This small church is located ca 500 meters northeast of the Valley of Göreme, inside a picturesque ravine with towering cliffs on either side — the Valley of Swords. It is somewhat difficult to approach because one must descend on a slope of crumbling gravel of tufa. The alternative is to take a devious one-kilometer trail.

It is a typical example of the so called “cross-cupola” churches, featuring one central cupola and four supporting pillars. The facade and part of the vestibule collapsed during the past centuries, but the nave is decorated with murals the characters of which are richly ornamented and realistically portrayed. Dif­ferent shades of red dominate the pictures of the aisle, which are centuries older than the frescos of the nave.

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  1. Keep up the good work. Everyone is opened to there opinion. Excellent blog here, i am still reading :)


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