Urgup

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URGUP

Urgup is a town located in the Nevsehir Province of Turkey, 20 kilometres from Nevsehir. Urgup is a good place to base your travel in the Cappadocia region, with its array of hotels built into caves, wines and busy nightlife. It was one of the first settlements in the Cappadocia regions. The town has had several different names, including Bashisar in the Seljuk period, Burgut Castle during the reign of the Ottoman Empire and was first called Urgup when Turkey became the Turkish Republic.

The oldest part of Urgup town has many well preserved old houses worth visiting and there a Saint's tomb on the Temenni Wishing Hill, which offers spectacular views of the town.  The fertile volcanic soil makes for delicious sweet grapes, which are turned into wine at the local Ottoman-Greek style wineries.

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