Cappadocia Avanos

Cappadocia Avanos

The ancient name of the town of Avanos, which lies 18km to the northeast of Nevsehir, was Vanessa. The main economic activity in the town is pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. The red clay, which is worked by local craftsmen, comes f [...]

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Tatlarin underground city cappadocia

Tatlarin underground city cappadocia

This underground settlement is located on the hill named ‘citadel’, in the village of Tatlarin, 10km north of Acigol, in the province of Nevsehir. The underground settlement was first discovered in 1975 and in 1991 it was opened up for visitors. Apar [...]

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Cappadocia formating of fairy chimneys

Cappadocia formating of fairy chimneys

The interesting rock formations, known as "fairy chimneys", have been formed as the result of the erosion of this tufa layer, sculpted by wind and flood water, running down on the slopes of the valleys. Water has found its way through the valleys cre [...]

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First travellers in cappadocia

First travellers in cappadocia

Europeans discovered the Region of Cappadocia, which has been occupied by many civilisations at the beginning of the 18th century. Paul Lucas, who was sent by the French King Louis XIV in 1704, stated that he saw many strange pyramid-like houses near [...]

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