Cappadocia Tourism: An official stated on Thursday that Cappadocia, a popular tourist destination in central Turkey famous for its fairy chimneys and hot air balloon rides, saw record numbers of visitors in 2023 at its historical monuments and museums.
Nevşehir Governor Ali Fidan stated that the charming area, known for its rich history, culture, and scenic beauty, remained a well-liked travel destination for both domestic and international travelers, drawing a total of 4.82 million visitors last year.
In an interview with journalists, Fidan emphasized the success of regional tourism in 2023 and expressed hope for this trend to continue in 2024, according to Anadolu Agency (AA).
Fidan emphasized that Cappadocia tourism specifically enormous terrain and distinctive beauty make it a popular tourist destination even now.
“With its natural beauties, historical and cultural values listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Cappadocia region and our province host millions of domestic and foreign visitors every year.”
The governor explained.
“The prosperity and employment of our province are significantly influenced by the tourism industry. We observe that in 2023, the number of visitors to our website reached 4,826,662. This is a record and the largest number ever recorded.”
When compared to annual visitor numbers over the previous ten years, the most recent estimates show a notable growth in tourism, indicating growing interest in Cappadocia.
In 2014, 2.85 million tourists visited the museums and historical places in Cappadocia – the best of Turkey; in 2015, 2.6 million tourists attended, and in 2016, 1.49 million people visited.
The number of visits was recorded at 2.2 million in 2017. In 2018, the number of visits surpassed 3 million for the first time, and in 2019, widely regarded as the “golden year” for tourism, there was a notable increase to 3.83 million.