Argos in Cappadocia
At a Glance
Built on the site of an ancient monastery, in Old Uchisar Village, be encouraged into another era by this magical hotel
Sample beautifully created contemporary dishes made using local products and accompanied with wines from local vineyards
The elegant style, exposed stone walls and muted tones used throughout create a perfectly tranquil atmosphere in which to relax
Opt for the Splendid Suite and enjoy a dip in your private plunge pool
Sip a cocktail on the terrace and take in the stunning surrounding views
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Comfortable year-round climate. Spring and autumn, from March to May and September to November respectively, are marked by mild to warm days and cool nights. The summer months from June through August provide warm to hot days and pleasant evenings. Winter falls from December through February and days are crisp and evenings can be cold. The year-round temperature range is 6°C to 15°C (January), 11°C to 21°C (April), 22°C to 34°C (July), 15°C to 27°C (October).
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Argos in Cappadocia is a picturesque boutique hotel that blends modern luxury amongst carefully restored tunnels and caves. Set in the small town of Uchisar, on the highest peak of Cappadocia, in central Turkey.
Having been through several incarnations over the last 2,000 years: a monastery, a lodging house for Silk Road caravans, a linseed oil factory and now a hip hotel. Argos in Cappadocia bears testament to the civilizations of ancient Turkish times. Located in the heart of Cappadocia on the site of an ancient monastery in Old Uçhisar Village, Argos in Cappadocia has carefully restored the remains of historical dwellings, underground tunnels and caves to offer our guests not only an unsurpassed place to stay but a unique perspective from which to view this magical land.
The hotel has been designed to heighten simple pleasures; the rooms are large with bear stoned walls and muted tones creating a calm, peaceful ambience. The food served is exquisite; dishes have rich cultural and historic heritage and sourced from local ingredients where possible. It is not just your taste buds that will be satisfied, but the beautiful aromas and presentation of the food will add to you overall dining experience. Dinner is served in the main restaurant, however, if you feel peckish during the day take a seat by the fire in the lounge and enjoy one of the tempting snacks on offer.
The surrounding landscape, which has been formed through volcanic eruptions millions of years ago, sees stunning sunsets throughout the year and the seasonal colour changes provide breathtaking views. The positioning of the hotel is an idyllic spot from which to take in views across the terrain and most notably with a cocktail in hand, on the terrace at dusk.
Part of the unique charm of this property is the way in which it transports you into another world and era. Its historic tunnels and cellars are magical, and the wine cellar is host to vintage wine which is gently maturing waiting for the arrival of guests.
All 42 rooms and suites are spread out between five different mansions (Monastery, Tunnel, Vasil, Gemil and the White House) and caves that once sheltered holy men. All designed in a different style and decorated in muted tones and exposed stone walls, the rooms at Argos in Cappadocia are a perfect blend of ancient and modern.
Each of the rooms at Argos are unique in design and style, the deluxe rooms offer the choice of a monastic experience in the cave rooms or valley and courtyard views. Each of the deluxe rooms benefit from a terrace or a fireplace and have the option to add an extra bed if required.
Ashling Mulkeirins (Staff)
The Argos hotel in Cappadocia is seriously special! A traditional cave hotel with luxury design touches that really make you feel that you are staying in a unique, one of a kind hotel. The views from the hotel are outstanding and there is something new to see from each different area and angle that you look from. The service here was fantastic from the moment we checked in to the (very sad) moments of checkout. This is truly an experience and shows just how diverse and amazing Turkey is.
Explore Cappadocia's surreal valleys
Spend the day exploring the remarkable sights of Cappadocia's sprawling valleys and intricate rock formations. These rock stacks are known as fairy chimneys and take many different forms with a spectrum of colours.
Fairy Chimneys & Surreal Valleys
Spend the day exploring the remarkable sights of Cappadocia. Highlights include Pasabagi, known as 'Valley of the Monks', Valley of Zelve, also called 'Imagination Valley', Devrent, known as Pigeon Valley, and Uchisar Castle.
Goreme Open Air Museum
Explore the Goreme Open Air Museum, a must see on any visit to Cappadocia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Goreme is known for its ancient cave churches and impressive frescoes.
Göreme Open-Air Museum
Explore Göreme Open-Air Museum , a must see on any visit to Cappadocia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Göreme is known for its ancient cave churches and impressive frescoes.
Horse riding through Cappadocia's valleys
Cappadocia, known as the "Land of Beautiful Horses" is the ideal place to explore on horseback.
Hot Air Balloon Safari over Cappadocia
Rise early to take in the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia from a hot air balloon, offering unforgettable views over this remarkable area.
Ihlara Valley Hike
Ideal for the active, this full-day hiking excursion through the semi-ruined churches, chapels, monasteries and hermits' caves of Ihlara Valley.
Keslik Monastery and Derinkuyu Underground City
Explore the serene 7th-Century Keslik Monastery followed by an discovering the fascinating labyrinthine underground city of Derinkuyu.
Rose Valley & Underground City
Today, visit the Rose and Red Valley followed by an exploration of the labyrinthine underground city of Kaymakli or Derinkuyu.
Visit the ceramic museum
Turkey is well known for its ceramics and this fascinating museum showcases a range of beautiful items from antique pieces dating back to the iron age to modern pieces from Turkey's top designers.
Wine tasting in Cappadocia
Winemaking has been a tradition is Cappadocia for centuries, dating back to as far as 2,000 BC using traditional methods to produce a variety of wines. Visit these local wineries with your guide, exploring the flavours and sampling the wines.
Location & directions
Argos in Cappadocia is set in the small town of Uchisar, on the highest peak of Cappadocia, in central Turkey. It's 30km from Nevsehir and 15km from Urgup.
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