Mustafapaşa (Ancient Greek Village)
Ancient Sobessos Ancient City (Roman Mosaics)
Mazi Underground City Underground
Cappadocia Yesil tour begins by visiting Mustafapaşa Village, an ancient Greek village famous for its beautiful architecture. During the Ottoman Empire, its former name was Sinassos (city of the sun) 20.until the beginning of the century, it was one of the largest Greek settlements in Cappadocia.
The town is known throughout the region for the ornate carved stonework of its houses. The next stop is Keşlik Monastery, which consists of 3 churches, refectory, sleeping and living areas carved from the rock.
The monastery is known as one of the rare iconoclastic examples of Cappadocia frescoes and was used during the Byzantine period until the end of the Ottoman Empire.
Then we will continue to Taşkınpaşa, a typical Cappadocia village, where we will visit Taşkınpaşa Madrasa (Theological School) and an old mosque, both built in classical Seljuk style.
The madrasa is the 14th in Konya, which has dominated this part of Anatolia for about 250 years.it was built by the karamanids, a century-old dynasty. We’ll have lunch in the village of Taşkınpaşa.
After a lunch break, our tour will continue to the ancient city of Sobessos, the only late Roman/early Byzantine settlement in Cappadocia.
Originally ad 4. it is a Roman settlement dating from the century. Along with other typical Roman buildings, we will visit the excavation site, where you can see a 400 m2 meeting room, the main attraction of which is beautiful mosaic flooring.
By touring the excavation site, you will understand that finding Roman remains of this complexity provides evidence that there is still much we do not know about the history of Cappadocia. Christians are known to have hidden from Roman soldiers, but no evidence of a full-scale Roman settlement has been found here.
After visiting the excavation site, we will continue to the Soğanlı Valley, a deep valley with interesting hiking trails.
Soğanlı was once the third largest monastic center of the region, and most of it 9.ve 13th it was home to many cave churches and monasteries dating back centuries. Soğanlı is famous for its world famous dolls, which have become the symbol of the village. In the afternoons we will walk through the Valley, enjoying the beautiful and untouched nature.
Our tour will end with a visit to the Mazı underground city, where we will descend to the center of the Earth, exploring the underground city in Cappadocia, which has a capacity of about 4,000 people.
This city is about 20 meters deep and includes the usual rooms set up in an underground city (kitchens, warehouses, living quarters, wine cellars, church). The expected return to your hotel is approximately 18:00 la 18:30.