ARGOS IN CAPPADOCIA (link) (instagram)

After my last stay in Cappadocia, it was a great introduction to the town but I was hooked. The interesting town built through cave dwellings was something I’ve never experience before and along with the heat and laid back spirit of everything, I needed to explore and see more. The experience at the Argos in Cappadocia, an award winning hotel, was like something out of a story book. The hotel is located in the center of Cappadocia on an ancient monastery site in Old Uçhisar Village, also known as a ‘troglodyte village’. The town and the hotel itself is built among cave dwellings around underground tunnels. The Argos in Cappadocia describes themselves as a ‘village with a reception desk’. They hold true to their word as it was a bit of a maze to find the actual reception desk.

That mishap is quickly resolved by the beauty of the interior – without any clear signage, the hotel mysterious in a mystical, grand way. It provides privacy in a luxurious manner, and everything from design to service in the hotel is sophisticated and elegant. The unique location and restoration of the surroundings makes for a beautiful location with molten brown amenities that makes it the perfect spot for couples, honeymooners and soon families, upon completion of construction for two bedroom units that have their own pool. There is also a chapel on site that was discovered upon excavating a wall, so weddings are also popular. I experienced some of the most peaceful moments here.

Beyond the hotel and the town’s beauty, the location promises a unique and adventurous view into the city. After settling into the hotel, I planned different activities for the next day in Cappadocia. Sightseeing is a treat for the eyes with different rock formations and monasteries with a background of a sunset that seems painted and ethereal. A visit to the Goreme Open Air Museum was a stunning sight with ornately decorated churches that date back to the early 10th century. I also witnessed the beauty of Turkish craftsmanship with a ceramic workshop and seeing how rugs we made by hand. It was a beautiful way to learn more about Cappadocia in depth while still being able to feel the adventure of a world that is both inviting and mythical.

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CDD

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