I was really excited to visit Cappadocia because of how different it would be from Istanbul and other cities I have visited, there are a lot of active things to do in this region, and our hotel (most hotels in Goreme, the main city) is built in the caves!
So on our first day, Tali and I grabbed breakfast in our hotel (Dervish Cave Hotel, recommended!) and walked one or two kilometers to the Goreme Open Air Museum. The ‘museum’ is really a gated-off area of cave dwellings and churches like you would see across the street or throughout the region, but it has some very well preserved cave paintings and descriptions of what you are looking at. There is also a separate Dark Church within the museum that you can pay an extra 10 lire for, but we opted out of that. It was a nice introduction to what we would be seeing for the next 48 hours, but it was full of tour and school groups so the caves got a bit crowded at times.