March 20, 2021

The Old Greek House in Cappadocia

Cappadocia, Turkey

While in Cappadocia, we ate at an amazing restaurant called the Old Greek House. This was such a cool place with a unique atmosphere. Not only was the food delicious but the service was excellent. The Old Greek House is located in the village of Mustafapasa in the heart of Cappadocia and is full of history.

Old Greek House

This restaurant is a family-owned business that has a charming touch. The mansion, which used to be known as “Asmali Konak,” is one of the traditional old Greek Houses. The Old Greek House was built in 1887, and the first owner was a Greek artist by the name of Yorha Vasil. The house was then sold to the Ozturk family in 1938. In 1992, the Ozturk family became involved in the restaurant business. They transformed the Old Greek House into a restaurant and it soon became one of the most famous restaurants in Cappadocia. Today, it still serves as a quaint hotel and restaurant with the name “Old Greek House.” The hotel attracts the attention of visitors with its charming, old traditional style.

The Menu

The restaurant had so many amazing dishes to choose from. This authentic cuisine is famous in Cappadocia. Thanks to Murat and his staff, we enjoyed a huge feast. We indulged in shepherd’s salad, stuffed grape leaves, lentil balls, and barbunya beans, which is a cranberry bean. Needless to say, we were stuffed.

The Experience 

In conclusion, we loved our time at this restaurant. The food, staff, and ambiance were five stars. I would highly recommend this quaint little restaurant packed with history. In other words, if you’d like to know more about other dining options in Cappadocia, you can catch up on a few of my previous blog entries here. Thanks for joining me on this wild ride in traveling the world through a global pandemic. Stay tuned for more adventures!

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Big Guy Big World is a travel blog, following Mark Jacoby’s journey as a big guy on a bigger journey, exploring the world during a global pandemic. Follow along as we experience some of the world’s most beautiful and exotic places.

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