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Address: Goreme, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 384 271 3545
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2-Day Cappadocia Trip from Kayseri

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Impressive buildings and frescoes!

A nice walk from Goreme, especially on a spring day. The buildings and frescoes were very interesting and beautiful. Pay the extra entrance to the Karanlık Kilise. If you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Everett, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

A nice walk from Goreme, especially on a spring day. The buildings and frescoes were very interesting and beautiful. Pay the extra entrance to the Karanlık Kilise. If you are short on time, visit the Apple (Elmali) Church and Karanlik Kilise which has the most impressive frescoes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Te ancient volcanic formation is something we cannot find anywhere in this Planet. I must to see. Unfortunatelly we could not have the Balloon trip as the weather in Cappadocia wasn't favorable at that time, but still we could walk around, visit the caves churches there is so much history to see and learn from our past. We will definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is culture at its best. The natural fairy chimneys carved out into habitable houses/churches/cathedrals are a truly unbelievable sight and the very colourful frescoes are unbelievable. There is also a very good food bar and lovely Museum Shop with many intersting items to purchase. Don't miss this spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is probably the finest collection of rock-hewn cave churches in the world. The lack of light has preserved the frescoes vivid colour some dating back to the 8th Century in Byzantine times. Each church has a detailed description outside and audio guides are also available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Not so much to see along the way (or maybe in went in the wrong season) but the place itself is quite interesting. Better to rent a guide/ audio guide for more information about the place.

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Beautiful fairy chimneys carved by nature itself. Viewing on a hot air balloon is a must-do for every visitor here.

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Douala, Cameroon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Absolutely not to be missed, the most unusual and surreal landscape and rock formations, fairy chimneys, underground cities, rock churches, its like something out of a fairytale! The frescoes in some of the churches are a beautiful testament to the Christians of yore and are really quite lovely. Highly recommended!

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our scheduled hot air balloon rides were cancelled on both mornings we were there. We spent our days hiking this wonderful region. The only issue we really had was dogs chasing us off some of the paths.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Absolutely amazing with all the Volcanic Rock formations visited Monks Valley, Pigeon valley and many others The open air museum at Gerome, well worth a visit

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Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

You will never see any other place in the world with geological forms, landscapes, or places to visit like this. Underground cities, open air museums, old churches inside rocks, air balloon over the park... you have to visit

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