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In brief

  • the most modern ski resort in Turkey
  • a paradise for skiers and snowboarders: 102 km of trails, 58 km of trails with snowmaking and 14 lifts
  • a view of the peak of the Erciyes volcano
  • the ideal starting point for exploring Cappadocia
  • akipass included in the price in the hotels: Mirada Del Monte, Mirada Del Lago and Grand Eras

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Hotel Mirada Del Monte Hotel Mirada Del Monte Kayseri

-8% 634 Gbp
581Gbp
  • superbly located
  • close to lifts
  • large selection of ski slopes
  • spectacular views
  • elegant and wellkept interiors
  • skipass included in the price
  • All inclusive

Hotel Grand Eras Hotel Grand Eras Kayseri

-6% 696 Gbp
649Gbp
  • active holidays with the family
  • close to ski lifts
  • SPA center with sauna and indoor swimming pool
  • animations for adults
  • skipass included in the price
  • All inclusive

Hotel Mirada Del Lago Hotel Mirada Del Lago Kayseri

-8% 768 Gbp
700Gbp
  • active family holiday
  • close to ski lifts
  • SPA center with indoor pool
  • elegant interiors
  • Turkish cuisine
  • skipass included in the price
  • All inclusive

Skiing in Cappadocia!

Discover Erciyes, located in the heart of Cappadocia - one of the best and most modern ski resorts in Turkey. It is almost 102 km of trails (including 55 km of groomed trails) with varying levels of difficulty and excellent conditions for winter sports enthusiasts. Skiers and snowboarders will be delighted!

SKIING ON VOLCANOES
Erciyes is the highest volcano in Cappadocia - 3916 m above sea level. 34 modern ski and snowboard trails on the slopes of Erciyes with a total length of approx. 102 km will be ideal for beginners as well as real experts who will surely appreciate Divan and Hacilar (both with at least 60° angle!). The volcanic peak can be reached via skitour routes. Those who get here on a sunny day can enjoy an amazing view of the Black Sea in the north and the Mediterranean Sea in the south. The reward for persistent climbing is a downhill ride with almost 2000 m difference in altitude. 14 ski lifts carry 24 thousand people per hour. The skiing areas are located at an altitude of 2100 to 3360 m above sea level. Snow Academia Ski School licensed instructors teach skiing to everyone aged 7 to 70 years old. The school provides group and individual lessons. Off-piste guides are available on site. The safety of skiers is ensured by 25 ski patrols.

CAPPADOCIA, THE HEART OF TURKEY
A must-see for every trip to Turkey. The unique geological structure of Cappadocia with its fairy-tale rock chimneys, in which people dug houses and temples, is the result of the eruption of the Erciyes volcano about 30 million years ago. It is also a region where the influence of various civilizations, from Assyrian, through Roman, to Ottoman, has been mixing for centuries. Ürgüp, Göreme, Uçhisar, Avanos, Zelve and Derinkuyu are the cultural centers most frequently visited by travellers fascinated by this country. Every year the Magical Land is visited by about 2 million tourists from all over the world. Take a 2-day tour of Cappadocia with a visit to the Uçhisar fortress and a balloon flight in a unique scenery, and spend unforgettable moments during a Turkish night in a cave carved out of volcanic tuff.

KAYSERI
During a stay in this region it is essential to visit Kayseri - one of the oldest cities in Anatolia, located at the foot of the Erciyes volcano, about 25 km from the hotels in the offer. This huge city tempts with its monuments remembering the Byzantine period and will surely appeal to tourists who want to stay active even outside the ski slope. Every year Kayseri and Erciyes turn into the capital of winter sports. The prestigious FIS Snowboard European Cup, Erciyes Ultra Sky Trails, Snowboard World Cup and Snowkite Worldcup Erciyes take place here.

APRES SKI
The surroundings of Kayseri, a city smelling of pastirma, is a real paradise for the lovers of culinary experiments! After your ski frenzy on the slope, you can relax in nearby cafés and restaurants that serve local delicacies, e.g. regional sausages, stuffed manti or yaglama, bread layered with vegetable and meat stuffing.

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.

Visas: required. Entry of Polish citizens into Turkey is possible only with a valid passport and visa.
It is not possible to enter Turkey upon showing ID.
A tourist visa is valid for 90 days within a 180 day period (a multiple-entry visa).
To obtain a visa, the passport must meet the following requirements:
- the minimum validity of a passport to obtain an e-Visa or a visa obtained at the airport is 180 days from the date of entry into Turkey
- at least one blank page.

A tourist visa can be obtained:

1) through the ITAKA Travel Agency.
ITAKA offers mediation in obtaining the visa to Turkey.
The fee for the visa and mediation is 99 PLN/person and is lower than the fee that one has to pay if buying the visa at the airport in Turkey.
The visa can be bought in the Customer Zone no later than 4 days before the departure. 
The visa will be sent to the e-mail address provided and will also be available in the Customer Zone no earlier than 14 days before the departure date and no later than 4 days before the departure date. Upon receipt of information about the availability of visa, it should be downloaded, printed and taken with you to the airport.
Issuance of a visa via Itaka Travel Agency is possible only for the citizens of the Republic of Poland.
If there are less than 4 days left to departure, applying for a visa is possible only through E-visa system (https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/).

2) online via the E-visa platform.
A tourist visa can also be obtained via the E-visa system: https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/
The fee for the visa is 20 USD/person. The visa should be printed and taken with you to the airport.

3) after arrival, at the airport.
It is also possible to buy the visa upon arrival in Turkey at border crossing sales points (cost respectively: 30 USD/25 EUR/20 GBP per person, payable in cash).
It is recommended to purchase visas via the electronic system. When crossing the Turkish border, the person entering may be asked to present a valid medical insurance (for Itaka Travel Agency Customers, this is the travel document which contains the insurance certificate no.) or proof of means of subsistence.

Holders of temporary passports can purchase a visa neither through the E-visa system nor at the border.

Local time: GMT+1

Language: Turkish; communication in English is also possible, more and more often also in Polish.

Currency: Turkish lira (TRY); 1 EUR = 6 TRY.

Tips: the rule applies that you give as much as you can afford. Earnings in Turkey are low and tips are often a great financial help. It is customary to tip drivers on local trips and waiters – approx. 5-10%.

Flight duration: Poland - Kayseri - approx. 3 hours

Prices: beer - approx. 2.5-3 EUR, lunch - approx. 10 EUR.

All-inclusive: in Turkey, all-inclusive offers usually cover only meals and local drinks at limited times, usually from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Any extra benefits like sports, safety deposit boxes, massages, saunas, and even the mini-bar are additionally payable. Aside from imported drinks, freshly squeezed juices and Turkish coffee are additionally payable.

Transport: operates very efficiently and is inexpensive, even from hotels far from the city center it is easy to get there by dolmus, or local mini-bus; fare price: approx. 2 EUR/15 km; taxis are equipped with meters; fare price: approx. 1.5 EUR/1 km.

Local trips: organized by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility that, if there is not enough participants, a trip may be canceled.

SKI SEASON: Erciyes: December-April

SKI TRAILS:

Location: 2100-3360 m a.s.l.

Total length of ski trails: 34 ski trails with a total length of approx. 102 km (6 difficult, 15 medium, 13 easy trails). Trails with snowmaking: 58 km, 160 snow guns.

SKI LIFTS:

Types and number of ski lifts: 14 lifts (1 cabin cable, 11 chairlifts, 1 T-bar lift).

Total capacity of ski lifts: 23 800 passengers/hour.

SKIPASSES PRICES: included in the price

Skiing school: Erciyes – Kayseri

Check the conditions on the ski slopes in Erciyes: http://www.kayserierciyes.com.tr/SkiResort/LiveBroadcast?lng=2

Customers using the slope are obliged to wear a helmet.:

 


You can always find up to date information about security in this country on your Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.



SKI SEASON: Erciyes: December-April

SKI TRAILS:  
Location: 2100-3360 m a.s.l.
Total length of ski trails: 34 ski trails with a total length of approx. 102 km (6 difficult, 15 medium, 13 easy trails). Trails with snowmaking: 58 km, 160 snow guns.

SKI LIFTS:  
Types and number of ski lifts: 14 lifts (1 cabin cable, 11 chairlifts, 1 T-bar lift).
Total capacity of ski lifts: 23 800 passengers/hour.

SKIPASSES PRICES: included in the price

Skiing school: Erciyes – Kayseri

Check conditions on the ski slopes in Erciyes: http://www.kayserierciyes.com.tr/SkiResort/LiveBroadcast?lng=2

Clients using the slope are obliged to wear a helmet.

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