Ortahisar lies between Ürgüp and Nevşehir at the foot of a perforated castle rock. In the background you can see the snow-covered summit of the 3916m high volcano Erciyes Dağ . Its eruptions millions of years ago were partly responsible for the formation of the Cappadocian tuff landscape. In the surroundings of the village there are many orchards and thanks to the special climate in the underground tuff cellars, the fruit keeps fresh for months.