Snow Covered Cappadocia – Weekly Travel Photo

Posted on / by Alex Berger

Rock Formations in Cappadocia

In February of last year I found myself in the heart of one of Turkey’s worst cold spells in 25 years.  The bad news was that it was absolutely freezing (lows bottomed out at -21 C) but the upside was I had the chance to see the Cappadocia region covered in a layer of snow.  The stone spires that the area is famous for really looked magical as they stood against a partly cloudy but no less vivid blue sky.

Cappadocia is best known for its rock formations, underground cities and wines.  The soft but still solid nature of the stone has allowed people to build entire cities into, and beneath the area’s hills.  It is an incredible region and unlike anything I’ve encountered elsewhere in the world.  This photo was taken about 10 minutes drive outside of Goreme on the way to the Open Air Museum.

Would you like to see previous Friday Photos? View past travel pictures here. This photo was taken on a Canon T3i (600D) Camera using a Canon IS 55-250mm lens.

Alex Berger

I am a travel blogger and photographer. I also am involved in academic research into the study abroad and backpacker communities.


  • Jennifer
    December 1, 2012

    I didn’t know Cappadocia is famous for wine’ I haven’t really been interested in visiting there…until I heard there was wine!

    • Alex Berger
      December 3, 2012

      Well, famous may be a slight exaggeration but they do have a thriving wine industry! The local soil is apparently quite good for it. The wines we had there were great!


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