Cappadocia is a geological oddity. Plucked from a fairytale, people have long sought refuge in the cave dwellings cut deep into the region's soft stone. The Museum Hotel was built in the ancient ruins once occupied by the Hittites, Persians and Christian Romans. Designed by antique collector Ömer Tosun, the building is littered with relics dating back to the 16th century; a living museum. Known as the 'lunar landscape', there is no better way to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site than from the vantage point of a hot air balloon!
Enjoy a luxurious and memorable holiday reflecting the history of the Anatolia region of Turkey. Ömer Tosun founded the hotel to offer a unique ‘night at the museum’ experience, with priceless antiques spread throughout the property. From the hotel, you will be guided on a tour of the many ruins of Cappadocia – the Hittitian underground caves, the Christian rock-carved churches and the Persian Caravanserais – as well as the natural beauty created by thousands of years volcanic rock erosion. The true highlight of the trip comes from a thousand feet in hot air balloon. Without doubt, this is the most exhilarating way to experience the unique ‘lunar landscape’ of Capadoccia. When you’ve got your feet back on terra firma, you will be given a thorough introduction to the ancient practice of Sufi mysticism. Once banned through the Turkish Republic, there are only a few accessible Dervish practitioners in the region. The evening climaxes with the opportunity to observe the Sema; a ceremony also known as ‘whirling’ performed in the hope of reaching religious ecstasy. Within the luxurious confines of Museum hotel, you will be able to unwind and relax following any number of guided treks. Choose from a speciality spa treatment – such as the local spice and oil-based Ehl-i massage – or dinner at the award wining Lil’a restaurant.
Cappadocia 50650 Turkey
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