THE VALLEY OF K I L I Ç L A R
This valley is between the valleys of Aktepe (the white hill) and Göreme. The valley of Kılıçlar is one of the most beautiful valleys of Cappadocia but because it can only be reached on foot, it isn’t visited frequently.
Kılıçlar has a lot of churches, the most famous of which is the Kılıçlar Church, and this valley is just cut out for photography fans.
The Kılıçlar Church is called ” the mirrored Church” in vernacular. It has a plan in the form of a closed Greek cross, rests on four pillars, and is dated back to the 10th century.
In the central dome we see the ascension of Christ, and on the pendentives of the dome the figures of the four Gospel writers.
There are more biblical scenes on the arches encircling the dome, and the figures of the Saints and the Cappadocian clergymen. The Kılıçlar Church is significant with its size ,and pictures among all the churches built in the 10th century.