Cappadocia: The Land of the Natural Geological Art
Cappadocia Excursion from Kemer is a two-day journey that gathers magical valleys, abandoned places, temples and underground cities up. To start this journey, we will take you from Antalya Kemer and get to the Central Anatolia where the cities that extents along Cappadocia were located.
This area carries rich cultural and historical heritage and captivating structure examples of early Christianity such as underground cities that were created in the 1st millennium BC.
Some of them are:
- The provincial town of Avanos
- Pasabag Valley
- Uchisar Castle
In the heart of Cappadocia, there is also famous Goreme National Park, where a bunch of cave settlements are situated. That is why, it is a real open-air museum, which is a UNESCO heritage.
Highlights of Goreme Open-Air Museum
Firstly, when walking through the park, you will see many churches in Cappadocia which symbolize the significance of Christianity in the region, during those particular eras.
- Churches of St. Barbara, Serpentine, Dark and Sandal are the best and most popular landmarks among the churches we mentioned above.
Along with those churches, various frescoes have survived to this day as well. And they are perfect expressions of:
- Entrance to Jerusalem
- Betrayal and Crucifixion
- Prayer and others…
Shortly, you will feast your eyes through the striking figures, bright colors and imagery on the walls if you become one of our lovely guest in Kemer Kapadoya Tour!
Underground Cities in Cappadocia: Living under the Surface
During archaeological research and excavations in 1960 in Cappadocia, underground cities called Derinkuyu (the deepest one) and Kaymakli (the largest one) were discovered.
Also, The Underground City of Saratli was found which dates back to Roman Empire. The remains of pottery, household items and other types of ancient stuff can be seen there.
If you wonder why people preferred to live under the ground level and carved their own cities instead of building ordinary places, we should answer you by telling “to survive”: Actually, those people were hiding from the enemies and warriors that threaten their lives!
The Birth of Cappadocia: How was Cappadocia Formed?
More than 65 million years ago, volcanoes on these lands erupted due to tectonic movements. And as a result of it, everywhere was covered with tuffs and different types of rocks.
Then, this natural formation had to face with strong weather conditions so as to get formed slowly in time. The power of winds and waters shaped the lands and turned them into fairy chimneys, caves or other types of amazing structures.
Witness the Magic
By joining in our Kemer Kapadoya Tour, you will have a chance to visit and see all of the striking places that we mentioned above, and even more! So, leave Antalya behind for once and get ready to witness the magic in the lands of beautiful horses!
In short, the only thing you should do is book this program or to contact us for further information!