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Church Of St. John The Baptist (Vaftizci Yahya Kilisesi)

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  • Excellent49%
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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Dec 28, 2018
“Quite a hike”
3 weeks ago
“Someone removed the ladder...”
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The short climb went well until an idiot decided to remove and pull up the ladder, therefore preventing the ascending visitors to continue climbing... and others to go down. Although we never made it to the top, we assumed the view would have been quite...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SamuelHarvey
Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

It feels silly to rate something so historic as only average but the pathway up there is not just in poor condition but dangerous. There is trash everywhere and the main Chambers of the church stink of what can only be urine. There is a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 73JohnL
Reviewed December 28, 2018

This church is a up a steep set of stairs and then along a cliff edge. It is really only for those who are fit. And at the end of the day it is marginally worth it but not outstanding

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

To me this was not worth the trip at all At least u didn’t have to pay for any entrance fee But to get here u had to go a bit out of your way to get there So if u ask me was not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 2017

This church (Vaftizci Yahya Kilisesi) is in the small town of Cavusin. When you are in the town look up to the East and you can easily spot this church. As you walk up the hill towards it you will be running through the gauntlet...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed September 23, 2016

The history of the church goes back too long ago for that resson ıt ıs soo ımportant to vısıt the sıght autentıc frecos made by men. that leaves you wıth a unıc art experıence. that not easy to fınd anymore. not easy to fınd now...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

It is the oldest church in the area. There is a climb up the stairs 60 stairs or so. Then a little walk with a gorgeous view. You should be careful though. The last few steps are on a very narrow path.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Ayse B
Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest Christian churches in cappadocia. It's a climb and slight tricky. But it's a true gem.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank ViralAhmedabad_India
Reviewed April 25, 2016

The church is easily accessible from the parking lot of the small village of Cavusin. If you are hiking in the rose and red valley I highly recommend you rend your hike here for a breather and walk around the village after some rest. I...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Furqan84
Reviewed January 15, 2016

Thanks hotel staff were kind to explain the history and function of the church, it was a great viewpoint for sunset also. Don't miss!

Date of experience: January 2016
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