Aza is the fruit of a life dedicated to the hotel business and it has born as the most luxurious expression of them all. Its location, rooms, common areas along by the swimming pool are created to provide the finest and unforgettable experience.
Aza's team speaks English and it offers everything a family business can. Our sister hotel, Sultan Cave Suites, has the most famous rooftop for balloon watching, where Aza’s guests have access to. Moreover, there is a fine dining Anatolian cuisine, Seten Restaurant which is located next door also operated by the Yavuz Family.
Our mission is to provide an unforgettable experience where our guest feels the luxury but traditional cave stay. Enjoy all the amenities that a five-star hotel can provide and help them discover Goreme. While Aza provides a comfortable stay in a very unique location, local culture and traditions are always highlighted. Our hotel guests get a chance to join tradational activities like grape harvesting, cooking classes, etc. Partnered with our travel agency, Göreme Kelebek Travel, we provide all these cultural activities in our valley where we have an organic and traditional Anatolian farm.
CAPPADOCIA: The Land of Beautiful Horses
WHERE IS CAPPADOCIA?
Once a province of the Roman Empire, Cappadocia is now the sprawling area of central Turkey which lies between Aksaray in the west, Kayseri in the east and Nigde in the south. Modern Cappadocia is an incredible place, criss-crossed with valleys and dotted with dramatic rock formations.What ever your expectations you are unlikely to go home disappointed.There are many tour options that Turkish Heritage Travel organizes to see these highlights. You can also hire a car, motorbike or scooter and make up your own itinerary as you go
How Cappadocia came into being?
Thousands of years ago a group of ancient volcanoes, Mts Erciyes, Hasan and Melendiz, spewed out layer upon layer of thick tuff which blanketed the countryside for miles around. Over the centuries the wind and rain worked their magic on the soft rock, carving out spectacular gorges and leaving behind the dramatic pinnacles of rock - the 'fairy chimneys' - that have created the Cappadocian moonscape.
But Cappadocia has always been much more than its dramatic scenery. Humans, too, have left their unique mark on the region, carving cave storerooms, cave stables, cave houses and even entire underground cities out of the rock. To this day many of the soaring pinnacles are still inhabited and many of the rock-cut storerooms are still stuffed with grapes, lemons, potatoes and flat bread waiting for the winter.
Old Churches and Frescoes
Long, long ago Cappadocia was inhabited by Christians who also carved thousands of cave churches, chapels and monasteries out of the rock. Many of these churches were decorated with frescoes of medieval saints whose ghostly images still gaze down from the walls. In the 21st century these ancient churches make some of the most remarkable sights for visitors.
In the days before tourism local people called the strange rock cones that surrounded them kales, or 'castles'. Nowadays these amazing structures are usually called peribacalari, or 'fairy chimneys'. They come in an extraordinary range of shapes and sizes but most are tall and phallic-shaped with a cap of harder stone that protects the softer rock underneath from erosion. Eventually these caps fall off, whereupon the wind and rain start to whittle away the cone until eventually it, too, collapses.