Even though in the valley of those charming fairy chimneys Cappadocia is well known for, the village of Uchisar seems like any other small town in Turkey.

It is famous for its castle. It’s actually one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cappadocia. Houses were built around the castle, but because of the increasing population and erosion, in time, habitation moved towards the lower parts of the valley, leaving the citadel in the middle of the town. The citadel has a large cave inside and three different tunnels leading to it. However, some of these have collapsed and are filled with stones and soil.


Turkish fripperies in Uchisar

From the top of the Uchisar Castle, the view of the whole Goreme valley is beautiful. The best photos from Cappadocia originated from here. The townspeople started opening their houses as pensions and it’s possible to get that great view from the garden or through the window of your own room.

As I was saying, Uchisar seems ancient because of those rock formations around it, the valley, and the castle itself. But just take a walk and stroll along those small streets. It is possible to find everything you need here, just like in any other small settlement. You can have a decent meal, buy few souvenirs.

I was just looking around, passing by those typical Turkish stores filled with fripperies. Looked up and to my own surprise, the store was called Boutique de Paris! Didn’t I tell you that you can find anything here!


The full Cappadocia SERIES




  • 24/02/2017

    Cappadocia was one of the best places to go. I remember the thrill of hot air ballooning over the incredible landscape.

  • 24/02/2017

    Hah! Boutique de Paris. Marvellous.

    But there has long been a fair degree of French influence in the area. Do you know, in Iran, the word for “Thank you” is “Merci”?

  • 26/02/2017

    Such a great post, sadly when I visited Turkey in 2014 I didn’t quite get to Cappadocia. You have such a great guide here. This post is awesome!
    Kristie (youtheworldwandering)


post a comment

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

If you need a freelance travel writer or you would like to see your country, city, flight, etc., presented on the blog, drop me an email. 

Find our more on Freelance Travel Writer page.

I am looking forward to working with you.

Danijela ćirović


Great stories in one place - eBooks, digital brochures, and postcards.