Today it is a thriving town with a university, an excellent Ottoman-Cappadocian style hotel patronized by royalty, and lots to see and do nearby.
Called Sinasos (SEE-nah-sohss) by its Ottoman Greek residents, it is still called that today by many local people.
If you want to get away from the crowds and spend your Cappadocian time in a real-life Turkish town, Mustafapaşa is a good choice. The place to stay is the Gül Konakları (“Rose Mansions”), whose former guests include the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Queen of Spain. More…
—by Tom Brosnahan