious underground cities. Virtually all major Cappadocia attractions are within a few minutes to the hotel by car. Additionally, the hotel is one hour or less away from the both airports Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport and Kayseri Erkilet Airport. Dedeman Cappadocia is easy and convenient to access whether you have come to explore the natural and man-made beauty of the region or attend meetings at our extensive meeting facilities, or both.
Dedeman Cappadocia guests can discover the fairy chimneys and rock foundations formed as a result of lava eroded by river water and wind millions of years ago or they can experience amateur archeology or they can just relax by the pool under the warmth of the Cappadocia sun. Dedeman Cappadocia guests can also participate in a variety of activities like hot-air balloon tours, bike tours, trip to Göreme open air museum, horseback riding and semah shows organized by the whirling dervishes.
The Fairy Chimneys are the hallmark feature of Cappadocia’s lunar landscape. Formed by millennia of erosion, primarily wind, that has eaten away at the soft tufa stone, composed of volcanic ash, that makes up much of the Cappadocia region’s geography, the extraordinary shapes of some of the fairy chimneys seem to defy not the laws of gravity but of logic. These remarkable features can be found throughout most of the region and number easily in the thousands.
Kaymakli is a modern village situated about 20 km (13 miles) from the Dedeman Cappadocia that stands above a historic underground city. Discovered in 1964, four levels of these mysterious troglodyte dwellings are open to the public. Dwellings within the underground city do not communicate directly with one another but are accessible by individual passages. Each features its own ventilation system, living quarters, storerooms, and water cistern. Communication between the different living quarters was achieved via a system of small holes bored through the living rock.
One of Cappadocia's most interesting troglodyte villages lies below the town of Derinkuyu. Eight levels of dwellings, storerooms, chapels, and portions of monasteries have been discovered. The man-made caves are grouped around an 55-mt (280-foot) shaft with a cleverly-devised ventilation system comprising 52 vents. The multifunctional shafts also served as wells from which the inhabitants drew their water.
This region, famous for its rock churches, borrows its name from an adjacent village. Continuously inhabited since Roman times, countless rock churches and monasteries featuring entrancing Byzantine frescoes all share this unique location that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A protected open-air museum, it houses churches both from before and after the Iconoclastic Period.
Some 3 km (7.4 miles) from the hotel lies the tiny village of Ortahisar. Set at the foot of strange pockmarked bluffs from which countless cave dwellings have been carved, some of the churches in this village feature walls richly decorated with scenes from both the Old and New Testament.
Avanos is a small town, possibly of Seljuk origin, built on the banks of the Kizilirmak (Red River) about 16 km (8 miles) from the hotel. The town is well worth the visit to discover its signature handcrafted pottery, polished onyx, and carpets. Its beautiful crafts aside, Avanos has long been a popular destination thanks to its attractive old town with cobbled streets and views of the Red River, the longest in Turkey.