Red and Rose Valley
The tour begins with a hike along the Red and Rose Valley, the most breathtakingly and mysteriously beautiful valleys in the region. Red Valley is famous for the red-rose color of the rocks, it is one of the most stunning of the many valleys in the Cappadocia region. Throughout the Red Valley there are many unique rock formations as well as man-made dovecotes and rock-cut churches decorated with original frescoes. After approximately 4km hike we end up to the Cavusin Village.
Çavuşin village had a mixed population with many Christian Orthodox families until the 1920s. The old village, which was abandoned several decades ago due to rock falls, was all carved into the hillside.
Lunch will be served in a traditional restaurant.
The journey continues with a descent towards the center of the earth, with a trip to the underground city. There are more than 200 underground cities in Cappadocia. These troglodyte cave-cities were excavated as early as Hittite times and expanded by early Christians and others over the centuries, as various invader armies targeted Central Anatolia in search of captives and plunder.
The Three Beauties Fairy Chimneys (Üç Güzeller)
The three beauties fairy chimneys are iconic symbol of Cappadocia and without a doubt it is one of the most photographed place in Cappadocia. It is a very common image that can see on a lot of magazines, hotel introductions, postcards about Cappadocia.
Carpet weaving is one of the most ancient crafts in Turkey, and for centuries, women have played a pivotal role in their creation. Historically, the Turks were among the earliest carpet weavers. The earliest known carpet utilizing the double knotted Gordes style dates between the 4th and 1st centuries BC. It is believed that the Seljuks introduced carpet weaving techniques into Anatolia in the 12th century. Marco Polo notes in his travel diaries that Konya, the Seljuk capital, was the center of carpet production in the 13th century.