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The Cappadocia region is the most beautiful place of nature and history in the world. While geographical events created the Peribacalari, in the historical process, people were also house churches of these peribacas, adorned with frescoes, and daily traces of old civilizations thousands of years old. In the book "Geographika" (Anatolian XIIXIIIXIV) from the book of the Antiquity period of the Roman Emperor Augustus, Strabon 17 states that the boundaries of the Cappadocia Region extend to the Taurus Mountains in the west, to Malatya in the east in Aksaray, and to the shores of the Eastern Black Sea in the north. This day's Cappadocia Region Nevşehir Aksaray Niğde Kayseri and Kırşehir are covered areas. The rocky Cappadocia Region, which is a narrower area, consists of Üçhisar Ürgüp Avanos Göreme Derinkuyu Kaymaklı Ihlara and its environs Kayalara carved traditional Cappadocian voices express the authenticity of houses and doves. These houses were built in the nineteenth century on slopes of slopes of rocks. The stone, which is the only architectural material of the region, can be processed very easily since it is soft after the quarry because of the volcanic structure, but after it comes into contact with the air it hardens and becomes a very durable building material. Because of the abundance of the materials used and their easy handling, stone workmanship, which is unique to the locality, has developed and becomes an architectural tradition. If the courtyard is necessary, the material of the house doors is wood. The top of the arched doors is decorated with stylized ivy or rosette motifs. The dovecotes in the stands are small structures made in the late 18th and early 18th centuries. Some of the pigeon houses which are important in terms of showing the art of Islamic painting were built as monasteries or churches. The surface of the Güvercinlik was adorned with local beauties by local artists. Cappadocia General History The underground settlement places today 's Cappadocia by carving millions of gold in place to save the lives of the rock churches with their frescoes, which are erected by erosion and the fascinating people who build up their works with their amazing images and carved them for their beliefs. Man and nature have handed in and brought out from the wonders of the world. In his book, which was written in the name of Strabon Geographika, who lived during the Roman Empire period, Cappadocia is limited to Malatya in the east, Aksaray in the south and Taurus Mountains in the south and the region extending to the north in the Eastern Black Sea. Today, Cappadocia is equal. As the rock churches are underground cities, today's Cappadocia is the most concentrated of these formations. Avanos Ürgüp Uchisar Goreme Ortahisar Gülşehir Derinkuyu and Ihlara valley near Aksaray come to mind. The geological formation of the Cappadocia region began with the eruption of Erciyes Hasan Melendiz Göllüdağ and many other smaller volcanic mountains in the Upper Miocene era. The lava lakes that spread to the area brought a high plateau fruit with a layer of tuffs of varying hardness of 100-150 meters on the rivers. Over time, the erosion of this platon resulted in incredible erosion, resulting in present-day valleys. Conical forms were formed on the so-called fairy chapel, where a harder and wider rock layer was found. The Fairy Chimneys, which are seen in a few regions of the world, are nowhere near as intense as they are in Cappadocia. Man who benefited from this generous nature has carved this thick rock mass which is very convenient for carving and made houses, monasteries, churches and underground shelters according to the conditions of the day. Especially with the beginning of Christianity spreading in Anatolia, with the advantage given by the geological structure of Cappadocia, the number of monasteries and churches has reached the number expressed in thousands and it has become the center of Christian monks. B.C. Beginning in the 2000s, the Hittites settled in the region and established themselves with the local people and established the Great Hittite Empire. Kültepe (Neşa Kanıiş), located near Kayseri in this period, is an important commercial center of the Assyrian Trade Colonies. B.C. The Late Hittite States were established after the collapse of the Hittite Empire, which was ruled until 1200. After the Phrygians put an end to the Late Hittite giants, Kimmelerin Medlerin and M.Ö. From 547 the Persians were in control. The Persians separate Anatolia from the regions called Satrap. The present Cappadocia region, one of these regions, is called Katpatuka, which means "Land of Beautiful Horses" in the Persian language. He meets a resistance he did not expect in the Great Alexander Katpatuka, who destroyed the Persian Empire. He then assigns Sabistas, one of his commanders, to take control of the region. The people who oppose it declare the king of Iriarathes I (332-352 BC), a Persian nobility. Ariarathes I. who establishes good relations with Alexander the Great also enlarges the borders of Cappadocia kingdom. The Kingdom of Cappadocia, living peacefully until the death of Alexander the Great, enters a new era of war and Pontus struggles with Macedonia and the Romans. M.S. In the 17th year Tiberius made it into the state by connecting it to the Roman Empire. The construction of new routes to the west has increased the significance of Kayseri, the central state of the province, to the vitality of the glorious period of the Assyrian Trade Colonies. In the following years, the city was surrounded by the city walls to protect it from the raids of Sassanids coming from Iran. During the spread of Christianity, the Cappadocia region increased in importance from this point of view and became a center of Kayseri Archbishopric when Christianity was accepted as official religion by Roman Empire. IV. Through centuries the great efforts of the Archbishop St. Basilius, Christianity settled in the region and began a mystical monastic life in the rocks. Roman Empire M.S. When Cappadocia was divided into two in 395, Cappadocia naturally remains within the borders of the Eastern Roman Empire. VII. At the beginning of the century, intense battles between the Byzantines and the Sassanites came to the fore, and the Sassanis held them in the hands of the region for 6-7 years. M.S. The people of Cappadocia were exposed to Arab-Umayyad raids after the Caliph Osman Sasani State was destroyed in 651. During this confusion, Christian Democratic conflicts, which continue to be a problem, especially Emperor III. Leon reaches the pinnacle with the ban on ikonal, and the period called ikonaklazm (726-843) begins. Christians, who had a great immigration to Cappadocia during the iconoclastic period, came to the region and concealed in rocky carved monasteries, continuing their worship and activities. Following the conquest of Kayseri by the Seljuks in 1082, the people of Cappadocia entered a peaceful turn. The Seljuk-dominated Christians freely worship and build their churches. However, in 1308, Ilkhans of Mongol origin seized Kayseri and burned the city. This situation does not last long and during the Ottoman period the region is now comfortable and peaceful
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Turkish Night Show in Cappadocia
Turkish Night Show In Cappadocia is very traditional way to relax and enjoy your night after touring in beatiful sites, churches valleys and caves of Cappadocia. We invite you to come and enjoy the night with us while the belly dancer, cultural folk dance and lively music is making the night more joyful.
Istanbul and Antalya Tour Package
30 Days Turkey Tour Package; This is the longest and best package option that we can offer and organised while you are in Turkey. In this packsge you will have a enough time to analyse and enjoy each local town, cities, from one side to the other. You have enough time to explore every each city. You do not have tour everyday.
Bosphorus and Balck Sea Cruise
Anatolian counrty reserved many different legends and epic stories in its heart. All of these stories belong to many different civilizations who lived in this land throught to ancient ages. So the heroes of these mystic legends left many great traces, let the humanbeing find them.
Sunset Cappadocia Tour with Wine Tasting and Hike
These valleys are named after the area’s rouge-tinted rocks, and the sight of their landscapes as the sun goes down is sure to have you reaching for your camera. We return back to Kizilcukur and enjoy a well-earned rest at an outdoor cafe. Sit down and relax, open your bottle of wine, snacks and admire the Red Valley’s magnificent sunset. This is so cozy and adorable! You will love it!!
St Paul’s Walk of Mission Tour in Turkey
On the St.Paul’s Walk of Mission tour in Turkey you will find yourself in a epic and spiritual story. When you following footprints of St.Paul you’re not only share he’s mission also you are going to discover Anatolian’s first Christians wealths.Hundreds of years old churches, altars,monasteries and tons of untold history. “Lift a stone, and you will find me there.! (Thomas 19-77)”
Kusadasi Cruise Port
The other long termSpirit Of Anatolia Package Tour - 10 Days option is giving you chance for visit 10 most important ancient site and the historical area ( Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Priene, Miletos, Didyma, Hierapolis, Perge, Aspendos and Cappadocia) in 4 different region of Turkey.
Incirlik Air Base to Private Cappadocia Tour
Private Cappadocia day tours are available eeveryday all year round. Cappadocia region is totally deserve this comments and the area is really worth to visit and spend time as much as you can. If our programme is suit for you, you do not need to think about any details, because we will arrange everything during your vacation.
Incirlik Air Base to Private Cappadocia Tour
Private Cappadocia balloon flight is available everyda all year round in Cappadocia region in Turkey. You will be picked up from your hotel in Cappadocia for your lovely private vip balloon tour for your special day. Only your family or group will be on the balloon basket.
Ankara to Cappadocia 2 Days Package Tours
Pamukkale to Cappadocia Tour Package is convinient way to visit Cappadocia. Evening depart from Pamukkale by overnight bus to Cappadocia, that 10 hours bus drive.Upon arrival to Cappadocia, you will visit North Cappadocia and fallowing day Sout Cappadocia. Pamukkale to Cappadocia Tour Package is including your bus from Pamukkale to Cappadocia, two day guided tour in Cappadocia, one night hotel and your plane ticket from Cappadocia to Istanbul.
Cappadocia Tours from Ankara
Cappadocia tour package starts from Istanbul with overnight bus journey and arriving to Cappadocia in the morning. Whenever you arrive to area you will pick up by our company and attend to North Cappadocia tour. End of the tour drop back to hotel and stay overnight there. Next day we will let you join to South Cappadocia tour than overnight bus journey start. You will arrive to Istanbul early in the morning next day.
Istanbul to Cappadocia and Pamukkale Tour
You will fly from Istanbul to Cappadocia early in the morning and you will have 2 full day Cappadocia guided tours and a night hotel in Cappadocia. You will continue to Pamukkale with overnight bus and nextday early morning arrival to Pamukkale. Your room will be ready for rest and fresh up. You will have time to sleep and rest untill tour time. Discover to Pamukkale and Hierapolis Ancient City than flight back to Istanbul.
Incirlik Air Base to Private Cappadocia Tour
You will be picked up from Incirlik Air Base with your private vehicle and drive to Cappadocia region. Your journey takes about 3 hours. Arrival to Cappadocia and check into hotel. Your guide will meet with you at your hotel in Cappadocia and you will start to your private north Cappadocia tour. At the end of the tour, return back to hotel and overnight at hotel. Fallowing day you will have private Sout Cappadocia tour and drive back to Incirlik Air Base. When you return back home the tour will be finish. Your private tour included all your private transportations, a night hotel with breakfast, two days private tours with lunch, entrance fees.
Horse Riding In Cappadocia
Horse Riding In Cappadocia is aimed to show Cappadocia's beatiful valleys and villages with local guide. Explore Cappadocia by horse riding and feel the real life and history. You can join to the horse back riding tour at the end of your Cappadocia day tours or on your free day.You can explore other parts of Cappadocia after the day tours there.
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