Cappadocia is the name of the area located on 300 kms south of Ankara, which includes Nevsehir, Kayseri, Nigde and Aksaray. . This region is 100 km2s wide and in the middle of the area Urgup and Goreme rests.Ayvali Village is in the center of Cappadocia. We are same distance to everywhere such as : Göreme town is 19 km ,Kaymaklı underground city is 19 km ,Urgup is 10 km , Avamos town is 19 km far to us .
Due to the vastness of the area, in whichever hotel you stay, you need a car or you can participate in tours from the hotels.
Ayvali village is located in the 10 km south-east of Urgup county and its neighbors are Mustafapasa (Sinasos) on the North, Cemil Village on the east and Bahçeli village on the west. Its population is around 1200 people
Historical Remnants of Ayvali Village
Church of Ayvali Village: 12th century Byzantine period – Rock church with frescoes
Haci Ismail Deresi first istian rock churches
Golgoli Hill Ruins and Orthodox church
40 Gule underground settlements
Iceridere and Uludere dovecots and walking track.
Open air museum in Gomeda valley
Roman graves and Mazikoy underground city
Old Greek houses in Mustafapasa
Goreme Open Air Museum, Kaymakli Derinkuyu Underground city, Ihlara Valley
Ayvali Village was ed as the sample village of Cappadocia by the Ministry of Tourism. There are no shopping places that is why no one try to stop you and sell something , it is still unspoilt.
Gamirasu Hotel and Restaurant is available for touristic accommodation in the village and local foods can be found in our restaurant as well .
Baloon Tours, horse tours, jeep safari and a tour around the region can be arranged.
The people of the village, living in rock houses made out of volcanic stones are very hospitable and willing for tourism.
CUSTOMS AND FOOD
Beans baked in floor furnace, stuffed vine leaves and stew are the most well-known dishes of the village. Grape molasses, koftur, pelver and batter puddings are still being prepared and offered for your pleasure. The tradition of village weddings still prevails and celebrations last for 5 days. If women don’t receive education, their average marriage age is 17 and average marriage age for men is around 19.
After a while later the proclamation of the republic, a primary school was founded in the village and a number of people continued their education to become lawyers, teachers, doctors and public officers. In the recent years it has been turned into an elementary school. It is still open to education after compulsory education has been increased to eight years. Students usually prefer Urgup for high school education and Kayseri, Nigde, Konya and Ankara for their university education.
The climate of the village is typical of central Anatolia -hot and dry in summers, cold and snowy in winters. Apricot, grape, apple, pear and also potatoes are cultivated mostly. The agriculture of such food is the main source of income of the village. The altitude of the village is 1200 meters.
Towards the North, beginning from the end of the village’s borders; since the altitude is higher in Guneyce village, fruits like grape or apricot cannot be cultivated there. The village is located in the beginning point of the Cappadocian erosion.
HOW TO REACH
If you contact your arriving time in advance ; We provide free pick-up service from Urgup to Hotel between 08:00 am - 22:00 pm !