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Are you ready to witness Cappadocia's enchanting valleys under the moon light, discover the miracles of the history and the nature?

Moonlight Cappadocia, a joint event by Uzunetap and Argos Culture and Arts, has been held for the very first time in 2015 and continues in full flow in 2018!

April 28, Saturday
May 29, Tuesday
June 29, Friday
July 28, Saturday
August 25, Saturday
September 22nd, Saturday
October 26, Friday
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Argos Vineyards
Very own product of Argos Vineyards, Gilamada returned from two international competitions with grand awards. While Gilamada Emir 2016 is the winner of Silver Medal in Decanter World Wine Awards, Gilamada Syrah 2015 is announced as the Golden Medal winner of CWSA 2018.

One of the birthplaces of wine production on earth, Cappadocia continues to impress the world with its quality wines. The local Gilamada wines produced on Argos Vineyards with special care has been the favorites of two recent international wine competitions.

Deemed as the guide for the global wine industry, the expert jury of Decanter World Wine Awards made a very careful evaluation for hundreds of wines from all over the world. Produced by Argos Vineyards with local variety Emir, Gilamada Emir 2016 became the winner of Silver Medal after a high standard judging process. With this global success, Gilamada took genuinely Anatolian Emir variety which is especially grown in Cappadocia region to the top of the world of wine.

Another great honor bestowed on Gilamada Syrah 2015. The 100 judges of CWSA (China Wine & Spirits Awards) coming from Hong Kong and China, blind tasted wines from 55 countries for the most prestigious and effective wine competition of the country. The jury gave the Gold Medal to Argos Vineyards’ Gilamada Syrah 2015.

We are glad and proud to share the success of Anatolian wine making and Argos Vineyards.

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Museum Lounge and Suites, unearthed and again rendered functional by the restoration work by argos in Cappadocia is awarded with the ‘Jury’s Appreciation’ award by Architect Turgut Cansever National Architecture Awards.

Organized by Kepez Municipality, the fourth Architect Turgut Cansever National Architecture Awards found their owners. This year’s theme was ‘tourism structures’ and with a nation wide evaluation, Museum Lounge and Suites were honored with Jury’s Appreciation’ award.

Museum Lounge and Suites, regained through the project and design of Argos Architecture and Design and is opened on January, exhibits mill stones and mule channels that had been very well preserved under the earth of historical bezirhane.* In the modern times when the genuine bezirhane culture of Cappadocia has only a few left behind, this historical space found within the traditional village texture makes an exhibition, event and acommodation space that would allow the bezirhane culture to be understood.

Architect Turgut Cansever National Architecture Awards are delivered in the name of Kepez Mulicipality by Antalya Branch of the Chamber of Architects as a tribute to ‘Master Architect’ Turgut Cansever.

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Turkey’s Best Heritage Hotel* argos in Cappadocia has built a new bridge between the past and the future. Discovered while following the path of history, the Museum Lounge started serving as an impressive space for special gatherings and cultural activities.

Museum Lounge, the new historical space regained through restorations of argos in Cappadocia Hotel in Uçhisar is reborn with its modern design that at the same time protects the traces of history. Like Bezirhane, one of the most special concert halls of Turkey due to its wonderful natural acoustics, Museum Lounge will continue its life as a special venue with its impressive atmosphere.

Museum Lounge exhibits mill stones and mule channels that had been very well preserved under the earth of historical bezirhane.** The stone carved details reflecting possibly an Ottoman era industrial structure’s floor details gives away the trails of a linseed oil mill. The new discovery reveals two bezirhane structures in Uçhisar, in the same neighborhood, only 250 meters distance from each other.

*World Travel Awards 2017 **Linseed oil mill.
Wine Spectator 2017
Seki Restaurant
Wine Spectator 2017 Restaurant Awards are announced. Seki Restaurant is one more time honored with ‘Award of Excellence’ as one of the best wine restaurants of the world.

Shaping gastronomy at the heart of Cappadocia, Seki Restaurant is the world renowned center for pleasure and palate as ever. Rewarding the best wine restaurants of the world, Wine Spectator honored Seki with ‘Award of Excellence’ for one more time. With the rich and quality wine selection resting in its underground cellar in argos in Cappadocia Hotel, Seki qualifies for this award each year since 2014.

You are very welcome to taste the rich wine menu and awarded Argos wines, looking over to spectacular Pigeon Valley at Seki.
World Luxury Hotel Awards
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Designating the prominent luxury hotels around the globe, World Luxury Hotel Awards honored argos in Cappadocia, ‘the village with a reception room’, as The Best Luxury Small Hotel of Turkey.

One of the most important awards in global hotelier industry came to one of the most beautiful destinations in Turkey. In its 12th year of delivering awards to the prominent luxury hotels of the world for their unique features, announced argos in Cappadocia as ‘The Best Luxury Small Hotel’ of Turkey.

The awards are delivered after a careful elimination process, based on votes of above 300 thousand hotel guests around the world. This year the awards were delivered with a spectacular ceremony in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The best of 2017 in 99 categories, among over 2000 candidates were announced.

As a genuine and nature compatible restoration project of a thousands of years old monastary campus and the historical village in the heart of Cappadocia, in the old Uçhisar Village; argos in Cappadocia continues to reflect the perfect balance of respect to the nature and praisal of the luxury in every experience it offers. Argos in Cappadocia was honored with ‘The Best Luxury Historical Hotel’ last year.

Argos Vineyards
Our wines, produced from the grapes of Argos Vineyards returned with a total of 9 awards from two of the most prestigious wine competitions. Our Turasan Syrah Argos Vineyards 2013 brought the Golden Medal to Turkey this year!

The grapes we carefully grow in Argos vineyards are becoming medals at the top contests of the world of wine. Recognized as a global directory for wine, Decanter Wine Awards honored our Turasan Syrah Argos Vineyards 2013 with Gold Medal this year. Besides this great honor, Argos wines as well collected 2 silver and 1 bronze medals from the contest. Turasan Emir Argos Vineyards and Turasan Kalecik Karası Argos Vineyards 2013 received the Silver Medal while Turasan Syrah Argos Vineyards was awarded with Bronze Medal.

Known by its most meticulous selection process, the 34th International Wine Challenge delivered 5 awards for Argos wines. Turasan Kalecik Karası Argos Vineyards 2013 honored with the Silver Medal while our Turasan Emir Argos Vineyards 2015, Turasan Syrah Argos Vineyards 2013, Turasan Syrah Argos Vineyards 2014 and Turasan Kalecik Karası Argos Vineyards 2014 received the Commended award.

One of the most prestigious wine contests worldwide, Decanter has a jury of world renown wine experts and sommeliers. The wines are evaluated in regional categories followed by the confirmation of another jury for the gold and silver medal winners. Having a wide scope of events and publications, Decanter results influences the global wine sector each year.

International Wine Challenge, with its most scrutinizing selection process, evaluates each wine with blind tastings by at least ten different jury members and with tree different events. You are very welcome to taste our awarded wines at Seki Restaurant looking over the magnificent panorama of the Pigeon Valley.
World Luxury Hotel Awards
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This year, argos in Cappadocia is the star of the ‘Historical Hotel’ category of the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

Argos in Cappadocia is honored as the ‘Global Winner’ in the ‘Best Historical Luxury Hotel’ category of World Luxury Hotel Awards. In the 10th year of the awards, more than 2000 nominations were meticulously evaluated. Being the pinnacle of recognition of accomplishment by a hotel in the luxury hospitality industry, the awards were delivered in Doha, the capital of Qatar this year.

The awards hold a special merit as they are based on the real visitor’s reviews and votes. Besides the shared experiences by the visitors on the awards web site, a panel of independent travel industry consultants evaluates the nominations. Judging criteria is based on service delivery, luxury and presentation.

This year, World Luxury Hotel Awards were delivered in more than 60 categories. Selected as the pioneers of excellence in tourism industry, the global winners of each category are taken as examples all over the world.
Wine Spectator
Seki Restaurant

Wine Spectator 2017 Restaurant Awards are announced. Seki Restaurant is one more time honored with ‘Award of Excellence’ as one of the best wine restaurants of the world.

Shaping gastronomy at the heart of Cappadocia, Seki Restaurant is the world renowned center for pleasure and palate as ever. Rewarding the best wine restaurants of the world, Wine Spectator honored Seki with ‘Award of Excellence’ for one more time. With the rich and quality wine selection resting in its underground cellar in argos in Cappadocia Hotel, Seki qualifies for this award each year since 2014.

You are very welcome to taste the rich wine menu and awarded Argos wines, looking over to spectacular Pigeon Valley at Seki.


Seki Restaurant
The world renowned 19 chefs visiting Gastromasa, one of the top 10 international gastronomy conferences, were welcomed at SEKİ, the awarded restaurant in argos in Cappadocia.

International Gastromasa Gastronomy Conference gathered the starts of gastronomy industry together in Haliç Congress Center in 2nd December. Being in its third year, one of the highlights of the conference has been the ‘Chef Chat’ program. Besides having great sessions at the conference, the famous chefs of Michelin stared restaurants from all around the world had the chance to taste the exquisite and creative samples from the local Turkish cuisines. The VIP guests were welcomed with a special menu in SEKİ Restaurant. This special night of the chef’s was also followed by the global press.

The chefs and the press members were guests of argos in Cappadocia before the conference in 28-30th of November to enjoy the unique landscape and culture of Cappadocia. The chefs including Joan Roca of three Michelin stared El Celler de Can Roca; David Thompson of Bangkok Nahm Restaurant which has been selected as the 28th best restaurant of the world and 5th best of Asia and the creative Diego Guerrero of dStage Restaurant with two Michelin stars tasted the authentic dishes by Chef Mehmet Gök at SEKİ. Also introduced to the local cheeses, marmalades, dry fruits, pickles and dried meats at the cocktail before the dinner, the stars of the world cuisines gave thumbs up for SEKİ.
Decanter Worlds Wine Award
Argos Vİneyards
Wines produced with grapes of Argos vineyards keep getting rewarded by the most prestigious wine contests worldwide. This time Turasan Syrah Argos Vineyards 2013 wins the Silver Medal at Decanter World Wine Awards.

Turasan Syrah Argos Vineyards 2013 is selected among 16.000 wines by the master jury of one of the most respected publications in wine and travel industry.

The Chair of DWWA 2016, said, “We only award medals to wines in which consumers can have the utmost confidence.” Decanter is considered as the guide for wine lovers throughout the world.

Argos Vineyards
While our four wines came home from International Wine Challenge, one of the most meticulously judged wine competitions with medals, our two wines are honored with Silver Medal by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, a benchmark competition in wine industry.

Wines of Argos Vineyards elate Cappadocia and Turkey one more time with multiple medals from international high profile competitions. Our Turasan Syrah Argos Vineyards 2013 won Silver Medal, our Turasan Kalecik Karası Argos Vineyards 2013 won Bronze Medal and our Turasan Kalecik Karası Argos Vineyards 2011 and Turasan Syrah Argos Vineyards 2011 wines were honored with Commended Medal by International Wine Challenge which assesses every wine blind and judges each throughout the rigorous judging processes of three separate occasions by at least 10 different judges.

Organized in Bulgaria this year, Our Turasan Kalecik Karası Argos Vineyards 2011 and Turasan Syrah Argos Vineyards 2011 are selected by the reputable judges of Concours Mondial de Bruxelles after a rigorous tasting among the most ambitious 8750 wines worldwide.

We are once again proud to share our happiness with you and we would like to welcome you at Seki Restaurant to taste our awarded wines.
Robb Report
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argos in Cappadocia is listed among the ‘Top 30 Luxury Hotels of 2016’, this time by the prestigious Robb Report Mexico.

The Mexico edition of Robb Report, the magazine where the most prestigious global brands find place in accordance with the ‘perfection in luxury’ criteria, listed argos in Cappadocia among the Top 30 Luxury Hotels – World’s Best Hotels.

One of the influencer writers of the country, Alonso Vera Cantu penned argos in Cappadocia for Robb Report as “… one of the best accommodation choices for both cultural and adventure activities” and wrote highly of the hotel’s warm hospitality, the luxury suites within the thousands years old monastery caves, wine tastings in the underground cellar and the wines produced from the grapes of Argos Vineyards.

We are happy to share with you yet another praise we are given…
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
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Recognized as a benchmark among the international wine competitions, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles honored our two wines from Argos vineyards with the Silver Medal!

Our Turasan Kalecik Karası Argos Vineyards 2011 and Turasan Syrah Argos Vineyards 2011 are selected by the reputable judges after a rigorous tasting among the most ambitious 8750 wines worldwide.

Organized in Bulgaria this year, the competition has once again revealed critical insight into the latest trend within the world of wine for the wine industry as well as the consumers.
Vinalies Internationales
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One of the most globally prestigious wine contests Vinalies Internationales, honored our Turasan Syrah 2013 from Argos Vineyards with silver medal.

Selecting the best wines of the world for 22 years, Vinalies Internationales revealed the best wines of this year. Our Turasan Argos Vineyards Syrah 2013 produced with the grapes from Argos vineyards is selected among 3600 wines to be honored with Silver Medal.

This year the tasting took five days for the 150 jury members to grade the 3600 wine samples from 41 countries. You are very welcome to taste our awarded wines at Seki Restaurant while gazing at the beautiful Pigeon Valley.
The International Hotel Awards
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Identifying the best throughout the global hospitality industry, the international jury of The International Hotel Awards have selected argos in Cappadocia as the ‘Best Small Hotel of Turkey’.

Being one of the most important events in the global hospitality industry, the International Hotel Awards has depicted the shining stars one more time. Highly experienced team of professionals from the whole range of hospitality disciplines announced the results of their meticulous evaluation process in seventeen categories and argos in Cappadocia has been announced as the ‘Best Small Hotel – Turkey’.

argos in Cappadocia was as well honored in ‘The Best Hotel’ and ‘Sustainable Hotel’ categories with 5 Stars Award by the International Hotel Awards last year.

We are proud to share our happiness with our treasured friends and guests.

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argos in Cappadocia is selected as a finalist for global PURE awards that honors enterprises combining high end travel with humanitarian causes. argos in Cappadocia is selected by travel experts after a global poll as a finalist in Community Engagement category.

PURE awards are delivered in seven categories this year. The Community Engagement category aims to celebrate 'the projects or initiatives that strategically and sensitively integrates the local community, aligning itself with the values and priorities of the inhabitants and protecting the authenticity of the culture, while enriching the experience of the traveler'.

Being an ongoing restoration project, argos in Cappadocia houses carpenter and stone ateliers with talented masters from the region to preserve the 'genius loci' of the 3000 years old settlements of Cappadocia region, where it is located. Villager women are educated by designers for the upcycling activities of the hotel. Being also a wine resort, Argos Vineyards resort to local labor in its viniculture activities that have resulted in globally awarded wines for many times.

argos in Cappadocia has been the sole finalist from Turkey. The finalists are depicted by experientially-minded, high end travel experts. The awards are annually given to the most exciting projects and enterprises that contribute to re-imagining the role of high end and experiential travel on environment and local communities.

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Kim demiş en güzel sosyal ve kültürel etkinlikler Anadolu’ya ulaşmıyor diye? İstanbul Bağımsız Filmler Festivali ve argos in Cappadocia el ele verdi, Türkiye’nin en güzel film festivallerinden biri Kapadokya izleyicisinin ayağına geldi!

İstanbul Bağımsız Filmler Festivali’nin ‘alternatif film dağıtım ve paylaşım’ projesi !f² , bu yıl sınırlarını genişletti ve bir yıla yayılan bir ‘sinema kulübü’ne dönüştü. Muhteşem akustiği ve özgün atmosferiyle argos in Cappadocia içindeki Bezirhane, bu yıl bu sinema kulübünün Nevşehir şubesini oluşturuyor. Yeni !f² adını alan etkinlik, her ayın son Cumartesi günü, 33 şehirde eşzamanlı olarak gösterilirken, Nevşehir izleyicisi bu keyfi Bezirhane ayrıcalığıyla yaşayacak.

Afyon’dan Batman’a, Tahran’dan Ramallah’a, 33 farklı şehirde aynı anda gerçekleşecek Yeni !f² ’nin ilk gösteriminin teması “Kadınlar Var, Hayat Var!” Her ay Türkiye ve Ortadoğu’dan seçilen bir filmle dokuz ay boyunca devam edecek festivalin ilk gösterimi , 24 ve 25 Şubat tarihlerinde 17. !f İstanbul Bağımsız Filmler Festivali ’nin kapsamında gösterilecek 5 film ile yapılacak. Filmler, Afyon’dan Batman’a, Tahran’dan Ramallah’a, 33 şehir ve 50 farklı noktada, 15 bin kişiye aynı anda ulaşacak ve gösterimlerin ardından yapılacak yönetmen ve ekip söyleşileri canlı yayınlanacak. Böylece, Yeni !f² şehirlerindeki katılımcılar da sohbeti izleyip, yönetmenlere soru sorabilecek.

Bezirhane’nin büyülü ortamında sinemanın büyüsüne kapılmak için argos in Cappadocia’yı sosyal medya hesaplarından takipte kalın.

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We feel more beautiful each year thanks to your acclaims and likings. And to be approved by awards and remarks is an additional honor. We are happy to have achieved precious acclaims together in 2015 as well.

Designating the top luxury hotels globally in different categories, World Luxury Hotel Awards honored argos in Cappadocia as the Luxury Hotel with Europe's Best Scenic Environment in 2015.

Seki has won the Wine Spectator Award and listed among the restaurants with the best wine lists all around the world.

National Geographic, listed argos in Cappadocia among Top 10 Magnificient Hotels.

Kiwi Collection, listed argos in Cappadocia in the first place on its 7 Unique Hotel Experiences feature.

Food and Travel mentioned argos in Cappadocia highly in its feature titled Cave Havens.

Under the title 10 Extraordinary Adventures for Food Lovers, the popular nextavenue.org of USA recommended Seki Restaurant and argos in Cappadocia.

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"Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club"ın merakla beklenen prestij kitabında, argos in Cappadocia dünyanın en önemli ilk 100 lüks markası arasında yer aldı.

Strive for Perfection – A Celebration of Design & Luxury (Mükemmelin Peşinde – Tasarım & Lükse Bir Övgü) adı verilen kitabın Londra'daki meşhur Saatchi Gallery'de 4 Aralık 2015, Cuma günü yapılan lansman partisine Rolls-Royce, Bentley otomobil meraklıları, sahipleri, koleksiyonerleri, ünlü VİP'ler ve dünyanın en saygın 100 markasının temsilcilerinin katıldı. Lansman sergisinde kendilerini sanat eserleriyle tanıtan lüks markalar arasına giren argos in Cappadocia, dünyanın en önemli sanat galerilerinden biri olan Saatchi'de Mercan Dede'nin hazırladığı üç filmin gösterimini yaptı.

Lansmana katılan davetlilere ayrıca sanatçı Gülnur Özdağlar'ın otelde kullanılan plastik şişelerden dönüştürerek tasarladığı şık takılar hediye edildi. Özdağlar'ın Uçhisar Köyü kadınlarına verdiği 5 günlük bir workshop ile hazırladığı takıların yapım aşaması da kısa bir video ile lüks tüketim dünyasıyla buluştu.

Rolls-Royce ve Bentley miraslarının köklerini keşfe çıkan 444 sayfalık Strive for Perfection – A Celebration of Design & Luxury'de (Mükemmelin Peşinde – Tasarım & Lükse Bir Övgü), meraklıları tarafından uzun zamandır bekleniyordu.
Wine Spectator
Seki Restaurant
Seki has won the Wine Spectator Award and listed among the restaurants with the best wine lists all around the world. Four wines in Seki’s wine list have won awards and recognitions from four global competitions throughout the year, as well.

One of the most comprehensive publications on wine reviews, Wine Spectator magazine announces 2015 Restaurant Awards. By the evaluation of the establishments stand at the forefront of wine and food culture in more than 75 countries, Seki Restaurant is honored with the ‘Award of Excellence’. Thus, Seki Restaurant represented Turkish wine and food culture at its best with more than 380 different types of wine in its cellar and a menu enriched with local tastes with brand new interpretations.

Four wines in Seki Restaurant’s wine lists that are produced from the grapes of Argos Vineyards have previously won awards and recognitions in different categories from four very prestigious competitions.

Known as the ‘most meticulous wine awards in the world’, International Wine Challenge granted Turasan Syrah Argos 2013 with the Bronze Medal. Turasan Kalecik Karası Argos 2011 and Turasan Kalecik Karası Argos 2013 wines are as well listed in the commended category in the same competition. Decanter World Wine Awards, one of the largest and most influential wine awards in the world, selected the best wines of 2015. Turasan Syrah Argos 2011 is entitled to Commended award by the world renowned wine experts of the prestigious competition. Turasan Syrah Argos 2010 has won the Gold Medal in the same competition last year.

Turasan Syrah Argos 2011 brought the Silver Medal to Turkey from Syrah du Monde, where the best Syrah wines of the world compete. 418 wines from 26 countries competed in the 9th year of the competition.

Turasan Syrah Argos 2011 and Turasan Syrah Argos 2013 are honored with special mentions in Vinitaly International Wine Competition, one of the most prestigious events in the industry. More than 2600 wines from 32 countries competed in the event.

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Winter talks titled; “Architects are Talking Through Kalebodur” in the historical monastery church of argos in Cappadocia, will launch the first session on January 12th, 2013. Led by Kalebodur in cooperation with Argos Design/Construction and Arkitera Architecture Center, the first of the talks will see renowned speakers; Tanıl Bora, Dücane Cündioğlu, Can Çinici and Nevzat Sayın to discuss the modernism progress of Turkey, through the design of mosques in 21st century. Talks are open to public but seats are limited and reservation is recommended.
World Luxury Hotel Awards
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argos in Cappadocia continues the new year with new awards. We are selected among the best luxury hotels of the world once more and we hold the 5 Stars International Award now!

Accepted as the pinnacle of achievement for luxury hotels and spas worldwide, World Luxury Hotel Awards listed argos in Cappadocia at the top this year. Selected by the votes of real guests, we are honored as one of the best luxury boutique hotels of Turkey.

Another prestigious award depicting the best of the world in tourism industry and setting the international five star standards, The International Hotel Awards granted argos in Cappadocia two awards at the same time. argos in Cappadocia has won a 5 Star Award in the category of ‘Best Hotel’ and a 5 StarAward in the category of ‘Sustainable Hotel for Turkey’.

World Luxury Awards had granted argos in Cappadocia the same award in 2012. We were also entitled to ‘Best Romantic Hotel Award’ by WLHA in 2013.

We would like to express our gratitude to our treasured guests for their appreciation.
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Architect Mark Burry best known for the completion project for Gaudi's most spectacular work, La Sagrada Familia, meets the Turkish architects in Cappadocia.

Antonio Gaudi is known to be one of the most marginal artists of 20th century, especially with his interestingly strange masterpieces in Barcelona. His artworks are the must see for the visitors of the city. His nature-inspired buildings show a surprising resemblance to Cappadocia and this fact is a topic among the intellectuals who have seen Cappadocia. There is even a book named 'The Gaudi in Cappadocia'.

Being Gaudi's most spectacular work, La Sagrada Familia church is the object of a successful 'completion project' since 1979. Argos Architecture & Design welcomes Mark Burry, the director of this project in Cappadocia on November, 15 – 19, 2014.

Burry will stay in argos in Cappadocia hotel which has a restoration story of 17 years with tunnels dating back to thousands of years ago and with mansions carved in rocks.

Burry will be giving a conference in Bezirhane, a dwelling of the monks and priests 1500 years ago where now is the heart of argos in Cappadocia as well as in Arkimeet in Istanbul.

GECCE OSCARS 2014
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The young and creative chefs of Gile, one of the few chef restaurants in İstanbul, are honored as the ‘Best Chefs’ at Gecce Oscars.

At the award ceremony organized for the 14th time by one of the most popular web site of Turkish magazine media, the most successful businesses and managers in the industrywere honored by the votes of the elite jury. Üryan Doğmuş and Cihan Kıpçak were awarded in the ‘Best Chef’ category for serving ‘surprising tastes in avant-garde Turkish cuisine style’ in Gile Restaurant.
CONDE NAST JOHANSENS
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Conde Nast Johansens, the world renowned authority in travel and hospitality guides honored argos in Cappadocia with a brand new award. Argos in Cappadocia is rewarded in Conde Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2015 with the ‘Best Countryside Hotel’.

Conde Nast Johansens travel experts recommended the hotel underlining its ‘monkish serenity’ and ‘view towards breathtaking Mount Erciyes’.

Conde Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence honored argos in Cappadocia in ‘Sustainable Hospitality &Corporate Social Responsibility’ category in 2012 and in the ‘The Most Excellent View’ category in 2013.

Conde Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence are determined each year according to travel experts’ ratings and make the properties with exceptional experiences more visible.

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The longest night of the year in İstanbul is again full of adventure. Organized in 2013 for the first time, Longest Night/Run or Ride starts in Çekmeköy, Taşdelen Forest in December 20th, 2014, Saturday night with the collaboration of Uzunetap and SET Adventures! In simultaneous races in running and cycling branches, the race comprises marathon 8K, marathon 20K, ultra-marathon 60K and bicycle 20K categories. Great rewards are waiting for the winners.

Are you in for running or riding from dusk till dawn in this night full of adrenalin? For detailed information please visit:www.uzunetap.com
FODOR’S 100 HOTELS, 2014
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Fodor’s Travel, the leading name in travel guides for more than 75 years listed argos in Cappadocia as one of the ’12 Best Small Hotels’ of the World in its’ ‘Fodor’s 100 Hotels 2014’ selection which distinguishes hotels with unique properties. In the selection divided into 8 categories by expert editors and tourism professionals, argos in Cappadocia is evaluated in the ‘Small Hotels’ category and recognized among the ‘Most Beautiful 100 Hotels of the World’ with its excellent service, high style, and a remarkable experience for guests. argos in Cappadocia has been the only hotel from Turkey to be listed among Fodor’s 100 Hotels, 2014.
WINE SPECTATOR 2014 RESTAURANT AWARDS
Seki Restaurant
Seki Restaurant is honored with ‘Award of Excellence’ by Wine Spectator, the prestigious wine culture magazine within the ‘2014 Restaurant Awards’. The authentic underground cellars of Seki Restaurant keeps outstanding wines from Turkey and all over the world as well as the award winning wines produced from Argos vineyard grapes.
TRIP ADVISOR
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argos in Cappadocia has been selected as one of the ‘Top 25 Hotels in Turkey’ and one of the ‘Most Romantic 25 Hotels in Turkey’ by travelers who voted for ‘TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice 2014’.
TRIP ADVISOR
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TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site that enables travelers to share their objective comments awarded argos in Cappadocia the 2014 Certificate of Excellence. argos in Cappadocia has been awarded this certificate in 2012 and 2013. Tripadvisor users also selected the hotel among the top 25 hotels of Turkey two years in a row, in 2013 and in 2014.
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2014
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Our Syrah 2010 wine wins the Gold Medal while our Kalecik Karası 2010 and Syrah 2011 wines win Silver Medal in Decanter World Wine Awards, one of the largest and most influential wine awards in the world. The world renowned wine experts also awarded our Kalecik Karası 2011 the honorable mention. You are welcomed to taste our award winning wines at Seki Restaurant
LONELY PLANET BEST IN TRAVEL 2014
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The leading travel guide Lonely Planet, issued Best in Travel 2014 booklet to list the best trends, destinations and experiences. Published globally, the guide listed argos in Cappadocia in the first place for Best Honeymoon Destinations feature.
Men’s Journal Magazine
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Men’s Journal Magazine, one of the most popular publications in the world about men’s style, health, travel, sports and adventure tourism listed Runfire Cappadocia Ultra Marathon among the ‘25 Best Adventure Marathons in the World’.

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All the beauties of Cappadocia, a place where many civilizations have passed through along the history of humanity and with one of the most enchanting natural scenes, are all introduced to the world in a book. Prepared by Argos Culture-Arts and Argos Communications for Nevşehir Governorship the book covers the fairy chimneys, underground cities, traditional handicrafts and the four season’s beauty of the region with outstanding photography and a poetic style. An album of Mercan Dede inserted in the book provides the reader a total experience of enchanting Cappadocia.
TURKEY’S MOST SUCCESSFUL TOURISM INVESTMENTS 2013
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‘Turkey’s Most Successful Tourism Investments 2013’ research by Economist Magazine, Capital Magazine and Burgan Bank honored argos in Cappadoccia with ‘The Best Boutique Hotel Investment’ award. The research aims to encourage the investments in Turkish tourism industry and the awards are delivered in 13 categories.
WORLD LUXURY HOTEL AWARDS 2013
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World Luxury Hotel Awards which aim to encourage service standards within the luxury hotel industry honored argos in Cappadoccia with the ‘Luxury Romantic Hotel in Turkey’ award after last years The Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in Turkey award. The awards based on votes casted by actual hotel guests also intend to support excellence.
THE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL AWARDS 2013
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Argos in Cappadocia received ‘The Best Hotel, Turkey’ award from The International Hotel Awards (IHA), one of the most effective organizations in tourism industry. IHA judgment is based on an extended scale of criteria such as quality of products, service and guest comments.
THE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL AWARDS 2013
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The International Hotel Awards (IHA) that determines the finest hotels and hospitality companies around the world honored argos in Cappadocia with two awards in the same year. Argos in Cappadocia received ‘The Highly Commended Hotel Interior Turkey’ award as well as ‘The Best Hotel Turkey’ award.
SKAL International
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Skal Clubs and the members of the jury honored argos in Cappadocia in the 16th Skalite – SKALITE 13 - Quality in Tourism Awards ‘Special Certificate/Boutique Hotel’ category. The awards are organized by SKAL International Istanbul Club.
TRIP ADVISOR
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TripAdvisor, the largest travel web site awarded argos in Cappadocia with The Certificate of Excellence one more time. TripAdvisor honors select accommodations, attractions and restaurants every year depending on the traveler comments and evaluations on the site. argos in Cappadocia was honored with the same award in 2012.
CONDE NAST JOHANSENS AWARDS for EXCELLENCE 2013
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Determining the best of luxury hotels industry and marking the quality in the selected properties, Conde Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence honored argos in Cappadocia with the award in ‘Sustainable Hospitality & Corporate Social Responsibility’ category.

This award is of great importance for it underlines the ecofriendly attitude of the hotel and the support it provides to the local economy.
SYRAH DU MONDE INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2013
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Syrah 2010 wine made from Syrah grapes coming from Argos vineyards in Cappadocia, processed by the local wine producer Turasan, was granted a gold medal in Syrah du Monde International Wine Competition. This is the first time a Turkish wine is awarded a gold medal in the competition.
GQ MEN OF THE YEAR, 2013 ÖDÜLLERİ
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The two chefs of Gile Restaurant, the latest enterprise by Argos Group of Companies, are selected ‘Chefs of the Year’ by GQ magazine. GQ announced the news saying, “Gile Restaurant, started by Üryan Doğmuş and Cihan Kıpçak in May on Akaretler, Sıraevler, qualifies for the ‘chef restaurant’ concept combining the traditional and local tastes.”

The magazine which is delivered in 20 countries gives the ‘Men of the Year’ awards to admirable men for 18 years. Our chefs are honored with the award for moving up the local cuisine by interpreting it with global trends.
ACE OF M.I.C.E. AWARDS 2012
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argos in Cappadocia is awarded the ‘Best Boutique Meeting Service Providing Facility’ at the 1st Congress, Meeting and Event Awards (Ace of M.I.C.E.) organized by Tourism Media Group.The first and only organization that aims to expose and increase the potential of Turkish congress and meeting tourism, selected the best among 27 different categories in 4 main sectors.
WORLD LUXURY HOTEL AWARDS 2012
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World Luxury Hotel Awards, one of the most prestigious organizations of the international tourism industry presented the world’s best luxury hotels in 2012. World Luxury Hotel Awards 2012 (WLHA) rewarded argos in Cappadocia in the ‘Luxury Boutique Hotel’ category on country basis at a glittering gala ceremony at Pan Pacific Kuala Lumpur capital of Malaysia on the 13th of October 2012.
TRIP ADVISOR
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argos in Cappadocia demonstrated a huge success achieving the highest possible score and honored with The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2012. The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence honors select accommodations, attractions, and restaurants that consistently demonstrate a commitment to hospitality excellence. The world’s largest travel sight offers credible advices from real travelers and visited by millions of people monthly.
CONDE NAST JOHANSENS 2012 AWARDS
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Conde Nast Johansens, one of the pioneer authorities in travel industry, announced the winners of the 2012 Excellency Awards. After being a finalist in “the greenest” and “the most romantic” categories in the past two years, argos in Cappadocia wins the award in “The Most Excellent View” category.

argos in Cappadocia’s mansions that spread to the hillside in steps have private gardens and terraces that behold the Pigeon Valley and spectacular Mount Erciyes thus bringing the magic of outdoors inside successfully.
THE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL AWARDS 2012
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The International Hotel Awards (IHA) that determine the finest hotels and hospitality companies in the world with a jury panel of experts, selected argos in Cappadocia as the ‘Highly Commended Hotel’ in Turkey.
THE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL AWARDS 2012
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The International Hotel Awards (IHA) that determines the finest hotels and hospitality companies around the world honored argos in Cappadocia with two awards in the same year. Argos in Cappadocia received ‘The Highly Commended Hotel Interior Turkey’ award as well as ‘The Best Hotel Turkey’ award.
VOYAGER TRAVEL AWARDS 2012
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Voyager, the first travel guide in Turkey conducted a readers’ survey. The participants of ‘Who Are the Best’ survey selected argos in Cappadocia for the ‘Best Location Award’ in ‘Boutique Hotels’ category. The readers evaluated various players of tourism industry in seven categories with a consumer point of view.
ARKİPARC
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argos in Cappadocia received the Arkiparc 2011: Real Estate Development Award in the one and only competition to evaluate the real estate industry according to urban quality standards. The hotel is found eligible for the award due to its unique location, esthetic appreciation of the surrounding landscape, interconnected living spaces, outstanding interior design and decoration and sustainable environmental sensitivity.

The 18 year argos in Cappadocia project was carried out by Argos Design & Construction under Aga Han Award winner architect Turgut Cansever’s art consultancy. Argos Design&Construction works on several real estate development, housing restoration, environment protection and sociocultural space projects around Cappadocia region.
TRAVEL WEEKLY
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argos in Cappadocia is honored with 2011 Silver Magellan Award in Luxury Hotels and Resorts category of Travel Weekly, one of the pioneer magazines of the global travel industry.

From design to marketing services, The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honors the best in travel and salutes the outstanding travel professionals behind it all. The magazine reaches about 40,000 monthly readers and the website has approximately 30,000 monthly visitors.
2011 FODOR’S 100 HOTELS
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Fodor’s Travel, the pioneer publication on travel information, listed argos in Cappadocia in the ‘Best Hotels of the World’ selection. Being listed in the ‘Local Flavor’ category of Fodor’s 100 Hotels listing, argos in Cappadocia is selected as one of the best hotels to present the authentic experience.
TRIP ADVISOR
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TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site honored argos in Cappadocia with Certificate of Excellence. The certificates are based on the user ratings. TripAdvisor is respected as the true reference point of global travelers with more than 50 million visitors per month.
GAYOT.COM
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The travel guide Gayot that offers reviews on restaurants, hotels and other travel reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals since 1969, listed argos in Cappadocia in the ‘Top 10 Honeymoon Hotels Worldwide’ on its web site.
DEPARTURES
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argos in Cappadocia is listed as one of the 10 best wine resorts of the world by the web site of Departures Magazine, the private publication for the American Express Platinium Card holders. argos in Cappadocia has taken place in this list thanks to the gorgeous view of Pigeon Valley from the hotel’s Seki Restaurant, delicious Syrah and Kalecik Karası wines that come from grapes of the hotel’s own vineyards and the elegant menu of the restaurant.
ECO LUXURY NETWORK
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Standing out with environmentalist approaches and ecofriendly practices, argos in Cappadocia is the first hotel in Turkey to be chosen in the ‘Eco Luxury’ network which advocates that the ecofriendly lifestyle, cultural preservation and local values represent the true luxury in tourism.

argos in Cappadocia holds many awards for its environmentalist approaches. The vineyards and gardens are irrigated by the ecofriendly micro irrigation system. The solid waste is recycled and the plastic used materials in the hotel are converted into art pieces by designer Gülnur Özdağlar to become parts of the decoration. argos in Cappadocia also stands out as a tourism-improvement model where a forlorn traditional village finds a new life while truly keeping and conveying its historical traces. Eco Luxury member hotels around the world create ecologic, cultural and economic partnership on their local area. Thus they preserve the eco system and the local values as well as contributing to the local economy while delivering the perfect service.Standing out with environmentalist approaches and ecofriendly practices, argos in Cappadocia is the first hotel in Turkey to be chosen in the ‘Eco Luxury’ network which advocates that the ecofriendly lifestyle, cultural preservation and local values represent the true luxury in tourism. argos in Cappadocia holds many awards for its environmentalist approaches. The vineyards and gardens are irrigated by the ecofriendly micro irrigation system. The solid waste is recycled and the plastic used materials in the hotel are converted into art pieces by designer Gülnur Özdağlar to become parts of the decoration. argos in Cappadocia also stands out as a tourism-improvement model where a forlorn traditional village finds a new life while truly keeping and conveying its historical traces.

Eco Luxury member hotels around the world create ecologic, cultural and economic partnership on their local area. Thus they preserve the eco system and the local values as well as contributing to the local economy while delivering the perfect service.
CONDE NAST JOHANSENS EXCELLENCY AWARDS 2011
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Global travel authority Condé Nast Johansens, identified the best hotels of the world in the 29th year of its establishment. argos in Cappadocia is announced as the only finalist from Turkey in the Most Romantic Hotels category of the 2011 Awards for Excellence.
TREND CARDS
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argos in Cappadocia found place in the Design Hotels category of Trend Cards 2011, prepared by European Tourism Commission (ETC) to announce the annual travel trends. Thus, argos in Cappadocia’s success has spread about among the member states of the Commission around Europe as the one and only Turkish hotel in the category.

Each year ETC sets many categories of trends to include in the Trend Cards. These categories are then sent to the member states of the Commission for the feedbacks. The latest trends of the travel industry are determined according to these data.
Holidays for Couples
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Australia’s leading travel magazine Holidays for Couples listed argos in Cappadocia among the Best Romantic Hotels in 2011. As well as the annual listing which depicts the most beautiful romantic spots for accommodation, the magazine keynotes the breathtaking panorama of argos in Cappadocia and the Splendid suites which are mentioned as “perfect love caves”.
CONDE NAST JOHANSENS 2010 GREEN AWARDS
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Condé Nast Johansens, the standard setting authority of the tourism industry, announced the finalists of Green Awards 2010, the awards that evaluate the eco-friendly hotels of the world. argos in Cappadocia is announced to be the first and only hotel to become a finalist from Turkey, with its harmonious structure to its habitat.
TRAVEL+LEISURE
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argos in Cappadocia is listed in the “It List 2010” of Travel and Leisure and depicted as one of the best and most exciting 45 hotels of the world by the famous magazine. argos in Cappadocia is the one and only hotel to be selected to the list from Turkey.
Kiwi Collection
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Kiwi Collection, the leader luxury hotel network of the world selected the most romantic hotels. argos in Cappadocia has been listed in the Top 10 Romantic Hotels listing as one of the most beautiful romantic hotels of the world.