Commencing at 9:30, our professional guide and driver will pick you up from your Cappadocia hotel for an enriching exploration of the region.
Our initial destination is the mesmerizing Esentepe, offering one of the most impressive viewpoints in the area. From this vantage point, with stunning views of Göreme and the surrounding valleys, you'll delve into the geological formation of Cappadocia. Following this enlightening stop, our journey continues to the remarkable Kaymakli Underground City, the first and most renowned underground city in Cappadocia. This complex, carved underground over centuries, served as a refuge for locals seeking shelter from Romans, Persians, and Arabs.
Departing from Kaymakli, we venture further south to the lush Ihlara Valley. A scenic walk alongside the Melendiz River for approximately one hour unveils the natural beauty of the Ihlara gorge. Our journey pauses for lunch at a riverside restaurant in the village of Belisirma.
Post-lunch, the expedition proceeds to the Selime Monastery, recognized as the largest rock-cut monastery in Cappadocia. Featuring a grand cave cathedral and offering breathtaking views of the surrounding area, this site is a testament to the region's historical and architectural richness.
En route back to Goreme, we make a captivating stop at a vista point overlooking Pigeon Valley, allowing you to soak in the spectacular scenery.
Our final destination is a local onyx factory, where you'll witness a demonstration on carving and have the opportunity to shop for onyx products.
This comprehensive tour promises a day filled with cultural insights, natural wonders, and glimpses into Cappadocia's rich history.
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