Goreme Open Air Museum
10:00am We collect you from your hotel in Cappadocia and drive to Goreme Open Air Museum where the Religious education was started in Cappadocia and Where the St. Basil created new rules of monastery life in easten Churches. We visit several cave churhes decoratied with excellence frescoes dating back to 4th 13th centuries such as Tokalı ( Buckle ) Church, Chapel of St.Basil , Elmali (Apple) Church , Chapel of St Barbara, Yılanlı ( Snakeb) Church (St.Onuphorius) Larder/Kitchen/Refectory.
Uchisar Castle, which is situated at the highest point in the region. The top of the citadel provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area. This huge rock was used as a watchtower in the past. At the eastern part of the rock there are cave houses where the local people stell live, cave food storages are at the western part of the rock and pigeon houses are at the northern pat of the rock.
Kaymakli Underground City
Next to Castle we drive to Kaymakli Underground City that lie in the souther part of the Cappadocian region.
All of the region was subjet to frequent raids by many and varied conquering tribes and nations throughtout the ages and for the most part it was the Christians who were subject to persecution so they went underground because the terrain was so easy to tunnel through. Here they built complete cities that sheltered the people and their animals for centuries. Kaymakli is the best-planned (architectural) example of 37 cities in the region with at 5 floors and at a depth of 45metres.
After this memorable adventure we drive to restaurant and taste traditional home made foods in a local restaurant.
Our next stop will be Love Valley. You will see a another unique rock formation in Cappadocia on here.
We will continue with Imagination Valley where you found the rocks look like Camel, Hat of Napollon, Virgen Mary holding Baby Christ… After Devrent Valley you will realize that your immagination is does not have limits.
The next destination is Monks Valley where you see many fairy chimneys with multiple stems and caps,some housing chapels and living areas can be found here. Pasabagları means Pasha’s Wineyard and Cappadocians still cultivating many varieties grapes here.
Red Valley - Sunset
We will hike for approximately 3.5 km , enjoy approximately 1 hour hiking in natural beauties of the Cappadocia in Red Valley where you will see the rock formations, cave churches from 3th to 13th centries and the plants of grapes, pumkins, sunflowers, grain, potatoes, apples, pears, quince, walnut, Iacob, almond, apricot….
At the end of the day we arrive at top of Red Valley to see the sunset while tasting local wine.
Do not thing the colors of valley turning a redish becouse of the vine that you taste, its the light of the Sun is sinking…
After unreliable view of Sunset on Rose&Red Valley we drive to your hotel in Cappadocia.
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