Aynali Kilise

Aynali Kilise, Goreme: Address, Aynali Kilise Reviews: 3.5/5

Aynali Kilise
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Donna_nightowl
Whangarei, New Zealand21 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
Not far past the commercially run well organised Goreme Open Air Museum is a small signpost pointing to the Aynali Kilise (church) in a cave. Opposite of commercial. A friendly curator sits outside and sells entry for 5 TL.He provides a torch each and is happy to chat. Climb up inside just fascinating. Very quiet.
Written September 11, 2015
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Narutorao R
201 contributions
Jan 2015 • Solo
It seemed like an old church that was destroyed . It seem that it was done during the old wars . It was persevered like that since than
Written July 18, 2015
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See the world with Daph
Santorini, Greece475 contributions
Nov 2019
Shortly before the last, frighteningly steep, descent to the open air museum, there is a sign indicating a rather nice though plain church: the Aynalı church. . Apart from the church there are several other rooms that one can reach climbing through the rocks. It is named Symmetrical Church on some sites, ayna meaning mirror as in my dictionary it is translated as "paneled", and the front has noticeable panels (though they are not unique to this church).
Written October 25, 2020
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Maria G
Dunwoody, GA1,205 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Fantastic ancient monastery with small tunnels and wonderful paintings. We were one of the few people there. Guard gave us a flash light and we had so much fun crawling in dirt and climbing carved rock staircases. We felt like Indiana Jones not knowing what was at the end of the tunnel.
Written October 13, 2020
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Delnyon
Nyon, Switzerland2,899 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
The paintings are very special within narrow tunnels and many chambers, still stunning surroundings and beautiful architecture. Book a guide if you can it will be so useful!
Written April 14, 2021
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Natalia
Berdyansk, Ukraine24 contributions
Oct 2019
I'm glad I have visited this place with a tour guide, so now I know a lot about the history of this area. It's important to broaden your horizons, and visiting such places is just to the point!
Written November 9, 2019
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Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, UK2,057 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
We found this by accident, and what a gem it is. This may be one of the oldest churches in Goreme, possibly dating from the Roman period. It gets its name from the crude symmetry of the Iconoclastic reductionist designs in the nave. The real beauty of it is that there are several secret passages, and the guide will provide a torch for you to explore them. Each room could be sealed by a blocking stone. He also pointed out a wine press and stalls for for beehives. A lovely church, worth the visit for the chat with the guide alone.
Written May 15, 2017
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SamuelHarvey
Manila, Philippines278 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
The church itself isn’t much different than others in Göreme - what makes this one special is it’s multiple chambers and narrow tunnels you can access. The entrance is 10TKL per person and you’ll be provided with a lamp.

To avoid if you are claustrophobic.
Written August 21, 2019
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Love to Travel
Potters Bar, UK737 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Wandered in here after visiting the open air museum, keep going up the hill and along the road 600m or so and it is sign posted on your right. It cost 5tl entry, nothing special in the art, but it is fun to explore the tunnels. This must have been a bit of a strong hold with several round stone doors at different points to keep maurauders out.
Probably not worth visiting if you have mobility problems.
Written May 5, 2019
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Small but nice church. Very narrow and low corridors on the upper floor, so be careful with your head.
Written April 19, 2019
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