Discover the widest and most interesting underground cities of Cappadocia where up to 5000 people could take refuge from invading armies. Experience the village life in one of the most primitive areas of Cappadocia where people still produce their own bread and food, use animal dung to heat their houses and use pigeon droppings as fertilizer
The natural rock citadel of Uçhisar is the tallest point in Cappadocia, visible for a great distance from the region's other towns such as Ürgüp and Avanos. the main reason visitors go there is to climb to the top of the tall rock outcrop via tunnels and enjoy the spectacular panoramic view, the best view of Cappadocia except for that which you get from a hot-air balloon.
Goreme Open – Air Museum
One of the favorite places for Sightseeing in Turkey. The museum is situated in the Goreme Valley in the Cappadocia region. The museum is a 15 minutes walk from Goreme Town and a short ride from Urqup. The Goreme Open Air Museum, Cappadocia has the best collection of painted cave churches. These churches were carved from soft volcanic stone and have elaborate Byzantine frescoes. The caves were carved by the medieval Orthodox Christian monks (1000-1200AD).
Pasabag in Cappadocia is located on the road to Zelve, coming from Goreme or Avanos. Highly remarkable earth pillars can be seen here, in the middle of a vineyard, hence the name of the place which means: the Pacha's vineyard. Pacha means "General", the military rank, in Turkish and it is a very common nick name. This site is also called Monks Valley. The name was derived from some cones carved in tuff stones which stand apart. Currently, there is a vineyard and a number of tuff cones standing right next to the road.
Is set on the banks of the Kizilirmak, the Red River, which gets its name from the clay that it deposits. This clay has provided Avanos with pottery for centuries and the town is still dominated by this industry despite the inroads that tourism has made in the area. The main street has numerous shops and workshops selling plain and decorated pots and plates and you can watch the potters at work using kick wheels, the design of which has remained unchanged for generations. Many of the workshops will encourage you to have a go yourself. It's harder than it looks.