Akkoy is a quiet and ancient mountain village, located about 11 km from Urgup, the tourism centre of Cappadocia. This ancient settlement hosted Hittites, Asurians, Seljuks and Ottomans in its long history. The village's unique architectural style is readily observable in the stone houses carved into the volcanic rock formations. The village was given its final shape during the 1920s and 1930s by local craftsmen who created a spectacular vista of terraced streets and cubic stone houses fully equipped with cave storage rooms, sun roofs, open kitchens and multiple chambers. Akkoy Evleri is a fine sample of this exemplary civic arcitecture in Cappadocia.

Akkoy Evleri offers two types of accommodation: a 9 room stone and carved boutique hotel and a 3 room self-standing cave museum house with frescos. Both the cave hotel and the museum house’s commanding location gives you the full view of the ancient village of Akkoy as well as the surrounding valleys and mountains with three such village formations, fertile fields, and the unique landscape of Cappadocia. Akkoy Evleri were renovated by naïve architect Mehmet Güleç, born and raised in Akkoy while the village was still fully inhabited back in 1960s. They are marked by their serenity, comforting hospitality and welcome of its owner and its staff, the unique features of the village, and custom-designed tours and expeditions in order to satisfy your needs in the areas of historical site-seeing, nature tours, safari, and biotourism. The quality of the cave rooms make you feel cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Volcanic rock called "tuffa" is perfect insulation material. All rooms are traditionally decorated and the cotton covers, carpets, kilims, wooden furniture, etc. are locally produced. However, each room also includes private stone shower and w/c, some rooms even a jacuzzi, hot water, wooden floors, luxurious bedding and IDD telephone service. Akkoy Evleri also has a cave bar with a wine collection as well as a country kitchen offering best selections of the local cousine.


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