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Çavuşin

Travel Tales
Cavusin is 4 km away from Goreme-Avanos road. Basically houses surround a mountain like massive rock. It is all messed up as a result of the erosion of the rocks over time and earthquakes. There are relatively new stone buildings in the front of old stone blocks. You can see domed structures that get higher towards the top of the rock as well as praying buildings, monks cave and shelters among the houses. They look like an ant colony looking from above. Saint Baptist Monastery, which is one of the oldest building in Cappadocia, is hidden among the rocks here. The themes used in the church are taken from the Bible and the life of Christ as in other churches. And inside the entrance of the main hall, portraits of Nicephoros Phocas and his family can be seen.