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Agios Vazilios, Konakli, Turkey

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The biggest Anatolian church seems to be forgotten somewhere in a small village.  But the Orthodox Patriach Bartolomeus celebrated here a mass for 500 people from all over the world on the 27th of May 2012. - If you have any information about the church or the village etc., please contact the photographer - thank you!

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A: Agios Vazilios, Konakli, Turkey

di Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 10 metri di distanza

The biggest Anatolian church seems to be forgotten somewhere in a small village.  But the Orthodox Pa...

Agios Vazilios, Konakli, Turkey

B: Agios Vazilios, Konakli, Turkey

di Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 20 metri di distanza

The biggest Anatolian church seems to be forgotten somewhere in a small village.  But the Orthodox Pa...

Agios Vazilios, Konakli, Turkey

C: Agios Vazilios, Konakli, Turkey

di Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 100 metri di distanza

The biggest Anatolian church seems to be forgotten somewhere in a small village.  But the Orthodox Pa...

Agios Vazilios, Konakli, Turkey

D: Church in Hasaköy, Cappadocia, Turkey

di Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 13.5 km di distanza

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

Church in Hasaköy, Cappadocia, Turkey

E: Church in Hasaköy, Turkey

di Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 13.6 km di distanza

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

Church in Hasaköy, Turkey

F: Church in Hasaköy, Cappadocia, Turkey

di Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 13.6 km di distanza

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

Church in Hasaköy, Cappadocia, Turkey

G: Barbara Church, Soganli Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey

di Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 22.2 km di distanza

Cave church in the Cappadocian Soganli valley. With the help of some inscriptions in the frescoes it ...

Barbara Church, Soganli Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey

H: Refectory in Soganli, Cappadocia, Turkey

di Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 22.2 km di distanza

A very well preserved refectory in the tuff rocks of Soganli in Cappadocia.

Refectory in Soganli, Cappadocia, Turkey

I: Geyikli Monastery, Soganli, Cappadocia, Turkey

di Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 22.2 km di distanza

Geyikli Monastery in the tuff rocks of Soğanlı in Cappadocia. This part is broken down and the walls ...

Geyikli Monastery, Soganli, Cappadocia, Turkey

J: Cave Church in Soganli, Cappadocia, Turkey

di Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 22.2 km di distanza

A very well preserved cave church in the tuff rocks of Soganli in Cappadocia. On the wall opposite th...

Cave Church in Soganli, Cappadocia, Turkey

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Cappadocia

Questa è una vista generale di 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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