This tour contains the most popular attractions in Cappadocia and surroundings. You will be met by your private tour guide at hotel and start to excellent tour. This tour covers;
- Goreme Panorama,Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos, Devrent Valley, Pasabaglari (Monks Valley), Three Beauties
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Cappadocia Location / Cappadocia Location|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 9:00 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.|
Meet your tour guide in your hotel and start your Cappadocia tour with the highlights of city;
Goreme Panorama is a panoramic point where you can see a wonderful view of Goreme town with its spectacular cave houses.
Goreme Open Air Museum is the first and biggest monastery where this religious education was started. You will visit the churches, chapels, and monasteries carved into the fairy chimneys with frescoes painted on the walls from the 10th to 13th Centuries. In the 4th century three important men created a new unity here they are the Great St. Basil, bishop of Kayseri, his brother St.Gregory of Nyssa, and St. George of Nazianus.
Underground City (Kaymaklı or Özkonak) is the most interesting one in the region among 36 other ones which were first used by Hittites and later by Chiristians like a shelter during Roman persecution times. By carving lots of rooms all connected with tunnels, they lived in here when the cities were invaded by enemies. you have a chance to see the rooms, food storages church and kitchens. Chimneys and defense systems used in the underground city will surprise you during the visit.
Pasabaglari (Monks Valley) Many fairy chimneys with multiple stems and caps can be found here, this style being unique to this area. A chapel dedicated to St. Simeon and a hermit’s shelter is built into one such fairy chimney with three heads.
Devrent Valley has various types of fairy chimneys. Among these are those with caps, cones mushrooms like forms pillars, and pointed rocks. With the action of smaller, secondary volcanoes and the action of rivers, wind, and floodwaters, this layer of tuff has slowly but steadily been eroded to produce the rock formations know as “fairy chimneys”. we will take a walk through this amazing valley.
Uchisar Castle is the highest point in the region. The castle and its surroundings used to be the most populated area in this settlement to survey the enemies. The top of the citadel provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area.
Pigeon Valley is a panoramic viewpoint where you will see the pigeons and pigeon houses that were used to keep pigeons in order to collect their dropping for fertilizing the earth especially vineyards.
Avanos is known for pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. The red clay which is worked by local craftsmen comes from the residue in the Kizilirmak River. The Kizilirmak, which divides Avanos, is the longest river in Turkey.
At the end of the day transfer back to your hotel.