Goreme National Park is large enough Square and is located around the village of Goreme (Göreme). In some reviews about Cappadocia write that you need to spend a week here, but I’m with I do not agree with this. After a couple of days, the eye is washed out and impressions pale, everything seems the same, unless of course you amateur caver. We had 2 days of excursions in Cappadocia. It is better to come here again and at another time of the year.
If you are going to Cappadocia, print out the maps from my post: Cappadocia, how to get there.
Yes, please note that all the interesting things are concentrated next to Goreme, and therefore you can not go anywhere else. Well, maybe only Derinkuyu in underground cities.
Waking up at 6 am surrounded by dozens of balloons (about I wrote this in the last article), we went for a walk. All day with morning until the evening we spent in the valleys of the phalluses, or mushrooms, or Tuffs, or outliers, call it what you want. Locals call them “Peribajalary” (tur. Peri bacaları), which means “fireplaces fairies”. There are fireplaces of different heights, different colors, but there are a lot of them. around. All valleys are dotted with them. We went around Zeni Valley, Red Valley, Rose Valley and something else. Visited the temples of time baptisms of Russia and saw Christian icons on the walls with rubbed out faces. They were erased in the period of iconoclasm.
Goreme National Park
Goreme National Park – Cappadocia
Icons on the walls of the stone temple.
The remains of the temple. Cappadocia.
Passages in the rocks. Cappadocia.
Sometimes traveling is so slow …
In many stone pillars people lived, and in some they live even before so far, or used as a barn, since many have remained plots of land next to this intricate miracle of nature, and where they periodically go to the country.
Plots near the former houses.
They descended after a strong earthquake, and the people moved to ordinary houses. Probably only inside the towns themselves, such as Goreme, there were really residential tuffs. Most often they are used under restaurants or hotels that are popular among people wanting taste the charm of stone color.
The old village in Cavusin – 3 km from Goreme.
Next to Goreme. House in the cut.
Inside a dilapidated house.
Inside a dilapidated house.
View of the village of Goreme from the window of a stone house.
Goreme – Cappadocia
Village Goreme. Tuffs border on modern homes.
Hotel in Goreme.
Parking in Goreme.
In the evening of the first day, we became so exhausting that we wanted to continue the journey and leave Goreme. But I still have not seen the symbol of Cappadocia is the remnants with stones on top of them. Therefore, I dedicated the second day to this.
The village of Goreme in the evening.
In the morning we first went shopping in Goreme in search of food and found a great vegetable shop right next to bus station and stocked all necessary. Having eaten enough, I I tried to arrange a photo session for a tortoise living not far from our tent, but she kept trying to get away from me.
Turtle, our neighbor.
My travel companion was already nauseated with stones, and he I decided to go with me to the first cafe. The rain that started at the wrong time, only reinforced his intentions. I’m alone in proud, covering lens sheets A4 and occasionally hiding in stone caves, yet imprinted the symbol of Cappadocia and Goreme, after which he immediately realized that my mission in the valley of the phalluses is completed.
Ostanets with stones at the top.
As a reward for half a day of rain and my torment, I saw the sky in the evening— Even, probably, SKY! Shimmering in different shades, and moving in scraps of clouds—
The sky over Cappadocia.
In the evening, when it was already dark, we waited for our singing to begin. oral, in order to shoot a video to transfer the atmosphere. Oral we affectionately called the mosque towers. Those who do not know tell, in every city has mosques with towers on which they hang loudspeakers from where an arabic song is being sounded calling people on prayer The videographers of us are shitty, but try to imagine evening, Cappadocia, remnants and prayer
Having collected monatki we went to the bus station where we had to expect a night bus to Ankara. But it was not – on the clock 0.00 no one is around, and we, feeling like idiots, are standing and waiting for the bus. And the departure from the neighboring city, the number on the ticket is the previous day, and whether we were inflated, or 12 o’clock at night is considered the previous day. Seeing us dabbing into the ticket booth in the hope that there is someone there, a taxi driver passing by took pity on us, and I called the main bus station – it turned out that the bus was just delayed—
All parts of the story of our self-directed trip. Of Turkey: Route – Kemer – Antalya – Demre (Worlds) – Olympus and Cirali. – Side – Lake Beyşehir – Cappadocia – Göreme – Ankara – Adapazarı – Karasu – Istanbul
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