Tour Style Private Tour
Erciyes Ski Centre is set at Mount Erciyes (3916m) the highest summit of Anatolia, and located 25km south of Erciyes Province. Mount Erciyes is a young extinct volcano. There are many sides of volcano cones to be seen on Erciyes.
The higher points of Erciyes are covered permanently by snow through out the year. There is also an iceberg on the north side of Mount Erciyes.The crater was formed by external effects and several sharp hillocks appeared. At the summit of Mount Erciyes among the rock columns there is an interesting cave where it had been used as a religious celebration place for Bizantine monks. Erciyes Ski Centre is on the Tekir Plateau where it takes place on the northern side of Mount Erciyes.
The skiing area in Erciyes Ski Centre is between 1800–3000m altitude. The total length of the tracks in Erciyes Ski Centre is about 12km long. The longest track in Erciyes Ski Centre is 3.5km. There are 8 mechanical lifts in Erciyes where you can enjoy the delights of powdery snow and skiing. By lift in Erciyes Ski Centre, 3 of them are by Baby-lift,3 of them by Teleski and 2 of them preferred more than most are operated by Zümrüt chair-lift. The First chair lift in Erciyes Ski Centre is 1500m long, begins at 2215m altitude and ends at 2550m. The second chair lift that is mostly targeted by proffessional skiers is 1600m long and exposes the skier to 2550 to 3000m altitude.
This chair lift in Erciyes Ski Centre is the longest one in Turkey. The opportunity for skiing occurs from November to March in Erciyes Ski Centre. Under normal climate conditions in Erciyes Ski Centre the thickness of the snow is about 2m and skiers have the opportunity to ski on the snow.
In Erciyes Ski Centre there is a village clinic open 24 hours for the skiers who might be faced with health complications during the season also the tracks are patrolled regularly
Day 1 : Arrive at Kayseri Airport and meet your guide and driver. Transfer to Erciyer ski-center via Kayseri city. Overnight in Erciyes ski center at the mountain chalet. (B.L.D.)
Day 2 : Full day skiing on Mt. Erciyes. Overnights in Erciyes ski center at the mountain chalet. (B.L.D.)
Day 3 : Full day skiing on Mt. Erciyes. Overnightsin Erciyes ski center at the mountain chalet. (B.L.D.)
Day 4 : Today we drive to discover the surreal landscape of Cappadocia.You will visit The Fairy chimneys, troglodyte dwellings and valleys. You will first visit the Devrent and Pasabag Valleys where you will visit the strange lunar landscape of Cappadocia region, Zelve and Goreme Open air Museums where you will enjoy the fantastic rock churches and beautiful frescos from various centuries decorating the walls. After lunch in a top quality restaurant, we visit Avanos town which is famous for its tile and pottery workshops and Uchisar rock castle the ancient fortress of Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia in a comfortable cave hotel. (B.L.D.)
Day 5 : Transfer to Kayseri airport for your return or connecting flight.
What is included
Internal Flıght Tıckets Istanbul to Kayseri as return
Air conditioned minivan with driver on tours & transfers
• Professional licensed tour guide
• All admission fees to the museums and sights
• Meals mentionned in the iinerary
• Accomodation as per itinerary
• Ski rental
What is not included
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours
Highly Recommended in Cappadocia :
- Hot-Air Balloon Watching Photo Tour by Taxi: 40 Euros per person (no child reduction)
- Whirling Dervishes Show: 40 Euros per person
- Turkish Night (traditional folk dances, belly dancers, unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, 3-course meal, transfer to and from your hotel): 60 Euros per person
- Turkish Baths (Hamam): 40 Euros per person
- Horseriding: 30 Euros per person (1 hour)
- ATV / Quad: 30 Euros (1 hour)
Traditional Arts and Crafts in Turkey - Gifts and Souvenirs from Turkey:
Turkey has a rich history of authentic traditional handicrafts. Most famous Turkish items come from Cappadocia and goods were handmade here and transported along the Silk Road to Istanbul and the coastal areas.
Carpets and kilims: Carpets and kilims from Central Anatolia are world-famous. In Cappadocia, carpets are still handmade on authentic looms using natural dyes for the wool. You can see a free demonstration to see these age-old techniques still in use today.
Ceramic and pottery: Cappadocia has been famous since Hittite times for the beautiful and unique pottery and ceramics. Today, the best of the traditional ceramics and tiles on sale in Istanbul and other major cities are made in Avanos, Cappadocia.
Onyx and semi-precious stones: In Turkey, Cappadocia has the onyx mines where the highest quality onyx is found. Local artisans are experts at making items of jewellery made with precious and semi-precious stones, silver, and 22 and 24 carat gold.
Leather goods: Turkey is one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of leather goods. You can find a wide range of quality leather goods in Uchisar, Cappadocia.
Spices: Istanbul Spice Market, once the largest spice trading venue of the medieval world, with its abundant stalls still featuring piles of edible exotics is a definite highlight for anyone exploring Istanbul.