Rise and shine! We have a big day ahead of us jam packed with the very best of cultural and natural assets that Cappadocai has to offer! Imagine if you will, the lives of early Christians intent on maintaining and growing their faith and religion, building their churches in caves and escaping Roman persecution by building complete cities underground! Its all here.
After breakfast at your hotel we will drive to either Kaymaklı or Derinkuyu underground cities that lie in the southern part of the Cappadocian region. All of the Cappadocian region was subjet to frequent raids by many and varied conquering tribes and nations throughtout the ages and for the most part it was the Christians who were subject to persecution so they went underground because the terrain was so easy to tunnel through. Here they built complete cities that sheltered the people and their animals for centuries. Derinkuyu is the largest of these cities with at 8 floors and at a depth of 85metres.
Following the underground ciites we drive approximately 45 minutes to arrive in Ihlara Valley, the largest, deepest and longest canyon in Cappadocia. Its beauty is breathtaking and you will be amazed as we hike approximately 4 km along the river into the valley, visit several cave churches and arrive in Belisirma for a well earned lunch on a floating terrace on the Melendiz River.
After lunch we make our way at Yaprakhisar where you will see many connical formations that are commonly known as the fairy chimneys. The other rock formations may remind you of the “Sand People” from “StarWars” movie in 1977.
With that fabulous memory behind us we get back into the bus and head on to Yaprakhisar to the biggest cathedral of Cappadocia at Selime. Selime Cathedral or monastery, which is carved 8 floor in to the volcanic rock is the largest complex of its kind that you can see in Cappadocia.
As the day comes to a close we will visit Pigeon Valley where you will gain a birds eye view of these 3-4 floor pigeon houses and importantly why they are so prolific and the value and purpose they have served the inhabitants of Cappadocia to this very day. 17:30 Return to your hotel End of our service
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Break away from the herd! Probably you have heard many things about Cappadocia. Explore Fairy Chimneys; Stay in an Original Cave ; What about Underground Cities; While Hiking or Horse Riding in Unigue Valleys of Cappadocia collect grapes, apples, pears, quinces, walnuts…; Follow in the footprints of St. Paul, St. Basil St. Gregory of Nysa…. at The Cave Churches of Cappadocia ; Watch Archaelogical Excavation of Unique Roman Mosaics; Best Balloon Flights of the World; Best Sunset and Sunrise; Do Ski or Snowbord at Cristal Snows of Mythological Volcano Argeus; Maximum Adranaline While experiencing ATV ( Quad ); Watch Whirling Dervishes Ceramony and Amazing Belly Dance Performances at Turkish Night Dinner Show; You may feel as you are inside of While watching the pottery making you may feel as you are inside of the film “Ghost” Tall the delicious pottery kebabs, Gozleme, Tandir and other local meals etc...etc… etc… And now you are planning a trip toCappadocia but don't know where to start? How to explore Cappadocia? By Small Group Tours to meet other tourists from differents countriesor Private “TailorMade” Tours to feet in your time, pleasures and preference. Cast enjoy as you wish? Renting a Car, Scooter, Horse, ATV( Quad), Bike or cast Walk ? How to come Cappadocia? By Plane or Bus; What about Transportation from Airport or Busstations to Hotels? Where to Stay? Real Cave Rooms, Stone Rooms or Regular 3-4-5 Star Hotels? Planning a vacation is always fun, but in a place like Cappadocia, with SO MUCH to see, do, explore , shop and eat –it may not be soo easy… even for those of us who have born in cave and lived in Cappadocia our entirelives. Consider me your very own Cappadocia insider to help you make the most of your Cappadocia vacation, find our hidden treasures and advise you on the best Cappadocia events, tours, activities and attractions. WHAT WE SAY ! NO ONE CAN INTRODUCE CAPPADOCIA BETTER THEN CAPPADOCIAN AND WE ARE HAPPY TO INTRODUCE REAL CULTURE AND BEAUTIES OF OUR HOME TOWN - CAPPADOCIA