Cappadocia Blue Tour Itinerary
First we drive to Mustafapaşa, which is about 15 minutes driving distance from Göreme. The town was one of the biggest Greek towns of Cappadocia and it is famous for its magnificent architecture. Then we set off toward Keşlik Monastery, which is slightly off the beaten track, however, it will tell you a lot about the history of Christians, who had to escape from Roman persecution. The guy who takes care of the place is super friendly and he also knows a lot about the Monastic life and Christianity.
Our next stop after Keşlik Monastery is ancient Roman ruins called ‘Sobesos’. The ruins are dating to the 5th and 6th centuries and were discovered quite recently. We see the Roman bath area with its little columns and its hypocaust system, the market place (the Agora) and the meeting area.
And the next stop after Sobesos is the Soğanlı Valley. It is a quiet valley with many churches and pigeon holes. The mural depicting mature Jesus is definitely worth seeing. The place has an amazing history.
When we done with the churches within the valley, we will take you to a local restaurant nearby. It has a beautiful location in a shady apple orchard. Food is fresh and tasty. The owner is super friendly and welcoming. By the way, home-made bread served with local honey and local butter is irresistible.
And our last stop after lunch is Mazı underground city. It is as authentic as the other underground cities in the region, but it is less crowded even during the high season and not as deep as the others, so the claustrophobic feeling can easily be avoided. It was mostly Christians who took refuge inside those narrow tunnels and opening and they went down to the underground settlements only in times of emergency. Otherwise, they had their normal lives up on the ground level.
Private tour rates are calculated according to group size and tour itinerary.
What is included?
- Professional English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees
What is excluded?
- Personal expenses
- Drinks during lunch