Ihlara “ off the beaten track”

Ihlara Valley is one of the best hiking route in Cappadocia. Most of the time, people prefere going to Ihlara for hiking. But also fort he people who don’t like to hike there are amazing places to visit Ihlara and around. This tour is organized to show people the less known but very interesting and historically important places.

Yüksek kilise

Monastic complex built up on a huge rock which has been  also a settlement since neolitic ages. Settled by the Gelveri  Lake near Güzelyurt.

Bezirhane

Before the electricity people were using ‘linseed tinder’ for lightening. The linseed oil was made of by squeezing the linseed and ‘ızgın’ seed. It is thought that most of the merchants in Cappadocia was producing linseed oil for trade. The foundings of paraffin oil and the usage of kerosene lamps in Anatolia at the beginning of 20th century for lightening, reduced the need of linseed oil and merchants.. Some of the churches in Cappadocia region were converted into merchants during the Islamic period.

 

Ala kilise( Ala Church)

It is located on the east part of the Melendiz Stream and on the north of Belisırma Village center. It is on the right side of the road to Güzelyurt. The rock situated on the exterior of the Church was uniformed. The monastery church building has a cross plan. And it has a central dome. The frescoes are mostly damaged. The remain ones are also under dense smoke. Some of the scenes of the frescoes are, visit, birth, journey to Jerusalem, the last dinner, three Jewish youngsters in the oven and figures of different saints, etc.

Büyük Kilise camii ( Big Church Mosque)

Güzelyurt’s most significant monument. Built as the Church of St Gregory of Nazianzus in AD 385, it was restored in 1835 and turned into a in 1924. St Gregory (AD 330–90) grew up locally and became a theologian, patriarch and one of the four Fathers of the Greek Church.

Aşıklı höyük

Aşıklı Höyük is a settlement mound located nearly 1 km south of Kızılkaya village on the bank of the Melendiz brook, and 25 kilometers south – east of Aksaray, Turkey. Aşıklı Höyük is located in an area covered by the volcanic tuff of central Cappadocia, in Aksaray Province. The archaeological site of Aşıklı Höyük was first settled in the Aceramic Neolithic period, around 9000 B.C

Lunch

 

Selime Monastry

You can see one  of the biggest rock-cut monastery of Cappadocia in Selime, at the end of Ihlara valley. Selime was home to Hittite, Assyrian, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, Danişment, Seljuk and Ottoman civilizations. One of the most important aspects of Selime fortress-monastery was that many leading clergymen were educated there. The military headquarters of the region was also located there. The monastery is dated to 8th and 9th centuries, the frescoes in the structure date back to late 10th and early 11th centuries.

Gaziemir  underground city

Gaziemir is a underground city in the Cappadocia  but it is also a very large caravansary  Even just one underground Caravansary in The World.Gaziemir underground city of Cappadocia is one of the most important and most visited underground cities. Even the property, as well as the underground city, which is also an underground Gaziemir caravanserai in the world with this feature is unemployed. Caravanserai is the first and only known to the underground.Gaziemir underground wine factory located in the city, a giant underground cubes, a large agora, churches, and historical attractions that make it quite different from the other underground cities.

 

Ihlara Valley panaroma

Fascinating wiev of the canyon from above.

 including

English speaking guide.

From/to Airport Transfers.

All entrance fees to Museums and sights.

Comprehensive sightseeing.

Deluxe A/C Transport.

Traditional Turkish meal in Restaurant.

Soft drinks and water during Coach touring.

Not including

All tips to guides, escorts, drivers and hotel and restaurant staff

All items of a personal nature, including beverages, wines, liqueurs, tea, coffee, mineral water, phone

 

Please be advised:

We reserve the right to cancel the tour or run the tour on Private basis (under email notification) if minimum seats are not fulfilled. If payment is done prior the departure date, all monies will be refunded in full, or your booking can be transferred to the next day if your schedule permits and space is available .

Please note:

As much as possible we have tried to be accurate regarding pricing. CVB Travel reserves the right to change or modify its fees and schedules, suite to the changes made in various museums closing dates, public service schedules due to weather conditions and charges in Turkey, such as taxes and entrance fees, resulting from policies of official units and schedules, which will have a direct effect on the general signtseeing and costs of cappadocia trekking tours