Uchisar is 7 miles away from Urgup and 3 miles far to Goreme situated at the highest point in Cappadocia. The top of the Uchisar Castle, provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area with Mount Erciyes in the distance.

Many rooms hollowed out into the rock are connected to each other with stairs, tunnels and passages. At the entrances of the rooms, there are millstone doors, just like the ones in the underground settlements, used to control access to these places. Due to the erosion in places of this multi-leveled castle, it is unfortunately not possible to reach all the rooms. Most of the rooms, located on the north side of the castle are in use as pigeon houses (dovecuts) today. Farmers used these cave pigeon houses to collect the droppings of pigeons which is an excellent natural fertilizer for the orchards and vineyards.

There are also many other pigeon houses in Pigeon Valley (Guvercinlik Vadisi in Turkish) which connects Uchisar to Goreme. Most of these cave dwellings have been painted white to attract the birds and their valuable droppings.

There is few good restaurants in Uchisar. Elai restaurant is renowated historic building and now is restaurant. Elai’s chefs serves delicious dishes from different nations cuisines. Most appetizing French and Turkish food prepared “a la carte” in the restaurant.  Another good restaurant called Lil’a Restaurant. Lil’a offers traditional Cappadocian dishes not found in other restaurants, all served with the elegance of high cuisine. Its large “a la carte” menu includes modern and classic Turkish dishes, all prepared with the finest ingredients available.

Uchisar district have many fine cave hotels. Uchisar’s good cave hotels are; Cappadocia Cave Resorts, Museum Hotel, Argos Hotel, Sira Hotel, Taka Ev, Kale Konak, Karlik Evi, Lale Saray, Buket Hotel etc.

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