Dark Castle Church is 38 km (23 mile) far to Aksaray centurum. Karanlık Kale Church, or Dark Castle Church is located in Selime district of Ihlara Valley. The church carved into a rock is characterized by being a monastery. In the inner sections of the church, which is presumed to have been built between the centuries IX-X and XIth centuries, it is possible to come across frescoes. The frescoes decorating the walls of the church consist square and cross motifs. Cross shaped grave islets, however, are quite remarkable.

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