One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Goreme-Avanos road. Christian missionaries and communities once lived in the old Cavusin valley, now in ruins.


The Church of St. John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintings date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away however.There are 5 churches at Gulludere, close to Cavusin. The Hacli Church (with the Cross), near the valley, was also used for defense against the Arab raiders.

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