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History of Ürgüp


Urgup is a district located in the Cappadocia region of Turkey, known for its unique geological formations and historical sites. The history of Urgup dates back to ancient times, when it was known as Osiana and was a part of the Roman Empire. Later, during the Byzantine Empire, Urgup became an important center for the production of wine and the cultivation of grapes.

One of the most notable historical sites in Urgup is the Temenni Hill, which is also known as the “Wish Hill.” According to legend, if you climb to the top of the hill and make a wish, your wish will come true. Another important historical site in Urgup is the ancient city of Selime, which was carved out of the rocks and served as a religious and cultural center during the Byzantine period.

To get to Urgup, the easiest way is to fly into the nearby Kayseri Erkilet Airport or Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport and then take a bus or taxi to Urgup. There are also daily flights from Istanbul to Kayseri and Nevsehir.

Once you arrive in Urgup, there are many things to see and do. The town itself is known for its unique architecture, including many cave dwellings and rock-cut houses. The old town area is especially interesting, with narrow winding streets, traditional houses, and a number of shops and restaurants.

Another popular attraction in Urgup is the Göreme Open Air Museum, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The museum contains a number of rock-cut churches and monasteries dating back to the 10th, 11th, and 12th centuries, and is a must-visit for anyone interested in the history and culture of the region.

Urgup is also known for its hot air balloon rides, which offer stunning views of the Cappadocia landscape from above. There are a number of companies in Urgup that offer balloon rides, and it is recommended to book in advance.

Overall, Urgup is a unique and fascinating destination in Turkey, with a rich history and culture, beautiful scenery, and plenty of things to see and do. It is definitely worth a visit for anyone interested in exploring this beautiful part of the world.

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