Ihlara Valley is a 16 km long gorge cut into volcanic rock in the southern part of Cappadocia. Through the valley flows Melendiz Stream. This valley is famous with the ancient history of its inhabitants. The whole canyon is honeycombed with rock-cut underground dwellings and churches from the Byzantine period. Because of the valley structure it was the first settlement place of the first Christians who escaping from the Roman soldiers. So there are hundreds of churches caved in the volcanic rocks.
Agacalti Church
Agacalti Church
Agacalti Church
Agacalti Church
Purenliseki Church
Purenliseki Church
Pürenliseki Church
Pürenliseki Church
Ihlara Valley sign.
Ihlara Valley is a 16 km long gorge cut into volcanic rock.
Ihlara Valley is a 16 km long gorge cut into volcanic rock.
Melendiz Stream
Ihlara Vadisi
Melendiz Stream.
Melendiz Stream.
Sign in Ihlara Valley
Sumbullu Church
Sumbullu Church
Yilanli Church
Yilanli Church



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