Cappadocia, a crossroads of religions and civilizations
It is, located near Nevsehir and on the UNESCO World Heritage List, was produced by layers of lava blasted by volcanoes some 60 million years ago. The region, which was occupied for the first time during the Paleolithic age, became the pinnacle of Christianity during the Roman Empire. The dwellings and churches dug into the rocks provided sanctuary as well as education and cultural centers for Christians fleeing Roman persecution. Joining a dawn balloon trip allows nature enthusiasts to experience the stunning natural scenery and see the blend of history and natural beauty in Cappadocia.
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Cappadocia Balloons Ride
About 5 km from Avanos and 1 km from Paşabağlari, Zelve was founded on the steep northern slopes of Aktepe.
Sarıhan (Yellow Caravanserai), about 10km north of Ürgüp, was constructed by the Seljuk Sultan Alaattin Keykubat in 1217. It has
The most stunning examples of the local landscape and the Fairy Chimneys can be seen along the route to Avanos.
OZKONAK UNDERGROUND CITY
Located 14 km northeast of Avanos, this underground city was built on the northern slopes of Mt. Idis, in an
This village, 3 km southeast of the Goreme Valley, is most famous for its 50m high rock-castle, which is visible
Located 5km from Ürgüp, the small village of Mustafapasa has old stone houses with attractive carved facades dating back to
As a centre of grape and wine production, Kizilcukur, a couple of kilometres northwest of Ürgüp, contains churches cut into
KAYMAKLI UNDERGROUND CITIES
Kaymakli underground city is on the Ihlara valley roadway and 20 km far from Nevsehir province. Ancient name was Enegup.
Engraved in the tuffs, these basilica-type churches were thought to have been used as hospital buildings by the Christians, and
GULLUDERE (ST. AGATHANGELUS) CHURCH
This ancient city is located in the far left draw of the Güllüdere valley, about 2 km from the village
Firatkan is a small complex of churches, located on the road to the Göreme Open Air Museum. They have two
DERIN KUYU UNDERGROUND CITIES
Derinkuyu is situated on Nevsehir-Nigde roadway at 30 km in south region of Nevsehir. The history of the district of
ÇAVUSIN (NICEPHORUS PHOCAS) CHURCH
This ancient city is found beside the Göreme-Avanos road, 2.5 km out of Göreme. The narthex of this church has
Göreme, in which there are many fairy chimneys and churches, is declared as an open air museum. Tokalı Church, the