Cappadocia, an awe-inspiring destination is located right at the heart of the Anatolian region of Turkey and is well-known for the existence of spectacular landscapes and stunning underground cities. In simple words, it’s an enchanting wonderland; that both the natural enthusiasts and history buffs appreciate the most. Due to the presence of wide open and undefined region, Cappadocia is considered as a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site; that means you will find here lots of things to explore, do and see. But whatever may interest you the most, be sure not to give a miss our top 5 amazing stops while going on private tours in Cappadocia.
Goreme Open Air Museum
The splendid town of Goreme was built around 20,000 years ago and there is even a true evidence that Saint Basel was settled in this town on 4th century AD. In earlier days, Goreme was the religious destination; that’s the main reason why all the incredible landmarks found in the Goreme Open Air Museum are the Churches.
However, during your private tour in Cappadocia, you can enjoy walking all day and explore new cave churches, fairy chimneys; which are erected towards the sky and a small museum offering the every detail of the town and the inhabitants.
Ihlara Valley is a narrow, greenish valley located in Cappadocia; which is nothing but a nature lover’s delight. Encircled by rugged, steep cliffs, Ihlara Valley is a lush Eden of the tallest trees and fertile farming areas along the babbling Melendiz River; which flows up to 14km from Ihlara Village to Selime Village. However, the Kokar Kilise (Fragrant Church), Snake Church and St. George Church are the top 3 destinations that worth a visit during your private tours in Cappadocia.
Well, the top most attractive sights of the small village of Cavusin are two stunning Byzantine Churches. While entering into the town, you will see Cavusin Church with striking interior of frescoes and other at the village centre; i.e. the Church of St John the Baptist. This is most often considered as the oldest church throughout Cappadocia.
The small village of Uchisar is conquered by mammoth root-cut fortress. Like the underground cities, this rocky, outcrop fortress was provided villagers with ultimate protection from the invaders during the era of the Romans and Byzantine. Even, you can climb the fortress and the sweeping panoramas from the top are well-worth to visit; if you will opt to head for heights.
Avanos is a lively town located close to the Kizilirmak River. The exclusive attractions of Cappadocia is its amazing pottery. After all, this town has an incredible pottery history, which let you go back to the Hittite period. Here, you will find pottery workshops along the main road in the town centre. Most of them are happy to let you watch them work and let you an opportunity to create a simple pot on your own!
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