Turkey: Cappadocia – Cavusin Castle

Cavusin is another village in Cappadocia that grew around a central plug of rock tower, known as the Cavusin Castle. The massive tower of rock looks like Swiss cheese full of holes, and at the top of it there is an ancient church of St. John the Baptist rises on top of the hill. The church was built in the 5th century and is the biggest cave church of Cappadocia even though it was divided into three rooms in 10th century against danger of collapsing. It does feel totally alien and surreal to climb around the Cavusin rock castle and explore all the hidden cave rooms.