CAPPADOCIA

The Fascinating Landscape

In Southeast of central Anatolia’s highland; there is Cappadocia, famous with its unique “Fairy Chimneys”. By Christians carved underground cities; hundreds of cave churches, which are adorned with extraordinary frescoes; rock cavities; steep rock formations; unbelievable works; that the Nature and Man afford: This is Cappadocia…

1. Day : Arrival to Antalya

2. Day : Göreme Valley

3. Day : Zelve Valley

4. Day : Ihlara Canyon

5. Day : Whirling Dervishes

6. Day : Aspendos Theatre – Manavgat River

7. Day : Antalya Old City & Museum

8. Day : Return or begin the seaside vacation in Antalya

* Transfers, suitable Excursions and round trips, with Air-conditioned Coaches

* 7 overnights in 4 * up to 5 * Hotels (land type) with Air-condition and partly

Also with Swimming Pool

* Double Room with Bath or Shower and WC

* Half Board (Breakfast and Diner) partly as open Buffet

* Qualified, educated, official Guides

* All entrance fees

* Welcome cocktail

* All tips and park coast

* Wine tasting in Cappadocia

1. Day: Welcome to Antalya

Flight to Antalya. Your guide will meet and accompany you to your hotel .With a refreshing drink you will get the first information. Overnight is in Antalya.

2. Day: Nature Wonder Cappadocia (UNESCO World Heritage)

At the heart of Anatolian highland; active volcanic Mountains and erosion create this illustrious landscape .The strange rock formations and subterranean dwelling of Cappadocia provide unforgettable sets of experience, memories and photographs. The sparsely inhibited landscape of Cappadocia is characterized by red sandstone and salt deposits of the Miocene (Tertiary) period. One of the most important highlight of the tour is of course “Göreme” with its open air museum, which provides twelve churches.

3. Day: Zelve Valley

The “Zelve” creates one of the best astounding sightseeing area of Cappadocia .With a labyrinth shaped way we reach to the valley .There are houses, staircases, galleries, kitchens, pageantries and of course churches to see. Especially churches are significant spot because of the frescoes dates before iconoclastic controversy. The underground city established by Phrygians than after ruled by Byzantine. Afterwards you will be taken to the top of the highest fairy chimney in “Uçhisar” where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the valley with a glass of wine.

4. Day: Ihlara Valley

Before taking a tramp in Ihlara valley; we get to know the weaving tradition which has started with Seljuk's. The Ihlara valley exists in a beautiful Canyon and provides very fascinating churches in nature. Walking along waterside of “Melendez” brook, the pathway lined with planes and pistachios.

5. Day: Whirling Dervishes

Konya is the home of whirling dervishes and important spiritual center of Muslims. The Mevlana Convent accommodates the grave of Islamic mystics “Mevlana” and a museum of Islamic arts. You can see in Karatay Medrese (Koran school) fascinating examples of traditional glazed art.

6. Day: Aspendos and Manavgat

Road continues through the extraordinary landscape of south coast to Aspendos; which still has the reputation of being the best preserved theater of Antiquity. Entertainment is still organized within this great theatre as the acoustics are considered superb even in this day and age. The remainder of our sightseeing tour rakes in the Belkıs Bridge and roman aqueducts. Afterwards we take a boat trip to Manavgat River.

7. Day: Antalya Museum

In Archeology and Ethnography Museum of Antalya has for sure a large attendance of exhibits; from Paleolithic till Modern age evolutions, shows the history of the region. The Archeology section contains an extensive collection of historical pieces in Phamphylia and Lycia rooms. Inner gallery is for particular foundations of Roman and Hellenistic epochs like Sarcophagus, God statues (mostly from Perge), Mosaics and impressive coin collection. The Yivli Minare Mosque which is emblem of the city and the Karatay Medrese (Koran school) which is fine example for Seljuk architecture are in our program as well.

8. Day: Return

You can begin the seaside vacation in Antalya, or return flight.