This was also the land of the Hittites.The name was derived from Katpatuka, land of the beautiful horses, in Hittite language. It was here that different cultures came into contact with each other. The origins can be traced to the Tertiary period some 50million years ago.Erosion have shaped the incredible and unique Cappadocian moon landscape. For...more
Yenipervane Mah Kocasinan Bulvari No 163, Kayseri, 38110, Turkey
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Throughout the Soganli Valley, you will see complexes of small holes outlined with white along the mountainsides. These are dovecotes, which structures were built by the monks to house doves. Doves were raised by the monks both as a food source and for their droppings, or guano, which was used as a fertilizer for crops. The white paint attracted...more
The Soganli Valley is away from any large town and does not have the infrastructure that many other tourist sites in Turkey posess. For example, we did not see any gasoline stations, so fill up before you start your trip. Also, bring water and snacks. There is a small restaurant in the Soganli town, but nothing in the Upper Soganli Valley. If you...more
The Domed Church and the Hidden Church are two small churches that you reach via a short 1/2 km hike through a local farm (with friendly cows). The Domed Church was carved into a natural rocky outcrop and is one of the few rock churches in Cappadocia with carving on the outside as well as the inside. Unfortunately, the dome from which it takes its...more
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Great place to go on a boat trip. Boats take around 15 people. The water is clear, you stop and swim.
Lunch is included and pretty good.
The Sunken City isn't quite as exciting as it sounds. You can see foundations and sometimes stairs etc but don't expect some kind of Atlantis - it all takes a bit fo imagination to realise you are looking into some guy's living room for 2 squillion years ago.
The city was destroyed in an earthquake.
Well worth it. You can also go on a kayak tour, looked pretty good too.
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