Cappadocia Blue (South) Tour: Discover the Mesmerizing South of Cappadocia
Embark on a captivating journey through the enchanting South of Cappadocia with our Cappadocia Blue (South) Tour. Your day begins with a convenient pick-up between 8:00 and 8:30 AM, followed by a transfer to the starting point of the tour.
Prepare to be mesmerized as you delve into the breathtaking sights and experiences that await you on this unforgettable adventure. Here are some highlights of what you can expect:
Meskendir Valley (4,400m Trek):
Our first destination is the mesmerizing Meskendir Valley, located near Ortahisar. Immerse yourself in the magnificent landscape as you embark on a short trek spanning 440 meters. Within this valley lies the renowned Meskendir Church, adorned with intricate geometric red embellishments. Explore its interior, marvel at the large cross engraving on the chapel ceiling, and soak in the beauty of this sacred place.
No visit to Cappadocia is complete without exploring the captivating Rose Valley. Witness the stunning rock formations and discover hidden churches carved from the very rocks themselves. This isolated valley, nestled behind Urgup, boasts a network of countless tracks that connect small villages and towns, weaving through vineyards and gardens. You might even encounter villagers tending to their crops, offering you fresh grapes, apples, or apricots.
Prepare to be amazed by the striking rock formations and remarkable hidden rock-carved churches of the Red Valley. The interconnected tracks that crisscross the area, resembling a spider's web, provide an intriguing glimpse into the lives of the locals. Experience the beauty of this isolated valley located behind Urgup.
Our next stop is Cavusin Village, one of the oldest villages in the region. Explore the labyrinth of ruins formed by cave houses chiseled into the rock face. Marvel at the Church of John the Baptist, the largest cave church in all of Cappadocia, dating back to the fifth century.
No Cappadocia tour would be complete without a visit to one of the 36 underground cities built by the Christians to seek refuge from persecution. The underground city you'll explore is the widest and most renowned among them. Delve into its fascinating depths, with eight different levels, including captivating wineries, kitchens, and living areas.
As we venture on the outskirts of Goreme, take a moment to appreciate the awe-inspiring views of Pigeon Valley. Named after the ancient pigeon houses carved into the cliff faces over centuries, this valley holds a historic significance. Farmers in the region used pigeon manure as a valuable fertilizer for their crops.
Uchisar Castle Panorama:
Our final stop takes us to the troglodyte town of Uchisar, nestled in the heart of Cappadocia. Rising above the town is Uchisar Castle, an enormous rock formation that once served as a castle. Enjoy unparalleled panoramic views across Cappadocia and behold the majestic Erciyes Mountain.
Cappadocia holds a significant place in Anatolian geography, particularly in wine production. Explore a local Cappadocia winery and indulge in a unique experience at the Cappadocia wine cellar. Savor the flavors of numerous wines produced in the region and discover the perfect one that suits your taste.