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This church in Güllüdere (Rose) Valley features a well-preserved carved ceiling relief as well as some rather damaged frescoes. To find it, head north from the Haçlı Kilise until the trail branches and then take the right-hand path.

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1. Haçlı Kilise

0.31 MILES

This church, entered via a rickety wooden staircase, has frescoes dating to the 9th century on its apse and a ceiling carved with a spectacular large…

2. Kolonlu Kilise

0.35 MILES

Within Güllüdere (Rose) Valley, this church is easily missed as it's carved out of a nondescript rock facade. Once inside though, the nave is notable for…

3. Tarihi Ev

0.49 MILES

Mehmet Ali has thrown open the door of his old family home (which they moved out of in the 1970s) so that visitors can get a taste of what Cappadocian…

4. Church of St John the Baptist

0.62 MILES

Right at the top of Çavuşin's village ruins rock outcrop is the Church of St John the Baptist, one of the oldest churches in Cappadocia. While the…

5. Çavuşin Old Village Ruins

0.63 MILES

Carved into Çavuşin's craggy cliff face is a labyrinthine complex of abandoned houses that you can wander through by climbing up the short cliff path that…

6. Güllüdere (Rose) Valley


The trails that loop around Güllüdere Vadısı (Rose Valley) are easily accessible to all levels of walkers and provide some of the finest fairy-chimney…

7. Zelve Open-Air Museum

0.82 MILES

The road between Çavuşin and Avanos passes a turn-off to the Zelve Open-Air Museum, where three valleys of crumbling cave-habitations and churches…

8. Kızılçukur Viewpoint

0.83 MILES

One of the best views of Kızılçukur (Red) Valley's fang-like rock cones and wavy cliff ridges is from this lookout point, signposted off the highway,…