Cavusin is an off the crushed path location in Cappadocia with a tremendous fort, church and a phenomenal valley with unimaginable earth pillars and hoodoos.



Cavusin is a superb little village simply on the outskirts of Goreme, taking about 10-minutes by automotive to the city middle of Goreme to Cavusin. It’s close by the Pasabag Fairy Chimneys. As soon as you’re there in Cavusin, you possibly can’t actually miss the fort or the church. Nonetheless, to make it simpler for you you will need to know to place into Google Maps ‘St John’s Baptist Church’, when looking for the Cavusin Fortress. The church exhibits up usually in Google Maps.

I’ve embedded a map beneath that exhibits the pin for the Cavusin Fortress. We walked from the Cavusin Church, by Cavusin Valley to Cavusin Fortress. There was so much to see on the way in which with a few of the most spectacular earth pillars in all of Cappadocia in my view.




We initially got here to take a look at the Cavusin Fortress, however a stunning previous girl invited us in to point out us her sunflower backyard, the Cavusin Church and a cave bed room she mentioned was 2000 years previous. Somewhat arduous to understand for an Australian who grew up in a rustic with solely a pair hundred years of recent historical past (though tens of 1000’s of years of indigenous historical past).

I feel from reminiscence she charged us 1 Turkish Lyra to enter her viewing level, which was not one thing I feel was too standard judging by the setup. It did although, have unimaginable views of the bottom of the church. The church was closed on our go to to Cavusin though we couldn’t discover out why. You may nonetheless get an important take a look at the church by strolling across the base of it. It’s a big rocky mountain reasonably than a church constructing you might be considering of.


From the church, we walked straight by the farm fields, the place there wasn’t a lot of a path. An enormous mud funnel swept by, reminding us about simply how sizzling we had been on this barren plain. Fortunately the stroll throughout to the fort solely took about 20-minutes and was fairly scenic alongside the way in which. Inside this valley, the Cavusin Valley, are tons of of cave homes and earth pillars (chimneys) to marvel at. There are a number of websites specifically which might be really outstanding feats of abrasion over the centuries.


We had now reached the fort and had taken the again method as much as climb. There have been a number of others on the prime, a number of of which had pushed their motorbikes all the way in which up. I feel they will need to have a special path to the one we climbed up, which wasn’t appropriate for a motorbike.

On the prime of the fort, you possibly can inform it has been constructed into the facet of the cliff as a result of it’s virtually simply an extension of the mountain. Solely as you stroll additional in the direction of the sting does it grow to be extra a constructing and fewer of a cliff? There are tons of of rooms to discover however it’s fairly troublesome to get into them except you come from the underside facet up. We made it over the flag pole, which gave the impression to be chained off however appeared comparatively protected. 

From the highest of the fort, we had views over Cavusin Village, Cavusin Valley and all the way in which again to Cavusin Church and even Goreme.



Rent a Personal Driver: Hiring a driver for a number of hours to take you to a number of websites will price about 100 Turkish Lyra relying on the automotive and your negotiation, which is about $20 USD. It is a good thought if you wish to see 1-2 areas in a day.

Hire a Mountain Bike: We considered renting a mountain bike however they had been 150 Turkish Lyra for your entire day so it might have been 300 Turkish Lyra for each of us simply to transit round. That’s virtually $60 USD. It will have been enjoyable however as soon as we fund out everybody needed to assist us by giving us lifts there wasn’t a lot want. We both walked or hitchhiked.

Hire A Scooter/Moped: A scooter prices about 150-200 Turkish Lyra ($30-40 USD) per day and might be useful if you wish to discover some sights a bit additional away or enterprise over to Uchisar.

Hire an ATV: Given the tough terrain in Cappadocia, an ATV is a enjoyable possibility that will help you discover the pure wonders and rock formations of the area. Costs are about $40 USD for 2 hours.



The place I stayed: Design Cave Suites Cappadocia – I used to be fortunate sufficient to remain on the Design Cave Suites in Goreme. The placement was nice and I walked to all sights. The rooftop backyard was superior for dawn balloon watching. Buffet breakfast unfold was wonderful as was the cave model room designs.

Finest Cave Lodge with Pool: Native Cave Home Lodge– This cave resort rose to fame due to its unimaginable pool. Be sure you click on the hyperlink and take a look at how epic the pool backdrop is, with these basic Cappadocia rock formations within the background and conventional cave rooms it’s a prime decide.

Cave Lodge with Finest Roof View (and canines): Sultan Cave Suites – This cave resort grew to become well-known due to its epic rooftop space for dawn viewing. Company can lay out on conventional pillows and carpets whereas watching the hot-air balloons flying above. The resort canine may also be part of you for a photograph shoot on the roof!

Funds Choice in Goreme: Emre’s Stone Home – For simply $6 USD per evening you possibly can take pleasure in Cappadocia and this price range lodging even has an epic rooftop to take pleasure in. It’s the very best worth in Goreme, Cappadocia.


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