Çavuşin village is among the places that must be seen and visited in Cappadocia. While there are many valleys and ancient settlements here, the historical Çavuşin Church is worth seeing. Moreover, Çavuşin Village has a close relationship with ceramics.
First of all, it should not be forgotten that Çavuşin Village has a very old historical past. Millions of tourists coming to the region every year both find the chance to discover the beauties of Cappadocia and spend time in the beautiful valleys shaped by the winds. Thanks to guides and agencies, you can take advantage of different opportunities such as balloon tours, ATV tours and horse tours in addition to the walking tours you will participate in the region. There are also many accommodation options in Çavuşin Village, which should be seen by those who want to experience an adrenaline and fun-filled experience. Cave hotels, rocks, caravans and tents are among the most preferred accommodation alternatives in this region.
Çavuşin Village is connected to Avanos district of Nevşehir. Although it is 4.5 km away from Nevşehir city center, it is located on the Göreme – Avanos road. You can also go to Çavuşin Village, which can be reached by private tours from the city center, by your personal vehicle.
To understand that you are approaching Çavuşin, it is sufficient to see the ruins as you move towards Göreme. Çavuşin Village, which is known to have lived Christian dervishes in ancient times, is also an important region that has survived from the Roman period. It is noticed that many rocks have been carved in the Çavuşin region, which is home to history. The rocks were carved for dervishes living at that time to escape and protect themselves from the Romans. Since the soils in the region were unproductive, the need for shelter was met in the small houses built right next to the rock cavities.
Known for its churches, Çavuşin Village is also famous for its handcrafted ceramics. There are workshops in many regions of Cappadocia for these ceramics carefully prepared by the people of the region. Apart from the beautiful pottery sold, it is possible to experience it personally. Especially the ceramics museum in Avanos is among the places to visit in Çavuşin.
The places to visit in Çavuşin Village are listed as follows;
• St. Paul’s Church
• Tickles Church
• The Hidden Church
• Uzumlu Church
• The Church of the Cemals
• Colon Church
• St. Mary’s Church
• The Crusader Church
• St. John’s Church
• Church with 3 Crusades
• 7th Century Frescoes
• Church of the Church
• Church of John the Baptist
• Cavusin Church
Among these listed churches, the Çavuşin Church, which has survived to the present day, should especially be seen.
One of the remarkable churches in Çavuşin, the Church of John the Baptist is one of the most important and largest churches built in the 5th century. The first church of Cappadocia, the Church of John the Baptist, was built with a single apse, although its area is large. After this church, which was built in a square plan, you can stop by the Church of the 3 Crusaders. This church, which you can reach in a short time on foot, is thought to have been built in the 10th and 11th centuries. Sergeant in the Church of the Three Crosses, where we will find depictions of God in his frescoes, is among the places that must be visited. Another important church, St. Jean Church, has 2 floors. There is a different church decorated with scenes from the Bible on the upper floor of this church, which has a water canal, wine cellar and cemeteries on the lower floor. We recommend you to visit these churches where the frescoes are worth seeing. It would be useful to have some information about the Crusader Church. The church is thought to have been built between the 6th and 7th centuries. Some additions were made to the church in the 10th century. The Cross Church, which consists of a single main circle, is perhaps the most important work after the Çavuşin Church.
Cavusin Church can be visited for a fee. Those who have a museum card can visit the Çavuşin Church for free, with an entrance fee of 36 TL for 2023. If we consider the church; It is seen that the Çavuşin Church, which has 2 different stairs at the entrance, was built as a church with a single nave and 3 apses. Baptismal stones are located right in front of the left and right apses, while the most important events and persons of Christianity are depicted on the walls. It is seen that 3 different techniques are used in painting the churches. The paintings on the walls of the Çavuşin Church, which are thought to have been painted with very old techniques due to the erosion of the rocks over time, preserve their vitality.
In the Çavuşin Church, which has a higher ceiling than other churches, Hz. The crucifixion, condemnation and crucifixion of Jesus are depicted. There are also many cemeteries inside the church. Cemeteries were kept in chambers for the deceased. As you can see, both the Çavuşin Church and other churches actually tell us a lot in terms of history. Do not forget that you can have much different information about places to visit in Çavuşin by participating in tours in the region.
Although Çavuşin Village is a village of Avanos, it is much closer to Göreme. About 2 km from Göreme, this village is a small but charming place. It is known that about 600 people live in the village.
You should definitely add this village, which attracts attention with its small shops and cute structure, as well as its historical texture, to your travel route. You should also visit the Church of John the Baptist after visiting the village. This church was built in the 5th century and is still preserved today. It is considered one of the oldest churches in the region.
In the village of Çavuşin, the most suitable product that you can buy as a gift is the pottery, which draws attention. The people of Nevşehir generally prefer pottery suitable for the region, jugs used in jugs kebab, and lidded jugs used in cooking.
There are many churches in the village of Çavuşin, located in the middle of the Cappadocia region. The most prominent of these are Cavusin Church, John the Baptist Church, St. Jean Church, 7th Century Frescoes, etc. Many churches are located in the village of Çavuşin, which is very close to Göreme Town.