Welcome to Güzelyurt

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 on Cappadocia, 4 days mini tour

Day 1: Arrival in Cappadocia (Kayseri(ASR) or Nevsehir(NAV) airport) Meeting at the airport with a sign of your name. Transfer to the Dereli Suite  or similar special category hotel. Day 2: Cappadocia Breakfast at the hotel and crossing the plateau of Central Anatolia to go to canyon of Peristrema. Along the way, discover one of the cities subterranean 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. Day 3: Cappadocia Breakfast 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. Day 4: Istanbul DepartureAfter breakfast transfer to Cappadocia airport.Kayseri(ASR) or Nevsehir(NAV).

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