The Church with Bells (Çanli Church) – Aksaray

The Church with Bells is 38 km (23 mile) far to Aksaray centurum. It is presumed that the Çanlı Church, or the Church with Bells, located in Aksaray, was built in A.D. 5th century. The building which is made of orderly face stones and bricks, is square planned. In the church in whose surroundings there…

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The High Church (Yuksek Kilise) – Aksaray

The High Church is 38 km (23 mile) far to Aksaray centurum. It is presumed that the church, which is located in Guzelyurt town of Aksaray, was constructed in 1894. One side of the building which is situated on a high hill is a church, and the other side of it is a guest house….

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The Crimson Church (Kizil Kilise) – Aksaray

The Crimson Church is 38 km (23 mile) far to Aksaray centurum. Kizil Church, or the Crimson Church, located in Sivrihisar village subject to Guzelyurt town of Aksaray province is made of red face stone. The building, which is presumed to have been constructed in the Vth and VIth Centuries, attracts attention with its closed…

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Yilanli Church – Guzelyurt

Yilanli Church is 38 km (23 mile) far to Aksaray centurum. It is presumed that the church, which is located in Ihlara Valley, was built between the centuries IX and XI. The church, which is one of the important building elements of the Byzantine architecture is cross planned. The walls of the church which is…

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Hyacinth Church (Sumbullu Kilise) – Guzelyurt

Hyacinth Church is 38 km (23 mile) far to Aksaray centurum. The church, which is located in Aksaray/Güzelyurt town, possesses the feature of a monastery.  It is presumed that the building, which is characterized by being a church built by being carved into a big mass of rock in Ihlara Valley, was built between the…

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Sivisli Church – Guzelyurt

Sivisli Church is 38 km (23 mile) far to Aksaray centurum. The church, which is located in Guzelyurt town of Aksaray, is a simple type closed Greek cross planned.  The front facade and the right side of Sivisli Church, which is a rock carved church, are made of face stone. The domed structure rising over…

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Selime Cathedral – Guzelyurt

Selime Cathedral is 38 km (23 mile) far to Aksaray centurum. The cathedral, which is located in Selimiye district of Guzelyurt town of Aksaray, is one of the biggest of the religious institutions of Cappadocia. Moreover, it is known that Selimiye Cathedral is  the place where the first loud church service was made in the…

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Pine Needle Terrace Church (Purenliseki Kilise) – Guzelyurt

Pine Needle Terrace Church is 38 km (23 mile) far to Aksaray centurum. What gives the name of the church locted in Ihlara Valley are the heather plants growing around it. Purenli Seki Kilisesi is also located in the first quarter of the valley, around 100m from Kokar Kilise. You have to climb about 25m…

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Komurlu Church – Guzelyurt

Komurlu Church is 38 km (23 mile) far to Aksaray centurum.The church, which is included within the borders of Guzelyurt town, has a rectangular plan. The entrance door of the church, which is covered with cradle vault,  is embellished with moulding and niches. On the walls of Komurlu Church, which is one of the churches…

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Smelly Church (Kokar Kilise) – Guzelyurt

Smelly Church is 38 km (23 mile) far to Aksaray centurum. The church is located in the first quarter of the valley between Ihlara Village and main entrance. It can be entered through a ruined apse. The original entrance has been blocked by a landslide. There are many frescoes covering the walls of Kokar Kilise….

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