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The Cappadocia Academy Guesthouse

The "Fairy Chimney" guesthouse is located at the upper south-west end of the village Goreme in the heart of Cappadocia. Big parts of it are carved out of one of these famous tufa rock cones, which are locally called 'fairy chimneys' (peri bahcasi). The Fairy Chimney Inn is restored in a traditional way and tries to combine original local style and modern function. Most of the rooms are equipped with under-floor radiation heating and unique "Hamam" like bathrooms and provide a high level of individual authenticity. We also provide a WIFI-Network, but of course you can also use the internet with our public iMac computer.

The guesthouse was established by locally-born and lively Gulcan and her German husband, the cultural anthropologist Andus Emge, who studied the traditional cave architecture and village life as well as the social changes and the development of tourism in Cappadocia since the 1980's.

The team, which is now managed by tenant Abdullah, will provide you with all kind of important information and support concerning your visit in Cappadocia (transportation, airport-shuttle, hot-air balloon flights, day tours to the so called "underground cities" and Ihlara gorge etc). We also prepare delicious breakfast buffets, so you can enjoy the best views directly from the breakfast terrace. Our local knowledge and the private atmosphere will provide you with an exclusive individual experience.

Staying at the FCI also means that you can get out on unforgettable walks into Cappadocias valleys, with their lunar landscapes, the famous tufa caves, old Byzantine churches and 'fairy chimneys' directly behind our house. The village centre with the main bus stop, various shops, pharmacy, post office, ATM's, restaurants and bars can easily be reached by walking within ten minutes.



Ideal to pre- and post prepare your Cappadocia trip:
CD-Rom produced by MediaCultura, the Cappadocia Academy and Andus Emge:

'Cappadocia, Land of Rock-cut Churches and Volcanoes'

Surely the most informative CD-Rom you can find about Cappadocia.
Scientifically founded background information on culture, art and landscape. More than 600 illustrations, 360° panoramas, videos, interactive maps & timeline (flash), sound, print option, bibliographical notes, index etc.   >>>>>>

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