Cappadocian Villages

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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

Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey

Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
The name oft the village Güzelyurt means  "nice homeland". Until 1923, when all the Christians had to leave Anatolia, the village was home of a Greek population and called Gelveri. Today many Greek descendants of the former poulation visit the vil...
Published 13/03/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Suvermez, Cappadocia, Turkey

Suvermez, Cappadocia, Turkey
Until 1923 many Greek people lived in the village Suvermez (Floita), but not much survived from these times. Here is a decorated entrance and on the opposite side of the square the old Greek church, which had been used as a quarry.
Published 05/03/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey

Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey
Like in many other Cappadocian villages the Greek history of Tatlarin is still visible. The tuff rock in the background not only contains cave houses, but also an underground city and a church with frescoes from the 13th century.
Published 12/03/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey

Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey
Like in many other Cappadocian villages the Greek history of Tatlarin is still visible. A big tuff rock nearby not only contains cave houses, but also an underground city and a church with frescoes from the 13th century.
Published 12/03/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey

Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey
Like in many other Cappadocian villages the Greek history of Tatlarin is still visible. The tuff rock in the background not only contains cave houses, but also an underground city and a church with frescoes from the 13th century.
Published 12/03/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey

Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey
Like in many other Cappadocian villages the Greek history of Tatlarin is still visible. The big tuff rock not only contains cave houses, but also an underground city and a church with frescoes from the 13th century.
Published 12/03/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey

Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey
Like in many other Cappadocian villages the Greek history of Tatlarin is still visible. The big tuff rock not only contains cave houses, but also an underground city and a church with frescoes from the 13th century.
Published 12/03/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Uçhisar after sunset, Cappadocia, Turkey

Uçhisar after sunset, Cappadocia, Turkey
Uçhisar after sunset. This is one of the most fascinating villages in central Cappadocia.
Published 29/01/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Uçhisar in Cappadocia, Turkey

Uçhisar in Cappadocia, Turkey
Abandoned house in the east part of the village.
Published 28/01/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Uçhisar in Cappadocia, Turkey

Uçhisar in Cappadocia, Turkey
View at the east side of Uçhisar in Cappadocia.
Published 28/01/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Uçhisar in Cappadocia, Turkey

Uçhisar in Cappadocia, Turkey
This tuff rock is called "Tigraz Kale" and for many years people had lived here. It's just a few years since the last one has left his cave apartment. It is planned to change the rock into a museum.
Published 28/01/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Uçhisar in Cappadocia, Turkey

Uçhisar in Cappadocia, Turkey
This big tuff rock is called "Tigraz Kale" and for many years people had lived here. It's just a few years since the last one has left his cave apartment. It is planned to change the rock into a museum.
Published 28/01/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Germir, Cappadocia, Turkey

Germir, Cappadocia, Turkey
Originally the village of Germir (the old name is Kermira) had a mixed population of muslims, Armenians and Greek orthodox christians. There is only little to see from the formerly rich decorated stone houses.
Published 05/03/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Ruined Armenian Church in Germir, Cappadocia, Turkey

Ruined Armenian Church in Germir, Cappadocia, Turkey
Surp Stepanos in Germir, inner Anatolia: From the central square of the village is only the west wall of the Armenian church visible. Inside is an apse with a few wall paintings. The church is now an open space with a garden.
Published 10/02/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Uçhisar in Cappadocia, Turkey

Uçhisar in Cappadocia, Turkey
Between the rocks with the cave houses in Uçhisar, one of the most fascinating places in Cappadocia.
Published 29/01/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com