A program to discover valleys, churches and monasteries as well as the unusual landscapes of Cappadocia.
After meeting at your hotel, we will drive to the Devrent Valley to view a series of various fairy chimneys : as we will be walking through this amazing valley we will discover rocks with caps, cones, mushroom like formed pillars and pointed rocks. We will then head for the Pasabaglari (Monks’) valley to discover other fairy chimneys such as with multiple stems and caps unique to this area. A chapel dedicated to Sat Simeon and a hermit’s shelter have been built into a three-headed fairy chimney. In Avanos, we will not only enjoy lunch but also learn about the pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period : the read clay which is worked by local craftsmen comes from the residue of the Kizilirmak river which divides Avanos into two and is the longest river in Anatolia. In the afternoon we will proceed to the open air museum of Goreme : we will visit churches, chapels, monasteries carved into the fairy chimneys between the 10th and 13th centuries. They are all decorated with frescos representing religious scenes. To end our day, we will drive to the Uchisar Castle, the highest point of the region and to Esentepe which offers us a magnificent panorama. Return to your hotel.
This tour is organized every day of the year yet due to heavy weather conditions, it can be cancelled without prior notice.
The sequence of the visits may also be amended for practical reasons.
- A/C tour coach
- English speaking tour guide
- All entrance fees
- Lunch (without drinks)
- Personal expenses
- Tips to guide and driver
35,- EUR per person
Price may change depending the period of the year and number of passengers.
Some parts of the tour will require quite high physical condition. Please come prepared especially with solid walking shoes. This tour is also available on private basis so you can enjoy the visits at your own pace, take your time to picture a spot, proceed as per your interest. Price available upon request as depend on number of participants.
Both in Turkey and Greece, winters may be cold and summers hot. On the other hand, you will most probably be visiting archaeological sites with more or less walking difficulties. Hence an adapted outfit is recommended :
Do not forget !
Visiting archaeological site may require good physical conditions and access to people with reduced mobility is not always possible. During visits and stops, the buses will be locked and under the supervision of the driver. Hence, if you wish, you can leave some personal belongings in the bus yet at your own responsibility. If not done at subscription, inform your tour guide as soon as you get on the coach about your specific food requirements so that the restaurant booked for lunch can be informed accordingly in due time.