Language: The Turkish language is spread over a large geographical are in Europe and Asia; it is spoken in the Azeri, the Turkmen, the Tartar, the Uzbek, the Baskurti; the Hogay, the Kirgiz, the Kazakh, the Yakuti, the Guvas, and other dialects. The Turkish spoken in Turkey represents that of the Turkish language group coming from the southwest branch of the Uralic-Altayic language family. The oldest written records of Turkish are found upon stone monuments in Central Asia, in the Orhun, Yenisey and Talas regions within the boundaries of present day Mongolia, and belong to the years 725, 732 and 735 A.D. After the formation of the Turkish Republic in 1923 and following the achievement of national unity, Latin alphabet using Turkish phonetics was adopted in 1928
Picked up from hotel or Bus Station or Airport at 8:00 AM. The tour begins with a visit to the Underground City of Kaymaklı, one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia. Soganlı Valley, an Open Air Museum in a wild natural setting near a typical Cappadocian village with its different style Rock-Cut churches and frescoes. Villages in the valleys, surrounded by the table top mountains, are spectacular. Lunch break and Visit to Sahinefendi newly discovered (01 May 2002) mosaic houses & Archaeological excavation site. Continue with Keslik Monastery near Cemil, that hides its frescoes behind a very thin smoke layer which we can only see by torch light. Our tour finishes with a visit to Mustafapaşa (Sinasos), an old Greek town with its spectacular old Greek houses; very fine examples of late Greek settlements and architecture. Drive back to Cappadocia or airport. (L)
A professional licenced tour Guide - Mentioned meals above in the tour program - A comfortable Bus, car or minivan - Lunch - All entrance fees where necessary.
Drinks on meals - Self expences - Tips to Guide and Driver.
Low Season: November - March
Summer Season: April to October
4 - 6 Pax
8 - 12 Pax
14 - 16 Pax
OPTIONEL TOURS: (Extra Paying Tours): If requested from us we can arrange extention overstay in your hotel or Cave Hotel and offering extra tours:
THE NEW YORK TIMES (Oct. 22, 2000) An article about us.. Ezop Tour company offering a number of day trips is Ezop Travel, (90-212) 292 81 70, fax (90-212) 292 81 72, www.ezoptravel.com, based in Istanbul. Ezop offers a daily West Antalya tour, which includes a visit to ancient Phaselis, where there is a Roman aqueduct, baths and a theater among pine trees; the ruins of the Lycian city of Olympos; Chimaera; Demre (Kale); and Myra, with its Lycian tombs carved in a rock cliff. Cost depends on the number of visitors taking the tour: $75 for 9 to 16, and up to $192 for one person; lunch included.