July 23, 2011

July 23rd

23 JUL : Start the day from your hotel about 09:30 with a walk in Red Valley, famous for its rocks capes, local culture and historical sights. Depending on the season, you may see local people plowing their gardens or harvesting their crops. This walk normally takes 2 - 3 hours.

 At the end of your walk you will reach Cavusin Village. Here a spectacular rock castle that once housed everyone in the village is awaiting you. Climbing up on the top of the castle you can see the ruins of Saint John the Baptists, a very large Byzantine church. Walk around the castle and visit some of the homes that were lived in until recently. Lunch.

 Continue driving to Kaymakli Underground City, one of the best preserved and most visited Underground Cities in Cappadocia. This city is approximately 40m deep. It contains all the usual rooms found in an underground city (stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches, wineries etc.).

 Continue to Pigeon Valley a spectacular view of old abandoned cave homes and old Greek houses of Uchisar. 

End your day with Uchisar Castle . This tall rock, the highest point of the Goreme region, is a 25-floor beehive of cave rooms forming an underground-type city reaching into the sky. It was used as a citadel during Roman, Byzantine and Seljuk times. After the tour, you will take an overnight bus departing to Pamukkale about 21:00 which is 10 hours of journey (B.L)

1 comment:

Kristin D. said...

I want to know more about the underground city.