Category Archives: HACIBEKTAS


There are so many fascinating things to see in Cappadocia that you could spend a lifetime here and still discover new places. The main ‘must-see’ attractions are the two large open-air museums and the best of the underground cities. However, there are also many small, all-but-forgotten rock-cut churches and monasteries, splendid hiking trails, several spectacular caravanserais and many dramatic rock formations well worth going out of your way to visit.

Goreme Open Air Museum: cave churches with frescoes

Urgup:  famous fairy chimneys and urgup castle

Zelve Open Air Museum: an empty cave town with churches

Kaymakli Underground City: the largest underground city

Derinkuyu Underground City: the deepest underground city

Ihlara Valley: the deepest gorge of Anatolia

Uchisar: Roman rock-cut castle

Ortahisar: Roman rock-cut castle

Avanos: center of pottery since the Hittites

Pasabag: mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys, monks valley

Devrent: animal-shaped fairy chimneys, imagination valley

Hacibektas: center of Bektasi sect of Islam

Gulsehir: first settlements in Cappadocia

Forgotten Cave Churches: churches located in the valleys

Caravanserais: 13th century hotels on the silk road (it is also called as Han) as in Sultanhani.



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