CLASSICAL CAPPADOCIA TOUR
This classical tour is a Cappadocia dream of a newcomer. It will enable you to visit the natural and historical museums, have detailed information on Christian art, experiences the splendid panorama and seeing the age-old arts.
Tour of Goreme Open Air Museum (UNESCO World Heritage-1985) is the prime highlight of the day with the best examples of Byzantine frescoes and paintings in rock-cut churches. You will visit the Elmali Church (Church with Apple), St. Barbara Church, Yilanli Church (Serpent Church), Carikli Church (Church with Sandals) and the best: The Dark Church from the 11th century which is the ultimate example of the limitless beauty and fascinating detail in Christian art. The church has undergone years of extensive restoration before it was opened to the public.
Uchisar Castle, being the highest point in the region (about 180 m), was the vantage point for military use throughout the history and today is a most popular spot for the gorgeous 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding valleys.
Pigeon Valley is named for the numerous pigeon houses carved into the rocks to collect their droppings and use as fertilizer. It is situated between the tour of Goreme and Uchisar and gives an excellent view of the castle settlement area.
Zelve Open Air Museum was the cave town with three valleys of a large community with a monastery, numerous churches, honeycomb dwellings, and a mill. It was evacuated in the 50s when the area became dangerous due to extensive erosion and people left for a new village nearby.
The tour gives you chances to explore the region in detail; the Devrent and Pasabag Valleys are the two tourist attractions of the day that will enable you to enjoy the striking landscape and take exceptional pictures.
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 the Red River (Halys). In Turkish Kizilirmak, the longest complete river in Turkey (1355 km) makes broad winds as it runs from Central East Anatolia to the Black Sea depositing the red soil at its banks that has been used since the Hittite Age. After the demonstration by a master, you will have chances to try pottery yourself on the potter's wheel and enjoy your time.