Unravel the secrets of ancient buildings and underground cities and valleys with Blue Tour in Cappadocia. During the trip, you will visit an uninhabited part of beautiful Cappadocia. Your exciting tour will start with Mazi underground city visitation, which is located in Mazi village and consists of several underground levels.
You will visit one of the most stunning places in Cappadocia – Ortahisar Castle, carved into the rock. From the top of the castle, you can have breathtaking panoramic view of the town and valleys.
Then, you visit one of the most beautiful villages in Cappadocia – Mustafapasha village, formerly known as Sinasos. This village was considered as the Greek center in Turkey. You will see Greek mansions, churches, monasteries built by wealthy Greek Ottomans.
You will admire the magnificent frescoes and unique artworks at the Keslik Monastery, which consists of two churches: Archangel and St. Stephen. The monastery is surrounded by an apple orchard with a holy spring in it.
Next in the itinerary, you will explore ancient 4th century Roman city of Sobesos, discovered in 2002. You will walk along the market square, parliament building, basilica with mosaics and much more.
Lastly, you will visit Soganli valley. Its interesting paths, churches and dovecotes carved into the rocks will amaze you. Until 2011, people used to live in the Soganli village, which was located in the valley.
By joining the Cappadocia Blue Tour, you will get acquainted with the life and history of amazing historical places!
In 2022, price of Cappadocia Blue Tour is 55 € for adults, 35 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old.
Everyday, all year round from 09:30 to 17:30.
A comfortable minibus will pick you up from your hotel and your amazing adventure will begin. You will visit Mazi underground city, Ortahisar Castle, Mustafapasha village, and then have a delicious lunch. After lunch you will go to Keslik monastery, Sobesos ancient city and Soganli valley (hiking). At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel.
Your tour will begin with a visit to Mazi underground city which is carved into the rock in the Mazi village. Underground city has several floors and was inhabited until 30 years ago by locals. Size of the city is unknown, but it is definitely big. You will go inside the caves and dark labyrinths of the city, you will see defensive systems, throne room, staircases – passages, laundries and even churches. There is no electric lighting in the underground, and the path will be illuminated by a portable powerful light.
Ortahisar Castle overlooks the town. You will climb to the top of the cliff, look into the premises, and from the top you can see a stunning panorama of the valleys surrounding the town. You can also see Fairy Chimneys and majestic snow-covered Erciyes volcano mountain rising on the horizon.
Mustafapasha village is formerly known as Sinasos. It is located 6 km south of Urgup. In the last century it was the center of Cappadocia and until the 20th century Greeks were living here. You will explore sumptuous mansions, built by wealthy Ottoman Greeks, churches and monasteries. Many buildings have preserved beautiful wall paintings.
After the first part of your exciting journey, you will have a delicious hearty lunch.
Keslik Monastery, also known as the Monastery of Archangels, which is located near Mustafapasha. Keslik Monastery was built in the 8th century and its premises are carved from volcanic tuff. It was operating from the Byzantine era until the end of the Ottoman Empire in the 1920s.
The monastery consists of two churches, the Archangels and Stephen, which have cells, refectories, wineries and a large number of very well preserved colorful frescoes. You will be able to take a rest in the lush apple garden that surrounds the monastery and refresh yourself near the holy spring in the garden.
Built in the 4th century AD, Sobesos Ancient City is the only ancient Roman city in Cappadocia that was discovered by treasure hunters in 2002. It is located in the village of Sahinefendi, which is quite far from the main attractions of Cappadocia, on the way to the Soganli Valley. You will see an amazing archaeological site: the parliament building with an area of 400 m2, consisting of three rooms with mosaics on the floor and ornaments on the walls, basilica, bathing complex and agora (market square).
Then you will go hiking along the interesting trails of the Soganli valley. This valley is located about 36 km south of Mustafapasa and consists of two parts, one goes to the north, the other to the west. You will see many fascinating old churches carved into the rocks. Soganli used to be a Turkish village where people lived following centuries-old traditions, but, due to erosion, the village had to be closed by the authorities in 2011. Currently, the village is planned to be turned into the protected area.
Cost of Cappadocia Blue Tour is 55 € for adults, 35 € for children between 7-12 years old and free for children under 6 years old in 2022.
Cappadocia Blue Tour starts at 09:30 in the morning and ends at 17:30.
You can book Cappadocia Blue Tour online. No downpayments are required while making your reservation.