Embark on a Verdant Voyage: Cappadocia Green Tour in Ihlara Valley.
As the clock strikes 9:45 am, a day of wonder and discovery unfolds with the Cappadocia Green Tour—an expedition that promises to whisk you away to the heart of Cappadocia’s natural and historical marvels. Your adventure begins as our experienced tour guide and driver pick you up from your hotel, setting the stage for a journey that will etch memories into your heart forever.
The first stop is Esentepe, a vantage point that unveils a panoramic tapestry of Goreme valley and village. As you gaze out upon the landscape, a kaleidoscope of fairy chimneys, rock formations, and cave houses greets you—a sight that is as unique as it is captivating.
Prepare to descend into the depths of Cappadocia’s history as we venture to the Derinkuyu Underground City. Here, you’ll step into one of the region’s best-preserved underground cities, a subterranean realm that holds tales of stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches, and wineries. The second floor reveals a missionary school and study rooms, inviting you to uncover the stories that echo within these ancient chambers.
A change of scenery leads us to the enchanting Ihlara Valley, where over a hundred rock-carved churches and houses adorn the gorge. A leisurely walk along the riverbanks offers an opportunity to explore these hidden sanctuaries, a testament to the artistic and spiritual prowess of times long past.
Lunchtime beckons in the picturesque Belisirma Village, where you can savor a delightful meal and find respite by the river—a moment of tranquility in the midst of your adventurous day.
The journey continues to the Selime Monastery, a 13th-century marvel carved into the rock by Christian monks. This extraordinary sanctuary stands as a testament to human ingenuity and devotion, offering a glimpse into a world where faith and art intersect.
At Yaprakhisar Panorama, a final spectacle awaits—the chance to capture the Selime Monastery in all its splendor. This iconic location, featured in the ‘Star Wars’ films, invites you to create your own unforgettable memories.
As the day draws to a close, you’ll find yourself enriched by the experiences and sights that have filled your journey. Around 5:00 pm, your return to your hotel marks the conclusion of the Cappadocia Green Tour, leaving you with stories to share and memories to treasure.