Human settlement goes back to the Paleolitic era. In subsequent ages, the lands which Hittites lived on, had become one of the most important origins of Christianity. The houses and churches there were caved in the rocks, have turned into a huge shelter fort he Christians that run away from the Roman Empire restraint.

Cappadocia region, is a place where nature and history have become integrated. While the geographical happenings have formed the chimney rocks, humans have built houses, churches and monasteries in these forms and also carried the thousands of years’ civilization traces to our day by decorating inside with frescos. The written history of Cappadocia, in which the human settlement goes back to the Paleolitic era, had started with Hittites. Cappadocia, which builded trade and social  bridge between the countries and also nestled the trade colonies through the history,  is one of the most important cross-roads of Silk Road.



Tourism’s heart Cappadocia welcomes millions of native and foreign visitors every year. Uçhisar is situated in the most geostrategic locations of Cappadocia. Uçhisar is the summit of Cappadocia. It is the center and also the door of Cappadocia.

Uçhisar which controlled the King Road in Persian Period and also the Silk Road in Seljuk Period, maintained its importance all through the history.

Cappadocia and Uçhisar were affiliated the world’s “extraordinary beautiful natural and cultural heritage” by (UNESCO) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization of United Nations in 6th December 1985. In 24th November 1986, Uçhisar was preserved as “Göreme Natural and Historical National Park”.

Cappadocia’s pearl Uçhisar is 7 km away from Nevşehir and as it is the summit of the region it is known as the best place where the sunset can be observed.

With its location and architectural style Uçhisar reminds the history where ever you look and also it presents a vision that you can never get enough of observing.

In the center of the town the Castle and the urban texture are situated with the traditional characterised rock carved houses which take place on the skirts. Uçhisar Castle which was used as defense and protection in the past, is the summit of the region. From the castle which can be  climbed up with hundreds of steps, the most beautiful panaromic scene can be observed. Uçhisar which is formed by the trio “Tığraz, Çavuş and Ağanın Kale”, has taken its name by being the east border of Karamans and Seljuks, the west border of the chiefdom of Kadıburhanettin at the Chiefdom Period historical process. In the region the town is called Ucasar by the locals. At the east Kızılçukur, Ortahisar, Ürgüp, Topuz Mountains, and  the Central Anatolia’s highest location which also forms Cappadocia is the Mountain Erciyes (Argeus) with its 3197 meters hight… At the South İbrahimpaşa, Mustafapaşa and Gömede Valleys… at the North Göreme, Avanos, Çavuşin, at the west Nevşehir and Çat…Other than the many beautiful and magical places of Uçhisar there are also many Turkish restaurants that can be enjoyed. There is also chance to observe the beautiful valleys and chimney rocks from the sky by taking the voyager balloons. You can enjoy exploring the organic bazaars of the town.  The rock carved beautiful boutique hotels and pensions, the shops that sell various kinds of souvenir and restaurants with valley view are all waiting their visitors in Uçhisar…