No reviews, be the first!

  • Address: Çavuşin/Nevşehir, Turkey 5050
The quiet Cappadocian village of Cavusin is famous for three things: beautiful churches, abandoned rock houses, and great hiking opportunities. The village is dominated by its cliff from which a clutter of empty cave houses spill down precariously, making for a fun place to explore. The area of the village where people live today is nice and quiet — most people work in agriculture and you’ll see that the little cafe by the mosque is the local hotspot. 

At the top of the cliff which looms above the village, look out for the famous Basilica of St John the Baptist. It dates back to the 5th century AD, making it one of the region’s oldest cave churches. It’s also one of the biggest cave churches in Cappadocia. You’ll enter the 1,500 year old chapel via a footbridge. Once inside, notice the chapel’s grand arches and images of crosses and stars. In the village, there's also the lower church to check out. Dedicated to the famous Cappadocian general Nicephorus Phocas, who was victorious in the Byzantine era, this church dates back to 960 AD.

The village of Cavusin is also the starting point for hikes into Rose Valley, Red Valley, and Meskendir Valley. 

Practical Info

Five kilometers north of Goreme, entrance to the Basilica of St John the Baptist is free, while to enter the lower town church costs 8TL. There are buses from both Goreme and Avanos to Cavusin every hour. 

Tours & Tickets

See all

Gorgeous Cappadocia From Nevsehir Airport, Cappadocia, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Gorgeous Cappadocia From Nevsehir Airport

Explore the Cappadocia region by visiting special spots that are not included in common tours plus the worldwide famous attractions! Time is a precious thing ...  Read more

Location: Göreme, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $136.31
North Cappadocia Red Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum, Goreme, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

North Cappadocia Red Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

The itinerary of Red tour covers the main attractions of the North Cappadocia. That’s why it is also known as North Cappadocia tour. You will explore the most ...  Read more

Location: Göreme, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.85
Private Tour: Cappadocia in a Day, Cappadocia, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Cappadocia in a Day

On this tour we would like to cover the main sites of interest throughout the fascinating region of Cappadocia, like the beautiful towns of Çavuşin and ...  Read more

Location: Nevşehir, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $161.00

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message