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;
- Uchisar Castle, Kızılçukur, Cavuşin, Love Valley, Underground City (Kaymaklı or Özkonak),Pigeon Valley
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Cappadocia Location / Cappadocia Location|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 9:00 AM for a prompt departure at 10:30 AM.|
Full day tour of Southern Part of Cappadocia
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.
Kızılçukur is a valley called Rose valley as well because of the red colors of the rocks. This is one of the best valleys for hiking in the area (3,5km). Kızılçukur was also used by Christians at the end of the 5th century, so you will explore the cave dwellings and old churches. The colors also change up according to the daylight. It is the best place to see the sunset.
Cavuşin this village is one of the ancient settlements in the early period of Christian having the oldest church of the region dating back to the 3rd century. It was exactly settled like a big town where you see lots of cave rooms used as living rooms, sleeping rooms, kitchens, wineries, etc. All these are waiting for you to explore where cave houses collapsed because of a landslide in 1960 which has a gorgeous view.
Love Valley called originally White Valley offers you a wonderful view with its funny shaped fairy chimneys.
Underground City (Özkonak or Kaymaklı) is the most interesting one in the region among 36 other ones which were first used by Hittites and later by Christians as a shelter in 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 storage church, and kitchens. Chimneys and defense systems used in the underground city will surprise you during the visit.
Pigeon Valley is a panoramic viewpoint where you will see the pigeons and pigeon houses which were used to keep pigeons in order to collect their dropping for fertilising the earth especially vineyards.
16:30-17:00 pm transfer back to your hotel