Mustafapaşa, Sobessos + Soğanli Valley Tour
Join us to visit the other side of Cappadocia on this excursion to Mustafapaşa, Sobessos and Soğanli Valley. Travel back in time to discover Roman and Greek ruins and rock-hewn monasteries.
Mustafapaşa, Sobessos + Soğanli Valley Excursion
Between 4:30 am and 5:30 am we'll pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul and take you to the airport for your flight to Kayseri. Upon landing, we'll be waiting for you to start this fascinating tour of Cappadocia.
First, we'll visit the small village of Mustafapaşa, also known as Sinasos. This lost town in the Cappadocia region has a unique architectural style that perfectly preserves its Greek heritage. As we stroll around, we'll learn all about the history of Mustafapaşa, which has been shaped by both Greek Orthodox and Ottomans.
Before leaving Mustafapaşa, we'll stop at a restaurant for lunch. With our batteries recharged, we'll head to the ancient city of Sobessos. It's the only late Roman settlement in Cappadocia. This site is that it was discovered in 2002, with the remains of baths, an agora, a basilica and a bouleterion.
The next stop of the day will be in the Soğanli Valley, an open-air museum where we'll see rock-hewn churches of different styles. We'll walk through the structures in this area as we discover the historical significance of this part of Cappadocia.
In the final stretch of the tour, we'll head to the Keslik Monastery to see the frescoes hidden inside, which can only be seen by torchlight! Over 2000 years old, this temple has had different uses that we'll reveal to you during the visit. Finally, we'll visit Avanos, famous for its pottery and handmade carpets.
Finally, you'll be dropped off at Kayseri airport for your flight back to Istanbul. Upon arrival, we will be waiting for you and take you back to your hotel after 13 hours of sightseeing.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
Pick up and transfer back to the hotel
Flights between Istanbul and Kayseri
Transport by minibus
When to book?
You can book up until 3 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us .