Cappadocia is one of the most historically rich areas in the entire world. For example, the first human settlement (Çatalhöyük, ~7000 BC) and scores of Bronze Age settlements (3000–1000 BC) dot the volcanic landscape. Most cities in Cappadocia date back to Ottoman, if not Roman, times. In addition to all the cave churches, there are many other historical cities and sites throughout Cappadocia. This page introduces you to those historic places.