After we pick you up from your hotel, the very first destination will be Uçhisar Castle. This tall volcanic-rock outcrop is one of Cappadocia’s most prominent landmarks and visible for miles around. Riddled with tunnels, it was used for centuries by villagers as a place of refuge when enemy armies overtook the surrounding plains.
After being informed, you will have free time to explore the castle and around of it by yourself.
After the Castle, your next stop will be Göreme Open Air Museum, which is a rock settlement, located 2 km to the east of Göreme Town at 13 km distance to Nevşehir. Göreme Open Air Museum, the top attraction of Cappadocia in Turkey’s central Anatolian region is a massive collection of historical monasteries and cave churches displaying fine specimens of ancient Byzantine frescoes. The 4th-century sanctuaries include many examples of Byzantine art, but later structures offer richer frescoes and images. Adorning walls and ceilings, they portray Biblical scenes, and their primary purpose was to help followers who could not read or write.
During the tour, our guides will give you information about Christianity and Monastic Life of Cappadocia.
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After visiting Open Air Museum, the next stop will be Çavuşin area which is the Old Rum (Orthodox Christians of Turkey) Village to see old houses which are abandoned after Population Exchange in 1924.
After Çavuşin town, you will have launch in Avonos in where The Kızılırmak (Red River) is the slow-paced pulse of this provincial town and the unusual source of its livelihood; the distinctive red clay that mixed with a white, mountain mud variety, is spun to produce the region’s famed pottery. Though not as well known as Ürgüp, Göreme, or Uçhisar, Avanos has several good hotels and restaurants, as well as plenty of shops. The red clay from the riverbanks is excellent for traditional household pottery as well as industrial uses such as building blocks and roof tiles. You will have a tour in the town and then you will visit Pottery workshop to be inform about red clay work and ceramics. Even one of the masters will demonstrate you how they are making the pots with the ancient technic by freehand.
Then you will visit Paşabağı where spectacular mushroom-shaped rock formations can be seen. Paşabağı is also called Monks Valley because of the Chapel of Saint Simeon which is located in the valley.
The last stop is Devrent Valley, which is also known as İmagination Valley. The Valley contains many animal shaped rocks which are mostly in red colour. It lacks the ancient mark of people, the valley has become a favorite for visitors thanks to its extraordinary rock formations. The small fairy chimneys in the valley seem to form a lunar landscape, or moonscape, thanks to their unusual shapes. The valley also has many animal-shaped rocks, creating a natural sculpture zoo. Some of the most famous, or the easiest to distinguish, animal shapes are the camel, snake, seals, and dolphin, but if you let your imagination run wild, you can find many more. Even there is a rock pillar which resembles the Virgin Mary holding Jesus Christ.
Finally (if we start at 09.30 am), around 16.00, we will drop you hotel.
This tour includes;
♦ Pick-up from hotel / Drop back to the hotel
♦ Transportation by Minivan
♦ Professional speaking English Guide
♦ All the entrance tickets
♦ 0-3 years of children are free of charge.
♦ 3-10 years of children have 50% discount.
♦ If you are more than 4 people, contact for discount.
♦ You can cancel the reservation 48 hours before without any payment,
♦ If you cancel last 24 hours than you have to pay 50% of full amount
♦ When the reservation not cancelled, then you will be charged 100% of your payment.
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