Beautiful and mysterious region, Licia cradle of legend this overturned to the sea by the push of its calcareas mountains, that fall in vertical until water. The coasts is a winding wooded cliff succession steep against which they hit the waves of the Mediterranean, intercepted at intervals by beautiful beaches of sand or fishing rocks, creeks, roads, ports and sometimes submerged old ruins in the sea.
The fantastic landscapes of the region of Turkey that formerly was called Cappadocia are the result of a orogenic whim, in which it has taken divides the powerful action of volcanoes, rain and the time. The volcanic sediments that conform the crust of the ground of Cappadocia have undergone during eras the ferocious erosion of the climatic elements of the plateau Anatolia, little by little creating an unreal scenery populated with formation stony improbable, own of the world of the dreams that of the real one. As well, the men have taken part to torment still more these landscapes, drilling their entrails to carve churches and monasteries, pestering the rock walls and grounds to construct to labyrinth underground cities. The rock architecture reaches in the Cappadocia its apotheosis.
Old capital of three successive empires - Roman, Byzantin, Ottoman, Istanbul is the economic center of the Republic of Turkey. A continuous parade of oil tankers and merchant boats crosses to newspaper waters of the Bosphorus. It is in fact, the variety of Istanbul which fascinates its visitors: the museums, churches, palaces, great mosques, bazaars and the views of natural beauty seem inexhaustible.
Day 1: Istanbul.
Day 2: Istanbul. Free day.
Day 3: Istanbul. Free day.
Day 4: Istanbul. Free day.
Day 5: Istanbul / Kayseri / Cappadocia. Transfer for Kayseri (ASR) flight.
Day 6: Cappadocia / Soganli. After breakfast, drive to Ozluce (Zeylia) underground city. Ozluce underground city was used by christians as refuge to save of the persecution at IV drive to Soganli valley. Visit a colorful bond numerous chapels, churches, houses and tombs in Soganli valley. You can see improvement of byzantine art here between VI and XII centuries and dove cotes and daily life of typical anatolian village. Daily trek 3-4 hours. Overnight in Cappadocia. (HB: breakfast and dinner)
Day 7: Cappadocia / Kizi Vadi (Red Valley - Goreme - Uchisar). After breakfast, the beautiful formation of Cappadocia has had this appearance for millions of years. Visit to Devrent valley also known as Imagination valley . Here can be seen a lot of beautiful fairy chimneys. Visit to Pasabaglari (monks valley) visit to Red valley, during the daytime a lot of wonderful colors can be seen here. Visit to Grape church (Uzumlu) dated back IX century in Red valley. Daily trek 4-5 hours. Overnight in Cappadocia. (HB breakfast, dinner)
Day 8: Cappadocia / Gomeda Valley - Uzengi - Pancarlik. After breakfast, Mustafapasa is old grek village with its beautiful rock-cut churches and valleys. Visit some churches in Gomeda valley. Walk in Gomeda valley and continue through the Uzengi valley. On the way some mineral water can be seen.visit the Pancarlik valleys and monasteries and churches . daily excursion 4-5 h) Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 9: Cappadocia / Antalya. Transfer to airport for Antalya (AYT) flight.
Day 10: Antalya free day for beaches.
Day 11: Antalya free day for beaches.
Day 12: Antalya free day for beaches.
Day 13: Antalya Transfer to airport for.
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