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Selime Monastery Tours

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Selime Monastery
Carved directly into the rocks of Cappadocia, Selime Monastery is one of the region’s most fascinating cultural attractions. Experts believe it took more than 200 years to shape the monastery, beginning in the eighth or ninth century. The structure, which could house some 5,000 people, included a cathedral-sized church with stone columns, camel stables, living quarters, a missionary school, water well and a huge kitchen with a chimney.

There’s a bit of a climb to get up to the monastery structure, and visitors are free to climb inside many of the structures as well. The view from the top looks out over the lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia.

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Selime Monastery is often included as a stop on tours through the region.
Address: Guzelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Hours: Daily 8am-6pm
Admission: ₺20
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Covering Turkey’s top sights takes serious time and planning, but you’ll hit the highlights on this all-inclusive, multi-day guided tour. Take a dip in the famous white travertines of Pamukkale, marvel at the world’s best-preserved Greco-Roman ruins in Ephesus, and venture deep into the underground cities and chimney-shamed rocks of Cappadocia.
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Maximize your time at the most popular destinations in Turkey with a 4-day tour from Istanbul. Spend one day each in Pamukkale and Ephesus, and two days in Cappadocia, with flights and ground transportation provided between all locations. Local guides share the spectacular scenery and rich history of Turkey as you see Roman ruins, ancient rock-cut churches, fairy chimneys, traditional villages, and more. Includes three nights of accommodation, flights, guided day tours, and most meals.
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Cappadocia Green Tour

Cappadocia Green Tour

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Cappadocia Red Tour & Green Tour - Combined Deal Package

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Cappadocia Red Tour & Green Tour - Combined Deal Package

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Green Tour : Derinkuyu Underground City Ihlara Valley Selime Monastery Belisirma

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Full-Day Tour in Cappadocia with Ihlara Hiking and Underground City

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Cappadocia Green Tour (Ihlara Valley and Underground City)

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Cappadocia Green Tour (Ihlara Valley and Underground City)

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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Cappadocia Green Tour (Ihlara Valley and Underground City)

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Cappadocia Green Tour (Ihlara Valley and Underground City)

First, you will be picked up by our tour guide from your hotel. The first place that you will is Goreme Panaroma, the most magnificient landscape around Goreme. Derinkuyu Underground City, has all the usual amenities found in other underground complexes across Cappadocia, such as wine and oil presses. Ihlara Valley, which is a long gorge cut into volcanic rock in the southern part of Cappadocia, following severeal eruptions of Mount Erciyes. Belisirma, experience the wonderful different types of Turkish foods. Yaprakhisar, panaroma point for another view of the great Monastery. Selime Monastery, the biggest rock-cut monastery of Cappadocia with a cathedral sized church. Pigeon Valley, thousands of pigeon houses carved into the rock. The conical formations are the result of volcanic eruptions that took place million years ago. In the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. NOTE ***: Optional Hot Air Balloon Tour
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Cappadocia Green Tour (Ihlara Valley and Underground City)

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Cappadocia Green Tour (Ihlara Valley and Underground City)

First of all, you will be picked up by our tour guide from your hotel. The first place that you will is Goreme Panaroma, the most magnificient landscape around Goreme. Derinkuyu Underground City, has all the usual amenities found in other underground complexes across Cappadocia, such as wine and oil presses. Ihlara Valley, which is a long gorge cut into volcanic rock in the southern part of Cappadocia, following severeal eruptions of Mount Erciyes. Belisirma, experience the wonderful different types of Turkish foods. Yaprakhisar, panaroma point for another view of the great Monastery. Selime Monastery, the biggest rock-cut monastery of Cappadocia with a cathedral sized church. Pigeon Valley, thousands of pigeon houses carved into the rock. The conical formations are the result of volcanic eruptions that took place million years ago. In the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. NOTE ***: Optional Hot Air Balloon Tour
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  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Cappadocia Green Tour Including Ihlara Valley & Derinkuyu Underground City

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Cappadocia Green Tour Including Ihlara Valley & Derinkuyu Underground City

Green Tour takes you to explore Derinkuyu underground city, the deepest one in Cappadocia and allows you to admire the beauty of the less often visited places in Cappadocia like the beautiful Ihlara valley and the Selime Monastery, the biggest rock-cut monastery of Cappadocia with a cathedral sized church.
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Green Tour : Full-day Tour to Southern Part of Cappadocia - Including Lunch

Green Tour : Full-day Tour to Southern Part of Cappadocia - Including Lunch

On this experience, You will explore the Derinkuyu underground city, the deepest one in Cappadocia and allows you to admire the beauty of the less often visited places in Cappadocia like the beautiful Ihlara valley and the Selime Monastery, the biggest rock-cut monastery of Cappadocia with a cathedral sized church.
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Deal Package for Red Tour & Green Tour - 2 Days Cappadocia Trip

Deal Package for Red Tour & Green Tour - 2 Days Cappadocia Trip

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The deal package covers the main attractions of the North and South Cappadocia. You will explore the most famous valleys (Devrent and Pasabag),visit Göreme open-air museum, Çavuşin village, Avanos and Uçhisar castle, Derinkuyu underground city, the deepest one in Cappadocia and allows you to admire the beauty of the less often visited places in Cappadocia like the beautiful Ihlara valley and the Selime Monastery, the biggest rock-cut monastery of Cappadocia with a cathedral sized church.
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Southern Cappadocia Tour Including Ihlara Valley & Derinkuyu Underground City

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Southern Cappadocia tour takes you to explore Derinkuyu underground city, the deepest one in Cappadocia and allows you to admire the beauty of the less often visited places in Cappadocia like the beautiful Ihlara valley and the Selime Monastery, the biggest rock-cut monastery of Cappadocia with a cathedral sized church.
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  • 8 hours
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Green Tour

Green Tour

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-Visit the Derinkuyu Underground City, the largest underground city in Turkey and the deepest in Cappadocia -Explore Ihlara Valley, a picturesque destination which begins in Ihlara Village and ends in the Selime Monastery Witness hundreds of churches carved into the walls of gorge, which date from the 7th to 11th centuries -Drive to Pigeon Valley, filled with pigeon houses and dovecotes, and enjoy great panoramic views of the city
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.84
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Green Tour Cappadocia

Green Tour Cappadocia

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See more of Cappadocia on a full-day tour that visits both historical and natural attractions. Check out the views from Göreme Panorama and Yaprakhisar Panorama, enter the subterranean chambers of Derinkuyu Underground City, and see ancient rock-cut churches at Selime Monastery. Also, take a leisurely 1-hour walk through the scenic Ihlara Valley, and check out Pigeon Valley. Includes lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Royal Balloon Flight Include 2 Days Private Cappadocia Tour

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Royal Balloon Flight Include 2 Days Private Cappadocia Tour

Flying over this unreal landscape will make you feel like you are on moon or another planet. The combination of the colors, first lights of the day and the beauty of the nature completes with the excellent and professional service of the company. From the time we pick you from your hotel till the time we leave you back, you will have amazing time flying over Cappadocia. We will take you to another planet which is full of magical lunar landscape with all surprises. No one will be expecting to see the best frescoes of the world in the middle of nowhere in a 1500 years old cave church. This tour will be full of art, history , religion and beyond the expactation. Also you will have the chance to hike in ageorgeus canyon and enjoy the nature.
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  • 2 days
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Cappadocia Green Tour ( Inc Lunch )

Cappadocia Green Tour ( Inc Lunch )

You will be picked up by our stuff from your hotel early in the morning and transferred to airport for your flight to Cappadocia. We will do Green tour of Cappadocia and we will visit:Goreme Panoramic View Point,Derinkuyu Underground City,Ihlara Valley,Belisirma Village,Selime Monastery,Pigeon Valley,Onyx Valuable Stones Workshop. Goreme Panoramic View Point,Derinkuyu Underground City,Ihlara Valley,Belisirma Village,Selime Monastery,Pigeon Valley,Onyx Valuable Stones Workshop
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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3 Days Cappadocia Experience Including Round Trip Flight Tickets from Istanbul

3 Days Cappadocia Experience Including Round Trip Flight Tickets from Istanbul

Many of Turkey’s astonishing natural wonders and ancient landmarks are spread throughout the country, well inland from Istanbul and the Riviera. Save time booking flights, finding accommodation and researching what to do with this four day sightseeing tour around Pamukkale, Ephesus and Cappadocia. Visit Pamukkale’s snow-white calcium terraces, walk around the ruins of the Temple of Artemis and see cities and buildings carved into the Cappadocian mountains safe in the knowledge that all your flights, accommodation and transport have been pre-booked.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$473.31
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Selime Monastery hours of operation?
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Selime Monastery hours of operation: Daily 8am-6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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