Be shown the hidden gems of a city, and when it comes to this tour in Cappadocia that could not be more true. On this tour, you’ll get to delve underground and discover the secret city of Mazi. It’s one of those adventures you cannot miss while visiting Cappadocia, and with a local guide, you’ll learn all about its significance as well as explore its passages. Your local guide will pick you up from your hotel, and your first stop on this Cappadocia caves tour will be straight to Mazi, known in ancient times as Matazaı. Discover underground Cappadocia with your guide, as you go on an adventure through the corridors and rooms of this fascinating part of the city.
From here, on this Cappadocia tour, you’ll head to Soganlı Valley, where you’ll find a tiny Turkish village that lives a traditional lifestyle, the perfect spot to experience authentic local life in Cappadocia. Here, you’ll find caves, churches, monasteries and the spot where the famous handmade dolls of Cappadocia are made. You’ll visit a small market where you can see local women selling their dolls and other handmade crafts. After a local lunch in the village, continue on to the Keşlik Cave Monastery, an early Christian cave complex located in the garden of a local villager. The owner of the garden guides visitors to show them the monastery and offers tea and local fruits for a memorable experience. You’ll also pay a visit to Sinasos, an old Greek town with spectacular old Greek houses — fine examples of late Greek settlements and architecture.
As part of this Cappadocia tour, you will also visit a local handicraft center where you will have the opportunity to see local woman weaving carpets utilizing traditional methods unique to the area. As a government-sponsored center, the locals are able to learn and practice an art form that is slowly disappearing due to modern development. You are encouraged to interact with the local woman and experience true Cappadocian hospitality, giving you the opportunity to really experience Cappadocia from a local perspective. Once you are filled with the local life and culture of Cappadocia, your guide will drop you back off at your hotel in Cappadocia.
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