Yuksek Church & Monastery

Cappadocia has many centuries-old churches and monasteries, but Yuksek Church is a relatively new church built in the 19th century. The church is located on top of a rocky hill, and that’s how it got its name. The church’s legitimate name was Analipsis, but as it’s built on natural rocks, …

Egritas Church

A visit to Ihlara valley demands the exploration of Egritas Church, which features burial chambers, frescoes, and a painting program. Half of the church has collapsed, but still has a lot to offer. The paintings seem to be inspired by the Eastern culture or artwork. The extensive burial chambers indicate …

Canli Church

A historical structure from the Byzantine era, Canli Church deserves a visit from every tourist. The church has many detailed rock carved structures and it’s situated on barren hills from where you can get a view of Hasan Mount. There are many reasons why we highly recommend visiting this Byzantine …

Kokar Church

Located in the town of Guzelyurt, Kokar Church is one of those churches of this region that deserve at least one visit. The church features frescoes that are well-preserved, and even after so many years, they managed to survive. It’s situated in Ihlara Valley and on its ceiling, an ornate …

Direkli Church

Situated within a monastic structure, the Direkli Church is located in the Ihlara Valley, Belisırma Village. The church has four large columns that are covered by huge standing figures. The church is the biggest structure in the Valley and it’s attached to other rooms with ample space. Direkli Church gets …

Yilanli Church (Ihlara Valley)

One of the oldest churches in Ihlara Valley, Yilanli Church is different from other churches of the valley in different ways. This large cave church is said to be built at the end of the 8th century. The church has many paintings, in fact, in the valley, it’s the only …

Sivisli Church

A historical and elegant church in Cappadocia, Sivisli Church is an example of brilliant craftsmanship. It is one of the first churches built by Christians in this region. It is located in the Guzelyurt District, which is a part of the Aksaray Province. The whole region is historically rich and …

St. George Church

When you have seen many fascinating churches in Cappadocia, your next stop should be the St. George Church, which is an uncommon church. It’s a cave church built in the 13th century in a small burial cave. What’s interesting to note here is that no other cave church was built …

Sumbullu Church

Visiting the fascinating Sumbullu Church in Ihlara Valley could be one of the most exciting experiences. It’s a very unique structure and it attracts a lot of visitors. The church is located within a monastery complex in the valley. If you move downstream from the Agacalti Church, you will reach …

Bahattin Samanligi Church

A historical structure in Cappadocia, Bahattin Samanligi Church is one of the must-visit churches in the region. The church dates back to the 11th century and it has detailed carvings. The church is located near Ihlara Valley in Belisirma village, on the west side of the Melendiz Stream, nearby Column …