Nearly everyone has seen photographs of this extraordinarily unique and beautiful part of the world, where ‘fairy chimneys’ – they’re actually rock formations created by volcanic eruptions ­– rise into the blue sky. Hop into a hot-air balloon to see them from a completely different perspective. Explore the frescoes of Göreme’s rock churches that date back to around the eleventh century, and the ancient underground cities where up to 10,000 Christians hid from the Romans first and then Muslims. While you’re there, make sure to book into one of the cave hotels and discover what it’s like to live below the earth.