Güzelyurt, a Historic Wonderland
Tourists are flocking to Güzelyurt, a town in Aksaray province, to see the cultural heritage of the 250-year-old stone mansions which are now boutique hotels. But it's not hard to believe when you see this place, with its natural beauty and ancient surroundings filled with historical importance.
There is much to be seen in Guzelyurt including the Ihlara valley, the Fairy Chimneys, the Ahmatli church, the Cathedral of Selime and much more. By far, one the best day excursions is to the Ihlara valley which boasts dozens of Byzantine churches from the 11th to the 13th century.
The value of houses in Guzelyurt has risen dramatically as investors from all across the globe are eager to get their hands on property there. The citizens of Guzelyurt are happy with the situation and some are even transforming their own homes into boutique hotels, many aware of the increasing tourist potential in the area. Prices of houses are increasing daily and most range from about 250 to 300 thousand Turkish Liras.
With the increasing number of hotels available to tourists, it is very much becoming a hot spot among holidaymakers looking for a historical getaway.