Argeus
Tourism & Travel

Address
Istiklal Cad. No:7
50400 Urgup/Nevsehir
Phone
+ 90 384 3414688
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+ 90 384 3414888

 
 


HIGHLIGHTS OF CAPPADOCIA MINI TOUR SPECIAL (4 Days)
Starting & Ending at Kayseri Airport


DAY 1 SOGANLI VALLEY
An Open Air Museum in a wild natural setting near a typical Cappadocian village with its different style rock-cut churches with their unique frescoes. Spectacular "table top" mountains surround the village in the valley.
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DAY 1 TASKINPASA

A typical Cappadocian Village with a Medrese (theological school) and a mosque, both dating back to the Seljuk period.

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DAY 1 KESLIK MONASTERY
Keslik Monastery, is one of the biggest monastic areas in Cappadocia with several churches carved into the rocks, and definitely the biggest refectory in the whole area.
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DAY 1 MUSTAFAPASA
Named 'Sinasos' in Greek, Mustafapasa is one of the villages that was under active construction until the population exchange in 1924. Consequently the village has many fine examples of both the Greek and the Turkish Architecture.
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DAY 1 RED VALLEY
Red Valley, with its fabulous rock formations, is in the heart of Cappadocia, but away from the tourist crowds. Rock-cut hermit churches with frescoes fit the valley's mystic atmosphere.
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DAY 1 CAVUSIN
Part of the village is now abandoned because of frequent rock falls, the Church of St John at Cavusin, believed to date from the 5th c, is probably the oldest Christian building in Cappadocia.
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DAY 2 DEVRENT
One magical corner in the countless panoramic valleys of Cappadocia, here is an unbelievable landscape with its rock formations and savage feeling; one of the best introductions to understanding the formation of fairy chimneys.
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DAY 2 ZELVE OPEN AIR MUSEUM
The ancient town of Zelve lies in three adjacent valleys with buildings carved into the steep sides of the cliffs. The deserted cave dwellings and rock-cut churches give a feeling of an Open Air Museum, which is the right name for the site.
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DAY 2 PASABAG
The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.
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DAY 2 AVANOS
A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy.
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DAY 2 GOREME OPEN AIR MUSEUM
Goreme was known, in the ancient times, as Korama. The first references to it are in the early 7th c Acts of St Hieron, a 3rd C. saint who was a native of Matianoi, or the modern Maccan. Goreme is an amphitheatre of ample portions surrounded by steep cliffs leading to a pleasant, verdant valley, which puzzles every single visitor, by the interesting access to many of the caves. The place we refer as the Goreme Open Air Museum is located in a small part of the whole valley, and right next door to the modern village of Goreme. It must have been such a convenient place to dwell that Goreme acted as one of the most important monastic settlements in the early Christian ages.
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DAY 2 THE DARK CHURCH
Goreme Open Air Museum has so many churches, monasteries, chapels and refectories carved in nearly the same century. Some of these churches painted in different periods with different techniques. The Dark Church has the best frescoes of Cappadocia, maybe Turkey !!! The art is living on the walls of the Dark Church.
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DAY 2 UCHISAR ROCK-CASTLE
Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.
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DAY 3 HOT AIR BALLOON TOUR
At six in the morning, smoke is beginning to rise from the village chimneys below you. The barking of dogs, started by the balloon, attracts sleepy villagers outside to wave enthusiastically. The weird twisted landscape of corroded rock to which you have partially become accustomed from the ground level, becomes even more unearthly when viewed from several hundred feet above. The deluxe hot air balloon flight culminating in a champagne breakfast on landing. In two words? Breathtaking and Unforgettable!
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DAY 3 URGUP
One of the most popular centres for visiting Cappadocia. In the Christian times, Urgup was called Ossiana when St Prokopios was protecting the town. Urgup provides easy access to all sites of attraction.
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DAY 4 KAYMAKLI UNDEGROUND CITY
Kaymakli and Derinkuyu underground cities are the two largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public.
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DAY 4 IHLARA VALLEY
At the bottom of the Ihlara Canyon, a "mirage" in the steppes of Anatolia, the Melendiz River winds its way down through Belisirma village, the ancient Peristrema. In this "Valley of the Sky", rock-cut churches that are found in the most unlikely crevices, surprise you with their successfully painted representations from the Bible.
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DAY 4 SELIME
Ancient Peristrema is definitely the best spot to give a break after several miles of walking in the Ihlara Valley.
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DAY 4 AGZIKARAHAN CARAVANSERAI
One of the greatest achievements of the Anatolian Seljuks was the construction of a network of large caravanserais in Anatolia. Having achieved political stability, centralisation of power and control of the overland trade, Seljuks began to open up a network of international trade routes, adapting their military and economic policies to the trade, to which they accorded very great importance. International trade between Anatolia and the Near East, Central Asia and Europe was carried by the carvans, with caravanserais providing overnight accommodation, food and security for the travellers, as well as serving as staging post for the armies.
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2 Pax
USD 1480
3 Pax
USD 1250
4 Pax
USD 1130
5 Pax
USD 1060
6 Pax
USD 1010




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