MT-01 2 Days – 1 Night CAPPADOCIA

Pick up from Kayseri airport in the morning and drive to Cappadocia. We start from Devrent valley which has various types of fairy chimneys. Pasabag (Monks Valley), many fairy chimneys with multiple stems and caps can be found here, this style being unique to this area. Avanos is known for the pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. Goreme Open Air Museum is the place where this religious education was started. You will visit the churches, chapels and monasteries carved into the fairy chimneys from the 10th to the 13th centuries with frescos painted on the walls. Esentepe is where you will see wonderful scenery of region. Uchisar castle is the highest point in the region. The castle and its surroundings used to be the most populated area. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

After breakfast visit Kizilcukur here you will visit Uzumlu (Grape) church. It’s hollowed out like a monastic complex where monks lived. Then we proceed to village of Cavusin which is like one of many ancient villages of Cappadocia. Old Cavusin was abandoned several decades ago due to avalanches. You will see the Pigeons and storage rooms etc. in the Pigeon Valley. Kaymakli Underground city is the largest and most famous of all the underground cities. Ortahisar is an old Cappadocian village dominated by a fortress-like rock rising about winding roads. Drive to and transfer to Kayseri airport.

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1 Comment

  1. Anand
    October 26th

    What a great photo! Two notes on this 1) The geology has some sleiiaritims to formations in New Mexico. At the foot of the Jemez Mtns (a volcanic formation) is an area called Tent Rocks tuff that has eroded by wind and water to form tentlike rock formations, and 2)I believe that Celts or proto-celts were in Anatolia during early parts of their development and movement. I believe they were among those who, early-on domesticated the horse. A lot is conjecture based on wishful thinking by those jingoists and sabre-rattlers would have us believe that we have become civilized by our skill at warfare (but that’s a story for another soapbox). Nonetheless, it’s interesting that your picture is of a horse in one of the early places they were domesticated Thanks for sharing!Steve Collins recently posted..

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