Soganli Valley and Sobesos Ruins 1 Day Private Tour
|Visit the less-touristed side of Cappadocia! Highlights of this tour include the churches and dovecotes of Soganli Valley, Roman/Byzantine ruins at Sobesos, an unrestored underground city, and the incredible rock formations of Love Valley.|
Tour DetailsMustafapasa Greek village, Damsa Dam, Keslik Monastery, Sobesos Ruins, Soganli Valley, Mazi Underground City, Love Valley
Tour ProgramWe begin our day with a visit to the old Greek houses and churches in the town of Mustafapasa, home to a Greek community until 1924, when ethnic Greeks resettled in Greece pursuant to agreements relating to the division of the Ottoman Empire.
We then depart for Keslik Monastery, stopping en route at Damsa Dam for a photo opportunity on the lake. On arrival at the monastery, we visit the cathedral, the monks' living quarters, the large dining hall, several churches, and the burial grounds, stopping to admire some impressive paintings portraying various scenes from the Bible.
From here we drive to Sobesos, to see the ruins of a recently discovered ancient Roman and Byzantine city, including some impressive mosaics.
We then begin a walk through Soganli Valley. Despite the fact that it is home to several impressive churches as well as many pigeon houses and beautiful mountain scenery, Soganli is much less heavily touristed than similar areas in Cappadocia, which makes for a very peaceful excursion!
Our next stop is the underground city in the small town of Mazi. While the underground city is not as large as the more famous Derinkuyu, it receives very few visitors. Here you can don a headlamp and follow our guide on an intimate tour of an underground city still close to the conditions in which it was found, without the lights, signs or development of Derinkuyu. The daring can even shimmy up the ventilation shaft from the lower levels!
Our last stop is Love Valley, where we will observe some of the strangest rock formations in all of Cappadocia.
From Love Valley it is a short ride back to your hotel.
IncludedEntrance Fees, Lunch, Licensed Tour Guide, Roundtrip Transportation in Luxury A/C Vehicle, Complimentary Bottled Water
ExcludedBeverages, Personal Expenses, Optional Gratuities