Hezen Cave Hotel is located at a the centre of Cappadocia - at only 3 kms from Goreme Open Air Museum, 6 kms from Uchisar Castle, 2 kms from the Red Valley and 4 kms from Urgup.
How to get to Cappadocia & Hezen Cave Hotel
By Flight from Istanbul or Izmir
- To Kayseri Airport:There are daily flights from Istanbul to Kayseri Erkilet Airport (ASR). The companies operating daily flights to Kayseri are; Turkish Airlines (www.thy.com), AtlasJet Airlines (www.atlasjet.com) and Pegasus Airlines (www.flypgs.com).
There are also some flights from Izmir and Antalya at certain period of the year with Sunexpress Airlines (www.sunexpress.com).Kayseri airport is approximately 75 kilometers to Ortahisar, which is about an hour drive.
- To Nevsehir Airport:There are also daily flights from Istanbul to Nevsehir Cappadocia Airport with Turkish Airlines (www.thy.com).Nevsehir airport is about 50 kilometers to Ortahisar, which is about 40 minutes drive.
- Airport Shuttle:There are airline shuttle services for both airports but it needs to be booked in advance. If you provide us your flight details, we may help you in booking your airport transfer.
About Ortahisar - a town at the centre of Cappadocia
Ortahisar is very attractive and picturesque town with its natural beauty and historical characteristics. The most prominent structure in this small town is the Ortahisar Castle which is a huge chimney rock carved at the time of Hittites. This castle is located at 1200 meter altitude and its height is 86 meters. It was used for both strategic as well as residential purposes. It has rooms and holes still open for visits. At the outskirts of the castle there are examples of traditional Cappadocian civil architecture. Old traditional houses at Ortahisar are located step upward towards this Castle.
In the valleys of Ortahisar there are very special monasteries and churches. These are Sarica Church, Cambazli Church, Tavsanli Church, Balkan Rive Churches, Hallac River Monastery. The town also has the first and only Ethnography Museum in Cappadocia that exhibits the traditional life of Cappadocia.
Ortahisar people earn their living mainly by viniculture, stock breeding and tourism. There are also many natural cave stores in almost entire valleys of Ortahisar, which are used to store the agricultural products grown in the region; such as potatoes, apples and also citrus such as orange and lemon coming from the south of Turkey.