Places to go (January 30, 2008)

Europe, Turkey 

One hotel in Turkey attracted our attention. That is the Gamirasu hotel in Cappadocia, a 1000-year-old Byzantine monastery, and the cave house with 18 rooms opened as a hotel in 1999. It offers modern conveniences yet still preserving the spirit of the area that has been inhabited for more than five thousand years. Even famous Forbes recognized it and put it on the list of The Middle East's Ultra Luxury Hotels. Some of the rooms were used until recently as the monks' cells. Rooms are cooled by volcanic rock that keeps the temperature on the pleasant 20 degrees Celsius throughout the year. At the same time it is a modern and traditional hotel with a fireplaces and balconies, live Turkish music and original frescoes from 8th century. Furniture carved from stone, even fresh cow's milk, Gamirasu offers all that. This is the perfect place for those who want to feel spiritual while on vacation. If you are still have some doubts we’ll just add that Cappadocia means "The land of pretty horses".