visit Mustafapaşa (Sinasos), Soğanlı Valley see Byzantine Paintings & Churches with a private guide
Mustafapasa quaint village in the heart of Cappadocia was previously called Sinasos which means the "The City of the Sun" The typical village of Mustafapaşa (Sinasos), where traditional stone houses with carved and decorated facades evoke a former age.
Soğanlı Valley, 50 km south of Ürgüp, is picturesque with its innumerable chapels, churches, halls, houses and tombs. The frescoes, from the 8th to the 13thcenturies, trace the development of Byzantine painting. Soganli is located at the Kayseri gateway of Cappadocia, is famous for its hand-made dolls, historical Soganli Valley and Churches.
Back on the main road you find the village of is Şahinefendi where 4'th-5'th Century Roman Mosaics and Roman Ancient City is located. The next village Taşkınpaşa where the 14th -century Karamanid Mosque and Mausoleum Complex, and the remains of a medrese portal on the edge of town make for a pleasant diversion.
Starting from your hotel at 09:30, we drive to Mustafapasa, famous for its beautiful architecture; Mustafapasa was one of the the largest Greek towns in Cappadocia until 1924 population Exchange between Turkey and Greece. From there, we continue to Soganlı Valley. Soganlı was once the third largest monastic center in the area and hosts many cave churches and a beatiful hiking valley. Before start to hike in Soganlı Valley we got our lunch. After lunch, we will drive Sobessos Excation site. Archeologists have recently(in last 10 years) begun excavations of this area. We will go to Taskınpasa. We will see Taskınpasa Madrasah(Islamic School). Around 16:30 we will turn back hotel.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Any Hotel or Kayseri and Nevsehir Aiport in Cappadocia.(But I have to add airport transfer to my tour rate)
End location: Any Hotel or Kayseri and Nevsehir Aiport in Cappadocia.(But I have to add airport transfer to my tour rate)
Duration: 7 hours
If there is more snow winter season in Cappadocia, diffucult to reach Soganlı Valley and difficult to do walking in Soganlı Valley.
I will use small vehicle. I can arrage this tour less than or more than 4 people doesn't matter, you can contact with me.