Cappadocia – the shelter of early Christian Fathers

Cappadocia – the land of the fairy chimneys!

I wanted to visit this place since I’ve watched the French movie L’empire de Loups with Jean Reno, which was partially filmed in Cappadocia. I thought what an amazing place full of unreal landscape! And 7 years later I finally made it to Cappadocia!

You can visit during any season, the charm is always there. The caves were once used as housing (starting with historic times and more recently), but with time they became part of the national heritage, similarly to what happened in Petra. I know, who wouldn’t like to live in such a beautiful place, however, we humans leave nothing but ashes, so for a good cause of preservation, no!

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The area is full of apricot trees! Harvesting happens in late June – early July.

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The Pigeon Valley, curu -curu-curuuu …

Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey

The Selime Cathedrale, woooow :p

Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia was sheltering the early Christian Fathers. Later on it was a retreat for persecuted Christian believers, which carved churches in the caves. Some churches survived. Many paintings have been cut out by Muslims later on, especially saints faces.

Orthodox Church ruins in Cappadocia, Turkey

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Cappadocia, Turkey

Pigeon Valley in Cappadocia, Turkey

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Cappadocia, Turkey

Göreme – the heart of Cappadocia!

Cappadocia, Turkey

We had a chance to sleep in a cave Hostel in Göreme. It was simply amazing: the air, the smell, the temperature, the design!

Cave Hostel in Cappadocia, Turkey

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The Camel Rock and other rocks :p

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Turkish handicrafts are highly underestimated. Artists work long hours to finish one piece of art. Firca Ceramics and Handicrafts Center in Cappadocia is a great place to find out all about it.

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Cappadocia infects every visitor with a feeling of freedom!

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About Imagineth

Ukraine born and raised...... after that, a long time has passed :P I'm an observer. Stopped traveling for a while. This is my break. Tomorrow is another day, hopefully tomorrow will bring me somewhere closer to the beach and the sun!

2 comments

  1. <<<i've been to Turkey quite a few times, but I've never seen it like this. Wow…these pics look like from another planet. You have traveled to some very exotic places 🙂 keep it up! Looking forward to see whats coming up next. 🙂

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  2. Imagineth

    Oh, you have to come back to see Cappadocia. It is beautifuuuuul! It is a must, one of my first trips ever done, but still one of the greatest so far. Sleeping in cave accommodation is amazing!

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