Silver Tour

Silver Tour  takes you to explore Derinkuyu underground city, the deepest place in Cappadocia and allow you to admire the beauty of the less visited places in Cappadocia like the beautiful Soğanlı valley and Sobessos, a wide view of ancient city with big-rock stones and harming old Greek village of Mustafapaşa.

Price

70 €

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Highlights

• Panoramic View
• Keshlik Monastery
• Sobessos
• Soğanlı Valley
• Lunch
• Taşkınpaşa
• Mustafapaşa
• Return back to Hotel
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Tour itinerary

Mustafapasa, known as Sinasos where originally Turks and Greeks lived side by side, and the sound of church bells mingled with the call to prayer from the mosque. old stone Greek houses rich in decoratively carved symbols are not to be missed. It’s still possible to walk into some buildings which have the original paintings on the walls, and the town is home to the remains of the largest concentration of modern churches in the region. The Byzantine Greeks left the village during the exchange of populations agreed in the Treaty of Lausanne, and the incoming Turks took over their houses.

Keshlik Monastery, This monastery complex, situated in a paradise-like green valley, contains the Church of the Archangel, the Chapel of Saint Stephen, a huge dining area, living quarters and a pool of sacred water. The monks and their guests could hide from danger in a room secured by two mill-stone doors, and a secret passage and spy-hole next to this room would have allowed one of the senior members of the monastic order to secretly listen in on their conversations! The Church of the Archangel is one of the few cave churches to have been used by the local population into the twentieth century.

Taskinpasa, takes its name from the Turkish philosopher, Tashun, who taught in the now ruined local Medrese (Madrasa or Islamic High School). The Medrese building and the nearby mosque and tombs are some of the best examples of Seljuk architecture in the district. The village houses follow the traditional plan with stables on the ground floor to keep the upper rooms warm.

Sobessos, a newly discovered archaeological site, with excavations still underway, that once was a wealthy Roman-Byzantine city. We are all very excited as nothing so big has ever been found in this region before. The remains of a church, tombs, a bath and Roman mosaics have already been uncovered.

Soganli Valley, enter 10 different churches with reasonably well preserved wall paintings dating from the 10th to the 13th centuries. The locally made doll is the emblem of the village, but this symbol originated from a tragic event. A local woman lost her baby and, unable to cope emotionally, made a rag doll to take its place. Later on, the women of the village developed the art of making these dolls while their men were out on the mountains grazing their animals. A Soganli doll is a must for every doll collection.

Lunch in Soganli Valley, experience the different types of Turkish foods including the Sac Tava.
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Additional comments

• This tour is guaranteed departure everyday.
• This tour has a maximum of 18 people per group.
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Services included in the price

• Pickup from and dropoff to your hotel in Göreme, Ürgüp or Uçhisar
• 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
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Services not included in the price

• Beverages at lunch
• Non-mandatory but customary tips
• Personal travel insurance

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