2 Days Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul with Flights
2 Days Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul
This tour is available all year round.
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Cappadocia region was formed 60 million years ago by erosion of soft layers of lava and ash from Mount Erciyes (Argeus). Human settlement at the Cappadocia region dates back to the Paleolithic era. The lands where the Hittites once lived have been one of the most important centers of Christianity in the later periods. Houses and churches carved into the caves . Rocks turned the region into a huge heaven for Christians escaping from the dominance of the Roman Empire.
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You will be picked up from your hotel for your transfer to the airport to catch your early morning flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to Cappadocia where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full day North Cappadocia Tour.
Goreme Panorama is a panoramic point where you can see a wonderful view Goreme town with its spectacular cave houses.
Goreme Open Air Museum is the first and biggest monastery where this religious education was started. You will visit the churches, chapels and monasteries carved into the fairy chimneys with frescoes painted on the walls from 10th to 13th Centuries. In the 4th century three important men created a new unity here they are the Great St. Basil, bishop of Kayseri, his brother St.Gregory of Nyssa and St. George of Nazianus.
Avanos is known for the pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. The red clay which is worked by local craftsmen comes from the residue in the Kizilirmak River. The Kizilirmak, which divides Avanos into, is the longest river of Turkey.
Devrent Valley has various types of fairy chimneys. Among these are those with caps, cones mushroom like forms pillar and pointed rocks. With the action of smaller, secondary volcanoes and the action of rivers, wind and flood waters, this layer of tuff has slowly but steadily been eroded to produce the rock formations know as "fairy chimneys". we will take a walk through this amazing valley.
Pasabaglari (Monks Valley) Many fairy chimneys with multiple stems and caps can be found here, this style being unique to this area. A chapel dedicated to St. Simeon and a hermit's shelter is built into one such fairy chimney with three heads.
Three Beauties has a beautiful view over Urgup town, famous with wine factories, and vineyards with apricot gardens give you memorable shots forever.
16:30-17:00 pm transfer back to your hotel
Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, L)
09:30 - 09:45 am Pick up from your hotel
Full day tour of Southern Part of Cappadocia
Uchisar Castle is the highest point in the region. The castle and its surrounds used to be the most populated area this settlement to survey the enemies. The top of the citadel provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area.
Kızılçukur is a valley called Rose valley as well because of the red colors of the rocks. This is one of the best valleys for hiking in the area (3,5km). Kızılçukur was also used by Christians at the end of 5th century, so you will explore the cave dwellings and old churches. The colors also change up according to the daylight. It is the best place to see sunset.
Cavuşin this village is one of the ancient settlement in the early period of Christian having the oldest churc of region dating back to 3rd century. It was exactly settled like a big town where you see lost of cave rooms used as living rooms, sleeping rooms, kitchens, wineries, etc. All these are waiting for you to eplore where cave houses collapsed because of landslide in 1960 which has a gorgeous view.
Love Valley called originally White Valley offers you a wonderful view with its funny shaped fairy chimneys.
Underground City (Kaymaklı or Özkonak) this is the most interesting one in the region among 36 other ones which were firdt used by Hittites and later by Chiristians like a shelter in during Roman persecution times. By carving lots of rooms all connected with tunnels, they lived in here when the cities were invaded by enermies. you have a change to see the rooms, food storages church and kitchens. Chimneys and defence systems used in the underground city will surprise you during the visit.
Pigeon Valley is a panoramic view point where you will see the pigeaons and pigeon houses which were used to keep pigeons in order to collect their dropping for fertilising the earth especially wineyards.At end of the tour you will be transferred to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your late evening return flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you will be met at the airport and transferred from the airport to your hotel in Istanbul. End of our service. (B, L)