Göreme Open Air Museum

One of Turkey's UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Göreme Open-Air Museum in Cappadocia is a collection of Byzantine era churches, chapels and monasteries cut out of the limestone rock and adorned with frescoes, as well as early Christian cave dwellings.

The stunning, fresco-filled Karanlik Church and the Tokali Church, 50 meters down the hill towards Göreme, are two of the museum’s finest churches. The latter has an underground chapel and fabulous, recently restored frescoes.

The Göreme Open Air Museum was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1984, one of the first sites in Turkey.