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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.

Tours & Tickets

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7-Day Turkey Classics Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia and Ankara

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

Tick through Turkey’s classic sights on this spellbinding 7-day tour that starts and finishes in Istanbul. Traveling by air-conditioned coach with an expert ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

From USD $572.71
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Cappadocia In One Day Small-Group Tour from Istanbul: Rose Valley, Ortahisar, Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley

4.5 star rating: Recommended 72 Reviews

See some of the best of southern Cappadocia on this full-day tour from Istanbul, including round-trip transfers, flights and lunch. Explore this ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $310.50
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3-Day Cappadocia and Ephesus Tour from Istanbul with Flights

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Maximize your sightseeing time in Cappadocia and Ephesus by flying between regions on a 3-day tour! After a flight from Istanbul to Kayseri, discover ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $640.00

Tour of Highlights of Cappadocia with Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Enjoy a small group Cappadocia tour with free lunch in amazing landscape. You will experience the Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin, Pasabag, Kaymakli and ...  Read more

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

From USD $62.78

Small-Group Cappadocia Tour: Devrent Valley, Monks Valley and Open Air Museum in Goreme

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Wonder at the natural and man-made treasures of Cappadocia on this full-day tour! Mother Nature has turned the region’s volcanic hills into crowds of bizarrely ...  Read more

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

From USD $80.00

2-Day Cappadocia Trip from Kayseri

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Take time out to tour Turkey's famous moon-like landscape of Cappadocia — on a two-day excursion from Kayseri. You'll visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like ...  Read more

Location: Cappadocia, Turkey
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $255.00

Cappadocia Classics: Private Guided Tour with Van

Admire the Göreme Open Air Museum's cave churches with frescoes with your private tour guide. Explore the underground city of Kaymakli before being amazed ...  Read more

Location: Nevşehir, Turkey
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $299.00

Private Full Day Cappadocia Tour: Kaymakli Undergroung City and Goreme Open Air Museum

Explore the best of Cappadocia on a special private tour. The tour by the region including the most famous attractions: Kaymakli Underground City, Pigeon ...  Read more

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

From USD $251.12

Gorgeous Cappadocia From Nevsehir Airport

Explore the Cappadocia region by visiting special spots that are not included in common tours plus the worldwide famous attractions! Time is a precious thing ...  Read more

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

From USD $296.77

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.)

From USD $107.00

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