Akkoy is a quiet and ancient mountain village, located about 11 km from Urgup,
the tourism centre of Cappadocia. This ancient settlement hosted Hittites,
Asurians, Seljuks and Ottomans in its long history. The village's unique
architectural style is readily observable in the stone houses carved into the
volcanic rock formations. The village was given its final shape during the 1920s
and 1930s by local craftsmen who created a spectacular vista of terraced streets
and cubic stone houses fully equipped with cave storage rooms, sun roofs, open
kitchens and multiple chambers. Akkoy Evleri is a fine sample of this exemplary
civic arcitecture in Cappadocia.
Akkoy Evleri offers two types of accommodation: a 9 room stone and carved
boutique hotel and a 3 room self-standing cave museum house with frescos. Both
the cave hotel and the museum houses commanding location gives you the full
view of the ancient village of Akkoy as well as the surrounding valleys and
mountains with three such village formations, fertile fields, and the unique
landscape of Cappadocia. Akkoy Evleri were renovated by naïve architect Mehmet
Güleç, born and raised in Akkoy while the village was still fully inhabited back
in 1960s. They are marked by their serenity, comforting hospitality and welcome
of its owner and its staff, the unique features of the village, and custom-designed
tours and expeditions in order to satisfy your needs in the areas of historical
site-seeing, nature tours, safari, and biotourism. The quality of the cave rooms
make you feel cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Volcanic rock called "tuffa"
is perfect insulation material. All rooms are traditionally decorated and the
cotton covers, carpets, kilims, wooden furniture, etc. are locally produced.
However, each room also includes private stone shower and w/c, some rooms even a
jacuzzi, hot water, wooden floors, luxurious bedding and IDD telephone service.
Akkoy Evleri also has a cave bar with a wine collection as well as a country
kitchen offering best selections of the local cousine.