Deep gorges, hidden caves, valleys, and underground cities… It is like a utopic dream of an inventive artist. The different shapes of the famous “fairy chimneys” and other rock formations keep your senses excited to see more. Since ancient times, Cappadocia always has attracted people, especially the mystics. It was one of the great cult regions of Cybele, the Mother-Goddess, then attracted hermits and early Christians who protected themselves in hidden valleys, caves, and underground cities. Later, Islamic mystics were attracted to those lands. Today, Cappadocia has the remnants to praise them all. Cave Churches, Dark Church, Tokali Church, St Barbara Chapel, St George, Goreme Open Air Museum, Unesco World Heritage, Monastery, Ihlara, Ihlara Valley, Ihlara Gorge, Ihlara Canyon, Canyon, Selime, Belisirma, Soganli Valley, Underground City, Kaymakli, Derinkuyu, Oztanik, Sobessos, Urgup, Goreme, Uchisar, Uchisar Castle, Pigeon Valley, Red Valley, White Valley, Love Valley, Fairy Chimney, Onyx, Avanos, Pottery, Clay, Ortahisar, Valley Of Dolls, Keslik Monastery, Pasabag, Devrent, Pancarlik Valley, Pancarlik Monastery
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT CAPPADOCIA
- Ancient people started producing wine in the Cappadocia area in 4,000 BC.
- The great majority of cave churches with in-situ frescoes in the world are in Cappadocia.
- Avanos, located on the Red River of Anatolia, has been a center of pottery making for more than 10,000 years.
- Underground cities of Cappadocia could safely hide 100,000 people in troubled times.
- Saint George the Dragon Slayer was born in Cappadocia.
Dated back to 10th to 12th centuries, this Open Air Museum hosts the best samples of cave churches in Cappadocia where you can lost in the colors reflecting from pasts...
PASABAG & DEVRENT
Two most famous valleys of fairy chimneys, they continue to fascinate all visitors with their beauties. The hermit-places of Pasabag and sculpture-like chimneys of Devrent are places that you must visit.
The origins of mysterious underground cities are still secret. They are dated back to the Hittites and since then, people used have used these unique places for shelter.
HOT AIR BALLOONING
The landscape of Cappadocia was formed by great volcanic eruptions followed by erosion. Later on people added some little differences. Watching this surreal landscape from a hot air balloon is a never-to-be-forgotten experience.
Nestled in between Ihlara Village and Selime, the Ihlara Canyon was carved by Melendiz river. This 14 km long canyon was one of the major sites where early Christians hid from invaders.
This remote valley is famous for its dolls as well as different shapes of cave churches carved from fairy chimneys. Isolated from crowds, Soganli has a different energy than the rest of Cappadocia.
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