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by AHMET GÜMÜŞ, 10 meters away

B: Suvermez, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 7.6 km away

Until 1923 many Greek people lived in the village Suvermez (Floita), but not much survived from these...

Suvermez, Cappadocia, Turkey

C: Mosque in Suvermez, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 7.6 km away

Small mosque in the Cappadocian village Suvermez. Until 1923 many Greek people lived in the village a...

Mosque in Suvermez, Cappadocia, Turkey

D: Ruins of a Greek church in Suvermez, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 7.6 km away

In the middle of the 19th century, after several hundred years, the Greek and the Armenian people in ...

Ruins of a Greek church in Suvermez, Cappadocia, Turkey

E: former church in Özlüce, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 10.2 km away

The Eski Cami-i (= old Mosque) in Özlüce had been built in 1849 as a Greek church and 1935, after the...

former church in Özlüce, Cappadocia, Turkey

F: Underground city of Mazikoy

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 14.2 km away

The underground city of Mazikoy is a bit more adventurous than the more famous ones in Derinkuyu and ...

Underground city of Mazikoy

G: Church in Hasaköy, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 16.7 km away

In the middle of the 19th century, after several hundred years, the Greek and the Armenian people in ...

Church in Hasaköy, Turkey

H: Church in Hasaköy, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 16.7 km away

One of many churches from the 19th century. After the Christians had left the country, it was used as...

Church in Hasaköy, Cappadocia, Turkey

I: Church in Hasaköy, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 16.7 km away

One of many churches from the 19th century. After the Christians had left the country, it was used as...

Church in Hasaköy, Cappadocia, Turkey

J: Hidrellez monastery in Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 17.7 km away

The Hidrellez monastery is probably one of the oldest monsteries in Cappadocia with frescoes from the...

Hidrellez monastery in Cappadocia, Turkey

This panorama was taken in Cappadocia

This is an overview of Cappadocia

Cappadocia is a part of central Turkey. Eruptions of several volcanoes (e.g. Erciyes Dag, Hasan Dag) had covered the area with tuff. Erosion dug valleys and created an uncountable number of different shaped rocks. The tuff's ability to store water made the valleys much more fertile than the higher surroundings. After the arrival of the first people, they soon started to dig caves into the soft stone. By the time they developed the ability to dig cities into the underground with tunnels of several kilometers. A sophisticated pipe- and tunnel-system cared for fresh air and water, to enable the people to hide from enemies for a long time. In the 5th century hermits started to settle in the valleys and to paint their caves. In the next centuries more and more hermits and monks arrived and a rich cave-architecture with colourfull wallpaintings developed. The most famous are the churches of Goereme and the Peristrema Valley (=Ihlara Valley) between Ihlara and Selime. Today thousands of tourists from all over the world are visiting the area.

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