Cappadocian Villages

For thousands of years Cappadocia is home of many peoples who immigrated and mixed with others. They brought many different cultures, which inspired each other and created something new. In everyday life these cultures find their expression in the archite

The name of the village Güzelyurt means  "nice homeland". In the background one can see the Mount Hasan, wich is one of the volcanoes responsible for the tuffstone, that had covered the area. The village has many old traditional stonehouses, sever...
The area south of the castle of Nevşehir was inhabited mainly by Christians until 1923 and the people exchange between Turkey and Greece. Later many Turks moved into the abandoned houses, changed them, built new ones, destroyed some etc. Nowadays ...
The area south of the castle of Nevşehir was inhabited mainly by Christians until 1923 and the people exchange between Turkey and Greece. Later many Turks moved into the abandoned houses, changed them, built new ones, destroyed some etc. Nowadays ...
The area south and east of the castle of Nevşehir was inhabited mainly by Christians until 1923 and the people exchange between Turkey and Greece. Later many Turks moved into the abandoned houses, changed them, built new ones, destroyed some etc. ...
The area south of the castle of Nevşehir was inhabited mainly by Christians until 1923 and the people exchange between Turkey and Greece. Later many Turks moved into the abandoned houses, changed them, built new ones, destroyed some etc. Nowadays ...
The area south of the castle of Nevşehir was inhabited mainly by Christians until 1923 and the people exchange between Turkey and Greece. Later many Turks moved into the abandoned houses, changed them, built new ones, destroyed some etc. Nowadays ...
The area south and east of the castle of Nevşehir was inhabited mainly by Christians until 1923 and the people exchange between Turkey and Greece. Later many Turks moved into the abandoned houses, changed them, built new ones, destroyed some etc. ...
The area south and east of the castle of Nevşehir was inhabited mainly by Christians until 1923 and the people exchange between Turkey and Greece. Later many Turks moved into the abandoned houses, changed them, built new ones, destroyed some etc. ...
Agios Eustatios church in Başköy (=Mavrucan): The church is connected to a cave. The dome and the walls show a few frescoes. According to a sign in the village it is dated to the 7th century.
View at the village Yesilyurt (Mancusun) with many old stone buildings. In the background you can see the faceless suburbs of Kayseri.
Small road between the old stone buildings of Yeşilyurt (Mancusun).
In the center of the village of Yeşilyurt (Mancusun) with historical buildings.
This mosque  in Yeşilyurt (Mancusun) was built 1465 by Dulkadiroğlu Melik Arslan and is still in use.
The area south of the castle of Nevşehir was inhabited mainly by Christians until 1923 and the people exchange between Turkey and Greece. Later many Turks moved into the abandoned houses, changed them, built new ones, destroyed some etc. Nowadays ...
Belltower of the Hagios Georgios Church (1870). The yellow building behind the church is the former Turkish primary school.The area south of the castle of Nevşehir was inhabited mainly by Christians until 1923 and the people exchange between Turke...