Monastery Valley is 21 km (13 mile) far to Nevsehir centurum. The valley, ancient name of which means “hillock” and which situated in the centre of Guzelyurt, has a colorful appearance with its volcanic tuff layer and rocks. 5 kilometer long, the valley was transformed into important centre by father and son Gregorios, by the time Christianity had started spreading. In Güzelyurt where the relics, belonging to Gregorios, were hidden, there is a church dating back to 6th century A.D. as well.

The Monastery Valley which was carved into big rock cone and cross planned structure, bears the marks of monastery life. Also in its yard, there is “ayazma” (water resource) which is accepted to make good for gravestones and skin diseases. Situated in Monastery Valley, the water in front of the chapel which was attributed to Hagios Ioannes Prodromos (John the Baptist) is accepted to heal malaria disease. In the valley, there is an ancient spring and in the ridges of valley, there is an underground city which is told to have sheltered for 30.000 people. Guzelyurt is a beautiful town which you need to see and which gathers many features of Cappodocia with its underground cities, carved rock structures, churches, traditional Byzantium constructions, Monastery Valley and fairy chimneys…

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