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RED TOUR CAPPADOCIA
Rose & Red Valleys
Visit the spectacular Red and Rose Valleys. View the castles, columns, chimneys, and cone shapes carved by nature in the soft rock. Discover hidden cave dwellings and rock-cut churches with glorious Byzantine murals. Cavusin Village The current village of Cavusin is located on the road to Avanos. Old Cavusin, with its rock-cut dwellings and stone houses, had several hermitages. The two most important churches in Cavusin are the Great Basilica dedicated to St. John the Baptist (located on the cliff above the village) and Cavusin Church or the \"Great Pigeon House\" commemorating a visit of the famous Cappadocian Emperor, Nicephorus Phocas. The beautiful and elegantly carved facades of the houses in old Cavusin give evidence of how impressive the village once was. Dine in Göreme Experience the local cuisine. Our restaurants offer a wide variety of delicious Turkish food.
Ürgüp A town and district in Nev?ehir province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. Located in the historical region of Cappadocia and near the cave Churches of Göreme. Ürgüp is known for its famous hotels built right within the caves, for its wines and handmade carpets. Many of the hotels in caves are actually old houses. Devrent Valley Also known as Imaginary Valley or Pink Valley, this area does not have cave churches like the other valleys of Cappadocia, nor are there any Roman castles or Roman tombs in Devrent Valley. Actually it was never inhabited. So what makes it so famous? The lunar landscape! Devrent Valley hides many different rock formations within a 10-minute drive from Göreme. The small fairy chimneys in the valley form a lunar landscape, or moonscape, because of their strange appearance. The valley has many animal-shaped rocks. It could be a zoo of sculptures made by nature. Some of the most commonly seen shapes include a camel, a snake, seals, and a dolphin. If you use your imagination, you can find many others. It is like looking at clouds and seeing a dragon. There is even a rock pillar which looks like Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus.
Avanos The old city of Avanos, which name in ancient times was Venessa, overlooks the longest river of Turkey, the K?z?l?rmak (Red River), which separates Avanos from the rest of Cappadocia. The most famous historical feature of Avanos, which is still relevant and very visible today, is its production of earthenware pottery. In the old days, men could not marry if they didn’t know how to make pottery. The ceramic trade in this district and its countless pottery factories date back to the Hittites. The ceramic clay from the red silt of the K?z?l?rmak has always been used. Watch the potters at work using the kick wheel, using the technique that has never changed over the generations. It is a popular destination because of its attractive old town with cobbled streets, and superb views over the river.
Pa?aba? Highly remarkable earth pillars can be seen here, in the middle of a vineyard, hence the name of the place which means: the Pasha’s vineyard. Pasha means \"General\", the military rank, in Turkish and it is a very common nick name. This site is also called Monks Valley. The name was derived from some cones carved in tuff stones which stand apart. Currently, there is a vineyard and a number of tuff cones standing right next to the road.
The most magnificent landscape around Göreme has been formed from solidified lava streams,
ash and tuff stone, all dating from Neocene period. It is criss-crossed by deep valleys formed by heavy erosion. This veritable lunar landscape distinguishes itself by its extensive geological formations. The highly typical morphological structures of Cappadocia are the result of thousands of years of continual erosion, which has shaped the tuff deposits into the strangest pyramids and cones.
Derinkuyu Underground City
Features eight levels of an extensive underground complex including wine and oil presses, stables, cellars, storage rooms, water wells, a meeting hall, a confessional and chapels. Unique to the Derinkuyu complex, and located on the second floor, is a spacious room with a barrel-vaulted ceiling. It has been reported that this room was used as a religious school and the rooms to the left were studies. Between the third and fourth levels is a vertical staircase. This passage-way leads to a cruciform church on the lowest level. The large 55 m ventilation shaft appears to have been used as a well. The shaft also provided water to both the villagers above and, if the outside world was not accessible, to those in hiding.
The township is known for the nearby valley of the same name, Ihlara Valley, which is a 16 km (10 mi) long cut into volcanic rock in the southern part of it, following several eruptions of Mount Melendiz , Erciyes, Hasan. Through the valley flows Stream. What is unique about this valley is the ancient history of its inhabitants. The whole canyon is honeycombed with rock-cut underground dwellings and churches. Due to the richness of the watering possibilities and its hidden form and easy-to-hide structure, it was the first settlement place of the first Christians escaping from the Roman soldiers. In the Ihlara Valley there are hundreds of antique churches carved into the volcanic rocks. The most known churches are A?açalt? Church with a cross plan, Sümbüllü Church, Pürenliseki Church, Kokar Church, Yilanli Church, Karagedik Church, Kirkdamatli Church, Direkli Church, Ala Church, Kemerli Church and Egritas Church.
Experience the wonderful range of Turkish food and have a memorable lunch beside the Melendiz stream.
A panoramic viewing point of the great monastery.
The largest rock-cut monastery in Cappadocia with a cathedral-sized church. Selime monastery was carved by the monks in the 13th century. Apart from the church you’ll see the monks\' quarters, a large kitchen and stables for animals. The walls were once decorated with frescoes, of which little remains.
Thousands of pigeon houses carved into the rock. It is a surreal vision: an outrageously phallic landscape straight out of a Salvador Dali painting. The conical formations are the result of volcanic eruptions that took place millions of years ago. Erosions of wind, rain and other forces of nature have eaten away at the volcanic rock creating tufa, a soft and malleable stone. Many of these cones, known as fairy chimneys, contain caves and labyrinths.