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PRIVATE CAPPADOCIA TOURS » Tour 2: Highlights of Cappadocia
Tour 2: Highlights of Cappadocia
On this tour you can visit the widest underground city in Cappadocia, see the only Roman mosaics found in the area and admire the magnificent frescoes in the hidden churches in one of the most beautiful valleys of Cappadocia.
Price
100€

Highlights
• Göreme panorama
• Paşabağ
• Sobessos
• Soğanli valley
• Kaymaklı underground city

Tour itinerary
The Highlights of Cappadocia Tour starts at 9.30 from our office after a cup of morning coffee or tea and finishes at about 5 pm. We pick you up from your hotel in Göreme at 9.15 - 9.20 or 9.00 from Ürgüp or Uçhisar.
 
The first stop is at Göreme panorama, the best place to admire the beautiful fairy-chimneys below. The most magnificent landscape around Göreme has been formed from solidified lava streams, ash and tuff stone from volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. The stunning landscape of Cappadocia is the result of thousands of years of continual erosion, which has shaped the tuff deposits into the strangest pyramids and cones. The guide gives you information about how the landscape was formed and the history of Cappadocia.
 
Next you go to Paşabağ, where highly remarkable mushroom-shaped rock formations can be seen, in the middle of a vineyard, hence the name of the place which means 'Pasha’s vineyard'. 'Pasha' means 'general', a military rank, in Turkish. This sight is also called Monks' Valley. The name has come from some high tuff stone columns which stand apart, looking like monks.
 
Then you visit Sobessos, a recently discovered archaeological site from the Roman era, located near Şahinefendi village. A large meeting hall with beautiful mosaics has been excavated. The site also contains a Roman bath with a well-preserved underfloor heating system.
 
After that the tour takes you for a short walk in Soğanlı valley, where there are many different churches with reasonably well preserved frescoes dating from the 10th to the 13th centuries. You can also buy the most famous local souvenir, the Soğanlı doll here. At the end of the valley you have lunch in a local restaurant.
 
The last stop is at Kaymaklı underground city, which is one of the largest underground settlements in the region. It is accepted as the widest underground city of Cappadocia, among the explored ones. The houses in the village are constructed around the nearly one hundred tunnels of the underground city. The tunnels are still used today as storage areas, stables, and cellars. The underground city at Kaymaklı differs from Derinkuyu in terms of its structure and layout. The tunnels are lower, narrower, and more steeply inclined. Of the four floors open to tourists, each space is organized around ventilation shafts. This makes the design of each room or open space dependent on the availability of ventilation. The number of the storage rooms in such a small area supports the idea that a great number of people resided here. Archeologists think that this could have been up to 3500 people.
 
The tour finishes with a cup of tea, apple tea or coffee in our office and after that we take you back to your hotel.

Additional comments
• This tour is guaranteed all year round.
• This tour requires the minimum of 2 people.
• This tour is also available in other languages for a surcharge.

Services included in the price
• Transport in a comfortable, AC, non-smoking minivan
• Professional, experienced and licensed local guide
• Lunch
• Entry fees to the museums and sights listed in the itinerary

Services not included in the price
• Beverages at lunch
• Non-mandatory but customary tips
• Personal travel insurance

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