There are three cities surrounding Cappadocia which are
Nevsehir, Urgup and
Avanos. Three million years ago the region was erupted of the Mountain
Erciyes and Mountain Hasan. In the middle of these three cities the world famous town
Goreme with its rock churches is located.
With the natural effects of the river
Kizilirmak and the wind shaped the soft volcanic rocks and formed the
Fairy Chimneys. It took millions of years to form a layer of tuff of the ash from the volcanoes. The very hot and very cold water as well as rain and the wind formed the rocks.
During the beginning of the Christianity many cave churches and monasteries were made here. The Goreme Open Air Museum, Ihlara Valley, Kaymakli and Derinkuyu underground cities, Fairy Chimneys, Avonos, Zelve and Urgup are worth seeing in the region.
It is 830km away from Kusadasi. It can be visited by a two day private trip or a self arranged
tour on busses from Izmir.