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HIGHLIGHTS OF PHOENIX TOUR


HACIBEKTAS
The town is named after a very well known Anatolian mystic, the founder of the Bektasi sect. A visit to the Hacibektas museum is essential to understand another aspect of Cappadocia. Every year on August 16 a special festival is held in Hacibektas in honor of the founder of the sect and in 1990 this festival was given an international dimension.
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ST. JOHN CHURCH
The two floor church of St. John, found on entering Gulsehir has houses, wine cellar, graves, water channels and living quarters on the lower floor, and a church decorated with Biblical scenes on the upper floor.

The lower floor church is built to the shape of a cross, has one apse and arms of the cross are barrel-vaulted. The central dome is collapsed. Stylized animals, geometrical and crucifix designs are used to decorate the church in red ochre, which was applied directly onto the rock. The upper church has one apse, and is barrel-vaulted. Apart from those on the apse, the well-preserved frescoes were covered in a layer of black soot.


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ACIKSARAY
Açiksaray is an extensive archaeological site in Cappadocia. It covers about 1.5 square kms, and within a series of large flat cones are several carved complexes. It lies along the route of an ancient road and is about 30 kms from Urgup. The striking carved facades of Açiksaray can be seen from a considerable distance and have attracted comment from scholars of Cappadocia.
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KURSUNLU MOSQUE AND COMPLEX
Nevsehir is one of the small cities of Turkey located at the heart of Central Anatolia. It lies on the lower slopes of a hill crowned by a ruined citadel dating from the Seljuk period. Other monuments include the mosque Kursunlu Cami, with its attached medrese (religious school), hospital, and library, built in the early 18th century by Damad Ibrahim Pasa, grand vizier of the Ottoman sultan Ahmed III. It was a great market for the agricultural products.
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ORTAHISAR
Ortahisar, which means, "middle fortress" in Turkish, is situated between Urgup and Uchisar. It has the second largest piece of rock in the area used as a fortress to defence the village. The village is also famous with its cool - air storages. You can find many of these natural air-conditioned rooms all around the town used for lemons and oranges from Mediterranean, potatoes from the area and apple from Nigde.
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HOSPITAL MONASTERY
Many settlements in Cappadocia were established primarily as monastic communities. One of the most interesting monasteries in Cappadocia is the Hospital Monastery to the west of Urgup off the Urgup – Ortahisar road.

This Monastery and its hospital complex lie in the Hallac Valley of Ortahisar Village. When Christians left Cappadocia, local people turned this complex into a pigeon house. Today there are some of the interesting examples of Anatolian Islamic Decoration Art to be seen on the walls of the monastery.


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1 Pax
USD 355
2 Pax
USD 195
3 Pax
USD 140
4 Pax
USD 115
5 Pax
USD 100
6 Pax
USD 90




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