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Goreme Open Air Museum, Cappadocia

Trip to the Göreme Open Air Museum

Located a short distance out of Göreme town, the Göreme Open Air Museum is a well-preserved selection of cave houses, monasteries and churches, which date back to the 10th century. 

Laid out as a monastic complex, the museum consists of several churches and refectories set into the rocks and fairy chimneys, with exceptionally well-preserved frescoes on the walls.

When exploring the site, you will see how the rocks were carved into places to work, eat, cook and sleep, and also witness a very different style of fresco than can be found elsewhere.

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Other experiences in Cappadocia

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

  • Chez Galip pottery workshop

    Chez Galip pottery workshop


    Visit the workshop of one of the finest pottery masters in Turkey and watch him at work, or take part in a workshop yourself.

  • Cookery course in a local home

    Cookery course at a local home


    Spend time in the home of a local family in Cappadocia learning how to cook traditional meals from the area.

  • Cappadocia

    Jeep safari


    Taking a jeep safari through the Cappadocian landscape is one of the best ways to see some of its most spectacular scenery and formations.