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10 Most Instagrammable Places In Cappadocia

10 Most Instagrammable Places In Cappadocia

If you’re looking for the most Instagrammable places in Cappadocia to fill your feed with beauty, then look no further. Here’s our ultimate photo guide.

What Photography Gear Do We Use?

One of our most commonly asked questions, is how we take all of the couple photos seen on our Instagram. And of course, our camera gear plays a big part in that.

So before we start, we take all of our photos using a Canon 90D and a Zomei Tripod, and as always our best advice is to arrive at a location as early as possible.

Click HERE for our full Travel Photography Gear – What Equipment Do We Use? blog.

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Getting Around Cappadocia + Tips

Cappadocia is an almost triangle-like shape region, and lies between Nevsehir, Nigde, and Aksaray.

Before we start, if you’re looking for transfers from the airport to your hotel, you can secure a cheap and easy Cappadocia Private Airport Transfers here.

The area has become a very popular tourist destination in Turkey because of it’s unique geological, historic and cultural features.

The majority of tourists choose to stay in the town of Goreme, and there are generally 4 ways to get around:

By Foot:

Honestly, the town of Goreme is easily walkable.

No matter where you are staying in town, the majority of popular tourist destinations are reachable on foot.

We managed to explore by around the town and then book onto tours for any of the bigger trips we planned in Cappadocia.


One of the most popular ways to speed around town is via ATV.

Quad biking in Cappadocia is very popular, and an exciting and an unforgettable way to see the sights.

You can rent them by the hour, but please make sure you have you travel insurance in check.

Another option is to take one of the many popular Cappadocia Quad Biking Tours.

By Hop On Hop Off Bus:

Standard buses are available around Cappadocia.

However, there is also of course the famous Cappadocia Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus.

This bus lets you jump on and off throughout the city, and explore through valleys, hills, and stunning landscapes to discover the illustrious “fairy chimneys” and ancient churches of the Zelve Open Air Museum.

This option is always popular among tourists, and a is great way to see many famous landmarks around Cappadocia at ease.

By Tour:

Some of the best days out we’ve had in Cappadocia have been on private tours.

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

From hot air balloon rides, to ATV cruises and food tours, there’s plenty to keep you busy in the Turkish region!

Book your Cappadocia Tours: Cappadocia: Top Tours & Activities

What To Pack

DSLR Camera: Canon EOS 90D

Tripod: Zomei Z666 Tripod

Day Bag: Manfrotto Manhattan Mover-50

Sunscreen: Banana Boat Sunscreen SPF-50

Reusable Water Bottle: Hydro Flask Water Bottle

Rain Jacket: Columbia Lightweight Rain Jacket

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Lauren exploring the best things to do in Cappadocia

1. Rooftop Hot Air Balloons

Over the last few years, the region has become pretty famous for it’s magical rooftops photos, as the hot air balloons rise in the background.

Believe it or not, it’s no photoshop job. It’s completely natural, and one of the most popular Cappadocia Instagram spots.

Over 150 balloons go up almost every day, and the best place to watch them rise from is directly above your hotel. On your accommodation’s rooftop!

We spent a couple of nights at Koza Cave Hotel, which gives some of the best possible views of the balloons at sunrise.

Koza Cave Hotel was restored using reclaimed stone, iron and wood building materials. The rooms themselves are in caves and the breakfast/rooftop set up is insane!

If you’re heading to Cappadocia, the most important thing is where you choose to stay. Waking up to that magical sunrise on the rooftop is a must!

Book your Cappadocia Accommodation: Koza Cave Hotel

Instagrammable Places In Cappadocia Hot Air Balloons Instagram

2. Galerie Ikman

This place is the epitome of social media power!

The most famous of the Instagrammable places in Cappadocia, Galerie Ikman is a carpet shop like no other. It truly felt like something out of a movie.

Since this place has become popular for shooting photography, the owner has a structured system where you have to buy something from his store if you want to take photos. Which seems fair enough.

We grabbed a couple of pillows for our narrowboat and took some memorable Turkish photos to add to our journal.

Alternatively, the owner has set up his own private photoshoot sessions that he charges a small price for. All captured using his drone – genius!

Instagrammable Places In Cappadocia Carpet Shop Instagram

3. Local Cave House Hotel

The soft sandstone in Cappadocia made it easy for locals to carve out caves large enough to create their own homes inside.

So nowadays the unique area of Cappadocia is known for its vast landscape of caves and rock formations that have been transformed into hotels.

Making them into ideal Cappadocia Instagram spots.

We as tourists are fortunate enough to be able to stay in them, and they’re some of the coolest and most unique accommodations you’ll ever experience.

The photo below is the hotel pool at Local Cave House Hotel, which we visited for the day.

Book your Cappadocia Accommodation: Local Cave House Hotel

Instagrammable Places In Cappadocia Local Cave Pool Instagram

4. The Insta-Famous Puppies

The cute puppies of Cappadocia became an Instagram sensation in 2018, going viral from a photo at a specific hotel in Cappadocia.

Since then there have been several insta celeb pups appearing on everyones screens.

We managed to track down Findik and Zues, of Mithra Cave Hotel, and they are certainly the cutest little dudes in town!

If you’re looking for cute animals then all you have to do is walk the streets of Goreme and we’re sure you’ll find some.

Book your Cappadocia Accommodation: Mithra Cave Hotel

Instagrammable Places In Cappadocia Puppies Instagram

5. Explore The Backstreets

Some of the most beautiful photo opportunities you will find are those surrounding you at all times.

The old cave style buildings and tiny streets of Cappadocia make for not only an awesome evening walk but some awesome Cappadocia Instagram spots!

Instagrammable Places In Cappadocia Streets Instagram

6. Catch Some Sunset Magic

No matter where you perch your self for sunset, they’re all just as magical in Cappadocia.

There’s something about the region that just ticks all the boxes.

We popped back up to the rooftop of our hotel, Koza Cave Hotel, to mix it up with the cushions and create this gem to add to the list of Instagrammable places in Cappadocia.

Although some of our other favourite sunset viewpoints came from the top of the valleys and are pretty epic when it comes to witness the colours.

Pigeon Valley and Rose Valley in particular were a couple of our favourite sunset spots in Cappadocia!

If you’re looking to head out with a group for an epic tour then check out the Cappadocia Sunset ATV Tour.

Get your adrenaline pumping with an ATV tour of Cappadocia’s most beautiful valleys, topped off with views of the sunset from Rose Valley.

Book your Cappadocia Accommodation: Koza Cave Hotel

Instagrammable Places In Cappadocia Rooftop Sunrise Instagram

7. Hot Air Balloon Landing Site

If the hot air balloons are booked up in Cappadocia, and you want to venture further than your hotel rooftop, then this is for you.

Ask at your accommodation where the nearest balloon landing site is!

Taking a trip to the landing sight can be just as magical as getting inside one, especially if you’re a little nervous about flying.

You can stand right up close, and take some incredibly unique photos that you’re unlikely to capture anywhere else.

We ventured out to the middle of a random field and were the only ones there.

Surrounded by nothing but blue skies and balloons it was a memorable experience that will stick with us forever!

Hey you might even find out pup Baloo!

Instagrammable Places In Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon sunrise Instagram

8. Explore The Valleys

One of the most common way to explore the valleys in the magical region of Cappadocia is via the popular Green, Blue or Red tours.

The organised Green, Blue and Red tours always cover a valley or two, as they are on most peoples Instagrammable places in Cappadocia list. 

The easiest way to book onto a Green, Blue or Red tour is via Enka Travel here.

Enka Travel is one of the most popular adventure tour companies in Cappadocia, and run all 3 tours:

Green Tour (Full-Day Small Group)

Blue Tour (Full-Day Small Group)

Red Tour (Full-Day Small Group)

The surrounding valleys and fairy chimneys are all pretty awesome to photograph.

We were walking around Pigeon Valley one evening with no intensions of taking photos but happened to catch a killer sunset.

Another for the Instagrammable places in Cappadocia list!

Instagrammable Places In Cappadocia Pigeon Valley Instagram

9. Hanging Lanterns

Located within the same grounds as Galerie Ikman are these incredible hanging lanterns.

We had to get a little artsy and introduce them to our feed as well as buy one to take home as a souvenir!

One of our favourite Instagrammable places in Cappadocia.

Instagrammable Places In Cappadocia Lanterns Instagram

10. The Fairy Chimneys

Fairy chimneys can be found all over Cappadocia, although the most famous ones happen to be in Love Valley.

A good day trip is to take a walk around the base of Love Valley and see what you can find.

From penis shaped rock formations, to some interesting natural history, the fairy chimneys are certainly a highlight of Cappadocia.

For those looking for a more adventurous way of exploring the fairy chimneys, there’s the Quad Safari through the Sword, Love & Rose Valleys.

On this tour you’ll enjoy an exhilarating quad bike ride along the valleys of Cappadocia, ride your very own quad bike through Rose Valley, and escape from the hustle and bustle of Cappadocia on a 2-Hour Quad Safari.

Book your Cappadocia Valleys Quad Safari: Quad Safari through the Sword, Love & Rose Valleys

Instagrammable Places In Cappadocia Love Valley Instagram

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Where To Stay In Cappadocia

Luxury – Koza Cave Hotel – This Göreme ecological hotel is situated in a historic cave house overlooking Pigeon Valley. It features free Wi-Fi, and has a terrace with panoramic views of Cappadocia’s fairy chimneys. Koza Cave Hotel offers rooms fitted with traditional Turkish rugs and furnishings. Several rooms have a living room with a fireplace. Some feature a spa bath and a private terrace. The Cave Hotel has a tour desk that offers information on local attractions and can assist with car hire and bicycle rentals. The hotel also offers a shuttle service and a 24-hour reception desk.

Mid-budget – Charming Cave Hotel – This cave hotel in the heart of Goreme has rooms built into volcanic rocks with vaulted ceilings and traditional Turkish style décor. The hotel offers free WiFi and a hot tub. All the rooms at Charming Cave Hotel have a private bathroom. Some rooms also offer a flat-screen TV or a terrace with views over the fairy chimneys. Charming Cave Hotel’s restaurant serves traditional Cappadocian meals prepared with organic products. Breakfast is comes as an open buffet with homemade jams and local honey.

Budget – Goreme Palace Stone Hotel – Goreme Palace Stone Hotel features free WiFi throughout the property and views of garden in Goreme. The accommodation offers a shared kitchen, a shared lounge and currency exchange for guests. All guest rooms at the hotel feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, DVD Player, and a private bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. At Goreme Palace Stone Hotel all rooms include a wardrobe and a shared bathroom. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast.

For more places to stay in Cappadocia you can check the latest prices here.

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