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Elmali church

Elmali Church is a small cave church. It was built approximately in 1050 AD in the shape of four crosses . The restoration was completed in 1991. Nevertheless the destruction of frosces could not be prevented. There are scenes that tell the martyrs of Christianity, saints and priests. There is also the picture of fish […]

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Practical information for Cappadocia

Emergencies; Ambulance: 112 Police: 155 Fire: 110 Military Police: 156 Wake up calls: 444 11 35 When to go; Cappadocia has a different beauty for each season of the year, be it in the cold of the winter or under the hot summer sun. Pick a season that suits your age and taste. The temperatures […]

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Formation of fairy chimneys

The strange formation named as fairy chimneys occured as abrading of tuff layer by winds and stream of torrent that flowed down from hills. Because stream of torrent found the way itself, it caused the crack of the hard rocks and their breaking off. By having hollowed the substances that stood down and could be […]

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Urgup mosques

Esbelli Mosque Esbelli Mosque was built in 1814 and restored in 1895. The mosque belongs to Ottoman period (Sultan Osman the Young). The part in arch was mended in 1996. It is small and in the view of a small mosque. The mosque which was built by stone cutting over six arhes has four columns. […]

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Cappadocia houses

In Persian, “The country of beautiful horses”, Cappadocia occured by abrading of soft layers made of lavas and ash sprayed from Erciyes, Hasandagi and Güllüdag with rain and wind along millions of years. This formation is named as fairy chimneys among people. It hosted them. While the formation of these fairy chimneys continued, people built […]

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Wine culture in Cappadocia

The reason why viticulture was developed in Cappadocia is the harmony between the special feature of volcanic soil in the region and the rough structure of the land since the ancient times. Although it is unknown when wine first appeared in Cappadocia, producing grapes and getting wine had to be ancient like the history of […]

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History of Cappadocia

Fairy chimneys came into beings by geographical events. In historical process, people used these fairy chimneys as their home. They built churchs and decorated with frescos. So, the traces of the civilisation through thousands of years can easily be seen today. In order to save this cultural treasure and not to have the region snatched, […]

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Manastırlar (Monastery) Valley

It is one of the least known but virgin and attractive trekking racecourses of Cappadocia. The valley, located southwest of Güzelyurt town of Aksaray city, lies between Sivrihisar Village and Güzelyurt.  Manastırlar (Monastery) Valley, 22 Km far away from Ihlara Valley is a small copy of Ihlara Valley. Through the valley, there is a tiny […]

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Balkanderesi Valley

Although it used to be one of the oldest and well known racecourse of Cappadocia, around for 10 years there are no groups, visiting this Valley for trekking. Because since 1997 the sewage of Kavak and İprahimpaşa Village, the old name was Babayan, is being given to Balkanderesi flowing through the valley. Especially during summer, […]

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Çat and Fırınasma Valleys

It is believed that the name of Çat was given either because it was the conjunction point for caravan routes in Central Anatolia during Ottomans or, because it is the conjunction point of the valleys. Like every valley in Cappadocia, there is a stream flowing through the Valley and drying during summer but gives the […]