Caravanning tourism in Cappadocia

Friday, July 6, 2007

NEVŞEHİR – Anatolia News Agency

   Caravanning recently experienced a surge in popularity in Cappadocia; one of Turkey’s spectacular historic and natural spots known for its signature fairy chimneys.

  The region hosts a number of caravanning and camping areas where domestic and international tourists may find anything that they might need. Stretching over an area of 7,000 square meters, the camping centers offer all kinds of comforts and facilities such as parking lots, pools, toilets, electricity, showers and running water. The prices per person range from five to 15 euros. Those who wish to enjoy tent camping can also pitch tent in the centers.

  According to Osman Baltacı, a caravan and camping center owner in Goreme, Cappadocia, tourists who traveled solo expressed great interest in caravanning.  International tourists stay from two to 15 days at these facilities while domestic tourists display little interest. Most of these foreign caravanning enthusiasts are from Germany, France, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Italy.