• Overnight bus from Istanbul Bus Station to Goreme (departing at 22:00, 10 hours)
• Arrival to Goreme Bus Station
• Full day Small Group Cappadocia tour with lunch
• Overnight bus from Goreme Bus Station to Istanbul Bus Station (departing at 21:30, 10 hours)
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After getting the bus from Istanbul Bayrampasa Bus Station, you will arrive at Goreme Bus Station in the morning around 08:30. After the arrival, we will start our Highlights of Cappadocia Tour at 09:30 with the most important place in Cappadocia Region: Goreme Open Air Museum. The museum is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. You will see the best-preserved rock-cut churches in the area. The next visit will be in Cavusin where there were Greek and Turkish people living together until 1924. You will see an old Greek and Turkish Village which was inhabited until 1950’s and then moved by the government to a new place because of the falling rocks from the village. Your guide will also talk about the population exchange between Greeks and Turks in 1924 which affected entire Turkey.
We will then visit Pasabag (Monks Valley) with the best preserved fairy chimneys in the region. The fairy chimneys in this valley is the best examples in Cappadocia region and they are also called as “mushroom fairy chimneys”. The lunch will be in a nice restaurant in Avanos. Then, we will have the kick-wheel pottery demo which is an art for about 4000 years. Starting with the Hittites, this art became the most important cultural heritage of the town.
The next stop will be Kaymakli Underground City after driving about 30 minutes which is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cappadocia. After experiencing the life in underground, we will drive you to Pigeon Valley to see Uchisar Castle and the valley from a panoramic point. The tour will end around 5:00pm. You will have some free time for your leisure in Goreme until the bus departs from Goreme Bus Station