Cappadocia, Turkey Weather and Climate

Cappadocia is a historic region of Central Anatolia in Turkey and a tourist favorite for its caves, cave houses and churches, and rock formations called "fairy chimneys." It sits on a high, volcanic plane at over 1000 meters in altitude, giving it a continental climate marked by hot, dry summers and cold, snowy winters.

A favorite tourist activity here is to get an overview of the fantastic landscape from the basket of a hot air balloon.

Best Times to Go to Cappadocia, Turkey

Unless you love the heat, spring and fall are the best times to go to Cappadocia. April and May can be wet, but the landscape shimmers during these times and despite the rocky and dusty land, wildflowers can bloom here in the spring, usually in May--and Cappadocia is on a major bird migratory route.

May also marks the begining of the hot air balooning season, which extends into December. Trekking, mountain biking and horse riding are possible starting in spring.

The best time to visit in fall are the months of October and November.

Cappadocia Historic Temperatures and Precipitation

The chart below shows the historic high and low temperatures in °F for the town of Göreme, located among the "fairy chimney" rock formations, with the rainfall in inches below that. The current conditions are for another Cappidocia town, Ürgüp, near Göreme

Current Conditions

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Month by Month Temperature Chart

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Month by Month Precipitation Chart

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Top Rated Hotels

Sultan Cave Suites ( Göreme)

Goreme Suites (Göreme)

Royal Stone Houses(Göreme)

Castle Inn Cappadocia (Ürgüp)

Courtyard Cave Hotel (Ürgüp)

Map Showing Cappadocia

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