London, United Kingdom, March 29, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Adventure travel company PureTravel, are delighted to unveil their latest travel website which showcases Turkey as a vacation destination. And in keeping with all of the tours on the main PureTravel website, these new trips come direct from Turkish tour operators.
For those seeking unique holidays Turkey Vacation fulfills the requirement. Visit one of the world’s richest sources of history in Cappadocia’s Goreme Valley. Known for its unique lunar landscape, underground cities and architecture, travelers come here for discovery. Enchanting Fairy Chimneys, formed by thousands of years’ of rain, these delightful volcanic rock structures are exclusive to this place. Vacationers spend hours strolling through homes and churches that were carved into many of these volcanic formations, mesmerized by frescoes still rich with color.
Also distinct to Cappadocia is Kaymakli. Long ago thousands of people inhabited this underground city, carved deep into the yielding volcanic rock of the hills. Burrowing more than 83 meters down, a sophisticated network of passageways comprises eight levels which provided sanctuary for 6th century Christians. Here, trekkers can stay overnight in a cave room complete with contemporary comforts. Visitors can witness the sunrise in a hot air balloon, or hike through the mysterious landscape of the Rose Valley. Many opt to visit another underground city, Derinkuyu, stopping along the way in the historic town of Güzelyurt.
Situated below Hasan Dagi’s white-topped peaks, between Kaymakli and Derinkuyu, the fortified town of Güzelyurt dates back to the Ottoman period. A testament to history in itself, the city’s remarkable architectural style is protected by laws prohibiting structures that would detract from it.
Becoming Muslim during the famous League of Nations’ populace exchange, a number of churches were beautifully transformed into mosques. Visitors rest here over delicious meals and tea before visiting Büyük Kilise Camii –the Great Church Mosque. In addition to its astonishing structures above ground, Güzelyurt boasts a subterranean city of its own beneath the heart of town. There are many choices for overnight accommodation here as well. Cappadocia is just one of many exceptional holidays Turkey has to offer.