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.

Agios Basileios, a Greek church from the 19th century in central Turkey. - If you have any information about the church or the village etc., please contact the photographer - thank you!
Agios Basileios, a Greek church from the 19th century in central Turkey. - If you have any information about the church or the village etc., please contact the photographer - thank you!
Agios Basileios, a Greek church from the 19th century in central Turkey. - If you have any information about the church or the village etc., please contact the photographer - thank you!
View from the broken bell tower of Agios Basileios, a Greek church from the 19th century in central Turkey. - If you have any information about the church or the village etc., please contact the photographer - thank you!
The Kizil Kilise (= red Church) had been built in the 6th century. It is the best preserved early Byzantine church in Cappadocia which had not been carved into the rock. It has its modern name from the red stone it's made of.
Ruin of the Canli church (11th century) in Cappadocia with the volcano Hasan Dag in the background.
This is the Armenian church (Surp Toros) of a central Anatolian village where in old times Armenians, Greeks and Turks lived together. - If you have any information about the church or the village etc., please contact the photographer - thank you!
Agios Basileios, a Greek church from the 19th century in central Turkey. The destructions on the ground were done by two men. One day they came to the village and told the people, that they will prepare the reconstruction of the church. Instead th...
Agios Theodoros: Damaged church from the 19th century. It had been used as storage and cowshed. - If you have any information about the church or the village etc., please contact the photographer - thank you!
Agios Theodoros: Damaged church from the 19th century. It had been used as storage and cowshed. There are still some wallpaintings visible. - If you have any information about the church or the village etc., please contact the photographer - thank...
This is the Armenian church (Surp Toros) of a central Anatolian village where in old times Armenians, Greeks and Turks lived together. - If you have any information about the church or the village etc., please contact the photographer - thank you!
One of many churches from the 19th century. After the Christians had left the country, it was used as a quarry, store room or in a different way. - If you have any information about the church or the village etc., please contact the photographer -...
In the middle of the 19th century, after several hundred years, the Greek and the Armenian people in Turkey got the permission to build new churches. Especially in the central Antolian region of Cappadocia there are still many of them visible. Sin...
There is little known about this ruined church in the middle of nowhere. It was probably built between the 9th and 11th century.
There is little known about this ruined church in the middle of nowhere. It was probably built between the 9th and 11th century.