CAPPADOCIA RED TOUR
Pick-up from your hotel around 09:30 from Cappadocia hotels.
The first stop is at Uchisar Castle, the highest rock formation in Cappadocia. The guide will explain how this magnificent sight came to be.
At the Goreme Open Air Museum, the guide will explain the importance of Christianity and monastic life in Cappadocia, before leaving you to explore the 1 Oth and llth century cave churches and monasteries with beautifully painted frescoes depicting famous scenes from the Bible.
Enjoy a buffet lunch at Avanos, which offers a wide variety of Cappadocian dishes, including appetizers, salads, meat and vegetarian dishes, and desserts. Visit an authentic family-run pottery workshop still located in an underground cave in Avanos.
Clay from the Kizilirmak (Kizil) River was first used by the Hittites to make pottery before 1700 BC and continues as an art today. Watch a craftsman make pottery and painters and glaziers apply their delicate patterns.
Wander through clusters of unusual multi-headed mushroom- shaped “fairy chimneys” (rock formations) at Pasabagi (also known as the Valley of the Monks because of the Chapel of St. Simeon located here).
Devrent Valley (“Imagination Valley”) – a breathtaking valley irl Cappadocia where you can see many recognizable natural rock formations, including the famous camel- shaped rock. Use your imagination and see what other shapes you can come up with.
Return to your hotel around 16:00.