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Zelve Open-Air Museum

Zelve Open-Air Museum Tours and Tickets

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The Zelve Open-­Air Museum sits on site of the remains of a Byzantine monastery that was carved into the rock face in ancient times. Zelve was a monastic retreat from the 9th to the 13th century, and in fact the area was inhabited right up until 1952. 15 years after locals abandoned the site, Zelve was turned into the open-­air museum that can be seen and explored today.

The site features various remnants of local life, including houses, a tunnel joining two of the valleys, a mill, and a small mosque. Beyond the mill, the Balıklı Kilise (Fish Church) can be found, while the impressive Üzümlü Kilise (Grape Church) adjoins it.

The three valleys of Zelve are a great spot for trekking around and exploring in peace, as it isn’t as popular with tourists as the Göreme Open­-Air Museum nearby. The site also has a good walking trail looping around the valleys, giving access to various caves and chambers and featuring dramatic crags and pinnacles along the way.

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Merkez, Nevşehir, Cappadocia, Turkey
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Small Group Red Tour

Small Group Red Tour

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We provide deluxe tours with air conditioned new model vehicles. MAximum 12 people in the group. Well educated, smiley and friendly guides.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.54
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$57.54

1 Day Tour in Cappadocia

1 Day Tour in Cappadocia

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Cappadocia ; It is one of our famous historical spots where nature and history meet. Join us for an unforgettable tour with the explanations of our experienced guides in this region.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.66
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$53.66

Best of Cappadocia Day Tour with Lunch

Best of Cappadocia Day Tour with Lunch

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Discover the wild landscapes and ancient history of Cappadocia with a guide. Depart from your hotel and make your way to the Devrent Valley, Pasabag, the Goreme Open-Air Museum, Uchisar Castle, and the town of Avanos. Observe a live pottery demonstration and take a break midday for a local buffet lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.32
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North Cappadocia Red Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum

North Cappadocia Red Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum

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Cover more distance in less time on this comprehensive 8-hour tour of north Cappadocia from Goreme. Over the course of only one day, you’ll visit seven Cappadocia highlights, including the UNESCO-listed Goreme Open Air Museum, and learn about the region’s rich culture. Marvel at the lunar landscapes of Devrent Valley, absorb panoramic vistas from Uchisar Castle, Cappadocia’s highest point, and explore the 5th-century settlement of Çavusin. Lunch and round-trip transport from your Goreme hotel is included on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.88
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$44.88

2-Day Cappadocia Trip from Kayseri

2-Day Cappadocia Trip from Kayseri

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Venture into Turkey’s geologic paradise during a 2-day trip to Cappadocia from Kayseri. During this tour uncover the ancient frescoes at the Open Air Museum in Goreme and see surreal landscape at Goreme National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Pasabagi and Pigeon Valley near Uchisar, Kaymakli and stop at the pottery village of Avanos. Plus, enjoy an optional hot-air balloon ride which soars above Cappadocia's surreal volcanic rock formations for an experience of a lifetime.  
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  • 2 days
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$245.00
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2 Days Private Cappadocia Tours

2 Days Private Cappadocia Tours

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• Highlights: Visiting out of track in real Cappadocia. Meeting the locals. Two UNESCO sites in 2 days. Descending into the undergound city of Kaymakli and witnessing the most beuatiful frescoes of the 12 AD in Goreme Open Air Museum. Walking around the fairy chimneys will be like following the footsteps of the Hobbits or Smurfs. Hiking in a canyon which is the oasis in Cappadocia.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$312.41
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Big Bus Cappadocia Hop-On Hop-Off

Big Bus Cappadocia Hop-On Hop-Off

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There is no better way to see Cappadocia than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus. Admire a region which was formed 60 million years ago, delight in the wonder of caves and the “fairy chimneys” and much more. The buses are open top, allowing for 360-degree panoramic views as you travel along your route. Hop on and off as many times as you like on your choice of two routes. Your ticket is valid for 1 day, 2 days or 3 days; simply select an option to suit your schedule.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.03
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Private Cappadocia Red Tour

Private Cappadocia Red Tour

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Explore the surreal landscape of Cappadocia during a private full-day tour that features Turkey’s history, religions, and art. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Goreme Open-Air Museum, and destinations including Devrent Valley, Pigeon Valley, the village of Avanos, and Uchisar Castle. View stunning fairy chimneys and ancient Christian churches that were carved into rock cliffs. Travel in comfort by air-conditioned Mercedes Sprinter with live commentary shared by your guide.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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$50.00

Full Day Red Tour with Lunch

Full Day Red Tour with Lunch

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Red Tour takes you to Göreme open air museum, the most famous tourist attraction in Cappadocia, Paşabağ, Devrent and Honey (Love) valleys where you can admire the amazing rock formations made by nature itself.Winding through the spectacular valleys, historic sites and rock formations of northern Cappadocia, the Red Tour is not to be missed. An expert local guide will accompany you as you explore the magnificent landscapes and ancient frescoes of this stunning UNESCO World Heritage destination. The best of Cappadocia can be covered with this tour in combination with the South/Green Cappadocia tour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.45
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Royal Balloon Flight include Private Heart of Cappadocia Tour

Royal Balloon Flight include Private Heart of Cappadocia Tour

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One of the best experience of a lifetime. Flying over this unreal landscape will make you feel like you are on moon or another planet. The combination of the colors, first lights of the day and the beauty of the nature completes with the excellent and professional service of the company. From the time we pick you from your hotel till the time we leave you back, you will have amazing time flying over Cappadocia. We will take you to another planet which is full of magical lunar landscape with all surprises. No one will be expecting to see the best frescoes of the world in the middle of nowhere in a 1500 years old cave church. This tour will be full of art, history , religion and beyond the expactation. Also you will have the chance to hike in ageorgeus canyon and enjoy the nature. Hot Air Balloon Tour Could be the day of booking or the next day.
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  • 6 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$545.00
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$545.00

Get Your Guide & Explore Cappadocia

Get Your Guide & Explore Cappadocia

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Take a load off and avoid the stress of planning your visit With transport included you can focus on the landscape, not the road Ask your guide to point out the best photo spots for lasting memories Sleep in or start early: choose the start time that suits you
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.07
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$153.07
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Cappadocia Private Tour

Cappadocia Private Tour

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How about discovering all the beauties of Cappadocia from the open air to the underground in one day?
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.35
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$71.35
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5 Days Istanbul - Cappadocia

5 Days Istanbul - Cappadocia

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Visit the classical highlights of Istanbul in short and efficient time Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of Cappadocia with naturel beauties.
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  • 5 days
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$1,409.00
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$1,409.00

Red Cappadocia Tour

Red Cappadocia Tour

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We have been serving the whole world since 2006. We are native to this land. We like our land, we take care of it, we value it, we feed it. We want to show the best we have. So far we have not received complaints from our passengers because of our services. This encourages us to focus more because we like what we do. We learned from our passengers. Their kindness delights us. The joy we see in them stimulates and triggers us to continue doing this activity. The main reason is that we speak the language of our passengers, evolve with the language, show our culture and tradition and delight in this activity. We try to make the stops in the best places where you have easy access to the most interesting points and where you have the most beautiful views to take the pictures. We take care of the elderly, and we try to provide the infrastructure so that they can easily skip any visit. Lunch is good.
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  • 1 day 8 hours
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$43.92
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Private Tour: Best Of Cappadocia Highlights

Private Tour: Best Of Cappadocia Highlights

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This tour will give the best idea of Cappadocia and fairy chimneys. Your tour guide will give you all the information about the history
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  • 4 to 7 hours
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$101.54
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$101.54

Red Cappadocia Tour - Private Basis

Red Cappadocia Tour - Private Basis

Starting the days at 09:30 a.m. and describing the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. Rock formations, fairy chimneys and more...
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$48.41
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$48.41

Full-Day Heritage Red Tour from Göreme

Full-Day Heritage Red Tour from Göreme

This tour is perfect for the traveller who has a short time in Cappadocia, as they will see the most popular and interesting sites in one day including an underground city and an open air museum. You will have a chance to visit the Ozkonak underground city, which offers an alternative to the busy sites in other areas. We also visit the famous ghost town of Zelve Open Air Museum, which is not covered on the standard Red Tour. As with all our tours we have maximum 12 people per group, deluxe lunches in unique locations and professional English speaking guides.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.03
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$46.03

Red Cappadocia Highlights - Small Group

Red Cappadocia Highlights - Small Group

Starting the days at 09:30 a.m. and describing the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. Rock formations, fairy chimneys and more...
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.26
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$21.26

Red Cappadocia Highlights - Small Group

Red Cappadocia Highlights - Small Group

Starting the days at 09:30 a.m. and describing the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. Rock formations, fairy chimneys and more...
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.07
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$20.07

Northern Cappadocia Tour

Northern Cappadocia Tour

You will be hosted by our professional tour guides on this tour in Cappadocia! Winding through the spectacular valleys, historic sites and rock formations of northern Cappadocia, the Red Tour is not to be missed. An expert local guide will accompany you as you explore the magnificent landscapes and ancient frescoes of this stunning UNESCO World Heritage destination. You will be visiting Uchisar Castle, Love Valley, Pancarlik Cave Church, Paşabağ fairy chimneys, Zelve Open Air Museum, Avanos Pottery demonstration, Dervent Vallet and 3 beautiful fairy chimneys of Ürgüp. You will also enjoy a local lunch during the tour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.29
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$51.29

Private Full Day Tour of Cappadocia Classics

Private Full Day Tour of Cappadocia Classics

Cappadocia is not a place to rush and we have maximized the visits on this tour to make sure you see all the most-visited + one least visited sights of the region. Please note this tour does not include an underground city visit that can be booked on our highlights tour.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$227.87
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$227.87
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Private Red Cappadocia Tour With Guide&Vehicle

Private Red Cappadocia Tour With Guide&Vehicle

Starting the days at 09:30 a.m. and describing the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. Rock formations, fairy chimneys and more...
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.76
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$50.76

Amazing experience in Cappadocia

Amazing experience in Cappadocia

Enjoy visiting Cappadocia with your local guide in comfort. Only private tours around your schedule ! No crowds to wait for, no schedules to worry about, no busses to catch. Just a private guide and you, your family and friends during the 6-7 hour tour.
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  • 7 hours
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$358.98
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Red Cappadocia Highlights - Small Group Full Day Tour

Red Cappadocia Highlights - Small Group Full Day Tour

Starting the days at 09:30 a.m. and describing the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. Rock formations, fairy chimneys and more... Walk around in Goreme Open Air Museum and visit most incredible churches of Cappadocia. Witness the unevitable natural effects of Volcanoes.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.02
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$23.02

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What are Zelve Open-Air Museum hours of operation?
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Zelve Open-Air Museum hours of operation: 8am-­7pm . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Zelve Open-Air Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Zelve Open-Air Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Zelve Open-Air Museum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Zelve Open-Air Museum costs USD 18.90. Guided Zelve Open-Air Museum tours start around USD 18.90 per person.
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