Nevsehir Ili Things to Do
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No doubt, this rock is in Nevsehir Ili, but I don't remember the exact location. But if you follow the usual itineraries you will surely pass close to it. It is a curiosity impossible to be missed, considering its shape, size, and location by a main road.
The erosion has long taken most of the soft lava, leaving behind high formations, sometimes isolated, and used by men in all its highness. It's a strange sensation, in Zelve, climbing in a carved house to visit its three and even four floors.
The city of Uchisar is the place of Capadoccia where life seems more intense, in perfect harmony with the natural formations, and taking good profit of them, enhancing their preservation for tourist admiration.
Goreme is the most attractive place in Nevsehir province. The churches and tunnels are not to be missed for any reason.Uchisar and Zelve are alse remarkable places in this area that, once seen, cannot be forgotten.
Mustafapasa - "Sleeping Beauty of Cappadocia"
The small peaceful village of Mustafapasa several miles south of Urgup has been a protected site since 1981 with approximately 100 stone houses awaiting restoration. Since the 2-3 C, rock cut houses surrounded the large yellow rock at the town center, but in the 19th C the village became a favorite for vacation residences of wealthy Greek businessmen. Turks and Greeks lived together here till the forced removal of the Greek contingent in the mid-1920s, but their tufa-stone mansions made of cut blocks remain. Mustafapasa lies in a fertile valley and is a center of Cappadocian wine production, sold entirely to local hotels and restaurants, as well as producing apricots pears and apples. Grape syrup is a famed product, made until recently in the traditional way by barefooted women. The valleys surrounding the town contain many rock cut churches less visited than most because of their...
This two hour walk was another major highlight of the trip. The rock formations there are fantastic, and you can see the remains of major building structures carved out. There are also many "pigeon houses", square holes carved into the cliffs for pigeons to roost. The people would climb up via internal tunnels carved through the cliffs to harvest pigeon dung to sell as fertiliser.We had also walked up the Ihlara Valley which was also nice, but nowhere near as unique as the Rose Valley. The walking isn't too difficult; decent walking shoes, sun protection, and a bottle of water are sufficient kit to have.
Göreme Open Air Museum
The Göreme Open Air Museum is a member of Unesco World Heritage List and well worth a visit. It's a cluster of Christian churces carved into the weird rock formations. I recommend hiring a guide to explain all about the history of the Christians hiding here during the 10th through 12th centuries. There are many amazing photo opportunities.
We went hot-air ballooning and watched the sunrise from the air. This is probably the highlight activity of any trip we have ever done. It was amazing! A van picked us up at the hotel at about 5:30 AM and took us out to the field. It was still a bit dark and it was cold. There were about 15 balloons within sight all getting inflated and ready. They gave us tea, coffee, juice and muffins on a wooden table. Then they fit 28 people into one balloon. The basket is divided into four corner compartments and one small central one for the pilot. Fortunately we were last on so we had an outer corner. There was a convenient little hand-grab hole in the wicker about a foot up so Emily could stick her foot in that and stand up high enough to lean over the edge of the basket comfortably. It seemed to take a long long time for the pilot to generate enough heat to lift us off. Everyone was muttering...
Kaymakli Underground City
Dating back to equal periods of the other landmarks in the area, the Kaymakli Underground City is nearly 2000 years old. These labyrinths were complete functional cities, with cellars, residences, stables, graineries, queries and everything in between.As invasions of armies and enemies became more frequent, the locals sought refuge the only place they could, in the ground. With only a few relatively hidden entries, the maze of rooms are all interconnected to each other, centered around the vertical ventilation shafts.Today, only the first four levels are cleared for visitation.
Hot air ballooning, hiking among the valleys...
For me, every single person who visits Cappadocia should take a tour with hot air ballooning over the breathtaking valleys. I strongly advice "Sultans Balloon" for you, They're very professional and very helpful. You'll get your "flight certificate" while you're drinking your champagne after the flight;=))The other thing is, hiking among the valleys where you can find very different shape of the rocks... I really enjoyed while some VT'ers (OH_DK, Cassacherio, paragiana75) were hiking in the Baglidere Valley, You'll love it the "Love Valley" :)) and if you visit in Fall, don't forget to eat grapes in the valley...There are lots of valleys that you can walk easily. Kizilcukur valley, Guvercinlik (Pigeon) Valley, Zemni Valley, Kiliclar (Swords) Valley are some of them... You can also ride a horse through the valleys...You can make pottery in Cavusin or Avanos...You can taste the regional...
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