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 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...
Some of the last houses in the former Armenian quarter of Develi.
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. ...
Civan Odasi Double Room in the Kale Konak in Uçhisar. The round stone arches are typical for the construction of Cappadocian houses. They carry upper floors and the roof. The wardrobes are niches in the walls with wooden doors.
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.
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.
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...
This mosque  in Yeşilyurt (Mancusun) was built 1465 by Dulkadiroğlu Melik Arslan and is still in use.
Late afternoon view from the roof terrace of the Asrav Konak. The name oft the village Güzelyurt means  "nice homeland". In the village you can find traditional stone houses, underground cities and several cave churches. In the background you can ...
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. ...