We stayed in the town of Göreme which is considered the heart of Cappadocia. The whole town (in fact, basically the whole region) thrives on tourism. One of the unique aspects of this town is the hotels and hostels carved out of “fairy chimneys” (tall, thin spires of rock). Another great aspect is its central location, making it very conducive to hiking to other towns.

After a few days of hiking, it was nice to relax for a few hours at the Turkish Bath. We had a skin peel and massage, hung out in the sauna, enjoyed the pool, and relaxed on the marble hot stone.