We start our day visiting the Fairy Chimneys in Ürgüp then proceed down south to the Keshlik Monastery. This monastery complex, situated in a paradise-like green valley, contains the Church of the Archangel, the Chapel of Saint Stephen, a huge dining area, living quarters and a pool of sacred water.
We will carry on with Sobessos, a newly discovered archaeological site, with excavations still underway.
Next stop will be Soganli Valley. Once again, people have built homes and churches in the rock cones. Lunch will be served in this local village in an Apple orchard.
Proceed to Tashkinpasha. The Medrese (theological school) is one of the best examples of Seljuk architecture in this district. The village houses follow the traditional plan with stables on the ground floor to keep the upper rooms warm.
On our return way we will have another stop at Mustafapasha. Some splendid old stone Greek houses rich in decoratively carved symbols are to be found here. It’s still possible to walk into some buildings which have the original paintings on the walls, and the town is home to the remains of the largest concentration of modern churches in the region.
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