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Extraordinary Geography Places to Visit in Cappadocia

Extraordinary Geography Places to Visit in Cappadocia

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Cappadocia is a very special and valuable place for me. Because there is no wife in the world. The soft layers formed by Erciyes, Hasan Dağı and Güllü Dağ, eroded by rain and wind for millions of years, revealed an interesting and beautiful geography that can not be seen anywhere else in the world. This is called Cappadocia today.
Cappadocia means the Land of Beautiful Horses in the Persian language. This beautiful country has a geography that does not resemble anything you’ve ever seen before. This is because every year the world receives hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world.

Cappadocia Places to Visit

  • Goreme

Güllüdere Valley; Güllüdere Valley, located between Sergeant and Goreme, is a region where many churches, monasteries and habitat remains. Güllüdere, which is popular as a trekking paradise where the fairy-tale formations can be watched best, is an area that can be walked on and only about 4 kilometers long. The Three Crusader Church and the Ayvali Church should be seen.

 

  • Paşabağ

Paşabağ, which is very close to Zelve on Goreme-Avanos road and known as Paşabağ Rahipler Valley, is one of the most important places in Cappadocia. A valley where interesting examples of hat-shaped fairy chimney formations can be seen. As its name implies, the valley and its surroundings, which are monuments used by the monks as retreats, are surrounded by souvenir shops.

Extraordinary Geography Places to Visit in Cappadocia

  • Devrent Valley

Devrent Valley, also known as Hayal Valley or Perili Valley, is located in Avanos. The U-shaped structure of the vadin is Dervent, while the other one is in Kızılçukur. The middle part is called Zelve and Paşabağı. Situated only 10 minutes away from Göreme, the plows in the valleys form silhouettes that can be likened to many animals and people. See the Virgin Mary periwinkle, which looks like an open priestess in the remote area of the famous Cappadocian region where the famous camel figurine is located.

Extraordinary Geography Places to Visit in Cappadocia

  • Turasan Wine House

Established in 1943, Turasan is one of the best-kept winemakers in Cappadocia with 3 generations of winemaking. The company that cultivates its grapes in its own vineyards and works in its own premises, is located in Uchisar, where it is carved out of a whole rock block and is the center of the upper level tasting center. Turasan’s white and red wines are made from Kalecikkarası, Öküzgözü, Boğazkere, Emir, Narince and Dimrit which are the best quality local wine grapes of Anatolia.

 

  • Zelve

Five kilometers from Avanos, Zelve is one kilometer from Paşabağı, one of the most important places to visit Cappadocia. It is the region where the three most prominent, sharp-pointed and wide-bodied peribacas are found on the steep and northern slopes of Aktepe. Especially in the 9th and 13th centuries, Zelve is one of the important settlement and religious centers of Christians, and it is also a place where monasteries are being educated at the same time. The most important structures in the valley are the Balıklı, Üzümlü and Geyikli Kiliseleri which were built before the iconoclastic period.

In Cappadocia, there are underground cities like Özkonak, Özlüce, Tatlarin which are carved out of rocks except Kaymaklı and Derinkuyu which are the biggest ones.

Extraordinary Geography Places to Visit in Cappadocia

  • Kaymaklı Underground City

Located in Kaymakli Town, 20 km from Nevşehir, 8-storey, 5000-capacity, 4-storey building is 20 meters below the ground. B.C. The city, which was known to have been built by the Hittites with its history going back to 3000 BC, was enlarged by continuing the carving process in Roman and Byzantine periods. In this huge underground city carved from tuff rocks, there are rooms and lounges that are connected to each other by corridors, wine tanks, water cellars, kitchen and storage warehouses, ventilation chimneys, water wells, churches and large barbs that close the door from inside to prevent any danger from outside.

Extraordinary Geography Places to Visit in Cappadocia
Mazı Underground City; Mazı Underground City, 18 km to Urgup and 10 km to the Kaymaklı Underground City, is famous for its numerous rock tombs from the Roman and Byzantine eras. There are four different entrances in the ancient town of Mataza. One of the most magnificent parts of the city, which is thought to have been built for a long period of time with an abundance of animal stalls and also with shrews, is the church reached by short corridors opened from the stables. Unlike the church, which is a vertically designed apsis, unlike Kaymaklı, there is a hidden pillar that provides passage to other parts of the church. Most of the passages are closed, so it is not known how much the city spreads, but it is thought to be at least as wide and deep as Derinkuyu and Kaymakli.

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