the turkish region of cappadocia is famed for being one of the best places in the world to go hot air ballooning, with its unique geology of valleys, plateaus and “fairy chimneys,” formed millions of years ago from consolidated volcanic ash. photos by alessio andreani, kani polat, gypsy joyce, violin and gray line
Set amidst the magical chimneys of Cappadocia, in the historical town of Urgup, Yunak Evleri comprises a 19th century Greek mansion and 7 separate cave houses connected by stairs and meandering passageways. Designed with respect to tradition, each abode has its own decoration style and distinctive Ottoman character, with mostly traditional handcrafted furnishings, beautiful antiques and elegant marble bathrooms. In the main building guests will find the dining room, a lounge area as well as two well-equipped spaces dedicated to music and recreation. Crowning the cave hotel is a wonderful roof terrace where you can enjoy romantic dinners by candlelight accompanied by sweeping views of Turkey’s most outlandish landscape.