The natural rock citadel of Uçhisar is the tallest point in Cappadocia, visible for a great distance from the region’s other towns such as Ürgüp and Avanos. The popular backpacker base of Göreme Town is a short distance downhill from Uçhisar. The main reason visitors go there is to climb to the top of the tall rock outcrop via tunnels and enjoy the spectacular panoramic view, the best view of Cappadocia except for that which you get from a hot-air balloon.
The best way to visit Uchisar is to climb on the castle. From your hotel or your car parked at Kesek square you can walk to Uchisar castle. On your way you’ll admire the view of castle with hat, old uchisar houses and panorama of Cevizli area with its fairy chimneys. You take your ticket at the entrance of the castle and walking through the old barn and cuisine you start to climb to it. Already at the beginning of the steps the beautiful view of Erciyes Mountain and Pigeon Valley will take your breath away. As you arrive at the top of the castle you can have all Cappadocia under your feet. From Pigeon Valley to Avanos all valleys, Ortahisar Castle, Goreme Town, Goreme Open Air Museum, Kiliçlar Valley, Kizilçukur, Gulludere and Cavuþin will lie in front of you with all their beauty.
At the top of the castle you will see a lot of jars carved in the ground and rock graves. As you look down to west and southwest from the top of the castle you will see Nevsehir, Mount Gemil, Mount Hasan which is another high volcano of Cappadocia. Our castle is the only place in Cappadocia where both Hasan and Erciyes Mountains can be seen. It is not possible to describe the scenery of the recital of colors from the top of the castle at the sunset time. You have to come and see this romantism, this mysticism of the landscape when the moon shines fully over Cappadocia reminding the mysterious nights when the fairies carved out the stones to create these unbelievable shapes.
For this reason a tour in Cappadocia, without climbing to Uchisar Castle is not complete.