If there’s one place worthy of your holiday photo album it’s Cappadocia. Created by ancient volcanic eruptions, this chunk of central Turkey is all weird rock cones, valleys and ‘fairy chimneys’ - pinnacles eroded into chimney shapes. And on this two-day trip, you’ll witness this breathtaking region, which man has carved into cave dwellings, churches and even cities through the centuries. Leaving early, your first stop is the Mevlana or whirling dervish museum in Konya. Explore this atmospheric place before heading for Kaymakli. Almost invisible from the surface, this subterranean city is a multi-level maze of houses carved by early Christians. Descend into the corridors admiring the rooms they sculpted from the rock. Next is Pasabaglari, where hundreds of chimneys rise into the sky, creating bizarre looking landscapes. Click photos here before heading for your hotel for dinner and overnight. Leaving after breakfast the next morning, you’ll drive to Goreme and its open-air museum. Standing in a UNESCO-protected valley of fairy chimneys, it’s a complex of rock-carved churches painted with Byzantine frescoes. Prepare to be stunned as you enter its domed interiors. Later, there’s time to snap up some souvenirs before setting off on your journey back.
• Involves a lot of walking so may not be suitable for the less mobile • Passport required to check in to hotel