You can not see the fairy chimneys somewhere else same beautiful like in Cappadocia. It is on UNESCO's World Heritage List since 1985.
Cappadocia has by churches carved into the rocks on everywhere. The Göreme Open Air Museum has with the best preserved Byzantine churches and frescoes.
Goreme Open-Air Museum: Goreme Open Air Museum is a place where you will enter a completely different world. In this different world where the missionary and seclusion of Christians escaped from oppression and where the monastic life started, you will meet many churches, chapels and living areas carved into the rocks.
Places to See in Goreme Open-Air Museum;
Boys and Girls Monastery
St. Basil's Chapel
Saint Barbara Chapel
St. Catherine's Chapel
Cappadocia is a very large area. There are many important places to see here. We prepared the most important of them for you. Please see below of the page;
Pigeon Valley: Starting from Uchisar and extending to Göreme and covering an area of 4 kilometers, Pigeon Valley has taken its name from the pigeon nests carved into the rocks.
Güllüdere Valley: You will see the best of the fairy chimneys and the most artistic stance while walking this 4-kilometer valley. In the valley, there are ruins and churches belonging to the monastic life of ancient Christians.
Zemi Valley: Sarnic Church, Görkündere Church, Saklı Church, and El Nazar Church are in this valley. You will find rich vegetation in this hidden valley, which is quite suitable for walking.
Uchisar Castle: Uchisar Castle is like the roof of Cappadocia; The snowy head of Erciyes, Kızılcukur, Ürgüp, Avanos, or the whole region is spreading under your feet. A place where you can watch the sunset and take panoramic pictures of Cappadocia.
Pasabagi Valley: Valley of the Pasabagi Priests is one of the valleys where you can watch interesting formations of the fairy chimneys. Three-headed fairy chimney in the middle of the valley is dedicated to Saint Simeon. It is said that Saint Simeon lived in this chapel for 15 years.
Cavusin Village: Cavusin Village; Cavusin is on the road of Göreme-Avanos, one of the oldest settlements in Cappadocia. This village is old Greek village in the Cappadocia region. Now It is separated into 2 parts; the new village and the old Greek village. You can visit to the 5th century church of Saint John the Baptist, situated in the old village part.
Devrent Valley: Devrent Valley is known as Dream Valley and Haunted Valley. There are fairy chimneys in the form of the famous camel and different silhouettes, which you will sometimes liken to an animal and sometimes to a human. It is up to you to find the fairy chimney of the Virgin Mary who opened her hands in this visual feast.
Zelve Valley: Zelve Valley is one of the largest open-air museums in Cappadocia. You will see the most pointed and wide body fairy chimneys here. Especially in the 9th and 13th centuries, one of the most important religious centers of Christians, Zelve Valley has 15 churches.
Özkonak Underground City: Wherever you go in the world, the only places that are more astonished over the earth are the underground cities. Ozkonak Underground City is one of the spoils of the world. Özkonak Underground City, which is thought to have been carved in 400 years, consists of four floors.
Ihlara Valley: Which is the most secret, deepest and most mysterious of Cappadocia's paradise? The answer will be the Ihlara Valley. The first settlement of the valley began in the 4th century according to estimates. There are 105 historical artifacts in the valley which extends for 14 kilometers in a canyon at a depth of 120 meters.
Derinkuyu Underground City: Derinkuyu Underground City, which is the largest underground city of Cappadocia. It was named because of the deep well in the middle. In this gigantic city, which has 8 floors of space, there are almost as a city inhabitant.
Kaymakli Underground City: Kaymakli Underground City is built under the hill known as the Citadel of Kaymakli and was opened to visitors in 1964. The people of Kaymakli (Enegup in Greek) village have constructed their houses around nearly one hundred tunnels of the underground city.
Avanos: Kızılırmak (Red River) passes right in the middle of the town. The art of red clay and ceramics, extracted from Kızılırmak, the largest river in Central Anatolia, gained importance here. You will be amazed at the workmanship done in this place where the soil turns into art. There are many local ceramic workshops in Avanos for to see.
We would like to be happy to see you in Cappadocia, to see and discover all these beauties. Let's explore all these beauties of Cappadocia together. We recommend Cappadocia hot air balloon tours to see the Göreme valley and around the valley from a bird's eye view. We will be happy to help you if you contact us.