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Known as Karballa (Gelveri) in Ottoman times, up until the population exchanges of 1924 the town was inhabited by 1000 Ottoman Greek families and 50 Turkish Muslim families. Afterwards the Greeks of Gelveri went to Nea Karvali in Greece, while Turkish families from Kozan and Kastoria in Greece moved here. The relationship between the two countries is now celebrated in an annual Turks & Greeks Friendship Festival in July.


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Zoom in Cappadocia (escorted with 2 flights)

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival in Cappadocia (Kayseri(ASR) or Nevsehir(NAV) airport)Pass By: Kayseri Saat Kulesi, Kayseri, Kayseri ProvinceMeeting at the airport with a sign of your name. Transfer to the Acropolis Cave or similar special category hotel. No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Obvernight at Acropolis Cave Suites or similarDay 2: CappadociaPass By: Nevsehir Museum, Nevsehir, Nevsehir ProvinceBreakfast at the hotel and crossing the plateau of Central Anatolia to go to canyon of Peristrema. Along the way, discover one of the citiessubterranean region, amazing refuge of the first Christians. Stop near the crater inactive of Nar and continuation towards the village of Guzelyurt, ancient Greek village Gelveri. Descent of 350 steps to discover the churches rock formations in the Peristrema Valley, a locality otherwise known as Ihlara. For walking enthusiasts, possibility to continue along the river of Melendiz to reach the small village of Belisirma (7.5 kms). Lunch of local specialties in a restaurant by the river. In the late afternoon, visit of an old caravanserai on the Silk Road.Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: OvernightDay 3: CappadociaPass By: Nevsehir Museum, Nevsehir, Nevsehir ProvinceBreakfast and overview of the most popular sites in the region: walk through the fairy chimneys and vineyards, discovery of small troglodyte churches of the Goreme Valley, and stops in front of the rocky peak of Uchisar and Avcilar. Then continuation towards the village of  Avanos, on the edge of Kızılırmak (the "Red River"), famous for its pottery, free time to study the practice of this craft and lunch.After noon walk to  top of Çavuşin village where  This wonderful journey will end with a friendly moment around a drink in this setting picturesque that will remain engraved forever in your memories.Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: OvernightDay 4: Cappadocia - Istanbul FlightPass By: Sultanahmet District, IstanbulAfter breakfast transfer to Cappadocia airport.Kayseri(ASR) or Nevsehir(NAV).Flight to IstanbulNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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Cappadocia Green Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme, CappadociaSee the beautiful view of Goreme Town and be informed about the rock formations by your tour guide.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Derinkuyu, CappadociaDiscover underground tunnels that people used to get hidden during the emergencies.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt, CappadociaHike in one of the biggest canyons of Turkey visiting old Christian Ortodox churches.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt, CappadociaEnjoy your lunch in Belirsırma Village by the River Melendiz.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Selime Monastery, Guzelyurt, CappadociaSelime Monastery is a big complex of churches, chapels and a cathedral.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Pigeon Valley, Goreme, CappadociaPigeons have always been a part of Cappadocia culture. Take breathtaken photos in Uchisar.Duration: 20 minutes

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Highlights of Turkey Tour

ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL - ISTANBULStop At: Istanbul Ataturk AirportArrival at Istanbul Airport. Please look for your name after clearing customs. Meet and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.Duration: 45 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Istanbul. Almina Hotel, Amber Hotel, Recital Hotel, Nowy Efendi Hotel or similarDay 2: ISTANBUL – SULTANAHMETStop At: Basilica Cistern, IstanbulYou will meet your guide in the morning and s/he will brief you and the others in the group about the tour and answer any questions you may have. Visit the underground Basilica Cistern, with its interesting “weeping column” and Medusa head reliefs.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Topkapi Palace, IstanbulContinue to the Topkapi Palace, which was used by the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries and houses an impressive collection of priceless jewels, crystal, silver and porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and relics of the prophet Mohammed. (Harem is extra and optional).Duration: 1 hourStop At: Blue Mosque, IstanbulAfter lunch, we will see the Blue Mosque, built for Sultan Ahmet I, which is a unique piece of architecture with its six minarets and features 20,000 beautiful Iznik tiles.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Hippodrome (At Meydani), IstanbulVisit the ancient Hippodrome with Obelisk of Theodosius, Snake Pillar and German Fountain of Wilhelm II.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: KapalIcarsI, IstanbulWalk through the back streets of Old Istanbul to the Grand Covered Bazaar. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight in Istanbul. Almina Hotel, Amber Hotel, Recital Hotel, Nowy Efendi Hotel or similarDay 3: ISTANBUL – ST SOPHIA – GALLIPOLI – CANAKKALEStop At: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), IstanbulWe will visit the St. (Haghia) Sophia, which was built by the Emperor Justinian. It was the largest building in the world for over 1000 years. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gallipoli Battlefield, Eceabat, Canakkale Province, Turkish Aegean CoastVisit the Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly (Allied and Turkish trenches and tunnels) The Nek and Chunuk Bair. We cross the famous Dardanelles Straight by ferry pulling away from Kilitbahir Fortress. You are on your own after dinner and may want to walk along the port area and see the Trojan Horse from the movie “Troy”. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in the friendly waterside town of Canakkale. Helen Park Hotel, Limani Hotel, Cura Hotel or similarDay 4: CANAKKALE – TROY – ASSOS – BERGAMAStop At: Troy (Truva), Canakkale, Canakkale Province, Turkish Aegean CoastToday is an enjoyable odyssey of the North Aegean Coast past the area is known as the “Troad”. We visit Troy, the legendary city of Homer and the beautiful Helen, which has nine principal levels of occupation covering a period of 3000 years.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Behramkale, Assos, Canakkale Province, Turkish Aegean Coast We will continue to Behramkale Village and visit the ancient city of Assos and Temple of Athena, high upon a hill. You can see the Greek Island of Lesvos from here. Aristotle founded his first school of philosophy in Assos. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Bergama La Bella Hotel or similarDay 5: PERGAMON – SELCUK/KUSADASIStop At: Pergamon Antik Kenti, Bergama, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean CoastWe will visit the lofty Pergamon Acropolis, and the ruins of Zeus Altar.The Acropolis is situated high above the plain and has a unique panoramic view, with a very narrow and steep theater that could seat up to 10,000. Parchment paper was first produced here. See what remains of the Great Library, which rivaled the one of Alexandria in Egypt, and Temple of Trajan. Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Red Basilica (Kizil Avlu), Bergama, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast We will pass the Red Hall for a viewStop At: The Asklepion, Bergama, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean CoastThen continue to the Asclepion, which was the first known hospital and therapy center. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Kusadasi or Selcuk. Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, Saint John Hotel or similarDay 6: EPHESUS – HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY – ST JOHN – SELCUK/KUSADASIStop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean CoastToday we will visit the House of Virgin Mary, which is a major pilgrimage site.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean CoastEphesus, with the Library of Celsius, Temple of Hadrian, Agora and fantastic Greco-Roman theater (Terrace Houses are extra and optional). We will also see a carpet weaving demonstration today and learn about Turkish carpets.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Sirince Koyu, Sirince, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean CoastContinue to Sirince Village, where you may taste different types of fruit wine.Duration: 1 hourStop At: The Basilica of Saint John, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean CoastWe will also visit the Basilica of St. John.Duration: 1 hourStop At: The Temple of Artemis, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean CoastRemains of the Temple of Artemis, one of Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Duration: 15 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Kusadasi or Selcuk. Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, Saint John Hotel or similarDay 7: SELCUK – APHRODISIAS – PAMUKKALE Stop At: Aphrodisias, Geyre, Turkish Aegean CoastWe will drive through the valley following the Meander River, which gave us the word “Meandering. We spend some time at the Greco-Roman site of Aphrodisias, which is still being excavated. It features the Temple of Aphrodite, two agoras, a huge intact stadium, baths of Hadrian and theater, and was the site of a famous sculptural school.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Hierapolis & Pamukkale, PamukkaleWe continue to the ancient site of Hierapolis (Pamukkale) with the Temple of Apollo and extensive Necropolis not to mention the famous calcium formations it is famous for. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Pamukkale Hal-Tur Hotel, Hierapark Hotel or similarDay 8: PAMUKKALE – EGIRDIR – KONYA Stop At: Lake Egirdir, Isparta, Isparta ProvinceWe drive across central Anatolia to Konya making a stop by in Egirdir town where you will be able to walk along the shore of beautiful Lake Egirdir. Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Mevlana Muzesi, KonyaAfter lunch, we continue to Konya, known as Iconium in Roman times, which was the capital of the Seljuk Turks. Mevlana (Celaleddin Rumi) founded a Sufi order known as the Whirling Dervishes here. Visit the Museum of Mevlana. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Karatay Medresesi Museum, KonyaVisit Karatay Medrese which one the great Seljuk monuments. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ince Minare Museum, KonyaWe are going to also visit Ince Minareli Medrese which is another Seljuk monument.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Konya Anemon Hotel, Selcuk Sems-i Tebrizi or similar Day 9: KONYA – SILK ROAD – CAPPADOCIA – WHIRLING DERVISHESStop At: Sultanhani Kervansarayi, Sultanhani, Aksaray ProvinceWe will continue from Konya on the Old Silk Route and see Sultanhani Caravanseray before arriving in Cappadocia.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Selime Monastery, Guzelyurt, CappadociaVisit Selime, a village of rock cones below a mesa. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt, CappadociaWe will have lunch in Belisirma village on the Melendez River then visit Ihlara Valley. Descend into this incredible gorge, and then walk in the most scenic part of this canyon flanked by sheer rock walls. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu, CappadociaAfter this, we will descend deep into the earth through the passages and tunnels of Kaymakli Underground City. See the ingenious "millstone" defense doors, wineries and rooms carved from the living rock.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Pigeon Valley, Goreme, CappadociaOur last stop is Pigeon Valley where we see the ancient dovecotes from across the ravine. Tonight we will also enjoy a performance of the Whirling Dervishes. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Cappadocia. Riverside Mansion Hotel, Jacobs Cave Suites, Elika Cave Suites, Fresco Cave SuitesDay 10: CAPPADOCIA – CAVE CHURCHES AND GOREME VALLEY Stop At: Devrent Valley, CappadociaIn the morning you will experience the feeling of living in an Anatolian village, where houses are built in caves, and life goes on as it has for centuries. You may see villagers baking bread, drying fruit on their rooftops or riding on donkeys to their fields. We will begin our visit to the “fairy chimneys” (conical and unusual rock formations) in Devrent Valley.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme, Goreme, CappadociaWe continue to the Goreme Open Air Museum, which was once a Byzantine monastery. See the finest examples of religious frescoes in rock-cut churches from the 10th to the 13th centuries. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Pasabag, Urgup, CappadociaEnjoy Pasabagi Valley, while walking through vineyards among strange multiple "mushroom-capped" volcanic rock formations. We then continue to Avanos, the center of terra cotta work since 3000 BC. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Cappadocia. Riverside Mansion Hotel, Jacobs Cave Suites, Elika Cave Suites, Fresco Cave SuitesDay 11: CAPPADOCIA – NEVSEHIR – ISTANBULPass By: Historic Areas of Istanbul, IstanbulTransfer at 07:30 to the Nevsehir airport for morning flight to Istanbul at 09:25 and upon arrival at 10:45 transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure and overnight in Istanbul. B.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Istanbul. Almina Hotel, Amber Hotel, Recital Hotel, Nowy Efendi Hotel or similarDay 12: DEPARTUREPass By: Istanbul Airport Transfer, IstanbulPick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport 4 hours prior to your flight departure. Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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Cappadocia Green Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Göreme PanoramaFirst place in the tour is Panoramic view of Goreme. You get information about history, formation of Cappadocia while watching the fairy chimneys. Following the information, free time for photograph.Pass By: Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Derinkuyu, CappadociaAfter driving about 40 minutes, arrival to Underground City. This underground city was firstly used by the local people as a natural deep freeze, later by the late Romans as a shelter against potential Arabian invasions. With the clear explanations of your guide you will spend almost 1 hour here.Pass By: Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt, CappadociaIhlara Canyon is 52 km. away from Underground City.Approximately 45 minutes later, you will be in the entrance of Ihlara Valley.Ihlara Valley was formed by the volcanic actions of Mt. Hasan, next to Ihlara Valley. Afterwards, Melendiz River eroded the valley for millions of years besides the layers cracked and fell down. Eventually, 80 meter- deep canyon was composed. Whole Valley is 14 km. length. In the past, generally Christians lived in the several parts of the Valley; also they carved churches and painted them. You will hike about 3,5 km.Hiking will last 1hour 15m.Then you will arrive to Restaurant for LunchPass By: Ihlara Valley Kahvalti Salonu1 hour for the lunch in the valley, next to the River. You will start with the soup and salad, later you will able choose one of the main dishes from the list. Lunch will be over with season fruits.Pass By: YaprakhisarAfter lunch our guide will take you to a unique place, Yaprakhisar. You will see the nicest examples of conical fairy chimneys. Since the area is very similar to Star Wars Film Set, Yaprakhisar is known as “Star Wars Movie Set”.Pass By: Selime Monastery, Guzelyurt, CappadociaOur tour will go on with another movie- set-like place, Selime Monastery. At first look, the monastery looks like a castle, but shelters, churches, chapels, bedrooms, storages and big cathedral proves us its being a monastery. You get information about the monastic life in Cappadocia.Pass By: Pigeon Valley, Goreme, CappadociaClimbing to Selime monastery will exhaust you, probably. But till you arrive to Pigeon Valley, you will have about 1 hour to rest. Also, our guide will mention about some traditions, cultures and stories about Anatolia on the way. Upon arrival to Pigeon Valley, pigeons will meet you on the top of the valley. Pigeons have always been important for Cappadocian people. Their eggs and droppings were used for different purposes. For this reason, local people carved houses for them to the slopes of valley. You will see the reason why people call them “houses”, when you see them.Stop At: Kapadokya El SanatlarI Merkezi, Nevsehir, Nevsehir ProvinceThe Last place in the tour will be a visit to onyx factory in Uchisar. Onyx is a volcanic stone which has various colors and contains different minerals in. As being a volcanic area, Cappadocia has some onyx deposits. In the factory, a master will give you information about the steps of onyx shaping and you will watch a shaping show.17:00-18:00 Your tour will finish and you will be dropped to your hotel.Duration: 30 minutes

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Istanbul to Cappadocia By Plane 2 Days 1 Night

ItineraryDay 1: Istanbul to CappadociaPass By: Istanbul Ataturk Airport05:30 Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Istanbul airport.07:10 Depart from Istanbul for Nevsehir.08:40 Arrive in Kayseri or Nevşehir airport, meet in the airport. Transfer to Cappadocia your hotel.you check in hotelPass By: Uchisar Castle, Uchisar, CappadociaIt is constructed on the highest point of the region. It has a totally dictinct castle form, including graves, tunnels and churches, that you cannot come across at any other place in the world.Pass By: Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme, Goreme, CappadociaOpen Air Museum especially important to understand the influence of the religion, especially of Christianity, on the region. For good reasons it is the most famous attraction, a complex of several painted cave-churches carved out by Orthodox monks between 900 and 1200 AD.Pass By: Çavuşin Köyü MuhtarlığıAn old Greek village will be next place in the tour. Çavusin is a village about 4 kilometers from Göreme .The old village is largely deserted because the area has been plagued by rock falls. At Çavusin you can visit the Church of John the Baptist which probably dates from the 5th century with paintings from the 6th, 7th and 8th centuries. The view of Rose Valley is excellent from this village.Pass By: Han1 hour for the lunch in Han Restaurant which is very cool and popular in the region .You will start with the soup. Than you will have self-service.Stop At: Kapadokya Seramik, Avanos, CappadociaSince Hittites 2000 BC people could get the red clays (terra rosa) around Kızılırmak river which is the longest river of Turkey, and white clays ( caulin) from volcanic hills .They could use the clays for their daily lifes by shaping the clay by their hand on the spinning wheels.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sentez Avanos Hali - Rug Workshop & Store, Avanos, CappadociaEvery carpet, with its patterns, resembles a collection of messages, beliefs and symbols. Every pattern that is woven into a carpet is a picture of a feeling, a desire or a wish. So far as that every carpet represents a living history from the early ages to the present in which women have patiently and untiringly written their joys and sorrows in amazing codes and magic letters which are to be read line by lineDuration: 30 minutesPass By: Pasabag, Urgup, CappadociaThe best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.Pass By: Devrent Valley, CappadociaThe ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.Pass By: Twin Fairy ChimneysThe "fairy chimneys" with caps, mainly found in the vicinity of Ürgüp, have a conical-shaped body and a boulder on top of it. The cone is constructed from tufa and volcanic ash, while the cap is of a harder, more resistant rock such as lahar or ignimbrite. The fairy chimneys which are symbols of Ürgüp are called holly spirit chimneys. There is mother, father and son fairy chimneys stay together.17:30 Your tour will finish and you will be dropped to your hotel.Meals included: • LunchAccommodation included: Cappadocia boutique style HotelDay 2: Cappadocia Green tour and back to IstanbulPass By: Goreme National Park05:30 am Early morning we pick you from hotel and go to hot air balloon tour.08:00 am back to hotelPass By: Göreme PanoramaFirst place in the tour is Panoramic view of Goreme. You get information about history, formation of Cappadocia while watching the fairy chimneys. Following the information, free time for photograph.Pass By: Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Derinkuyu, CappadociaAfter driving about 40 minutes, arrival to Underground City. This underground city was firstly used by the local people as a natural deep freeze, later by the late Romans as a shelter against potential Arabian invasions. With the clear explanations of your guide you will spend almost 1 hour here.Pass By: Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt, CappadociaIhlara Canyon is 52 km. away from Underground City.Approximately 45 minutes later, you will be in the entrance of Ihlara Valley.Ihlara Valley was formed by the volcanic actions of Mt. Hasan, next to Ihlara Valley. Afterwards, Melendiz River eroded the valley for millions of years besides the layers cracked and fell down. Eventually, 80 meter- deep canyon was composed. Whole Valley is 14 km. length. In the past, generally Christians lived in the several parts of the Valley; also they carved churches and painted them. You will hike about 3,5 km.Hiking will last 1hour 15m.Then you will arrive to Restaurant for LunchPass By: Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt, Cappadocia1 hour for the lunch in the valley, next to the River. You will start with the soup and salad, later you will able choose one of the main dishes from the list. Lunch will be over with season fruits.Pass By: YaprakhisarAfter lunch our guide will take you to a unique place, Yaprakhisar. You will see the nicest examples of conical fairy chimneys. Since the area is very similar to Star Wars Film Set, Yaprakhisar is known as “Star Wars Movie Set”.Pass By: Selime Monastery, Guzelyurt, CappadociaOur tour will go on with another movie- set-like place, Selime Monastery. At first look, the monastery looks like a castle, but shelters, churches, chapels, bedrooms, storages and big cathedral proves us its being a monastery. You get information about the monastic life in Cappadocia.Pass By: Pigeon Valley, Goreme, CappadociaClimbing to Selime monastery will exhaust you, probably. But till you arrive to Pigeon Valley, you will have about 1 hour to rest. Also, our guide will mention about some traditions, cultures and stories about Anatolia on the way. Upon arrival to Pigeon Valley, pigeons will meet you on the top of the valley. Pigeons have always been important for Cappadocian people. Their eggs and droppings were used for different purposes. For this reason, local people carved houses for them to the slopes of valley. You will see the reason why people call them “houses”, when you see them.Stop At: Goreme Onix, Nevsehir, Nevsehir ProvinceThe Last place in the tour will be a visit to onyx factory in Uchisar. Onyx is a volcanic stone which has various colors and contains different minerals in. As being a volcanic area, Cappadocia has some onyx deposits. In the factory, a master will give you information about the steps of onyx shaping and you will watch a shaping show.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Goreme National Park, Goreme, Cappadocia17:30 Your tour will finish and you will be dropped to your hotel.19:00 Go to airport and flight to Istanbul22:00 arrive to Istanbul and transfer to your hotelMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

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Cappadocia Green Tour with Option for Departure from Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Derinkuyu, CappadociaYou will be picked up from your hotel (around 09:30 am) and depart for your full day tour. The first stop on your tour will be a visit to the Derinkuyu Underground City, one of the best preserved and deepest underground cities in Cappadocia. Derinkuyu is 55 meters deep and has 8 levels open to visitors. Duration: 1 hour 15 minutesStop At: Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt, CappadociaIhlara Valley which is a 16 km long canyon and both sides are lined with rock carved churches. You will have a 3km hike and visit one of the cave churches in Ihlara Valley. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Belisırma Valley AccessBelisirma, experience the wonderful different types of Turkish foods. Make your lunch a memorable one by having lunchDuration: 40 minutesStop At: Pigeon Valley, Goreme, CappadociaPigeon Valley, thousands of pigeon houses carved into the rock. It is a surreal vision: an outrageously phallic landscape straight out of a Salvador Dali painting. The conical formations are the result of volcanic eruptions that took place millions of years ago. Eons of wind, rain and other forces of nature have eaten away at the volcanic rock creating tufa, a soft and malleable stone. Many of these cones, known as fairy chimneys, contain caves and labyrinthsDuration: 1 hourStop At: Selime Monastery, Guzelyurt, CappadociaSelime Monastery, the biggest rock-cut monastery of Cappadocia with a cathedral sized church. Selime monastery was carved by the monks in the 13th century and apart from the church has monks quarters, a large kitchen, and stables for animals. The walls were once decorated with frescoes of which very little remains. We will drop back you to your hotel at the end of the tour.Duration: 30 minutes