We wanted to reach Nevsehir by alternative route after we left High Church. As we were thinking the options we have we saw Narligol on the map. Even we planned the locations we are going to go we still searched Narli lake on Wikipedia. As a result of this searching, we were there early morning. After we saw Narligol hotels options. If we did not plan we would definitely choose one of these hotels.

Information about Narli Lake

Narligol is a famous for crater lake, it has no many visitors. Narligol has hot springs. When looking from outside Narligol seems like that its purpose to serve people by its new road and opened to tourism. I can say that it is too hard to comment because we do not have too much information. At the same time, it can be hard to choose hotels in Narligol.

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WHERE IS NARLI GOL IN?

It is very hard to answer this question without searching. But when we look at generally  Narligol is located between Nevsehir-Aksaray. You encounter Nevsehir provincial border signboard if you go toward Derinkuyu direction after you left Aksaray. Then we can say that Narligol is in Aksaray border.

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HOW CAN I GO TO NARLIGOL?

How many kilometers between Aksaray-Narligol: As you go from Gulagac to Derinkuyu direction you have to turn right 10 km later.

If you come from Nevsehir direction we can say it is 20-25 km far away from Derinkuyu city center. Generally, we can say that Narligol is a small thermal spring. There are several thermal hotels around.

In the near future, new hotels can be opened depending on the touristic activities.

At the same time, Narligol is a recreation area. Families prefer this location to have a picnic. By its hot foamy water and nice view, it is the location to be visited.

We can use the term “11th century Cap­padocian Art” interchangeably with Byzan­tine art. 25% of the existing churches have paintings of this style. Monasticism was spreading fast in the 11th century. Some of the paintings were made by master pain­ters according to the wishes of some rich officials of the Empire. There are a lot of differences between the work of this age and the previous one. The architecture was mostly on a cross plan and decorative style had changed considerably. By joining our Cappadocia Tours, you can see the most important arts in Cappadocia.

Some churches like Direkli Kilise in Belisirma (976-1025) are decorated only with the figures of the Holy People. In this church, the walls, columns, and lapses are full of such paintings. In the entrance St. Anne, Mary and Infant Jesus are seen together. On one of the apse arches, Jesus is repre­sented as the Pontacrator. In the three well preserved “Columned Churches of Göreme” (Elmalı, Karanlık, Çarıklı) Christ is always seen at the central dome with Seraphim and other archangels. In some of the domes, Christ is represented with a short beard or even sometimes without any beard, as the son of a virgin. The frescoes of “Christ the Judge” is one cf the main characteristics of the 11th century. Contrary to these, in any Byzantine church outside of Cappadocia, the Holy Virgin and Christ are always painted on the central dome. 11th-century frescoes seem to be less natural than the Archaic Period paintings. In Göreme there are a series of single-aisle chapels and small-domed, cross plan churches with very primitive decorations and carelessly painted figures of Mary, St. Basil, and the Three Mounted Saints. (St. George, St. Theodore, St. Demetrius.) Most of these crude paintings are directly on the rock. In these churches, architectural details are taken care of and the walls are painted in a manner that gives a feeling that the church is made of bricks. Crosses are pa­inted on several places implying that the church is consecrated. This also indicates the symbolic importance of the cross.

In the year 381, Caesarea was discon­nected from the Patriarchate of Antioch and entered the authority of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. In this way, the city was un­der the direct influence of the Greek capital. Officially it remained faithful to Orthodoxy and was not effected by the Nestorian, Monophysite, and Paulist doctrines.

In some of the isolated monasteries, old ways of religious thinking and ideas did not perish. The Iconoclastic claim busied their minds for more than a century (726-843). During the first quarter of the 8th century, worshipping of the images went as far as idolatry. At the same time, the Christians were under the influence of Jews and Mos­lems who opposed worshipping figures and images. According to the sacred rules and laws, Christ could not be represented in such a strange and disrespectful way. In the 7th century, the Byzantine community was separated into two groups as monks and laymen. The struggle against the icons
continued with the persecution of the monks, closing of the monasteries, and the revoking of religious privileges.

The Iconoclastic period was broken bet ween 787 and 815, during the reign of Em­press Irene. But Constantin the 5th accele­rated the Iconoclastic movement by calling the Iconoclastic Council to unite. Everything other than the cross was prohibited. It was declared that those who made and posses­sed figures would be punished severely.

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In 843 Empress Theodora brought an and to the Iconoclastic period. Destroyed churches were repaired and new churches were built. The walls were painted with mosaics, decorations, frescoes. The mon­astic life made a fresh start. After enough security was established on the eastern bor­der (under an effective religious administrat­ion) Cappadocia ‘ was under the complete authority of the Empire. Even after the Turk­ish occupation, the influence of the Patriarch of Constantinople continued over the Cap­padocian churches. The bishops remained in their districts, but after the 14th century they were reduced in number and population.

 

AVANOS

Situated on every 2 sides of Kızılırmak stream, Avanos is one in every of the most holidaymaker centers in the geographic area, historical town. This fantastic region is known for the pottery, silk, wool and carpet weaving, wine cultivation and agriculture. this excellent place hosting multitudinous civilizations reflects the guests each natural and human-made masterpieces nowadays.

HISTORY

Avanos contains a terribly wealthy history. nowadays from past several civilizations like Hittites, Rome, Seljuk and Ottoman have lived here. They contributed Avanos to their subject, cultural, ancient and inventive options. within the amount of Hittites, there was created pottery or ceramic. They advanced themselves therein field. in addition, in Rome Era, the locals cultivated grapes to use it within the manufacturing wine as the main material that is that the reason of the many vineyards settled here. They conjointly designed the churches, chapels, and monasteries around it so as to freely worship.

In the amount of Seljuk and Ottoman, it absolutely was designed mosques and in like Sarıhan in and Aladdin house of prayer. Moreover, Avanos includes Lahti necropolis, Dare ye Yamanlı Church, Zelve, Pasabagi, Özkonak Underground town, Cec Tümülüsü, Cavusin Gulludere (St.Agathangelus) church.

Therefore known as completely different names like Zu-Winasa, Nessa, Venessa and Vannote, Avanos is visited varied holidaymaker attributable to those fascinating natural beauty and structures.

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POTTERY

Its history dates back the Hittites Time. Avanos is acknowledged for the art of pottery by exploitation kick wheel since the Hittites. This post has fallen upon our day by passing from folks to folks and from father to son. Oily and soft clay soil obtained from Avanos Mountains and previous beds of Kızılırmak is filtered and regenerate into mud when a neat pugging.

The needed pottery is found out by shaping the mud with some talent on a bench named kick wheel and directed by exploitation your feet. The folks created water jugs, food dishes, pots, jars for protective food for winter and water jars that were some forms of potteries. after you visit here, it’s extremely doable that you just see several pottery retailers around it.

THREE GRACES (BEAUTIES)

Three Graces square measure the sensible 3 fairy chimneys situated on Urgüp, district of Nevsehir. it’s the foremost illustrious natural beauty and image of Urgüp. This superb natural formation is acknowledged not solely its entrancing landscape however conjointly its unimaginable story. Therefore, these days several traveler coming back from completely different countries visit here.

PASABAGI VALLEY

Pasabagi is placed between the Goreme and Avanos road. This breath-taking depression is known for its having fantastic landscape and also the best numerous assortment of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia. With this side, it reminds of the people’s mind that the fascinating place seems like the depository of fairy chimneys. additionally, its extraordinary scene creates a metaphysical world by restful the spirit of tourists.

SORCEREROUS HISTORY

At the start, Pasabagi depression was named as ”Monks Valley”. This name comes back from a mystic story a couple of monks; consistent with rumors, in the fourth century, there was a monk named St. patriarch who was accepted by locals together with his performing several miracles. Every day, the many folks visited him to check his magics that this case eventually disturbed the monk. Therefore, he on the loose to today’s Pasabagi depression so as to retire and live a spiritual life vogue as a hermit within the cell situated on this wonderful depression. he began to live at the highest of a 2m high column and later touched to 1 fifteen m tall. From there he solely went down typically to induce food and drink brought by his apostles.

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Afterward, those peasants designed St. Siemon Chapel by carving in fairy chimney with 3 heads for the sake of him to mirror their respect. in addition, they established different chapels, churches furnished antithetic crosses and sitting areas among those distinctive fairy chimneys on this dreamy depression. These structures consist of associate kitchen appliance, living and sleeping places and tiny fascinating windows to let the daylight in.

In the time of Turkish War of Independence, the marvelous depression, natural surprise enclosed vinery happiness to a pacha (meaning a rank in Turkish). therefore its name is derived from that general. thus it’s additionally popularly called Pasabagi depression nowadays.

At present, providing a peace, quietness, comfort and amusement, the depression grabs the guests it’s natural beauty that causes the folks to start the associate inner journey.

Saratli Underground City

A great masterpiece, secret treasure and enchanting the individuals with distinctive historical tissue, Saratli Underground town is found Saratli city in Cappadocia. figuration the deep history, this mystic town is additionally known for miraculous fine arts structure.

UCHISAR CASTLE

Uchisar Castle is placed in Uchisar village, on between Nevsehir and Goreme road. Having a geopolitics position, dominating the entire town from the highest of the heap, this splendid castle presents the guests a dreamy panorama space with its miraculous landscape. it’s a splendid atmosphere providing the amazing hues of red on Mt. Erciyes at sunset, the quiet, refreshing valleys and therefore the rainbow of color created by land and sky.

PIGEON Valley

Pigeon Valley is one among the longest valleys that reflects distinctive formation difficult the time. it’s settled between the Goreme and Uchisar districts in Cappadocia and grabs the folks that visited here by making a mystic ambiance.

It invitations the individuals to a charming world because of not solely its howling sight, however conjointly providing to be organized many alternative nature sports with its large and plain land. it’s good to space for walking, trekking, and hiking.

GOREME Open-Air Museum

Goreme open museum is that the miraculous and superb little cave town that set at Cappadocia’s known Goreme valley. This little cave town was designed by early Christians in the eleventh century to safeguard their religion and life vogue inside this mystic place. As being notable for historic cave churches, the museum contains a terribly deep and made history.