Deep in the heart of central Turkey lies a remarkable moonscape. This is Cappadocia, a region with terrain carved into the earth by over 70 millions years of volcanic activity, wind, flood waters and, for the last 2,000 years, human hands.

Found in Central Anatolia, it’s home to stunning natural wonders and warren-like cave dwellings that burrow through the rock, the result of a layered, and often gruesome past. Historically, this was a danger zone between the warring empires of the Persians and Greeks, and so the inhabitants of this region sought refuge deep in the rocks.