Cappadocia, approved by UNESCO as a world heritage, is a place where mankind, making use of the convenience nature has presented with the rocks called “tufa” which are easy to process and carve, has literally competed with nature to make the region more interesting.
The Classical of Cappadocia tour will give you a deep insight about the religious, military and daily life in the olden days at different natural setting while taking you places of great panoramic views including highest and lowest points in Cappadocia.
After starting your day with a delicious breakfast at Exedra Hotel Cappadociayou will go on with this unforgettable experience for the rest of the day with group of people. The driver and guide pick you up from the hotel between 9.15 - 09.30 a.m.
Your first stop will be UCHISAR CASTLE being the highest point the region (about 180 m) was the vantage point for military use throughout to history and today most popular spot for the gorgeous 360 degree panoramic view of surrounding valleys.
After castle you will go to the most visited place in Cappadocia, OPENAIRMUSEUM. There are several churches dated back to between 10th – 12th centuries A.D. The churches were all carved by the local Christians and painted with natural dyes. Frescoes in the churches are all about the life of Jesus Christ, Mother Mary, andSaints.
An old Greek village will be next place in the tour. CAVUSIN is a village about 4 kilometers from Göreme. The old village is largely deserted because the area has been plagued by rock falls. At Çavuşin you can visit the Church of John the Baptist which probably dates from the 5th century with paintings from the 6th, 7th and 8th centuries. The view of Rose Valley (Pink colored rocks) excellent fromthisvillage.After Cavusin you will go to PASABAG which is home to the only tripleconed fairy chimneys and the “Monks Valley”, a place where monks used to stay in the fairy chimneys for seclusion.
AVANOS is a well-known town with its pottery created dexterously in the old and modern workshops where red clay is obtained from the banks of Red River. In Turkısh Kızılırmak the most complete river in Turkey (1355 km) makes broads winds as it runs from Central East Anatolia to the Black Sea depositing the red soil its banks that has been used since the Hittite Age.
DEVRENT VALLEY which is also called the Dream Valley due to its famous rock formations. While your tour guide gives you information about the valley, you can go on to find new visual discoveries if you listen to the wind grazing through the fairy chimneys and let your imagination run free.
The "FAIRY CHIMNEYS" with caps, mainly found in the vicinity of Ürgüp, have a conical-shaped body and a boulder on top of it. The cone is constructed from tufa and volcanic ash, while the cap is of a harder, more resistant rock such as lahar or ignimbrite. The fairy chimneys which are symbols of Ürgüp are called holly spirit chimneys. There is mother, father and son fairy chimneys stay together.
You will have a chance to watch how original Turkish carpets and kilims are made by local women in Cooperative Carpet Factory. And also you will be fully informed by an expert how to get silk and history of Turkish carpets.