Red &Rose Valleys
Hiking and it is all the way downhill and you will enjoy the scenery while hiking and exploring some older churches in the valley and never ever get tired.
Like many ancient villages of Cappadocia, old Cavusin was abandoned several decades ago due to avalanches. The current village of Cavusin is located on the road. Old Cavusin, with its rock-cut dwellings and stone houses, had several hermitages. The two most important churches in Cavusin are the Great Basilica dedicated to St. John the Baptist (located on the cliff above the village) and Cavusin Kilise or the "Great Pigeon House" commemorating a visit of the famous Cappadocian Emperor Nicephorus Phocas. The beautiful and elegantly carved facades of the houses of old Cavusin furnish evidence of how impressive the village once was.
This is the widest underground city of Cappadocia region, it was carved out underneath a rock hill (Kaymakli Castle).
The first three floors were probably carved out by Hittites about 2000 B.C. After that; Assyrians, Lycians, Persians, Kimmerians settled down in the region.
By the forth century B.C. the world famous greek comander Alexander The Great occupied the region and become dominant. In the year of 1000 B.C.
Cappadocia Kingdom was established. The kingdom made war against Mecodomans, Galatians, Romans and Pontuses.
The Romans occupied the region in the beginning of the 1st. Century B.C. Roman empire accepted Christian Religion in 376 A.D.
Climb up the castle with stairs and take some pictures at the top for a great panorama
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