Photographer's Note

Uchisar is one of the most famous villages of Cappadocia, and one of the best places to have as a "base" while exploring this magnificent region, along with Goreme and Urgup. Uchisar means "edge castle" (there is another village in Cappadocia, called Ortahisar, which I think means "Middle castle"-***CHECK HERE***), and its famous for that castle, which is not a castle like we know it with walls and doors etc. It's a very tall volcanic rock, with holes and tunnels, a natural castle that was used like one, since the Byzantine years. Here, you can see the "backside" of the "castle", "bathed" in warm, late evening light.

You can reach the top of the rock crossing tunnels, caves and carved stairs. It is the highest poing in the heart of Cappadocia, offering some magnificent views, especially to Pigeon Valley, Love Valley and Goreme.


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