Best of Cappadocia In One Day
The tour begins at approximately 9:30. You drive to the Devrent Valley, also referred to as the Imagination Valley, after pick-up from the hotel and meeting a guide. Stay ready to see spectacular fairy chimneys in various forms. There are most rock formations (camels, seals, snake, dolphins, etc.) which seem to be animals. There’s also a steel pillar that looks like Jesus Christ holding a Virgin Mary. You will find a lot more interesting forms if you let your imagination run free. There is no Devrent Valley like other valleys in Cappadocia with church and monasteries. The unique lunar landscape is known and special. Pasabag is also known as Monks Valley as the next place to visit. Here, there are fairy chimneys with rock caps both twice and three times. A chapel dedicated to St. Simeon was constructed in one of them with three heads. Even in Cappadocia these groups have a unique style and are named as fairy-chimneys in mushroom form.
You’ll travel after the picturesque Pasabag to the village of Avanos (the longest rivers in Turkey), renowned for its pottery and the Red River. You’ll visit a workshop to see a live demonstration of the pottery, then have a nice lunch in a local restaurant. You will visit the open-air museum of Goreme after lunch. It is in the center of Cappadocia, world-famous for the many rock-cut churches with stunning wall paintings dated from the 10th century. After the museum, a panoramic spot near Goreme provides a magnificent view of Cappadocia. A Roman Uchisar castle is the last destination on the ride. Situated just 5 km from Goreme, this multi-level castle represents one of the largest mass fairy chimneys in the area. The surroundings with Mt. Erciyes open from the Uchisar tops (the highest mountain in Central Anatolia, 3917 m) with magnificent panoramic views.