Castle Cave House
Travel Blogs from Goreme
... Cappadocia. The way up was quite steep but the pumice type rock is very easy to climb. Our last stop was the largest Caravanseri that we have seen. It was built in 1231 by the Selchuk sultan and is in great condition, with wonderful carvings over the portals. At its peak the complex could hold 450 travellers, their camels and goods. It doesn't seem large enough to hold that many and it must have been a very noisy, ...
... if I just walked along the bottom of it. When I made it over there through a part of the Rose/Red Valley walk though I found a couple of trails - one that went along the bottom of the cliff face and one that went along the ridge. So I scrambled across some sandstone ridges, including making up a bit of the trail myself here which was fun before finally making it onto the lower trail. This was exhausting enough ...
... Then our guide led us down a tunnel were we walked into a few rooms full of finished artwork up for sale. As we were looking around the owner who helped me make a bowl gave a mini clay pot on some string as a gift. We were really hoping that the pottery did start selling so they could make a living because they only just fitted in all the stock and I would of bought a few things there such as they had a room full art that had some glowing substance on it so when you turned ...
We started out with the Goreme Open Air Museum, which is a tightly knit group of homes and churches. A lot of the buildings have eroded pretty badly, but it is impressive to see how many of the paintings inside are still vibrantly colored. The only problem with this place is that we came on a weekend so there were way too many people. Every room we tried to go into was difficult and annoying because of all the tourists. Our tour ...
... Went to the Open Air Museum. Due to erosion, there are fewer cave homes and churches you can enter every year. We toured a few churches with Surcen, who has a genuine interest in the stuff and told us a lot about frescoes we would see. St. Basil Church first, with burial tombs near the entrance -- creepy. Apple Church next, with a kitchen and carved columns. In this church, as in many others, it's possible to see very basic religious markings ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking