IHLARA VADİSİ
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Green Tour

 

Highlights:

  • Ihlara Valley (Hiking 3,5 km)
  • Derinkuyu Underground City
  • Belisırma
  • Selime Monastery
  • Pigeon Valley
  • Göreme Panorama

Green Tour (10.00-18.15)

Highlights:

  • Ihlara Valley (Hiking 3,5 km)
  • Derinkuyu Underground City
  • Belisırma
  • Selime Monastery
  • Pigeon Valley
  • Göreme Panorama

 

Ihlara Valley:

Ihlara Valley was formed by the volcanic actions of Mt. Hasan, next to Ihlara Valley.  Melendiz River eroded the valley for millions of years besides the layers cracked and fell down. Eventually, 80 meter deep canyon were composed. The whole valley is 14 km. length. In the past, generally Christians lived in the several parts of the Valley; also they carved churches and painted them.

 

Derinkuyu Underground City:

Derinkuyu is the deepest underground city in the Cappadocia region.

 

Selime Monastery:

At first look, the monastery looks like a castle, but shelters, churches, chapels, bedrooms, storages and big cathedral proves us its being a monastery. You get information about the monastic life in Cappadocia

 

Pigeon Valley:

Pigeons will meet you on the top of the valley. Pigeons have always been important for Cappadocian people. Their eggs and droppings were used for different purposes. For this reason, local people carved houses for them to the slopes of valley. You will see the reason why people call them houses, when you see them.

 

Göreme Panorama:

Panoramic view of Göreme, you get information about history, formation of Cappadocia while watching the fairy chimneys. Free time for photograph.

 

What is included

  • Transportation in A/C non-smoking minibus 
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services charges and local taxes

What is not included

  • Drinks, tips to guide and driver and personal expenses

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