Fairies, valleys, kebabs ­– oh my! You've got a handful of days to get to grips with cracking Cappadocia and here’s how you do it: get totes historic in Kaleici, go underground in Derinkuyu, hike the Ihlara Valley and feast in Istanbul. Serefe! (cheers!)

Highlights

The weird and wonderful world of Cappadocia might be the most amazing place in Turkey. Its fairy chimneys and sprawling rockscapes look like they were cut out of a science-fiction cartoon

You'll have the chance to take a hot air-balloon ride over the top of it all, giving you the ultimate view of this awesome landscape

Exploring the underground city of Derinkuyu is mind-blowing – it goes 60 metres underground and used to house thousands of people

Work off some of that delicious gözleme with a hike through the beautiful Ilhara Valley

Get a dose of good old-fashioned Turkish hospitality, staying with a local family in a traditional guesthouse in Ortahisar