Green Tour with Selime Monastery Experience

65,00

Attractions

  • Göreme Panorama
  • Underground Cities
  • Ihlara Valley
  • Belisırma
  • Yaprakhisar Village
  • Selime Monastery
  • Pigeon Valley

Description

The Cappadocia Green Tour in Cappadocia offers travelers a captivating journey through the region’s natural wonders and historical treasures. This tour typically encompasses visits to the verdant Ihlara Valley, where ancient cave churches and breathtaking landscapes await exploration. Travelers also have the opportunity to discover the charming village of Derinkuyu and its remarkable underground city. Delving into the fascinating history of this subterranean marvel. Additionally, stops at picturesque viewpoints, such as the Selime Monastery and Yaprakhisar. Provide ample opportunities for stunning photo opportunities and moments of reflection amidst Cappadocia’s surreal beauty. With its blend of natural splendor and cultural heritage, the Green Tour offers a comprehensive and unforgettable experience of Cappadocia’s allure.

Underground City

Derinkuyu Underground City

Cappadocia’s Derinkuyu Underground City stands as a testament to ancient engineering prowess and human resilience. Carved out of soft volcanic rock in the Nevşehir Province of Turkey, this subterranean marvel stretches several levels. Additionally believed to have been built as early as the 8th century BCE. Although Derinkuyu served as a refuge for the region’s inhabitants during times of war, offering protection from invaders and natural disasters alike. Its intricate network of tunnels, chambers, and living quarters could accommodate thousands of people, complete with ventilation shafts, wells.

Although beyond its utilitarian function, Derinkuyu offers a fascinating glimpse into the daily lives of ancient Anatolian civilizations. The city’s layout suggests careful planning, with designated areas for living, worship, storage, and livestock. But remarkably preserved frescoes, stone carvings, and inscriptions adorn its walls, hinting at a rich cultural tapestry that thrived in the depths of Cappadocia. Derinkuyu stands as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular tourist attraction. İnviting visitors to marvel at its ingenuity and ponder the mysteries of its past inhabitants.

Ihlara Valley

Belisırma Village

Ihlara Valley, nestled within the stunning landscape of Cappadocia, is a haven of natural beauty and historical significance. Carved by the Melendiz River over millions of years, this picturesque canyon stretches for approximately 14 kilometers, offering visitors a serene retreat amidst towering cliffs and verdant vegetation. And renowned for its striking rock formations, lush greenery, and tranquil streams, Ihlara Valley captivates the senses with its otherworldly ambiance.

Beyond its natural splendor, Ihlara Valley is steeped in history and culture. Along its rugged cliffsides, visitors can discover over a thousand rock-cut cave churches, chapels, and monasteries dating back to the Byzantine era. These ancient sanctuaries, adorned with intricate frescoes depicting scenes from the Bible. And early Christian iconography, serve as a testament to the region’s rich religious heritage. As visitors traverse the valley’s winding pathways, they are enveloped in an atmosphere of spiritual reverence and awe-inspiring beauty.  Making Ihlara Valley a must-visit destination for those seeking both natural wonders and historical insights in Cappadocia Green Tour.

Yaprakhisar Village

Yaprakhisar, located in the captivating region of Cappadocia, is renowned for its unique geological formations and historical significance. This picturesque village is characterized by its distinctive fairy chimney rock formations. Which dot the landscape like surreal sculptures crafted by nature’s hand. Yaprakhisar’s striking rock formations have served as both natural shelters and cultural landmarks throughout history. Visitors to Yaprakhisar can explore ancient cave dwellings, churches, and underground cities, immersing themselves in the rich tapestry of Cappadocia’s past while marveling at the breathtaking beauty of its natural wonders.

Selime Monastery

Nestled within the enchanting landscape of Cappadocia Green Tour, the Selime Monastery stands as a testament to the region’s rich history and cultural heritage. Carved into the towering rock formations that dominate the skyline. This ancient monastery complex captivates visitors with its awe-inspiring architecture and spiritual significance. Dating back to the 13th century, Selime Monastery served as a center of religious worship, education, and community life centuries. Its cavernous chambers, adorned with intricate frescoes and Byzantine artistry, offer a glimpse into the religious practices and daily routines of the monks who once inhabited this sacred space. Today, Selime Monastery remains a cherished cultural landmark and a testament to the enduring legacy of Cappadocia’s spiritual heritage.

Pigeon Valley

Pigeon Valley, a mesmerizing expanse nestled within the captivating landscape of Cappadocia Green Tour, enchants visitors with its surreal beauty and historical significance. Named for the countless pigeon houses carved into its towering cliffs, this picturesque valley offers stunning panoramic views of the region’s iconic fairy chimney rock formations and terraced hillsides. Rich in both natural splendor and cultural heritage, Pigeon Valley invites exploration and contemplation, with meandering hiking trails that lead adventurers through its otherworldly terrain. As visitors traverse the valley’s winding pathways, they are enveloped in an atmosphere of tranquility and wonder, making Pigeon Valley an essential stop for those seeking to immerse themselves in the enchanting allure of Cappadocia.

Includes

  • Pick up from Hotel at 09:30
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • The Museum Tickets
  • Lunch
  • Drop off to Hotel at 18:00

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