The Snake Church (Yilanli Kilise) – Goreme

The Snake Church is 17 km (10 mile) far to Nevsehir centurum. It is known as The Snake Church because of frescos which are about four sinner women attacked by snakes on its western walls. It has also portraits of some reputable Cappadocian Saints on the both sides of the church`s vaults. The story of Saint…

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The Church with Grapes (Uzumlu Kilise) – Goreme

The Church with Grapes is 17 km (10 mile) far to Nevsehir centurum.  Nevşehir possesses the feature of being one of the most important centers where vine cultivation has been made for centuries in Anatolia.  This situation can easily be seen in a majority of the depicts included in the structures in the region of…

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Buckle Church (Tokali Kilise) – Goreme

Buckle Church is 17 km (10 mile) far to Nevsehir centurum. Tokalı Church is the largest rock – hewn church in Göreme and is formed of four chambers: the Old Church, the larger New Church, the Paracclesion, and the Lower Church. Tokalı Church is important with an underneath church. Buckle which is known as the…

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Swords Church (Kiliclar Kilisesi) – Goreme

Swords Church is 17 km (10 mile) far to Nevsehir centurum. Goreme Valley is considered birthplace of monastery education system and later  it can also be seen in Ihlara and Soganli Valleys. Goreme Open Air Museum is located in Goreme National Park. It has been carved out of the soft volcanic rocks and it is composed…

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St. Catherine Chapel – Goreme

St. Catherine Chapel is 17 km (10 mile) far to Nevsehir centurum. It is located between the Dark Church and Sandal Church. It has a free-cross nave and narthex. The central bay is covered by a dome and the cross arms are barrel-vaulted. Its apse is closed by a templon. The narthex has nine floor…

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St. Basil’s Chapel – Goreme

St. Basil’s Chapel is 17 km (10 mile) far to Nevsehir centurum. The Chapel was built in the fourth century as a center of religious education and thought center for Kayseri Bishop St. Basil who was an important person in the history of Christianity. The frescoes of the structure have eye-catching and impressive scenes. There…

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St. Barbara Chapel – Goreme

St. Barbara Chapel is 17 km (10 mile) far to Nevsehir centurum. St. Barbara Chapel is located the rock block behind the Apple Church. Although it is dated to second half of 11th century, it was decorated with the thought of iconoclastic. The figures of the frescoes are directly applied to the rocks with red…

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Sacred Church (Sakli Church) – Goreme

Sacred Church is 17 km (10 mile) far to Nevsehir centurum. It is near the El Nazar Church and on the left side of the Zemi Valley and has taken this name to remain concealed until 1957 due to the landslides. The flat ceiling of the church is very remarkable. The flattened ceiling is full…

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Nunnery Monastery (Rahibeler Kilisesi) – Goreme

Nunnery Monastery is 17 km (10 mile) far to Nevsehir centurum. Rahibeler Monastery is a six floor building. There is a dining hall, kitchen and some rooms on the first floor, a ruined chapel with a fresco on the second floor, and on the third floor a church which can be reached through a tunnel. Except…

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Meskendir Church – Goreme

Meskendir Church is 17 km (10 mile) far to Nevsehir centurum.The chapel located in front of Meskendir Church, which is situated at the end of Meskendir Valley and at the beginning of Kızılçukur Valley,  and a small part of which is intact is used as the entrance of the church. On the ceiling of the…

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