Cappadocia ready for Turkey’s semester break
NEVŞEHİR - Anadolu Agency
The Cappadocia region in central Turkey, renowned for its unique geographical features dotted with fairy chimneys and natural rock formations, is ready for a busy period during the country’s semester holiday.
A number of the facilities in the region are offering free holidays for children between the ages of 0 and 6, while giving a 50 percent discount for children aged between 6 and 12, in a bid to woo families to the region between school terms. In some facilities, children up to the age of 12 are able to stay free of charge with their families.
In boutique hotels, room prices for a family of four range between 150 and 300 Turkish Liras per person, including breakfast. Standard hotels typically offer guests a price of between 70 and 250 liras per person.
Turkish Travel Agencies Union (TURSAB) Cappadocia Regional Executive Board President Coşkun Kırtıl said the semester holiday had a positive impact particularly in winter tourism regions.
Kırtıl said they expected a high number of tourists in the historic parts of Cappadocia during the holiday, adding that a substantial discount was made especially for children in accommodation facilities in
Kırtık said families visiting Cappadocia would be able to join many activities with their children, such as horse and camel rides and hot-air balloon tours.
“Tourism is boosted all around the country during the semester holiday. Cappadocia is very nice for 12 months a year and we organize many activities for adults and children. Trekking activities are also organized to see the beauty of the region. Children up to the age of 12 are given discounts and free stays in the facilities. Cappadocia is one of the most important destinations for family vacations,” he added.
Mehmet Uçman, who organizes horse and ATV tours for tourists, said they organized affordable short-term horse tours for children during the semester holiday.
Tour prices around the region’s distinctive fairy chimneys ranged between 20 and 150 liras according to the length of the tour, Uçman also added.