km (97 miles) south of Ürgüp,
a 3-hour drive in
the Aladağ mountains (a continuation
of Turkey's Bolkar range) southeast of Niğde is Aladağlar National
Milli Parkı; map), which contains the
possibilities for hiking and river
rafting on the lively Zamanti
is the main attraction, but the mountain
scenery—especially in spring, with
all the wildflowers, and in autumn, with
the foliage colors—is beautiful
all along the way.
the park are limited and very
village guesthouses), so many people
go to Aladağlar (AH-lah-dah-lahr)
on a day-trip from Cappadocia.