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  • Hours: Apr–Oct: 8:30am - 5:30pm; Nov–Mar: 8am - 4:30pm
  • Admission: €15

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Goreme Open Air Museum

One of Cappadocia’s most famous sites is the Göreme Open Air Museum, a ring shaped collection of churches cut into the soft volcanic cliffs.
 
In the 4th century the area became known as the Land of the Three Saints after the theologians St. Basil the Great, his brother St. Gregory of Nyssa, and St. Gregory of Nazianzus. In the Middle Ages the importance of this area again soared and many monasteries, churches and chapels were dug out of the rock. The best of these still have vivid Byzantine frescoes of religious scenes.
 
Churches include Basil Kilise (St Basil’s Church), Elmali Kilise (Apple Church), and the richly decorated Tokali Kilise (Buckle Church), which is the oldest and lies just outside the gates of the museum. The best-preserved frescoes are in the Karanlık Kilise (Dark Church) which has been restored after being used as a pigeon house until the 1950s. The Göreme Open Air Museum is just a 15-minute walk (1 mile/1.5km) from Göreme or a short drive from Ürgüp.

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2-Day Cappadocia Trip from Kayseri

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Location: Cappadocia, Turkey
Duration: 2 days

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Tour of Highlights of Cappadocia with Lunch

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Location: Göreme, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours

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Cappadocia Classics: Private Guided Tour with Van

Location: Nevşehir, Turkey
Duration: 7 hours

From USD $299.00

Private Full-Day Tour in Cappadocia

See the unique ash & lava rocks molding the famous fairy chimneys, absorb the byzantine art at the remarkable Göreme Open Air Museum. Enjoy an ...  Read more

Location: Nevşehir, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Best of Cappadocia Daily Small Group Tour from Nevsehir

Location: Nevşehir, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours

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