Cost Includes: Hotel Pick up and Drop | Entrance Tickets | Lowest Rate Guarantee | Cappadocia Tour
Rates valid until March 31, 2019
Rates valid for minimum 02 passengers travelling together
What is included in the tour
- Pick up from the Hotel booked by you
- Entrance fees
- Professional Guide
- Drop back to the Hotel booked by you
- All Taxes included (what you see is the final price per person)
What is NOT included in the tour
- Meals other than those specified in inclusions
- Drinks other than those specified in inclusions
- Tips (not mandatory)
Discover the hidden treasure of Cappadocia on this full-day guided tour. Explore splendid examples of Ottoman and Greek architecture in small towns and traditional villages (Mustafapasa, Cemil, Sahinefendi). Visit the ancient city of Sobessos, Keslik monastery, Kaymaklı underground city and hike in Soganli valley famous for rock tombs, Byzantine churches and monasteries.
We recommend you to bring: comfortable shoes, hat, camera.
This tour is the best choice for those who are looking for the authenticity and want to experience true Turkish village life. Begin a lovely day with a visit to a small town of Mustafapasa (formerly known as Sinasos). It was one of the largest Greek towns in Cappadocia until the Greeks left Muratpasa during the exchange of populations in 1923. This small town is very famous for the splendid examples of Ottoman and Greek architecture: huge Ottoman mansions with carved doors and window frames, Ottoman-era Şakir Paşa Medrese (university college), the Old Greek House, the 19th-century church of Constantine and Helen, etc.
Next place to visit is Sobessos. It is an ancient city discovered in the past 10 years just outside Sahinefendi village. The excavation work still goes on. For now, it is possible to see ruins of the Roman baths, agora, bouleuterion and the 6th-century church with a geometric mosaic floor. After Sobessos drive to the hidden treasure of Cappadocia, Keslik monastery. Explore the monastery inside and get an idea about the life of monks there. This monastery complex has interesting places to visit: the Church of the Archangel, the Chapel of Saint Stephen, rock-cut refectory, dining area, living quarters and a pool of sacred water. The Church of the Archangel has rare iconoclastic examples of frescoes which are very beautiful and definitely worth seeing.
From the Keslik monstery continue driving to the Soganli valley. It remains far off the beaten Cappadocian track and it is not so much visited by tourists compared to other valleys. Soganli has numerous rock-cut churches and monasteries and it is a very beautiful hiking valley. Authentic handmade dolls produced in Soganli and its surroundings became a very popular souvenir from Cappadocia.
After hiking through this spectacular valley you will get a lunch and then go to visit the largest underground city of Cappadocia - Kaymakli underground city. It was opened to visitors in 1964 and consists of 8 levels (only 4 are open). Walk through the narrow corridors and discover numerous rooms and storages carved from the soft volcanic stone; have a chance to see rolling-stone doors, deep wells and ventilation shafts. This amazing trip to remote and fascinating places ends with a hotel drop-off.