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Location: Nevşehir Merkez

Day 1 - 4 Sep 2021

Antique Terrace Hotel

Nevşehir Merkez, Antique Terrace Hotel
Nevşehir Merkez, Antique Terrace Hotel
Nevşehir Merkez, Antique Terrace Hotel
Nevşehir Merkez, Antique Terrace Hotel

Content: When you fly to Cappadocia you usually arrive at Kayseri. Even in the middle of the night there are shuttlebusses going to Cappadocia/Göreme. You only have to prebook in advance. We arrived around 3am at the airport and about 1 hour later we arrived in our beautiful cave hotel in Göreme. We only slept an hour to be ready on the rooftop for sunrise at 5:30am. The hotel rooftop is the perfect place to watch the balloons and the sunrise! They even prepared a nice breakfast photo spot for everyone.

Turkish Ravioli Restaurant

Nevşehir Merkez, Turkish Ravioli Restaurant

Content: We had lunch at this amazing restaurant. A lot of people recommended this place to us and we loved it. You have a nice view from the rooftop and the food is great! It's also a nice dinner spot.

Location: Göreme

Day 1 - 4 Sep 2021

Göreme

Göreme, Göreme
Göreme, Göreme
Göreme, Göreme
Göreme, Göreme
Göreme, Göreme
Göreme, Göreme

Content: In the afternoon/evening we went for a walk around the beautiful town of Göreme. There are so many cute places to explore and they have amazing restaurants and shops everywhere! Many of the buildings are like caves which is really cool.

Location: Nevşehir

Day 2 - 5 Sep 2021

Kapadokya Göreme

Nevşehir, Kapadokya Göreme
Nevşehir, Kapadokya Göreme
Nevşehir, Kapadokya Göreme
Nevşehir, Kapadokya Göreme
Nevşehir, Kapadokya Göreme

Content: The next morning we were picked up very early for our hot air balloon flight. It was such an amazing experience! We flew over Cappadocia for 1.5 hours for sunrise. The tours can be booked in the hotel or online or in one of the shops. So it's very easy and they are also affordable! Tip: Wear warm clothes, even in summer it's very cold that early in the morning!

Location: Nevşehir Merkez

Day 2 - 5 Sep 2021

Antique Terrace Hotel

Nevşehir Merkez, Antique Terrace Hotel
Nevşehir Merkez, Antique Terrace Hotel
Nevşehir Merkez, Antique Terrace Hotel
Nevşehir Merkez, Antique Terrace Hotel

Content: After the balloon flight we had breakfast at our beautiful hotel. It was a buffet with amazing food which is also served on the rooftop. We enjoyed it in the sun with this amazing view over Cappadocia!

Sunset view point

Nevşehir Merkez, Sunset view point
Nevşehir Merkez, Sunset view point
Nevşehir Merkez, Sunset view point

Content: For sunset we hiked up the sunset hill in Göreme city. It's an easy hike of maybe 10-15min and you have a beautiful view for sunset above the town of Göreme. We did it twice, one time for sunset and one time after sunset, because at night it looks incredible as well.

Location: Nevşehir Merkez

Day 3 - 6 Sep 2021

Grand Cappadocia Hotel

Nevşehir Merkez, Grand Cappadocia Hotel
Nevşehir Merkez, Grand Cappadocia Hotel
Nevşehir Merkez, Grand Cappadocia Hotel

Content: For the next days we changed our hotel (because we couldn't decide which one we should stay when we were booking our trip :D) and it was also just beautiful! They have breakfast included as well and a nice pool area! And the best: they also have a nice rooftop terrace from where yo can watch the sunrise and the balloon. The most of the time we were there even alone! Such an amazing experience.

Location: Kaymaklı

Day 3 - 6 Sep 2021

Kaymaklı

Kaymaklı, Kaymaklı
Kaymaklı, Kaymaklı

Content: The next day we rented a car and visited the underground city of Kaymakli, which was very impressive! You can walk through the underground tunnels and the different rooms there. It's hard to believe that people still lived there some time ago!

Location: Nevşehir Merkez

Day 3 - 6 Sep 2021

GÖKHAN USTANIN YERİ

Nevşehir Merkez, GÖKHAN USTANIN YERİ

Content: We had lunch at this nice local imbiss! It's right next to the underground city and crazy cheap and authentic. We paid around 5€ for both of us together including drinks!

Love Valley Panorama

Nevşehir Merkez, Love Valley Panorama

Content: We also visited Love Valley, which is a very cool place with a crazy landscape! You can just enjoy the view or also go hiking there.

Rose Valley

Nevşehir Merkez, Rose Valley

Content: Another spot to visit around Cappadocia! This area has so many amazing valleys with great views.

Red Valley

Nevşehir Merkez, Red Valley
Nevşehir Merkez, Red Valley

Content: The most famous sunset place in Cappadocia is Red valley! So we had to check this spot out! It's very beautiful, you can just sit somewhere and enjoy the sunset or there's also a place which sells food and drinks.

Location: Nevşehir Merkez

Day 4 - 7 Sep 2021

Grand Cappadocia Hotel

Nevşehir Merkez, Grand Cappadocia Hotel
Nevşehir Merkez, Grand Cappadocia Hotel
Nevşehir Merkez, Grand Cappadocia Hotel
Nevşehir Merkez, Grand Cappadocia Hotel
Nevşehir Merkez, Grand Cappadocia Hotel

Content: In the morning we watched like a every morning the sunrise from our beautiful hotel terrace. After this we always made a nap for 1 hour to warm us up and then we had breakfast on the terrace which was sooo delicious! Since this trip I honestly miss Turkish breakfast every single day in my life and I want to go back sooo badly!

Location: Nevşehir

Day 4 - 7 Sep 2021

Uchisar Castle (Uçhisar Kalesi)

Nevşehir, Uchisar Castle (Uçhisar Kalesi)
Nevşehir, Uchisar Castle (Uçhisar Kalesi)
Nevşehir, Uchisar Castle (Uçhisar Kalesi)
Nevşehir, Uchisar Castle (Uçhisar Kalesi)
Nevşehir, Uchisar Castle (Uçhisar Kalesi)
Nevşehir, Uchisar Castle (Uçhisar Kalesi)

Content: We drove to a town nearby which is called Uchisar. They have a castle which is sooo cool! You can explore the castle and walk til the top to have an amazing view over Cappadocia!! As far as I know you can also book a tour to Uchisar castle or go there with public transport.

Location: Nevşehir Merkez

Day 4 - 7 Sep 2021

Göreme Milli Parkı

Nevşehir Merkez, Göreme Milli Parkı

Content: There's also a "museum" in Göreme where you can experience the typical Cappadocian architecture.

Sedef

Nevşehir Merkez, Sedef

Content: A nice lunch & dinner spot in the middle of Göreme city.

Location: Nevşehir Merkez

Day 5 - 8 Sep 2021

Grand Cappadocia Hotel

Nevşehir Merkez, Grand Cappadocia Hotel
Nevşehir Merkez, Grand Cappadocia Hotel
Nevşehir Merkez, Grand Cappadocia Hotel

Content: The last day we had an amazing last sunrise and breakfast again at our hotel. Then we went with the shuttle bus to Kayseri airport. You can prebook the shuttle online or in your hotel and they are well organised and on time!

Location: İstanbul

Day 5 - 8 Sep 2021

İstanbul

İstanbul, İstanbul

Content: Then we took a plane from Kayseri airport to Istanbul!

Location: Taksim

Day 6 - 9 Sep 2021

Van Kahvaltı Evi

Taksim, Van Kahvaltı Evi

Content: Let's explore Istanbul! The perfect way to start the day in Istanbul is Turkish breakfast! The best Turkish breakfast spot around Taksim is this one. In Istanbul you can watch people sitting in restaurants eating turkish breakfast the whole day, even for lunch and dinner! Then it was time to explore the oldtown.

Location: Beyoğlu

Day 6 - 9 Sep 2021

Galata Bridge

Beyoğlu, Galata Bridge
Beyoğlu, Galata Bridge

Content: Our first stop on our way to the oldtown was the Galata bridge. It's so cool to watch the fishermen and the boats. You'll walk over the bridge if you live in Taksim lr Beyoglu and walk to the old town.

Location: Istanbul old town

Day 6 - 9 Sep 2021

Hagia Sophia

Istanbul old town, Hagia Sophia

Content: Nearby you can find the famous Mosque "Hagia Sophia". Around the mosques are nice parks where you can walk around. The blue mosque is another famous mosque nearby you can visit.

Grand Bazaar

Istanbul old town, Grand Bazaar
Istanbul old town, Grand Bazaar

Content: Another must do in Istanbul oldtown is the grand bazaar! Here you can find a lot of different things zo buy. The bazaar is also very famous for the lantern shops! We were walking around a long time because there was so much to see. It can be very crowded.

Nova Santiye Cafe

Istanbul old town, Nova Santiye Cafe

Content: If you're looking for one of these instagrammable rooftop resraurant with an amazing view over Istanbul this is the place to be! Nova santiye cafe is a great place for this and also very affordable.

Location: Beyoğlu

Day 7 - 10 Sep 2021

Karaköy

Beyoğlu, Karaköy
Beyoğlu, Karaköy

Content: In Karaköy you find a lot of different boat tours and ferrys which can bring you to Kadiköy. We did and we absolutely loved it! Kadiköy is my new favourite part of Istanbul. It's very modern and affordable and you find a lot of nice shops and fancy restaurants around there. It's a perfect place to spend a day and walk around Istanbul.

Location: Kadıköy

Day 7 - 10 Sep 2021

Kadıköy

Kadıköy, Kadıköy
Kadıköy, Kadıköy
Kadıköy, Kadıköy
Kadıköy, Kadıköy

Content: As you might know the city of Istanbul is divided into the Asian and the European part. While the old town and also the Taksim area are part of Europe, Kadiköy is located on the other side of the water and part of Asia!

180 Coffee Bakery

Kadıköy, 180 Coffee Bakery

Content: We had a lunch break at this nice cafe.

Location: Beyoğlu

Day 7 - 10 Sep 2021

Karaköy

Beyoğlu, Karaköy

Content: When we came back we loved it to walk around the harbour of Karaköy. You'll always find a nice place to eat here!

Firuz Cafe

Beyoğlu, Firuz Cafe

Content: One of our favourite restaurants this area! We've been here a few times for dinner. I mean.. look at this cheese!

Location: Fatih

Day 8 - 11 Sep 2021

Fener

Fatih, Fener
Fatih, Fener
Fatih, Fener
Fatih, Fener
Fatih, Fener

Content: The area of Balat/Fener is also a very recommended part of Istanbul! We went there early to avoid the crowds. It's full of beautiful architecture and nice cafes and a great spot for photos. You can go there by public transport from any other part of Istanbul (or even walk).

Location: Beyoğlu

Day 8 - 11 Sep 2021

Taksim Square

Beyoğlu, Taksim Square
Beyoğlu, Taksim Square
Beyoğlu, Taksim Square

Content: The rest of the day we spent around the Taksim/Beyoglu area. There's so much to explore, like the famous Istakal street. Be prepared that the roads in this area are very hilly and it can be really exhausting.

Galata Tower

Beyoğlu, Galata Tower

Content: The Galata tower is also an interesting place to visit in this area. We passed it a few times on our walks. You can even go up if you like!

Bilice Kebap

Beyoğlu, Bilice Kebap

Content: This place is the best to end the day with an authentic Turkish dinner! It's one of the best places I've ever eaten and the area around is so beautiful as well! A perfect place to end an amazing trip!