Cappadocian Stone Churches

Anatolia belongs to the earliest Christian areas. Under the Ottoman sultans it was nearly impossible to build new churches. This changed around 1830 and ended with WW I and the Greek-Turkish peoples exchange in 1923. Since then most of the churches and hu

Dedicated to St.Dimitrios, the church was inaugurated on17th of Nov. 1835. Later the church had been redecorated. Inside are still some frescoes. Today its falling into ruins.
Dedicated to St.Dimitrios, the church was inaugurated on17th of Nov. 1835. Later the church had been redecorated. Today its falling into ruins. Above the windows some frescoes show scenes from the bible.
Dedicated to St.Dimitrios, the church was inaugurated on17th of Nov. 1835. Later the church had been redecorated. Today its falling into ruins. Above the windows some frescoes show scenes from the bible.
Dedicated to St.Dimitrios, the church was inaugurated on 17th of Nov. 1835. Later the church had been redecorated. This is clearly visible on the capitals and the central painting on the roof. It was covered by an oval wooden construction, which i...
Dedicated to St.Dimitrios, the church was inaugurated on17th of Nov. 1835. Later the church had been redecorated. Inside are still some frescoes. Today its falling into ruins.
Dedicated to St.Dimitrios, the church was inaugurated on17th of Nov. 1835. Later the church had been redecorated. Inside are still some frescoes. Today its falling into ruins.
Dedicated to St.Dimitrios, the church was inaugurated on 17th of Nov. 1835. Later the church had been redecorated. This is clearly visible on the capitals and the central painting on the roof. It was covered by an oval wooden construction, which i...
Nevsehir, Meryem Ana Church: After the Turkish-Greek people exchange in 1923, this church was first used to store goods. In 1950 it had been changed into a prison. In the middle of the church they have built a second floor and several walls create...
Nevsehir, Meryem Ana Church After the Turkish-Greek people exchange in 1923, this church was first used to store goods. In 1950 it had been changed into a prison. In the middle of the church they have built a second floor and several walls created...
Nevsehir, Meryem Ana Church After the Turkish-Greek people exchange in 1923, this church was first used to store goods. In 1950 it had been changed into a prison. In the middle of the church they have built a second floor and several walls created...
Nevsehir, Meryem Ana Church After the Turkish-Greek people exchange in 1923, this church was first used to store goods. In 1950 it had been changed into a prison. In the middle of the church they have built a second floor and several walls created...
Nevsehir, Meryem Ana Church After the Turkish-Greek people exchange in 1923, this church was first used to store goods. In 1950 it had been changed into a prison. In the middle of the church they have built a second floor and several walls created...
Dikilitaş, Greek Enehil, is a small village in the province of Niğde. Before the peoples exchange between Tukrey and Greece in 1923 about 200 Greek and 80 Muslim families lived here. The church had been built in the middle of the 19th century. It ...
Dikilitaş, Greek Enehil, is a small village in the province of Niğde. Before the peoples exchange between Tukrey and Greece in 1923 about 200 Greek and 80 Muslim families lived here. The church had been built in the middle of the 19th century. It ...
Çarıklı is a small village in the province of Niğde. Nothing reminds to the former christian inhabitants, except the 19th century church, which had been turned into a mosque in 1924.